University launches UTA DNA initiative to spotlight the core of campus excellence
UT Arlington has created a new, content-rich website called UTA DNA that highlights the concentrated efforts and shared experiences that help define the University.
The site features 12 themes that reflect the depth, breadth, and diversity of all the University has to offer. The themes provide opportunities for each college, school, and administrative unit to spotlight events, programs, news, and activities that will connect in meaningful ways.
The site promotes a broad spectrum of news and events that bring each of the themes to life and helps make them accessible to all audiences. Information is pushed to the site through a variety of feeds and tags from the University’s online calendar, News Center, and various UTA websites. It will constantly change and will be a dynamic place to explore.
A social media component will keep the themes at the forefront—both on the site and externally—and will help ensure immediacy and global reach for the University’s many efforts. Use the new hashtag #UTAdna to share, connect, and promote your department's news and events.
Campus-wide participation is essential. Share your events and initiatives through the UTA DNA website. To submit an item, go to the bottom of the UTA DNA homepage and click on Recommend an Event.
For questions about UTA DNA, contact Jerry Lewis, vice president for communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment exceeds 34,000
UT Arlington enrollment for the spring 2014 semester has climbed to a record 34,249 students, buoyed by strong growth in the College of Engineering and sustained demand for College of Nursing programs, preliminary reports show.
The University’s total enrollment—including students who are enrolled online but who live outside Texas—is nearly 38,000.
The strong enrollment report follows UT Arlington’s 2013 ranking by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the nation’s seventh fastest-growing public research university.
“Our record enrollment signals that more and more students are attracted to The University of Texas at Arlington for the quality and breadth of our academic and research programs,” President Vistasp Karbhari says. “We are committed to setting new standards for excellence in education and the discovery, integration, delivery, and transformation of knowledge.”
Among the University’s largest academic units are the College of Nursing, with a record 8,289 students, and the College of Engineering, where enrollment is up about 19 percent from spring 2013 to 4,804 students.
The School of Social Work also saw significant increases with enrollment up 9.6 percent to 1,575 compared with spring 2013.
Tickets available Thursday for next Maverick Speakers Series
Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, is the next Maverick Speakers Series guest when he presents "Medicine and Media" on Tuesday, March 18, at College Park Center. Tickets are available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Emmy-winning physician anchors the weekend medical affairs program, Sanjay Gupta MD, on CNN. A practicing neurosurgeon, he is a member of the faculty and staff at Emory University School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Forbes Magazine named him among its 10 Most Influential Celebrities.
General admission tickets are free but required. The Premium Seating package is $25 and includes a front-of-house seat and reserved parking near the venue. Tickets may be obtained at utatickets.com.
Dr. Gupta's appearance is sponsored in part by Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Workshops help students prepare for Job Fair
Take advantage of workshops and resume reviews to help you prepare for the spring Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Maverick Activities Center.
Happiness workshop rescheduled for next week
Happiness returns after being postponed by bad weather last week. The geographic information systems (GIS) workshop "Mapping Happiness" is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Room 315A of the Central Library.
Learn how to create a customized happiness index for each country using environmental sustainability and economic indicators. No GIS experience is required to participate in the free program.
Planetarium hosts Valentine's 'Romancing the Stars'
Bring your sweetheart to the Planetarium this Valentine's Day for a special couples-only event, Romancing the Stars, 5-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
The program takes a lighthearted look at the night sky and tells stories of love and devotion that can be found there.
Tickets are $15 per couple. Call 817-272-1183 or email email@example.com.
Thursday last chance to enter art for MavsArt exhibit
The UT Arlington Libraries are accepting submissions from UTA students, staff, and faculty for the spring 2014 MavsArt exhibit through Thursday, Feb. 13.
Both 2-D and 3-D submissions are accepted. Artwork will be displayed on the first floor of the Central Library through the spring semester starting Thursday, Feb. 20.
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.
Volunteer by Friday for Job Fair
Volunteer for a 1.5-hour shift for the spring 2014 all-majors Job Fair. Register to volunteer by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
The Job Fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, email Kelsey Lemons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-272-2932.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
The Afternoon Variety Showcase featuring Andrew Allen Singer, songwriter Andrew Allen is best known for his Top 10 Canadian hits I Wanna Be Your Christmas, I Want You, and Loving You Tonight. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Maverick Club Luncheon Coaches John Sauerhage, Diego Benitez, and Jay Rees will preview the upcoming track, tennis, and golf seasons. $5 members, $10 for non-members. Noon, Hospitality Suite, College Park Center. Athletics.
Basketball Doubleheader Mavericks vs. Texas State. Tickets $3 with student ID or with online promo code CollegeTownUTA. Women's game at 5 p.m., men's game at 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Friday Night Film: 'Gravity' Rated PG-13. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
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.
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 Good, Exoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Vaughn nation's third fastest in 60 meters
Senior sprinter Clayton Vaughn logged the fastest 60-meter time in the NCAA this season—a blistering 6.55—Saturday afternoon at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
Vaughn's time ranks as the third fastest in the United States and the eighth in the world this season.
The native of Sulphur Springs was named the Men's Most Valuable Performer of the meet, his third meet back since he suffered a season-ending leg injury last March.
UTA heads to the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 24-25, in Birmingham, Ala.
Shortall, Vachon earn kudos; Mavs' first game Friday
The Maverick baseball team starts its first year in the Sun Belt Conference this week with two players garnering preseason SBC accolades.
Seniors Matt Shortall and Brad Vachon earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors from College Sports Madness. Shortall, a senior outfielder, was named to the first team and SBC Field Player of the Year. Vachon, a senior right-handed pitcher, earned second-team preseason honors.
UT Arlington heads into its first season in the Sun Belt after back-to-back conference championships. The Mavericks won the Southland Conference Tournament title in 2012 and a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular-season title in 2013.
The baseball Mavs play Stephen F. Austin on Friday, Feb. 14; Incarnate Word on Saturday, Feb. 15; and Oklahoma State on Sunday, Feb. 16., all at 3 p.m. at Clay Gould Ballpark.
The team is on the road against Baylor on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and McNeese State on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22.
Softball wins at Red Desert Classic, hosts Maverick Invitational this weekend
The softball team hosts back-to-back tournaments after a winning start to its first season in the Sun Belt Conference. The Mavericks defeated Utah Valley 6-0 Sunday, finishing the Red Desert Classic with a 3-2 record.
The softball team hosts the UTA Mavericks Invitational this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at Allan Saxe Field. The Mavs play South Dakota State at 1 p.m. and Missouri State at 3 p.m. Friday and Central Michigan at 1 p.m. Saturday. Semifinal games are at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday with the consolation and championship games on Sunday, at 10 a.m. and noon respectively.
More home action follows with the UTA Hilton Invitational Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 20-23. The Mavs face Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday, Creighton at 6 p.m. Friday, Creighton at 4:30 p.m. and Missouri-Kansas City at 7 p.m. Saturday, and Illinois at 11 a.m. and UMKC at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Basketball teams play at home Saturday after UL-Monroe games
The men's and women's basketball teams face Louisiana-Monroe this week before playing on their home court Saturday.
The women play Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Monroe, and the men are in action at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Mavericks play Texas State on Saturday, Feb. 15, at College Park Center. The women's team plays at 5 p.m., and the men's team at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 with student ID. General admission tickets are $3 when ordered online with the code CollegeTownUTA.
The teams travel to Arkansas State for the women's game Wednesday, Feb. 19, and the men's game Thursday, Feb. 20.
• The women’s tennis team claimed victories over Dallas Baptist and Stephen F. Austin at the UTA Tennis Center on Saturday but fell to McNeese State on Sunday. The Mavs play TAMU-Corpus Christi at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the UTA Tennis Center. The team is on the road for matches against Wichita State on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Kansas on Sunday, Feb. 16.
• The men's tennis team lost its first Sun Belt Conference match of the season 5-2 to UL Lafayette on Sunday. The Mavericks host TCU at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, and UT Pan American at noon Friday, Feb. 21, at the UTA Tennis Center.
• The golf team competes in the Wyoming Cowboy Desert Intercollegiate on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22, in Palm Springs, Calif.
Wheelchair football, soccer, foosball entry deadlines this week
Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include wheelchair football, Tuesday, Feb. 11; outdoor soccer and foosball, Wednesday, Feb. 12; tennis, Friday, Feb. 14; 4-on-4 flag football, Wednesday, Feb. 19; and softball, Wednesday, Feb. 26. 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 email@example.com.