January 18, 2019 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Paying Tribute

This year’s day of service during Arlington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been named after longtime UTA employee Zeb Strong Jr., a 1988 UTA alumnus who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, served the University in a number of roles, and had a positive effect on the lives of countless students. He was a tremendous champion of students and an ambassador for the University. He also was a tireless advocate for opportunity. This year’s day of service starts at 9 AM on Monday, Jan. 21. READ MORE

Hoops n Heels
UTA Alumni Relations

While the Lady Mavericks were defending College Park Center in a close, double overtime win against Appalachian State on Thursday, January 10, they were also bringing business leaders together. Through a unique partnership with the Greater Arlington Chamber Women's Alliance, the Lady Mavericks hosted women business and community leaders for a 'Hoops N Heels' event that included a night of networking. Coach Krista Gerlich spoke at the event during halftime of the game. To learn how you can get involved with the Lady Mavericks program or the Maverick Club, contact Alex Ware or Danielle Sanders.

National Rankings
Commencement 2017

Two UTA colleges recently earned recognition in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report and Intelligent.com. The online graduate nursing program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the largest producer of baccalaureate degree nurses in Texas, improved from No. 87 to No. 75 out of 170 programs this year. The College of Education's online graduate education program  also moved up in this year's rankings, reaching No. 46 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report rankings while also receiving a No. 5 ranking for its online master's degree program by Intelligent.com.

Lighting the way
UTA Alumni Relations

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI), has signed an agreement with Newcastle Manufacturing to configure and demonstrate a network of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, that can use lights to support emergency response operations at night. READ MORE

International Award
UTA Alumni Relations

John Romig, assistant professor of special education, was recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research with a 2019 Student Research Award. Recipients will be honored in February at the division’s business meeting and reception to be held during the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

UTA Stories From
the Heart
UTA Alumni Relations

If you and your significant other are UTA alumni and met either as students or as graduates, on campus or off, we want to hear your story for our popular Love Stories campaign. Select stories will appear on our Facebook page, and the couple who receives the most likes will claim a special UTA-themed prize. SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Jack Hanna

Basketball Central

Saturday, January 19

MBB vs Little Rock 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Saturday, January 19

WBB at Little Rock 
Little Rock, Arkansas | 3 PM LIVE VIDEO

Thursday, January 24

WBB vs Georgia Southern
College Park Center | 11:30 AM TICKETS

Thursday, January 24

MBB at Georgia Southern 
Statesboro, Georgia | 6 PM KEXB 620 AM

Mark Your Calendar

January 18 | Friday

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration | The city of Arlington welcomes political strategist Donna Brazile as the keynote speaker of its MLK Jr. Day Celebration banquet in UTA's Bluebonnet Ballroom. The banquet is one of a number of activities starting on January 18. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

February 5 | Tuesday

MSS: Jack Hanna | Animal conservationist Jungle Jack Hanna invites you to explore the four corners of the world with him during the first installment of the Maverick Speakers Series presented by Oncor in 2019. Tickets to the 7:30 PM event at College Park Center are available now. TICKETS

February 5 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting | UTA men's basketball coach Chris Ogden joins the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter meeting at Joe T. Garcia's. The noon luncheon is a great way to network and hear about the great things happening at UTA. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. REGISTER

February 15 | Ongoing Exhibit

Hushangabad: Portrait of a North Indian Village | The work of acclaimed photographer Andrew Ward is on display at UTA through February 15 as part of a featured exhibit in cooperation with SOHARA, the Indian cultural society. For exhibit details and location, visit the ART + ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.

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