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!
We all recognize the daily sacrifices Campus Police make to keep our University safe and protected. Now, the entire UT System has acknowledged the heroism of one UTA police officer. Officer Jeff George earned the UT System Medal of Valor for his selfless actions earlier this year that prevented harm to those on campus and in the community. During a ceremony on July 22, President Karbhari expressed his gratitude for Officer George and the entire Campus Police Department. You can read his remarks from the event here.
Several UTA alumni and friends were recognized this past week by D CEO Magazine as finalists for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year program. Raj Malik (Class of '93, CEO of Bioworld Merchandising) and Bruce Schultz (Class of '97, CEO of The Boardroom Salon for Men) were named finalists in the Southwest Region and will compete nationally in several categories this November. Friends of UTA also recognized included John Avila, chairman of Byrne Construction Services; Larry Lawson, CEO of Spirit AeroSystems; and Adil Adi, CEO of WorldLink.
Alumni, faculty, and staff can now purchase tickets for UTA Night with the Rangers. Join us for pre-game festivities hosted by UTA Alumni Relations featuring a BBQ picnic on the third base concourse from 6 to 7:30 pm with plenty of Maverick giveaways. Cost for each ticket is $30 and includes entry into the game. First pitch for the August 26 matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indiains at Globe Life Park is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Don't miss your chance to catch some great baseball with great UTA fans!
ICYMI: One of our very own, Shaunda Poster, added another achievement to her growing resume of broadcasting roles this past week. She was featured in the latest issue of MyArlingtonTX for her work as the in-game host for Arlington's newest professional sports team, the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association. Shaunda is a 2013 UTA graduate and is the current Alumni Relations coordinator helping to make your experience as a UTA alum the best it can be. Congratulations, Shaunda and keep making UTA proud!
Gallery 76102, hosted by UTA Fort Worth Center, is offering a free community yoga class on August 6 and again on August 20. The class begins at 11:00 am and is open to yogis of all levels. For more information, visit the Fort Worth Center website.
The official kick-off to the new academic year, Maverick Stampede 2016, begins on August 22 with activities running through September 9. Event details can be found on the Maverick Stampede website, and you can follow the stampede on social media using @utastampede.
The much-anticipated opening of UTA’s Career Development Center is growing nearer. On August 23, Dr. Karbhari and a host of others will officially cut the ribbon on the renovated building space. Alumni are welcome to use the resources of the development center to learn how to further their careers.
UTA and presenting sponsor Overture DFW, a 55+ living for a New Generation community, are hosting author and religious scholar Reza Aslan in the first lecture of the 2016-2017 season. Tickets for Aslan's presentation of My Journey Through the World's Religions are available now.