December 8, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Bring your 'A' GAME!
UTA Blackout Basketball

Dear Friends,


It's time to get loud and get proud as the men's basketball team takes on Florida Gulf Coast this Saturday at 2:00 PM. Let's BlackOut College Park Center. All fans will receive a black t-shirt to give the Mavericks a homecourt advantage. Get your tickets today and let's show our alumni support!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Great Women of Texas Award Recipient
Great Women of Texas

Lisa Gunter ('87) was honored by the Fort Worth Business Press as a 2017 Great Women of Texas. The event honors women who have positively influenced Fort Worth and Tarrant County. READ MORE

broadcast students take top Awards
Award Winning Students

An animated film created by UTA senior broadcast major Casey Moore won a statewide competition sponsored by Texas Central, the company proposing a high-speed passenger rail system to connect Dallas and Houston. Four other films created by UTA students were finalists in the competition. READ MORE

Nagy Named nEW VP for student affairs
Lisa Nagy

After a comprehensive national search, UTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Nagy as Vice President for Student Affairs. Nagy joined UTA in 1999 and has assumed progressively more responsible positions in student affairs. READ MORE

fighting Cancer at the Cellular level
Fighting Cancer at the Cellular Level

Mark Pellegrino, assistant professor of biology, and a team of UTA researchers have identified proteins that help cell organs recover from stress. The discovery could pave the way for new treatments for cancer and neurological diseases. READ MORE

Master teacher and award winner

Karen Jo Matsler, master teacher in science for UTA’s UTeach Arlington program, received the 2017 Skoog Cup College Faculty Award in recognition of her significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education. READ MORE
Mark Your Calendar

December 14-16 | Thursday

Commencement | Get ready to welcome a new class of Maverick alumni. Commencement ceremonies take place Thursday, December 14, through Saturday, December 16. See the schedule and learn how UTA celebrates its newest graduates. COMMENCEMENT

January 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at the Rodeo | Save the date and saddle up for the annual UTA Day at the Rodeo when Mavericks of all ages converge on Cowtown at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Check back with us as we finalize details for the pre-rodeo get together and luncheon.

February 20 | Tuesday

MSS: Michael Pollan | Best-selling author and sustainable food critic Michael Pollan makes his way to Texas Hall to take us on One Writer's Trip: From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond in the fourth installment of the 2017-2018 Maverick Speakers Series. Get your GENERAL or VIP TICKETS

April 21 | Saturday

UTA Alumni Jazz Brunch | Save the date and hit all the right notes at the UTA Jazz Brunch during the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. Performances by UTA jazz ensembles will accompany the catered brunch event. Tickets will be available soon.

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