Claim standby tickets for Anderson Cooper
Standby tickets are available online to see CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for the Maverick Speakers Series.
Cooper will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at College Park Center with moderator Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of KERA-FM's midday talk show Think.
You can claim free standby general admission tickets at utatickets.com. Holders of printed standby tickets will be seated, space permitting, 10 minutes before the show starts. While organizers anticipate being able to accommodate all standby ticket holders, it is not a guarantee.
Cooper's appearance in November was postponed due to the journalist being assigned to report on the massive destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Cooper took his background in war correspondence for Channel One News and ABC to CNN in 2001, where he reported on major breaking news stories and handled live coverage for the military conflict in Baghdad. His show, Anderson Cooper 360°, has aired on CNN since 2003. He has earned many accolades throughout his career, including several Emmys, a Peabody, and two GLAAD Media awards.
New 'Inquiry' magazine investigates infrastructure woes
What can be done to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure? Can natural gas drilling contaminate the water supply? What does a landfill in Denton have to do with renewable energy?
Learn the answers to these questions and more in the newest issue of Inquiry, UT Arlington’s research magazine, now available online.
You’ll also find stories on how University researchers are using a popular video game to treat people with mental illnesses, turning everyday inhalers into tools to help regrow damaged lungs, and uncovering a forgotten text that provides new insights into a beloved poet.
Now published twice a year, Inquiry sports a fresh look and features sections that spotlight faculty and student exploration as well as a research-based opinion piece on a hot topic.
University monitors weather
Texas weather can hit the upper 70s one day and drop below freezing the next. In severe weather cases, such as ice or snow, will business and classes continue?
UT Arlington closely monitors severe weather forecasts and will notify students, faculty, and staff should local conditions affect the status of the University, including classes, programs, events, and activities.
There are numerous ways to access official information about the status of the University. All announcements will be communicated via University email in MavWire EXTRA (faculty and staff) and TrailBlazer EXTRA (students).
Notices will be posted on UT Arlington's home page, recorded information will be available on the University's Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913, and announcements will be sent to local media outlets. Information also will be available on the University’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
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.
Law in effect concerning false alarms, reports
Since Sept. 1, 2013, Section 42.06(b) of the Texas Penal Code mandates that the penalty for the offense of making a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education is a state jail felony.
Save dates for Black History Month events, Black Leadership Institute
Leadership is one of the themes of Black History Month on campus.
Join other future leaders at the Black Leadership Institute 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register online by Saturday, Feb. 1. The leadership program is free and open to all students.
The Sankofa "Black in the Day" Kickoff starts the month's events with student performances, trivia games, exhibits, and more noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Upcoming programs include:
• “Deep in the Heart of Black Texas: Why We Celebrate Black History Month” with Marvin Dulaney, associate professor of history, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
• “Minorities and Changing Times, One Person’s Experience” with James Sweatt III on Friday, Feb. 7; RSVP required.
See the complete schedule for details. Black History Month programs are sponsored by the African American Faculty Staff Association, the Center for African American Studies, and Multicultural Affairs.
Student groups needed for Maverick Experience for prospective students
Join in for a great Maverick Experience for prospective students Saturday, Feb. 1.
Maverick Experience, formerly called Preview Day, needs student organizations for the Student Life Fair 1-2:30 p.m.
Restaurants open Saturday
Three campus dining spots will be open Saturday, Feb. 1, in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Chick-fil-A opens at 7:30 a.m., Pizza Hut at 11 a.m., and Starbucks at 8:30 a.m. All close at 1:30 p.m. The trio is open for the Maverick Experience, formerly known as Preview Day for prospective students.
Workshops, groups address challenges of college life
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.
Nominations needed for Maverick of the Month
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.
Register now for Social Work's upcoming chili competition
Put your cooking skills to the test by entering the School of Social Work’s second annual Chili Cook Off.
Register for free by Wednesday, Jan. 29. Send an email with the subject “2014 Best Chili” to email@example.com and note your type of chili (vegetarian, beef, chicken, etc.).
Serve up samples 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Room 107 of Social Work Building B.
Diners pay $5 with drinks provided. Proceeds benefit the Social Work Constituency Council.
Tail-waggin' Wednesdays return
The dogs are back at the Central Library for Tail-Waggin' Wednesdays for the spring semester.
Paws with Partners will bring their lovable collection of registered therapy dogs on Feb. 5, March 5, and April 2 to the second floor of Central Library. Stop by 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to relax and soak up some unconditional love.
Studies have proved that petting a friendly dog reliably lowers blood pressure and stress-related hormones in the blood, slows the heart rate, regularizes breathing, and releases tension from muscles. These effects can be achieved after only five to 24 minutes of interaction with a cheerful pup.
See the schedule for Duke, Molly, Max, and Sugar.
Distinguished Alumni Award nominations accepted
The Alumni Association is accepting 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award nominations. This is the highest honor an alumna/alumnus can receive from UT Arlington.
Award criteria and a nomination form are on the Alumni Association website. The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, April 1. Awards will be presented at the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 18.
For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 817-272-2594.
ACES is now accepting proposals
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.
MavsArt exhibit seeks submissions
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.
MavsArt is a semester-long program that showcases the artistic talents of UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. The first MavsArt exhibit featured cartoons, digital art, photography, Victorian hair mourning, assemblage pieces, and traditional paint on canvas.
Add, swap, drop, or withdraw from spring classes
To withdraw from classes once the term has begun, undergraduate students must meet with an academic adviser in their major department.
If you drop or withdraw on or before the Census Date, Wednesday, Jan. 29, no grade will be recorded on your transcript to reflect the drop. Courses dropped by the Census Date also will not be counted toward the six-course drop limit that affects students who entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later or the excessive hours tuition law that affects students who have more than 45 hours in excess of the hours required for a degree plan. Read more about this state law and procedures for its implementation at UT Arlington.
Note deadlines to apply for graduation for spring candidates
Monday, Jan. 27, was the deadline 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
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.
Saturday, Feb. 1
UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Clifton Evans, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras, conducts the UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert. Tickets $8 general public, $5 students. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Monday, Feb. 3
Guest Chamber Recital The Mount Vernon Chamber Music performs. Free. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Black History Month Kickoff Sankofa "Black in the Day" begins Black History Month with exhibits, student performances, trivia games, and more. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, Black History Month.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Honors Music Recital Free. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Concerts and Recitals Guest Bassoon Recital, free. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7; UTA Wind Symphony Concert, Saturday, Feb. 8, tickets $5 with student ID; A Cappella Choir, free, noon-1 p.m., and Trombone Choir Concert, free, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday Night Films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Feb. 7; and Gravity, Feb. 21. 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. 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.
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. 8. Art and Art History, The 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 Library, Special 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 Good, Exoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Basketball Mavs win against Troy, South Alabama
The men's basketball team posted consecutive wins last week at College Park Center. The Mavericks' 59-56 victory over Troy on Thursday was followed by a 73-65 win over South Alabama on Saturday. The team is 9-10 overall and 4-3 in Sun Belt Conference play.
The Mavericks play at Western Kentucky on Thursday, Jan. 30, and at Georgia State on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The women's team dropped a 73-72 heartbreaker in overtime to South Alabama on Saturday at College Park Center. The team lost 86-62 to Troy last Wednesday. The Mavs are 1-17 on the season and 0-7 in league play and compete Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Western Kentucky and Saturday at Georgia State.
Track teams take third, individual firsts at Nebraska meet
The men's and women's indoor track and field teams each placed third at Nebraska's Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday.
For the men, Clayton Vaughn, first in the 60 meters and third in the 200 meters; Quentin Butler, third in the 60 meters and long jump; Ryan Tilotta, third in the mile and the 3000 meters; and Anthony Hilliman, third in the 800 meters and fourth in the mile.
In the women’s meet, Ashly Wright won first in the 800 meters; Sydney Hampton won the mile with Hannah Nilsson second and Gabriela Alfonzo third; and Tamerah Gorham was third in the 800 meters.
Next is the Varsity Apartments Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Wichita, Kan.
• The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team plays Friday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, in Wichita, Kan.
• The women's tennis team is at home against Midwestern State and Tarleton State on Saturday, Feb. 1.; Dallas Baptist and Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 8, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Feb. 13.
• The men's tennis team plays Lamar at Beaumont on Monday, Feb. 3, followed by home matches against Louisiana-Lafayette, Feb. 9; Cameron, Feb. 15; TCU, Feb. 16; and UT Pan American, Feb. 21.
Intramural basketball entry deadlines this week
Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include: preseason basketball, Tuesday, Jan. 28; basketball, Wednesday, Jan. 29; rock climbing, Tuesday, Feb. 4; and racquetball, Friday, Feb. 7.