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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Texas Trust sponsorship

Winning team: From left, Blaze Maverick and Athletics Director Jim Baker thank Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union, and Cash the Eagle, the credit union's mascot, for sponsoring UTA Athletics.

Texas Trust Credit Union signs as major sponsor of Athletics

UT Arlington has named Texas Trust Credit Union the official credit union sponsor of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The seven-year, strategic partnership is the largest sponsorship agreement in UT Arlington athletic program history. Through the agreement, Texas Trust gains marketing and promotional rights through the University’s athletics programs.

The credit union will open a branch in the 20-acre College Park District in spring 2014 and will place ATMs in various campus locations. Texas Trust also will market a variety of UT Arlington-branded debit cards that will provide a cash reward to the University.

Texas Trust will provide financial tools and resources for educational purposes to support the Student Money Management Center, which educates students about money, savings, and credit awareness.

“Both of our organizations are focused on building brighter futures," says Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union, which is headquartered in Mansfield.

Read more about the Texas Trust Credit Union sponsorship.

Evening shuttle, personnel added to handle increased requests

The UT Arlington Police Department has temporarily added an evening shuttle service and personnel to accommodate a marked increase in security escort requests.

The increased requests come after several cellphone robberies on campus, says UTA Police Chief Kim Lemaux.

"We ask for everyone’s patience since there are times when the number of requests exceed our capacity," she says. "We are working diligently to minimize any wait times and still encourage people to call."

To request a security escort, call 817-272-3381.

A temporary shuttle bus now runs 6:30-10:30 p.m. to the southern portions of campus.

Shuttle pick-up locations include: University Hall on Nedderman Drive; the west side of the Business Building; the shuttle stop on First Street on the north side of the University Center; The Heights on Pecan; and the Maverick Activities Center.

The temporary shuttle will transport passengers to Lot 49 and Lot 50.  Passengers may request transportation to other campus parking lots by advising the driver.

  MavPic Night walk 2013

Night walk

Cameron Vrzak, left, electrical engineering junior, and Omar Alameddin, marketing junior and Student Congress secretary, check the emergency assistance box near the NanoFab Building during the annual Night Walk last Tuesday. Student Congress sponsors the walk to identify safety issues on campus at night.

Thanksgiving schedule

The UT Arlington campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

E.H. Hereford University CenterThe center will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday and open 2-11 p.m. Sunday.

Campus Recreation—For the Maverick Activities Center, climbing wall, and pool hours, see the Campus Recreation schedule online.

Libraries—Libraries are closed on Thursday. Check the library schedule for hours on other days.

Planetarium—Go online for the Planetarium schedule.

Metro Arlington XpressThe MAX will not run Thursday-Friday.

Libraries accept MavMoney for 3D printing and scanning

The Digital Media Studio in the basement of the Central Library will begin charging 35 cents per gram of material for 3D printing. Payments are made through MavMoney and must be received before printing can begin. The 3D scanning is free.

UT Arlington Libraries is the first library in the UT System to offer 3D scanning and printing to all faculty and students, regardless of major or class level.

“By bringing these emerging technologies to the entire UT Arlington community, we want to foster the creation of new knowledge, explore new ideas, and aid in the development of transformative innovations,” says Rebecca Bichel, dean of UT Arlington Library.

MavPic International Food Fair 2013

Cutting up

Ramazan Ercan, mathematics graduate student, slices beef at the Turkish Student Association's table during last Tuesday's International Food Fair. Proceeds from the club's sales went to Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief in the Philippines. The lunch-time tradition was part of International Education Week.

 

Photographs with Maverick Santa at The Parks at Arlington

St. Nick will show his true Maverick colors Tuesday, Dec. 3, at The Parks at Arlington mall.

Upon request, you can have your photo taken with Santa Claus wearing an official UT Arlington blue suit rather than his traditional red one. Additional blue hats will be on hand for you to borrow as you strike a pose with Santa. Then enter your picture for a chance to win a $500 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card. 

Santa is available 9 a.m.-10 p.m., but he takes breaks 1-2 p.m. and 5:15-6 p.m. Find him and his helpers on the lower level near the ice rink and Nordstrom Rack.

Logo design contest includes $100 prize

The Academic Advising Association (UTAAA) is offering a $100 gift card for the winning design for the group's new logo. All students are eligible to enter.

Read the competition guidelines. Entries are due by Monday, Dec. 2, and the winner will be announced by mid-December.

Questions? Email utaaa@uta.edu.

Adopt an angel for holiday season

Sponsor a child's holiday wish list this season through the Angel Tree. Choose an infant to young teen to sponsor by yourself, with friends, or with your department.

To adopt an angel, visit the Leadership Center in Suite B 160N of the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. All gifts are due by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For questions, call the Leadership Center at 817-272-9220.

Check List

 

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29

University closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Last day of classes

Saturday-Friday, Dec. 7-13

Final exams

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15

Commencement ceremonies

Monday, Dec. 16

First day of class for winter intersession

Claim your Commencement tickets

Commencement tickets for students who either graduated in August or have applied to graduate in December are available.

Detailed instructions will be sent to your UT Arlington email account. If you experience technical difficulty claiming your Commencement tickets, contact the Box Office at 817-272-9595. 

Fall final exam schedule available

The final exam schedule for the fall term is available online. Finals are scheduled Dec. 7-13.

Spring registration is open; see your adviser now

Make plans to register for winter intersession and spring 2014 terms. The schedule of classes and the registration timetable are available on the MyMav portal page.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.

Going Out

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. North Texas, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, College Park Center. Athletics.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Dallas Baptist. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Weber State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, College Park Center. Athletics.

Friday, Dec. 6

UT Arlington Day at Christkindl Market An enchanting family market in the tradition of holiday markets in Germany featuring authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts, and gifts. The UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra performs at 5:40 p.m. and 7 p.m. To receive 10 Christkindl dollars for food and beverage, show your ID Monday-Friday, Dec. 2-6, at University Communications, Room 408, Davis Hall. Free admission and parking. Noon-10 p.m., Rangers Ballpark. Christkindl MarketCollegeTown.

Opening Reception for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Reception and awards ceremony honoring the graduating BFA students from the Department of Art and Art History exhibiting their work. 5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Friends of the Library Chants Encounters choir performs Books and Carols with a sing-along and reception. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Opening Reception 'Back to the Moon for Good' Kick off the newest Planetarium show with a lecture about the moon, a raffle for a telescope, and a display of cool moon artifacts. $4 children and seniors, $6 adults. Noon-3 p.m. Planetarium.

Ongoing

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Gallery 76102: Sweetie Pie Works made of cast granulated sugar by Janet Morrow examine the notion of sweetness and our ambiguous reactions to it. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Gallery 76102, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through Saturday, Nov. 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

MavsArt View artwork created by UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. Free. First floor, Central Library. Through Sunday, Dec. 8. MavsArt.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8, 2014. UT Arlington LibrarySpecial Collections.

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5, 2014. UT Arlington Library.

Mindful Moments Learn techniques to help deal effectively with stress. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Fridays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

Planetarium The fall schedule includes Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360; and Stars of the Pharaohs. Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More

 

Monday, Dec. 2

World AIDS Day Education and prevention materials, along with information on free testing and other resources. The World AIDS Day quilt will be on display. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks on “Design of Cooperative Robot Systems.” Reception 5 p.m., Room 601; lecture 6 p.m., Room 100, both in Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

World AIDS Day Panel Discussion A panel discussion of the HIV virus and AIDS. Panelists are Michelle Anderson, HIV positive Miss Plus America; Bret Camp, Texas Regional Director AIDS Healthcare Foundation; Jennifer Gray, HIV researcher and interim dean of the College of Nursing; Ed Jones, behavioral intervention specialist at AIDS Arms Inc.; and Jeffery Watkins, HIV positive student. Free. 6 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Student CongressStudents for International Social Work.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

SUPA Information Forum Meet the program directors and graduate advisers to discuss admission requirements and graduate programs. Free. 6 p.m., Room 521, University Hall. School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Just-In-Case Manufacturing Curtis Norwood, corporate ERP manager for Martin Sprocket and Gear, provides a historical view of the need for power transmission tools and outlines how Martin services its customers on a global scale. Reservations. Free to students, first-time guests, and ATA members; others $5. 7 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology AssociationEngineering.

Ongoing

Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes
  Volleyball-SBC tournament

Helping hands: From left, Shelby Dickson (5), Taylor Gross (4), and Charmaine Whitmore (23) prepare to aid Amanda Welsh (15) during the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament. Gross and Whitmore were named to the SBC All-Tournament team.

Volleyball Mavericks fall in SBC tournament final

The volleyball team lost 3-0 to rival Texas State in the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament championship match Saturday afternoon in Troy, Ala.

The Mavericks downed South Alabama 3-0 in the first round and Troy 3-2 in the second round.

Senior middle blocker Charmaine Whitmore and junior outside hitter Taylor Gross were named to the SBC All-Tournament team.

With the defeat to Texas State, UT Arlington concludes the season with a 19-15 overall record and a 10-8 conference mark. The Mavericks say goodbye to Whitmore and fellow seniors Megan Casey and Shelby Dickson.

Men's basketball team loses close road games

UT Arlington finished its three-game road trip with a hard-fought 74-69 loss Saturday night to Eastern Michigan at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Seniors Brandon Edwards and Reger Dowell once again led the way for the Mavericks. Edwards recorded his fourth consecutive double-double and fifth of the season with a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds. Dowell, the nation’s 12th leading scorer, had 22 points and has scored at least 20 in seven consecutive games.

UT Arlington fell to Robert Morris 88-81 on Thursday. The Mavericks (2-5) completed the Keightley Classic with an 0-4 record, including losses to fourth-ranked Kentucky on the road and Cleveland State at home.

After a game at UT Austin on Friday, Nov. 29, the Mavericks return home for games Tuesday, Dec. 3, against Dallas Baptist and Saturday, Dec. 7, against Weber State. Tipoff for both contests is 7:30 p.m. in College Park Center.

Women hoopsters return to action Wednesday

The women’s basketball team lost 74-63 in overtime to Virginia Commonwealth University on Sunday afternoon in College Park Center.

Senior Desherra Nwanguma notched her first double-double of the season with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Allea Harris started her third game and scored a career-high 19 points while grabbing seven rebounds.

The Mavericks are back on the court Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. as they face Abilene Christian at College Park Center followed by another home game Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. against North Texas.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

TrailBlazer

 

Editor: Teresa Newton

Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

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