Big Sean tickets still available
Tickets are still available online to see hip-hop recording artist Big Sean at the spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Texas Hall.
Since the release of his debut album Finally Famous two years ago, Big Sean has risen in the music ranks. In addition to being recognized by GQ Magazine as 2012’s “Hottest Rookie” and picking up honors at the 2012 BET Awards for “Best New Artist,” Sean received double Grammy nominations in 2012 for his collaboration with mentor Kanye West for “Mercy.” His latest release is Hall of Fame.
Singer and songwriter Sevyn Streeter also will perform. Best known as a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl, Streeter released her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But... in December. She has written songs for artists such as Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, and Alicia Keys.
Local disc jockey DJ Swerve, aka broadcast junior Thomas Hervey, opens the show.
VIP student tickets are $30 for reserved seating in the first fours 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.
Go to utatickets.com or call 817-272-9595.
Early primary voting on campus continues through Thursday
Cast your ballot on campus in early voting for the March 4 primary election. Campus voters have through Thursday, Feb. 27 to choose candidates in primaries for Democratic and Republican parties.
The campus polling station is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Maverick Activities Center, courtesy of Student Congress.
UTA receives grant from JPMorgan Chase to fund programs for student veterans
UT Arlington received a $122,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to fund educational opportunities for military veterans.
Chase's $1 million in education grants will help U.S. colleges build programs for veterans on campus, including orientation and bridge programs, student services, and enhanced classroom experiences with the goal of increasing retention and graduation rates.
The grant will allow the University to expand its successful Student Veteran Project, which offers free, specialized admissions and counseling services to undergraduate veterans who want to return to college.
Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor of social work, is principal investigator of the Student Veteran Project, which developed the program model. She says Chase’s support will make it possible to provide enhanced services to student veterans at the onset of their first academic year based on the model developed by the University’s Center for Clinical Social Work.
UT Arlington boasts one of the largest populations of student veterans and active duty military personnel in Texas, Veterans Administration surveys show. The University enrolled about 500 veterans during the 2006-07 academic year. That number more than tripled to 1,564 student veterans in fall 2013.
Graduate Awareness Week provides details on advanced degree programs
Graduate Awareness Week is a week-long event to showcase UT Arlington graduate programs, and answer questions about applying to graduate school, funding graduate school, and preparing for the GRE and GMAT exams.
A graduate academic fair gives students a chance to talk to UTA representatives 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. A 4-5 p.m. campus tour specifically for graduate students starts at the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center, 600 S. Center St.
On Friday, Feb. 28, a Graduate Application Boot Camp is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the sixth floor atrium of the Central Library. The camp includes workshops for personal statements, financial aid, funding, and applications, as well as a graduate student panel. Lunch will be provided.
A free GRE/GMAT workshop and practice test will be hosted by Kaplan Test Prep 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in University Hall. Kaplan Test Prep also will conduct workshops and practice tests for the LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT.
Register for Graduate Awareness Week, hosted by the Office of University Recruitment.
Auditions coming up for Mavs Got Talent
Prepare now for the Mavs Got Talent auditions 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Either submit a two-minute recorded video of your performance or come to a live, recorded audition. Video submissions and live audition registration are due Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The top 10 acts will perform at the Mavs Got Talent show Tuesday, April 1, in the Rosebud Theatre and have a chance to win a Visa Gift Card valued at $50, $100, or $150.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Register by Wednesday for Women's History Month Health Walk
Put on your walking shoes and sign up for the Women's History Month Health Walk, hosted by the Women in Leadership program.
Register by Wednesday, Feb. 26. The walk starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at College Park Center.
Spring health fair needs volunteers
Health Services is seeking volunteers for its annual Fun in the Sun Health Fair at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register to volunteer for a shift between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Regalia events set for doctoral candidates
Doctoral candidates are encouraged to attend the UTA Bookstore’s regalia events at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The events are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Neches/Pedernales rooms, and 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the San Saba Room.
The three choices of gowns are custom ordered and take eight weeks for delivery. Doctoral gowns are not available for rent.
If you plan to wear a tam instead of a mortarboard, place your order eight weeks prior to graduation.
Carvey Classics Award seeks submissions
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers on any aspect of Greco-Roman civilization for the Douglas Britt Carvey Classics Award. The author of the winning entry, who will receive up to $125, will be announced at UTA's Adventures in Antiquity symposium Thursday, April 10.
Submissions are due by Monday, March 17, to Charles Chiasson at Room 310, Carlisle Hall. Papers must be anonymous with author information on a separate form from the Philosophy and Humanities Department office, Room 305, Carlisle Hall.
For details, contact Dr. Chiasson at 817-272-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed for national wheelchair basketball championship
Be a part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's collegiate championship games as a volunteer. The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball program plays host Thursday-Friday, March 6-7, at College Park Center and the Physical Education Building.
Volunteers would serve as team contacts and assistants, video camera operators, hospitality room assistants, award ceremony decorators, clean-up crews, and more.
OIT general maintenance set for early Sunday
The normal maintenance period for OIT servers and the campus network occurs 2-7 a.m. Sundays. During normal maintenance, you may experience a temporary delay or inability to access a service.
To receive immediate notification any time IT detects a system problem or schedules maintenance that could impact your access to IT resources, join the IT_Status listserv.
Midterm progress reports posted on MyMav
Midterm progress report grades are now being posted to your Student Center for many undergraduate students. Faculty members have begun entering midterm progress report grades and will continue through Wednesday, March 5. Unlike final grades, you can see progress report grades as soon as they are entered. See your grades in MyMav and seek guidance from an academic adviser with any questions or concerns about your academic performance. A list of advising offices is online.
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 prorated 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.
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. 25
Percussion Ensemble Concert UTA Percussion Ensemble performs, directed by Michael Varner. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
'Guess Who's Gay' Take on the myth of "Gaydar" by asking panelists questions to determine who identifies with which LGBTQA identity. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.
Polar Bear Plunge Take a dip in the pool for National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day. Free T-shirt and hot chocolate. Register at the MAC Services and Information Desk. Free. 8 p.m., outdoor pool, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.
Thursday, Feb. 27
UTA Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds Concert UTA Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds performs, directed by John Zastoupil, associate director of bands. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday, Feb. 28
'The Magic Flute' Mozart's opera in two acts. Tickets $9 for faculty, staff, students, and seniors; $12 general public. Lecture 7 p.m., performance 8 p.m., MainStage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also, lecture 1:30 p.m., performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Theatre Arts.
UTA Jazz Festival Concert Day-long middle school and high school bands competition. Evening awards concert featuring the UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra with guest saxophonist Shelley Carol. Free school performances 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Awards concert tickets $6 with student ID, seniors; $9 general public. 7:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center. Music.
Saturday, March 1
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Celebrate the joy of reading and beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Children can read with UTA students and enjoy Dr. Seuss-themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows, and photo opportunities. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Leadership Center, UTA Volunteers, Freshmen Leaders on Campus.
Faculty Percussion Recital Percussion instructor Jim Yakas performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Monday, March 3
Voice Division Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Guest Trumpet Recital Guest artist is John Adler of the University of Northern Colorado. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, March 4
Music Honors Recital Outstanding students perform along with music faculty members. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, March 5
Tail-Waggin' Wednesdays Paws with Partners brings a lovable collection of registered therapy dogs for unconditional love for students, faculty, and staff. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., second floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.
Guest Piano Recital Guest artist is Daniela Mineva of Humboldt State University. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Thursday, March 6
UTA Choir Concert The University Singers and Women's Chorus perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Bernard Hoelsi: Collages An exhibition of 54 paper collages created by Swiss architect Bernard Hoelsi from 1963 to 1984. Max W. Sullivan Gallery, Room 206, Architecture Building. Through March 7. Architecture.
The Gallery at UTA: Alice Leora Briggs /James Sullivan Works by Alice Leora Briggs and James Sullivan. Artist talk by Briggs 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Reception 5:30-8 p.m., gallery talk 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 29, closed March 10-15. Art and Art History, The Gallery at UTA.
MavLens: Views of 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.
MavsArt Enjoy a variety of artistic media by faculty, staff, and students. At right, Surrender by Rachel Priya Benson. First floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.
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.
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.)
Baseball Mavs earn first win in longest game in school history
The baseball team won its first game of the season in the longest game in school history. A run in the 19th inning Friday night pushed the Mavs to a 9-8 win over McNeese State in Lake Charles, La.
Justin Copeland set a new UTA mark and tied the NCAA Division I record with 10 at-bats. Matt Shortall's four doubles are the most at UTA and tied a Sun Belt Conference record. The nine doubles as a team tied a school mark set in 1993 against TCU. Derek Miller was hit by a pitch four times, tying for second all-time in Division I.
The 144 total at-bats for both teams tied for the sixth most in Division I history. McNeese State and UL Lafayette had 144 at-bats in a 1971 game that went 23 innings.
McNeese State came back to win 6-5 Saturday. Sunday's game was rained out.
The Mavericks play No. 19 TCU at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Fort Worth. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.
Movin' Mavs No. 1 seed for national tournament at UTA
The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team is the No. 1 seed going into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Intercollegiate Division National Championships set for Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8, at UT Arlington.
The team is 20-1 for the season after a tournament at the University of Alabama this past weekend. The Movin' Mavs defeated Missouri 70-35, archrival Wisconsin-Whitewater 79-69, Illinois 74-49, and defending national champion Alabama 71-53.
The Movin’ Mavs and Lady Mavs teams will play for the national title at the Maverick Activities Center leading into the championship games on Saturday at College Park Center.
Intramural table tennis, MavStrong entries due next week
Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include table tennis and MavStrong team competition, Tuesday, March 4. 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.