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!
When people think of UTA, the phrase "model, 21st-century urban research university" often comes to mind and that includes much more than engineering and nursing. Recently, Ya'Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, brought a bit of your University to the Big Apple and the Big Screen. Known for his recent film Wolf and shorts such as "Katrina's So," dawn.," and "Hope's War," Smith was named a "2016 Screenwriter to Watch" by Moviemaker Magazine and spoke with KERA about his work on David Simon's new HBO television show.
UTA is answering a growing need to train highly skilled healthcare professionals by offering a new doctoral degree program in kinesiology this fall semester. The program will create opportunities for graduate students and researchers to work in an interdisciplinary environment that combines aspects of nursing and kinesiology education in three tracks: movement and rehabilitation sciences, applied physiology, and physical education. The new degree program helps UTA advance our understanding of health and the human condition, a key area of its Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions, Global Impact.
Feeling inspired by watching UTA's contingency of athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Join UTA Athletics and The Maverick Club as they host two upcoming events that will challenge your athletic prowess. Register for The Maverick Open, a golf tournament benefiting all athletic programs at UTA, scheduled for September 22. If you'd rather test your mettle by running on a college-level cross country course, check out the Blazing 5K Open Division Run on September 10. The race is held in conjunction with the Gerald Richey Invitational. Contact Danielle Sanders for more information on either event.
The first lecture of the 2016-2017 Maverick Speakers Series, presented by OVERTURE DFW, 55+ Living for a New Generation, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan will present My Journey Through the World's Religions at Texas Hall as part of UTA's annual forum that asks today's brightest minds to examine the ideas, actions, and people that impact the world around us. Tickets are on sale now and VIP Packages to attend a pre-lecture dinner with Aslan are available. All VIP Package proceeds benefit the President's Fund for Excellence.
Alumni are encouraged to get involved in one of the many time-honored traditions that take place during the first several weeks of class. Maverick Stampede includes Super Service Saturday, Pajama Jam, Maverick March, and Waffleopolis. Check it out and remember what it was like to start a new academic year as part of the Maverick student body.
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. Current students and alumni are welcome to use the resources of the development center to learn how to further their careers.
After an overwhelming response, the alumni picnic prior to the UTA Night at the Rangers game sold out earlier this week. Tickets to the game at Globe Life Park are still available through the Rangers box office. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
UTA Night at the Levitt
Mark your calendar for this year's UTA Night at the Levitt concert featuring Seryn. Alumni Relations will host a dinner catered by J. Gilligan's prior to the event and will reserve seating near the stage. Tickets for the 7:00 pm dinner and 8:00 pm concert will be available soon.