MavWire 2015 Archive » MavWire — Thursday, May 21, 2015


For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, May 21, 2015


'U.S. News' ranks online graduate nursing program among best for vets

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation has one of the nation’s best online graduate programs for active duty troops and veterans, according to rankings of national universities released by U.S. News & World Report

UT Arlington tied for No. 27 among 87 similar programs in the 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans list.

U.S. News noted that all of the graduate level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived so students can access lecture material at their own convenience. Also, 98 percent of students are already employed when they first enroll.

Participate in emergency response exercise today

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Office of Emergency Management's annual Clery Act tabletop exercise. The event is 2:15-3 p.m. today, Thursday, May 21, in the Hospitality Suite at College Park Center.

The exercise will focus on a discussion over emergency notification, shelter-in-place process, and evacuation on a campus-wide scale. Key officials, internal and external, will participate in the discussion.

Mav Tube Commencement VideoVideo Extra

Tassel toss

Students move their tassels from right to left to signify they are now graduates at last week's Commencement ceremonies. Watch a video roundup as well as full-length individual ceremonies.


Prepare for electrical outage May 31

Plan now to accommodate an electrical outage 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Facilities Management has scheduled the outage to complete major electrical updates in Davis Hall, Fine Arts Building (Mainstage Theatre only), Central Library, Life Science Building, Physical Education Building, Preston Hall, Science Hall, Smart Hospital, Texas Hall, Trinity House, and University Hall.

For those buildings with emergency generators, power will be supplied to support egress lighting, life safety, UTA Police dispatch, and all research facilities currently connected to the generator. All buildings will remain locked during this time.

To prepare:

• Clean out all refrigerators and freezers before leaving Friday, May 29.
• Turn off all electronic equipment including computers, scanners, and copiers before leaving Friday, May 29. These items do not have to be unplugged.

If you have questions or concerns, special requirements during this time, or newly established research that must retain power, contact either Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Spring issue of 'Maverick Safety Matters' online

The spring issue of Maverick Safety Matters includes articles about Environmental Health and Safety employee recognition, policies concerning minors visiting University laboratories, and more.

Network maintenance to disrupt service early Sunday

The Office of Information Technology will perform maintenance on the UTA campus network infrastructure midnight-3 a.m. Sunday, May 24, and Sunday, May 31. The maintenance is expected to disrupt network communication within campus and to the Internet.

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Sparklers blaze a trail

The Sparklers—Shelly Douglas, Dusti Craig, Valerie Cavanagh, and Susan Mayer—won the high-impact competition in Wednesday's Blazing Race. The low-impact winner was the EVOO team from University Studies. The annual fitness contest is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Lots 26, 27 reserved Friday; shuttle available at lot 33

On Friday, May 22, parking lots 26 and 27, south and east of Maverick Stadium, will be used by attendees of the Special Olympics 2015 Summer Games.

Faculty, staff, and students should use lot 33 located north of the Maverick Activities Center. Temporary shuttle service from lot 33 to lot 26 will be:

• 6:30-8:45 a.m.—Lot 33 (northwest area) to J.D. Wetsel Service Center. 

• Midday—Wetsel to lot 33 by van.

• 3:15-5:30 p.m.—Wetsel to lot 33.

See the parking and shuttle maps for other parking options. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Texas Hall area lots used for event parking May 23-24

Lots F9, Trinity, Trinity South, 30, and 33 will be used for the Mejia Ballet event parking at Texas Hall beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 24.

Parking staff will collect a fee, but UT Arlington annual permits will be valid. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Lot 49 closed for repairs June 1-2

Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and south of Mitchell Street will be closed for repairs Monday-Tuesday, June 1-2. Remaining vehicles may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. 

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Sign up your kids for summer camps

Summer camps in everything from athletics to engineering, creative writing to career exploration, and Legos to Minecraft are available at UT Arlington. Day camps are offered this summer by UTA’s academic and athletic departments.

Continuing Education hosts camps June 8-Aug. 7 for grades 1-12. Use the employee discount code UTAKID for online registration. Learn more about Kids and Teens University.

Summer schedule begins for 'MavWire'

MavWire moves to a summer schedule after this week. Keep up with campus activities throughout the summer on every Thursday. The next Mavwire is Thursday, May 28. The twice-a-week editions return Monday, Aug. 17, for the fall semester.

Extra Credit

Friday, May 29

UTARI Seminar Samir Iqbal, associate professor of electrical engineering, discusses "Early Stage Cancer Diagnostics with Micro and Nanoscale Strategies." Free. Noon, boardroom, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Wednesday, June 3

Arlington Technology Association Lecture John Promise, formerly with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, presents "Shaping the Region: Why Fort Worth Is Not Dallas (and Vice Versa)." He will describe the personalities and geographic factors influencing the cities’ development and highlight their growth challenges into the 21st century. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

U.S. Manufacturing Symposium The symposium is a Walmart initiative to create affordable, flexible, automated solutions to bring manufacturing back to the United States. See the schedule. Admission $35, $120 for exhibitors; 25 free passes for students. UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

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

Sports Notes

Names to know: John Sauerhage, top left, was named the Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Sun Belt Conference. Top right, Stuart Deane is the new men’s and women’s golf coach. Bottom, senior sprinter Clayton Vaughn recently ran one of the fastest wind-legal men's 100-meter dashes in NCAA history, torching the field at the Sun Belt Championships in 9.93 seconds. Vaughn's time is the fastest wind-legal time by a collegian this year and tied for the fourth fastest ever. See the story by WFAA.

Sauerhage repeats as SBC coach of the year

The Sun Belt Conference has named John Sauerhage its Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Under his guidance, the men’s team won its second straight conference title this season and currently owns a No. 27 national ranking.

Sauerhage has now been named conference outdoor men’s coach of the year four times, twice in the SBC and twice in the Southland Conference. Including both men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, he has received 26 coach-of-the-year honors since taking the reins of the UTA programs in 1996.

Track performers earn all-conference honors

Eleven Maverick men and eight women were named All-Sun Belt Conference for the 2015 outdoor track and field season.

Clayton Vaughn (100m, 200m), Quentin Butler (100m, 200m), Emil Blomberg (1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase), and Craig Lautenslager (5,000m, 10,000m) won multiple individual honors for the men.

On the women’s side, Gabriela Alfonzo earned all-conference accolades in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races.

See a list of UTA’s all-conference track performers.

Baseball team wins Sun Belt tourney opener

Seventh-seeded UTA registered a season-high 19 hits and three home runs in a 13-5 victory over No. 2 Troy on Wednesday night in an opening-round game at the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship in Troy, Ala.

Matt McLean and Brady Cox led the way with three hits each. Levi Scott went 2-for-5 with five RBIs, four coming on his fifth-inning grand slam. Chad Nack picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings.

The Mavericks return to action at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 21, against No. 6 Texas State. Follow the action at

Deane hired to take over golf programs

UTA Athletics has named Stuart Deane as men’s and women’s golf coach. He had served as assistant men’s coach since February and was previously a volunteer assistant for the Mavericks.

Deane is a PGA teaching professional at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington and has played in 10 PGA Tour events. He came to the United States in 1996 after an impressive professional career in Australia and Asia.

UTA will add women’s golf to its NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.

Two to play on USA wheelchair basketball team

Lady Movin' Mavs players Abby Dunkin and Rose Hollerman were selected to the USA national team competing at the 2015 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation ParaPan Games in Toronto, Canada, this fall. Hollerman was a member of the USA team that finished fourth at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Sports Shorts

Senior infielders Levi Scott and Travis Sibley were named to the 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference baseball second team. Scott, Sibley, and Tanner Houston also were named to the Commissioners List, which recognizes student-athletes with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Summer intramural sports available

Team and individual intramural sports are offered this summer.

Team sports and deadlines are indoor soccer, June 10; softball, June 17; and sand volleyball, June 24. Individual sports are free and include tennis, June 10; racquetball, June 24; billiards, June 25; badminton, July 14; poker, July 23; and MavStrong competition, Aug. 6.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 2-3277 or email

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Going Out
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Track team sendoff Wednesday


Wish good luck to the men’s and women’s outdoor track teams when they head to the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin. The celebratory sendoff is at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, at the Gilstrap Athletic Center, 1309 W. Mitchell St.

The men's team recently won the Sun Belt Conference title for the second time in a row.

Read more about the track teams in the Sports section.

Saturday, May 23-Sunday, May 24

Mejia Ballet Under the direction of Paul Mejia, master teacher and choreographer, the company’s spring repertoire will feature Romeo and Juliet, Brahms’ Waltzes, Sylvia Pas de Deux, and For Five. Tickets $15-$70. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hall.


Gallery 76102: Testament The exhibit is a collection of 12 photographs that explore the spiritual labor of bearing weight, submission, futility, and persistence. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through May 23. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom More than 60 photographs explore issues of Texas African-Americans from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Sixth floor, Central Library. Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Special Collections: !Viva Mexico! A Comic Book History of Mexico A rare look inside the rise of comic books in 20th century Mexico, their literary, cultural, and entertainment value, and influence by the Mexican government. Hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Aug. 8UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Planetarium The spring schedule features Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. The summer schedule is May 26-Aug. 23 and includes Texas StargazingStars of the Pharaohs; One World, One Sky; Cosmic Color;  Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

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


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