MavWire 2015 Archive » MavWire — Monday, March 9, 2015


For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, March 9, 2015

Ron Lehman

Ron Lehman

Federal agencies award TMAC $6.7 million annually to bolster manufacturing

TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, has won a five-year, $33.5 million Commerce Department award to manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers to help small- and mid-sized manufacturers across the state.

The annual award of $6.7 million represents an increase of $1.4 million a year to the University’s center and was the largest allotment among the $26 million in cooperative agreements awarded in 10 states.

“TMAC has committed to approximately double the number of small- and mid-sized companies it positively impacts during the next five years," Ron Lehman, TMAC executive director, says. "That would greatly enhance Texas’ overall economy.”

Read more about the TMAC funding.

globe life park

Mavericks play UT Austin at Globe Life Park on March 17

See the Maverick baseball team take on the Texas Longhorns at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers.

Tickets are $8 at before game day, when the price rises to $12 at the ballpark.

Bring your grills, coolers, chairs, and beverages for the tailgate at 4 p.m. in Lot A. No time to grill? Food will be available from the Rangers' Ballpark Express food truck.

Before the baseball game, see the Maverick softball team take on Abilene Christian at 5 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. Admission is free.

Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair

Attend Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair on Wednesday

Learn about the perks of working at UT Arlington at the 10th annual Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair on Wednesday, March 11. The event is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Bring your UTA ID and learn about benefits while enjoying door prizes and free food. The first 300 will receive a spirit item.

Register to volunteer at the benefits fair, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Sign up to donate at Carter Bloodcare's blood drive at the fair.

Hours change for Spring Break

Hours for some campus entities change during Spring Break, Monday-Friday, March 9-13.

The campus is closed Friday, March 13, as an official holiday.

Most dining locations will be closed that week, except for the P.O.D. Market in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The University Club in Davis Hall will be closed.

Check the Spring Break hours for UT Arlington Libraries, the Planetarium, and the Maverick Activities Center, climbing wall, pool, field complex, and group exercise classes.

  Mav Pic Tail Waggin' Wednesday

Therapeutic fluff

Ellie Brown, geology junior, took a break from studying for mid-term tests with Molly, one of several therapy dogs that visit the Central Library on Tail Waggin' Wednesday. The next visit by the canines is April 1.

Parking lots close for repairs, restriping

Make plans to vacate the parking lots being repaired and restriped during Spring Break. Vehicles left in the lots may be subject to towing at the owner's expense. 

Parking spaces in Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and north of Mitchell Street will be closed for repairs Saturday, March 7-Saturday, March 14. The lot will close at midnight Saturday, March 7. Parking options include permit spaces in the lots surrounding Lot 49.

Lot F9 by Davis Hall will close for repairs, resurfacing, and restriping beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, through Sunday, March 15. Employees, students, and visitors may park in lots beside Trinity Hall. The entrance to that lot no longer has gate arms to limit entry.

Parking spaces in Lot F12 between College and West streets will be closed for restriping Friday-Saturday, March 13-14. The lot will close at midnight Friday. Parking options include permit spaces in Lot F11, north of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Instructors needed for fall First-Year Experience course

The application deadline to be an instructor for MAVS 1000, the First-Year Experience course, for the fall semester, has been extended to Thursday, March 12. For more information, visit the FYE website. Send questions to

Change to Identity Management System begins Thursday

The Office of Information Technology will begin a four-day transition to a new Identity Management System (IDM) beginning Thursday, March 12. IDM is a tool used to manage NetIDs and email accounts.

The system will automate account creation 48 hours after appointments for new employees are made in UT Share and eliminate time-consuming account request forms. The Identity Management System also will update the global address book based on changes to employee records in UT Share.

All new NetID and email accounts requested after 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, will not be processed until the completion of the upgrade. Within 48 hours after the approximate four-day transition period, the Identity Management System will automatically process NetIDs and email accounts for new employees appointed in UT Share.

To learn more, visit the Identity Management website. For questions, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

Performance reviews due March 31

Annual performance reviews for employees must be completed by Tuesday, March 31. The reviews do not include faculty members and graduate assistants.

Performance Management Forms and Procedures for supervisors is offered 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 20, and 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, both in Room 200 of the J.D. Wetsel Service Center.

Evaluation forms are online.

For questions, email or call 2-5554.


TEDxUTA returns March 28

Be among the 100 audience members when TEDxUTA brings unique speakers and presentations to campus Saturday, March 28. The conference is 1-5 p.m. in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Hear from some of the most innovative minds in technology, entertainment, and design, including UTA faculty members and students.

Only 100 tickets are available. Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff, and $30 for the general public at

Follow TEDxUTA on Facebook and Twitter for updates on speakers.

Volunteer for The Big Event

Sign up soon for your pick of good deeds for The Big Event, set for Saturday, April 11. The Big Event is a day of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Discover more about how The Big Event impacts North Texas at Learn how to participate and see a list of project sites. For questions, call 2-2963 or email

Extra Credit

Tuesday, March 10

Requisitions For employees who process requests for purchases of goods or services. Register online. 8:30-11 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

MARK Adviser Training: Pathways to Persistence Maverick Advisers Reaching for Knowledge (MARK) program. Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Wednesday, March 11

Cancer Support Network at UTA Faculty and staff who have experienced or are in treatment for cancer can be part of private, respectful support group discussions. Free. 11 a.m.-noon, Room 314, Central Library. Also, March 24April 8 and 22May 6. Contact Jody Bailey at or Bruce Bower at

Timekeeper For employees who maintain departmental time records. Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

Tuesday, March 17

Fixed documentary

Payment Vouchers For employees who process vouchers. Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

'Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement' Common beliefs about 'disability' and 'normalcy' are questioned when radical technology is involved. A panel discussion follows. 7 p.m., Room 108, University Hall. Disability StudiesOffice for Students with DisabilitiesWomen’s History Month.

Wednesday, March 18

Statement of Account and the Reconciliation Process For employees who reconcile the statement of account (SOA). Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Also, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Business Affairs.

Team Building for Supervisors Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Focus on Faculty: Colleen Fitzgerald Linguistics Professor Colleen Fitzgerald discusses efforts to preserve Native American languages. Free. Noon, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Focus on Faculty.

Women's History Month Lecture Series Mylynka D’Ann Kilgore-Mueller, a doctoral candidate in history, presents “Gendered Geographies: The African Explorations of Alexandrine Tinne, 1860-1864.” Free. Noon, Room 108, University Hall. Women’s and Gender Studies, Women’s History Month.

Thursday, March 19

Position and Workforce Management Focus on position management, onboarding, and workforce administration business processes. Register online. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

Friday, March 20

Faculty Peer Review Training Become a certified peer reviewer. Register online. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 115, Central Library. Also, 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 27; 1-5 p.m. Monday, April 6Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Performance Management Forms and Procedures Register online. 10-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Coming up

Women's History Month Women's and Gender Studies Mini-Conference; 1-4 p.m. Monday, March 23, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Charlaine Harris, the bestselling science fiction novelist known for her fiction that inspired the HBO drama series True Blood, speaks on her science fiction novels and her impact as a prominent female science fiction writer; 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Women’s and Gender StudiesWomen’s History Month.

Travel and Expenses For employees responsible for managing travel requests and reimbursements. Register online. 1:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.


Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom Lectures include “Understanding Juneteenth from Emancipation to Jim Crow,” Juneteenth from the Texas Centennial to Civil Rights,” and “Teaching About a Missing Chapter in American History.” Free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. History, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Safe Zone Ally Training Learn to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies. Register online. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 31, Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Neches Room, University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Human Resources Training Developing Assertive Communication Skills, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24; Performance Management Forms and Procedures, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25; The Art of Listening, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, March 27Register online. Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series “Beyond Attics and Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History.” Events canceled on Thursday, March 5, will be rescheduled for AprilHistoryDisability Studies,Office for Students with DisabilitiesWomen’s and Gender Studies, Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

Wine Appreciation Explore the history of wine in a four-course food and wine pairing. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $80. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 31Continuing Education.

Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Cemal Pulak, the Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, presents "Excavating the World’s Oldest Shipwreck: Uluburun and Late Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean.” Free. 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, auditorium, Architecture Building. Sociology and Anthropology.

Social Works Ethics Forum “Big Data, Privacy, and Your Agency’s Functioning: A Forum on Social Work Ethics in the Age of Electronic Record Keeping and Coordination of Care.” Free but registration required. 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 10, Room 245, Business Building. Social Work.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Going Out

Friday, March 13

Baseball Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Tickets $5-7; $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15Athletics.

Tuesday, March 17

Afternoon Variety Showcase Nashville-based trio Wisewater performs. Free. 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities

Softball Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. Free. 5 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Also, vs. Georgia Southern; tickets $5-7, $3 students; 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and noon Sunday, March 22Athletics.

Baseball Mavericks vs. UT Austin. Tickets $8 in advance; $12 at game. 7 p.m., Globe Life Park. Also, vs. Dallas Baptist; tickets $5-7, $3 students; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Honors Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Henry Cisneros-Maverick Speakers Series

Maverick Speakers Series Henry Cisneros discusses "Smart Growth: Developing the Economy, Infrastructure, and a Sustainable Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Texas Hall. Bob Costas, an acclaimed sportscaster, presents "Sports in America: Is It Still Only a Game?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in College Park Center. Preferred packages and free general admission tickets at For VIP tickets, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235. Maverick Speakers Series.

Friday Night Film: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Rated PG-13. Free, fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities

Mavs Got Talent Show Students showcase their talents. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities


Planetarium The Planetarium offers an extended show schedule during Spring Break, Monday-Sunday, March 9-15. The schedule includes two shows Monday-Wednesday and three Thursday-Friday. The Saturday-Sunday schedules remain the same. See the Spring Break schedule. The regular spring schedule features Black Holes, Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

Gallery 76102: 'The Ties That Bind' Artist Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff's work elevates an isolated single object in her personal quest for beauty, calm, and serenity. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through March 28. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

The Gallery at UTA: 'Subject Disability' Nine artists address disability by illustrating the ways art can challenge and inform our experience of others. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through April 4The Gallery at UTA.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th- to 20th-century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)


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