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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Marvin Dulaney

Let's celebrate: Dr. Marvin Dulaney, chair and associate professor of history, explains why Black History Month is observed in Texas at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the University Center.

Black History Month begins

UT Arlington observes Black History Month with lectures this week about the celebration and changes during one man's lifetime.

Marvin Dulaney, associate professor of history, discusses “Deep in the Heart of Black Texas: Why We Celebrate Black History Month” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the University Center.

Civil rights pioneer and retired physician James Sweatt III discusses his life in “Minorities and Changing Times, One Person’s Experience” at noon Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the University Center. RSVP required.

See the complete schedule for more programs.

Black History Month programs are sponsored by the African American Faculty Staff Association, the Center for African American Studies, and Multicultural Affairs.

Black Leadership Institute deadline extended

Applications for the Black Leadership Institute are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7Register online.

The leadership program, which is free and open to all students, is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. 

Career Month workshops help students prepare for Job Fair

A great resume and polished interview skills don't happen by chance, and that's why Career Month brings workshops to help students and alumni do their best at the spring Job Fair.

See the workshops schedule for resume writing and interview preparations. Career Month's highlight is the spring Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Maverick Activities Center.

The Career Development Center sponsors interview sessions with companies throughout the semester.

  MavPic Art Open House

Breaking the mold

Francis Giampietro, right, lecturer of sculpture, and Nicholas Bachelder, sculpture senior, pour bronze into a mold as Darryl Lauster, assistant professor of sculpture, looks on during the Art and Art History Department's open house Friday at the Studio Arts Center. The department's first open house featured lectures, exhibit tours, and demonstrations in art forms from drawing and sculpting to glass making and digital photography. See more photos.

The MAX adds stop, late rides, Dallas link

Metro ArlingtonXpress, or The MAX, continues to make travel an easy option.

A new stop was added in the Entertainment District at Collins and Andrews Streets by Lincoln Square.

The MAX will meet the late Trinity Railway Express' westbound train after weekday events at American Airlines Center in Dallas. If you are planning to catch a concert, basketball, or hockey event at AAC, let the MAX help you get there and back. 

Take The MAX to downtown Dallas and the Bishop Arts District with a transfer to the D-Link. The D-Link connects key tourist and cultural destinations throughout downtown Dallas, Uptown, and Oak Cliff.

For details on routes, times, and tickets, go to ridethemax.com.

Bookstore hosts sale for art, architecture, engineering supplies

The UTA Bookstore is having a 25 percent sale on in-stock art, architecture, and engineering supplies through Friday, Feb. 14. There's no limit on these in-store only purchases. The sale does not include everyday writing, desk, and supply items, or special orders.

MavPic Kris Shannon-Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

Political points

Movin' Mavs junior Kris Shannon, left, gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback some wheelchair basketball pointers this past weekend at the American Collegiate Society Wheelchair Basketball Bash in Wichita. The Movin’ Mavs won the tournament 3-0 in games against Southwest Minnesota State (81-43), the University of Alabama (73-38), and Edinboro University (79-26).

 

College Park South garage to close for Maverick Speakers Series event

The College Park South garage will be closed to faculty, staff, and student parking on Monday, Feb. 10, for the Anderson Cooper appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series. The garage will reopen to normal use after the event.

Spaces in the south garage for Arlington Hall permits, the Dan Dipert Welcome Center, and College Park District businesses will remain open throughout the day. Access will be through the north entrance to the College Park South garage.

Parking options include permit spaces in the College Park North and Central garages.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at parking@uta.edu or 817-272-3907.

Next MavAlert is Wednesday

The next monthly test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The MavAlert system rapidly notifies faculty, staff, and students in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.

Faculty, staff, and students should update their emergency contact information through MyMav. You must enter a mobile phone number in your online MyMav record and label it "Mobile" to enable MavAlert emergency notifications via text message.

Nominate an exemplary Maverick for new monthly recognition program

If you know a student or faculty/staff member who exemplifies The Maverick Way, you can nominate him or her to receive the Maverick of the Month distinction.

Each month the UTA Ambassadors solicit nominations for one student and one faculty/staff member for their commitment to living The Maverick Way.

Nominations for February are due by Monday, Feb. 24. Email Jennifer Fox at jdfox@uta.edu for details.

  MavPic Study Abroad Fair

Travel plans

Kimberly Van Noort, right, associate dean of liberal arts, points out locations on a map for the upcoming Honors College's study abroad trip to France to Trent Murray, computer science freshman, at Wednesday's Study Abroad Fair in the University Center.

Friday last day to submit abstract proposals for ACES

The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) is a University-wide symposium that showcases UT Arlington’s undergraduate and graduate students’ research and creativity.

Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. Past winners have presented research on gene therapy, business relations, army recruiting, pain control, better tools for builders, history, philosophy, biochemistry, and engineering. They have presented works of art, literature, music, and stage performances. Winners receive monetary prizes.

Deadline for abstracts is midnight Friday, Feb. 7. The ACES Symposium is set for Wednesday, March 26, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Workshops, groups address challenges of college life

Counseling and Psychological Services offers screenings and workshops for students this semester. Register online.

MAVS-Talk Series at the MAC are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 213 of the Maverick Activities Center. Topics are: Relationships, March 6; Stress, March 27; Anger, April 10; and Anxiety and Academics, April 24.

MAVS-Talk Series at Preston Hall meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 104. Topics are: Stress, Feb. 12; Self Compassion, Tuesday, March 18; Depression, March 26; and Grief, April 16.

MAVS Talk Emotional Health Screenings provide a free emotional health or substance abuse screening. Then meet with a counselor one-on-one for interpretation. Screenings are 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Room 213, Maverick Activities Center, and at the spring Health Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center.

MavPic Cervical Cancer Day

Healthy advice

Rachel Stehlik, biology sophomore, listens to health tips from LaToya Oduniyi, student development specialist with Health Services, during Cervical and Testicular Cancer Awareness Day last Monday in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

 

Artwork submissions needed for spring MavsArt exhibit

The UT Arlington Libraries are accepting submissions from UTA students, staff, and faculty for the spring 2014 MavsArt exhibit.

Both 2-D and 3-D submissions are accepted. Applications to display works are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 13. Artwork will be displayed on the first floor of the Central Library through the spring semester starting Thursday, Feb. 20.

Visit the MavsArt page or email noell@uta.edu.

International Bowl comes to Maverick Stadium

Wear your red, white, and blue to support future U.S. college football stars as they take on Team Canada at the 2014 International Bowl on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Maverick Stadium.

Six games are set between U.S. national teams and teams of Football Canada, featuring more than 500 of the top North American high school- and junior high-aged athletes.

For times and age groups, visit www.internationalbowl.com.

Admission is free for faculty, staff, and students. Show your Maverick ID at the Box Office at Maverick Stadium for a ticket good for both days.

Check List

 

through Feb. 23

Freshman progress report grades available in MyMav Student Center

through Feb. 24

Late applications accepted for spring graduation

March 10-14

Spring Break

Drop or withdraw from spring classes only after meeting with advisers

After the Census Date, you may drop classes through the last drop date, Friday, March 28, and a grade of W will appear on your transcript. Students must meet with their academic adviser or designated representative in the major academic unit to drop one or more classes. Check the list of advising offices.

If a class is dropped after the Census Date and you remain enrolled, you are financially responsible for the full cost of the course. If you drop all classes, you are responsible for the pro-rated share of tuition, fees, and charges. Financial aid recipients should meet with a financial aid officer to determine how dropping will affect their financial aid package. The Financial Aid Office is in Room 252 of Davis Hall. Call 817-272-3561.

Note deadlines to apply for graduation for spring candidates

The deadline has passed to apply for graduation for the spring 2014 term. Candidates for graduation who missed this deadline can apply through Monday, Feb. 24.

The filing fee is $40, with an additional $60 late fee, and is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term. Students should apply to graduate in MyMav. Read the graduation application instructions

Before students apply to graduate, they should verify with their academic adviser that they are eligible to graduate at the end of the graduation application term. Read more about graduation requirements.

Freshman progress reports on MyMav

Progress reports are being posted for freshmen through Sunday, Feb. 23. See your grades in the MyMav Student Center. Unlike final grades, you can see progress report grades as soon as they are entered. See your academic adviser with questions or concerns. A list of advising offices is online.

Order final transcript

Winter Intersession students can order their final transcript in MyMav or through the alternative order form site.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the spring semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Going Out

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Music Honors Recital Outstanding music students and faculty perform. Free. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Junior Bassoon Recital Music student Rich Brownell on bassoon and Kristin Waymel on violin. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Basketball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. Tickets $3 with student ID. Women's game at noon, men's game at 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Texas State, women's 5 p.m., men's 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15Athletics.

UTA Bassoon Alumni Recital Amber Wyman, a 2013 bassoon graduate, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Feb. 7

Friday Night Film: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Rated PG-13. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, GravityFeb. 21EXCEL Campus Activities.

Guest Bassoon Recital Lynn Hileman, bassoon professor at West Virginia University, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Double Reed Day Recitals Opening recital with Scott Pool, right, assistant professor of bassoon; Rogene Russell, adjunct instructor of oboe; and guest artists Willa Henigman, associate principal oboe with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Lynn Hileman, bassoon professor at West Virginia University. 9 a.m. Closing recital with mass choirs of oboes and bassoons; 3 p.m. Free. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

UTA Wind Symphony Concert Doug Stotter, far right, associate professor of music and director of bands, conducts the UTA Wind Symphony. Tickets $5 students, $8 general public. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, Feb. 10

Maverick Speakers Series: Anderson Cooper "An Evening with Anderson Cooper" with moderator Krys Boyd, host of KERA-FM's talk show Think. Standby tickets only at utatickets.com. Free. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.

French-Bubert

A Cappella Choir UTA A Cappella Choir, directed by Karen Kenaston-French, right, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, will present the program that they will be performing at the 2014 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Trombone Choir Concert UTA Trombone Choir, directed by Dennis Bubert, far right, will present the program that they will perform at the 2014 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Spring Concert: Big Sean Hip-hop recording artist Big Sean performs for the spring concert. VIP student tickets are $30 for reserved seating in the first four rows of sections B, C, and D. General admission tickets are $15 for students, $20 for faculty and staff, and $25 for the general public.Tickets are limited to four per person. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Texas Hall. utatickets.com.

Ongoing

The Gallery at UTA: Faculty Biennial XIV This exhibition shows what Department of Art and Art History professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Feb. 8Art and Art HistoryThe Gallery at UTA.

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. UT Arlington LibrarySpecial Collections.

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

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. UT Arlington Library.

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.

Planetarium The spring schedule includes new shows Back to the Moon for GoodExoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360Planetarium.

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

Learn More

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Success Series: Financial Planning for Study Abroad Workshop Learn about planning, saving, fundraising, and budgeting to make your study abroad dreams happen. Free. 4 p.m., San Jacinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. University CollegeSuccess SeriesStudy Abroad.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

D Stefan Dancila

Wind and Ocean Current Energy Harvesting: Potential and Challenges D. Stefan Dancila, right, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, addresses the potential and challenges associated with harvesting renewable energy from wind and ocean currents. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Major Exploration Free. Noon, Room 110, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Success Series: First College Student in the Family Are you the first in your family to attend college? Discuss issues that may be unique to your experience. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Internship Workshop Learn about the value of internship experience and get tips from the experts. Free. 1 p.m., San Saba Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Development Center.

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality Lecture and Conversation Robyn Ochs, an equality advocate, discusses the sexuality continuum, the complexity of attraction, and more. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Thursday, Feb. 6

GIS Workshop: Mapping Happiness Use geographic information systems (GIS) to create a customized happiness index for each country using environmental sustainability and economic indicators. No GIS experience is required. Free. 5 p.m., Room B20, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Friday, Feb. 7

Psychology Colloquium Series David Buss of UT Austin talks on "Strategies of Human Mating." Free, 11 a.m., Room 11, University Hall. Psychology.

Minorities and Changing Times, One Person's Experience Guest speaker is James Sweatt III, the first African American to graduate from the Washington University School of Medicine and serve on the Parkland Memorial Hospital board and as president of the Dallas County Medical Society. He is the nephew of civil rights pioneer Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American admitted to the UT School of Law. RSVP to specialevents@uta.edu or 817-272-5300. Free. Noon, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Black History Month.

Saturday, Feb. 8

CPR/AED Training Hands-on skills training prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturdays, March 22 and April 26Campus Recreation.

Coming up

Graduate Workshops Word for Dissertations and Theses, Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, March 25; and Writing Skills: Umbrella Writing (Wired Coffee and Papers), Saturday, March 1. Register online. Graduate Studies.

Maverick Speakers Series Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, "Medicine and Media," Tuesday, March 18, College Park Center; tickets available Thursday, Feb. 13. Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, "The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You," Tuesday, April 8, Texas Hall; tickets available Thursday, March 6Maverick Speakers Series.

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
Brandon Waller

Long haul: Brandon Waller won the long jump and took third in the triple jump at the Varsity Apartments Invitational on Saturday in Wichita, Kan.

 

Three Mavs take titles at Varsity Apartments Invitational track meet

A trio of Mavericks picked up individual wins to highlight UT Arlington's performance at the Varsity Apartments Invitational on Saturday in Wichita, Kan. The men's indoor track team placed second among six teams, while the women took fifth out of seven squads.

Women's team winners were Ashly Wright, first in the mile, and Morgan Domingue, second in the long jump.

For the men, Brandon Waller won the long jump and took third in the triple jump. In the 60 meters, Clayton Vaughn won with Quentin Butler clocking a personal-best 6.76 as runner-up. Other second-place winners included Omar Barnes in the triple jump and Christian Clark in the 200 meters.

Next is the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at Nebraska on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships are Feb. 24-25 in Birmingham, Ala.

Women's team claims first Sun Belt win against Georgia State

Senior forward Briana Walker scored 21 points to lead UT Arlington women's basketball to its first Sun Belt Conference win, 67-51, over Georgia State on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena. The Mavericks improved to 2-18 overall and 1-8 in league play.

The men's team fell 101-91 in overtime against Georgia State on Saturday. The Mavericks dropped to 9-12 overall and 4-5 in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Mavericks return home to College Park Center to host UL-Lafayette on Thursday, Feb. 6. The women's game begins at noon and the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

Baseball season tickets available online

Season tickets for Maverick baseball are available at utatickets.com or by calling 817-272-9595.

Season tickets for the 29-game schedule are $99 adults, $79 seniors, and $49 youth. All seating at Clay Gould Ballpark is general admission. Single-game tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for UT Arlington students with a valid ID for all games at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Not included in the season package are the two games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington: vs. Texas A&M on Tuesday, March 4, and vs. Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 11. UTA students are entitled to one free ticket and up to four additional tickets at $3 each. Single-game tickets are $6 for the general public.

The Mavericks open the 2014 season with the UTA Invitational on Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at Clay Gould Ballpark. The UTA Hilton Invitational is Friday-Sunday, March 7-9.

Softball games are free this year

Admission to all softball games at Allan Saxe Field will be free for the 2014 season.

"Softball is a great sport to watch and the players are very accessible to the young people," coach Kristie Fox says. "Our team will stick around 20-30 minutes after each game to sign autographs and meet the people that come out."

The Mavericks' 24-game home schedule begins Friday, Feb. 14, with the three-day UTA Maverick Invitational followed by the UTA Hilton Invitational on Feb. 20-23.

Major improvements are scheduled for Allan Saxe Field after the conclusion of the 2014 season as part of the $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan.

Sports shorts

• Senior Matt Shortall and junior Zach Thompson were chosen to the Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference baseball team by Perfect Game. The Mavericks were picked to finish sixth in their first season in the league. Shortall led the Western Athletic Conference regular-season champion Mavericks in several offensive categories last season. Thompson, a right-handed starting pitcher, got the all-conference nod due to his mid-90s fastball. Jess Amedee, a junior right-handed pitcher, was named to the prospect list with a draft prediction of rounds 10- 15.

• The women's tennis team defeated Midwestern State 7-0 at the UTA Tennis Center on Saturday. The team is home again Saturday, Feb. 8, against Dallas Baptist at 10 a.m. and Stephen F. Austin at 2 p.m.

• The men's tennis team faced Lamar in Beaumont on Monday.

Intramural rock climbing, racquetball entry deadlines this week

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include: rock climbing, Tuesday, Feb. 4; and racquetball, Friday, Feb. 7.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email imsports@uta.edu.

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

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