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!
Dedicated to developing tomorrow's workforce, UTA will soon open the doors of the new Career Development Center. President Karbhari and other community leaders will gather on August 23 at 9:30 am for a ceremonial ribbon cutting followed by a reception and self-guided tours of the 6,000-square-foot facility located within the E.H. Hereford University Center. The building and all of the professional development services offered by the center are available to alumni. UTA alumni are also invited to the event.
UTA's global impact is felt in many ways. From research influencing the growth of sustainable urban communities to data-driven discovery, faculty members are putting the University on the map. One UTA alumna is doing her job to make sure current students gain the international experience needed to compete in a global economy. Jackie Fouse, a 1982 College of Business grad, created an endowed scholarship that helped 85 UTA students learn in countries around the world this past year. Jackie named The Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad to honor her parents.
The official kick-off to the new academic year, Maverick Stampede 2016 begins on August 22 with activities and programs running through September 9. Alumni are encouraged to get involved in some of the time-honored events such as the Maverick March, Convocation, Waffleopolis, and the Maverick Cookout. Keep track of event details and schedules by following the stampede on social media using @utastampede. The three-week period promises to be an exciting and fulfilling time for new Mavericks and alumni as they share experiences common to all who have walked on this campus.
Sampath Reddy Vengate, a UTA aerospace engineering graduate, became the first person to flight test an unmanned aerial vehicle using mass-actuated controls, a system of weights in the UAV's wings that shift its center of gravity. Vengate worked with Atilla Dogan, an assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, to create the design and presented his research in a paper at an annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Washington, DC.
From visiting the Planetarium to purchasing a piece of art at the annual glass sale, UTA's campus hosts a number of activities year round. UTA has launched a new events calendar to centralize information for each event and to help alumni and students alike stay current on campus happenings.
Tickets are on sale now for UTA Night at the Rangers on August 26 as the Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm with the Alumni pregame festivities starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets cost $30 and include your game ticket.
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. General Tickets and VIP Packages including a reception and dinner with the speaker are available. Proceeds benefit the President's Fund for Excellence.
Coming this fall, your Alumni Relations team will be hosting an exclusive UTA event at the FC Dallas match with the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Detailed information about the event and tickets will be available soon. Check back with us for exact times and location of the event.