Featuring the latest news and events on your campus, this week's newsletter is sure to keep you up to date on all things UTA. If you have a story or event you would like to be considered for the newsletter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Mavs!
The U.S. Department of State selected UTA as a host site and to serve as a model adaptive sports program for two delegates from Ethiopa. Alemayehu Teferi, President of the Ethiopian Deaf Sports Federation, and Eyaus Hailu, professor at Addis Ababa University, visited UTA for three weeks, shadowing UTA Movin' Mavs Head Coach Doug Garner to learn how to launch similar programs to ensure accessibility and equality on their home campus. To watch the full video, visit the video page on the UTA News Center.
In March of 2016, President Karbhari and Arlington ISD Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos created a Teacher Academy for aspiring young educators. The Academy allows high school students to earn college credit toward a degree in education so that they can work more efficiently toward their teaching certifications. The program begins this fall and will not only help AISD overcome a growing teacher shortage but will also build a strong pipeline of talented students to UTA’s nationally recognized College of Education.
UTA alumna and former Shorthorn cartoonist, Elia Crawford has brought to life one of the University’s most beloved professors in a new anthology of comic strips. The book, Humans Really Irritate Me: And Other Wise Words Verbalized by Dr. Allan Saxe, will make its debut this Saturday, June 18, at ArlingCon, an event held at University Center hosted by the Arlington Public Library and co-sponsored by UTA Libraries. You can purchase your copy in person at the event between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or when it becomes available.
Fort Worth Weekly recently featured UTA alumna Jessica Christopherson and her role in helping to revive the city’s place among film-friendly towns in Texas. Her leadership role within the Fort Worth Film Commission has helped bring nearly forty new television and film projects to the Metroplex and will continue to play an improtant part in improving the economic impact of the film industry in North Texas. Christopherson is a 2004 broadcast communications graduate.
Open to the public, the EXCEL Summer Movie Series will continue this Thursday with a screening of Finding Nemo at 9 p.m. on the West Lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. A complete schedule of movies and times is available on the EXCEL website.
UTA hosts the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic at Maverick Stadium on Saturday, July 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $10 and available through Native Re-vision, a non-profit organization that utilizes competitive sport to support and challenge Native American student-athletes. Children under five receive free admission.
UTA is a sponsor for this year's Arlington 4th of July Parade and will have two floats in the annual event. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of S. West St. and W. Mitchell St. Dr. and Mrs. Karbhari, Mr. and Ms. UTA, the Spirit Teams, and the band will be part of UTA's parade contingency.
Previous members of UTA’s Formula SAE Racing Team will return to campus for the annual Alumni and Sponsors Weekend. Free and open-to-the-public races will take place on Saturday in Parking Lot 49 at the intersection of Cooper and Mitchell streets. Races will be held throughout the day.