December 7, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Ring Ceremony

Before this year's graduating class walks the stage next week, several soon-to-be alumni gathered for the traditional Ring Ceremony. From rubbing the bust of E.H. Hereford for good luck to donning their class rings for the first time, members of the 2018 class celebrated their path to earning their degree and enjoyed a moment of nostalgia for the time spent at UTA that made them a part of the Maverick family. Pictured Above: The 2018 Ring Ceremony was a family affair, with the father of this family receiving his ring and the son sporting a ring pop! PHOTOS

Alumnus Spotlight: John Merrill
John Merrill

John Merrill ('11) found himself on Barron's "Top 100 Financial Advisors" list again in 2018, reaching the number 25 spot. The ranking, now in its 15th year, spotlights the 100 leading financial advisors from across the country and ranks them based on assets under management, revenue generated for the advisors' firms, and the quality of the advisors' practices. READ MORE

a day of mourning
A Day of Mourning

Faculty, staff, and students paused for a moment of silence on Wednesday, December 5, to honor the memory of the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush. Texas Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed that day as an official Day of Mourning and encouraged Texans to "gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush." UTA observed a moment of silence at 10 AM.

go mavs!

RSVP online for a pre-game social event at LSA Burger Company in Denton before the UTA men's basketball team takes the court this Saturday against UNT at 5 PM. Alumni can also receive discounted tickets to the game by calling the UNT Box Office at 940-656-2527 and requesting the UTA rate.

UTeach grant

The UTeach Arlington secondary math and science teacher preparation program at UTA received a grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to support UTA science, mathematics, and computer science majors who are pursuing secondary teacher certification while they serve at four Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County locations. READ MORE

Community Talk
Opioid Panel

The Texas Tribune hosted an open dialogue with state representatives on UTA's campus about the rising opioid crisis in Texas. The New Scourge: A Conversation on Opioid Abuse in Texas featured Reps. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville), Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), and Dr. Stephanie Jones from UT Southwestern. READ MORE

Jack Hanna
Basketball Central

Last Chance! Saturday, Dec. 8

UNT Coliseum | 5 PM KEXB 620AM

Pre-Game Social at LSA Burger Company

Monday, Dec. 17

WBB at Houston
Houston, Texas | 7 PM LIVE VIDEO

Tuesday, Dec. 18

MBB at #1 Gonzaga Spokane, Washington | 8 PM KEXB 620AM

Watch Party at Grease Monkey

Thursday, Dec. 20

College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Mark Your Calendar

December 7 | Friday

Broadway Mavericks | Join the Friends of the UTA Libraries and the Broadway Mavericks for an evening of holiday music! The free event starts at 7:30 PM in the Library Atrium of the Central Library on UTA's campus. Don't forget your festive spirit and holiday cheer!


December 13-15 | Thursday-Saturday

Commencement | Capping off years of hard work, the Class of 2018 will walk across the College Park Center stage during Fall Commencement ceremonies. Schedules, information for graduating students and visitors, and ceremony tickets can be found at UTA's COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE.

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 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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