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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dr. David Keller

Healthy degree: Dr. David Keller, right, associate professor and chair of kinesiology, works with students in his research laboratory. Keller also is associate dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

UT Arlington to offer new Ph.D. program in kinesiology

UT Arlington will soon welcome doctoral students into a new kinesiology program designed to elevate the excellence of the institution’s research in physiology, movement science, healthy living, and other health science disciplines. 

The UT System Board of Regents’ Academic Affairs Committee authorized UT Arlington to establish a new Doctor of Philosophy degree program in kinesiology at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The proposal will be submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for review and appropriate action. The first students will be enrolled in 2016.

Students will specialize in one of three areas: movement and rehabilitation sciences; applied physiology; or physical education. Interdisciplinary coursework will be a foundational element of the curriculum as well.

Read more about the kinesiology Ph.D. program.

Maverick Stampede

MavsMeet Convocation kicks off 2015-16 year

Celebrate the start of the academic year with the MavsMeet Convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at College Park Center.

Comedian,TV host, actor, and writer Shayla Rivera will give the keynote address. President Vistasp Karbhari will make remarks, as will Student Congress President Emmalie Moe. Timothy Quinnan, vice president for student affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Musical performances will include the UT Arlington Jazz Ensemble, UT Arlington Marching Band, and Mariachi UTA Los Potrillos.

Following the convocation, faculty and staff can mingle at the AfterParty on The Green at College Park.

Maverick Stampede stretches into September with informational and social events for academic departments, student organizations, and more. See the Maverick Stampede schedule for more details.

tulsa shock

WNBA's Tulsa Shock approved to play at CPC

The UT System Board of Regents has approved an agreement that will enable the WNBA team relocating from Tulsa, Okla., to play the next five seasons at College Park Center beginning in 2016.

The Tulsa Shock women’s professional basketball team will host 17 regular season home games a year at College Park Center, attracting more than 75,000 ticketed guests annually.

Because the WNBA season runs May through September, the collegiate and pro basketball seasons will have minimal overlap.

Read more about the Tulsa Shock.

E-Verify now required for all new hires, rehires

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, UT Arlington will be required to use the federal electronic employment verification system know as E-Verify for all new hires and rehires.

The E-Verify system compares the information that employees submit on their Form I-9 with records maintained by the federal government. The program has stringent deadlines for processing verifications and penalties for non-compliance.

With this new requirement, Human Resources is making changes to the post-hire processes that involve completion of Form I-9.

Read more about the E-Verify system.

UTA Night at the Rangers

See you at UTA Night with the Rangers

Put on your Maverick blue for a night of fun when the Texas Rangers take on the Baltimore Orioles for UTA Night with the Rangers on Friday, Aug. 28.

Join fellow faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends for a pre-game Maverick picnic from 6-7:30 p.m. on the third base concourse featuring an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet with water and soft drinks, and great Maverick giveaways.

Pre-game tickets are $30 for the picnic and game or $20 for the game only. For more information, go to Alumni Relations. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

All-faculty orientation today in Bluebonnet Ballroom

The Division of Faculty Affairs is partnering with departments across campus to aid faculty with professional development and help them connect with new colleagues and learn about new initiatives.

The All-Faculty Orientation is Monday, Aug. 24, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, a benefits session is 8:30 a.m.-noon in Room 1225 of the Wetsel Service Center and a classroom technology workshop is 1-3 p.m. in Room 100 of Science Hall.

Join the staff of Faculty Affairs for coffee and bagels 8-10:30 a.m. on the first day of classes, Thursday, Aug. 27, in Room 415 of the Central Library.

Read the faculty orientation schedule.

See who's new on campus in the Celebration of New Faculty brochure.

toner scam

Beware of toner scam

Toner is the newest subject of phone scams. Several University departments have received calls from various companies indicating prices will increase and customers need to stock up to save money.

Some callers identify themselves as being from Konica Minolta's Customer Service and refer to customers by their full name and the ID number of a copier.

Others callers say they are with Network Imaging and ask about toner orders the previous month. The caller faxes an invoice and wants the invoice signed and returned immediately.

Toner for the Konica Minolta copiers is provided as part of the company's contract with UT Arlington. Konica Minolta will never call a customer about ordering toner and other supplies, nor will you receive an invoice from them for toner.

If you have questions or concerns about a potential toner scam, contact the Office of Procurement Services at or 2-3002.

IRB Mini-Conference examines how-to of review

Faculty, staff, and students can learn about the Institutional Review Board submission process, how to conduct ethical research studies with human subjects, and more at the new, improved IRB Mini-Conference.

The conference is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the upstairs lounge of the Maverick Activities Center.

Sessions include what to expect during the IRB review process, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Those attending can earn credits for RCR training and human subject training requirements.

See the conference schedule and RSVPRegulatory Services and Research Administration sponsor the conference.

Sign up for a table at Activity Fair Day

Have your department or program represented at the Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The event is part of Maverick Stampede events welcoming students to campus for the fall semester. Hundreds of campus and community resources and opportunities will be represented along with live music and food.

A limited number of tables are available. Sign up through the Student Activities and Organizations website by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

Hearing officers needed for student conduct, discipline process

The Office of Community Standards is accepting nominations for faculty and staff members to serve as hearing officers for the student conduct and discipline process. 

Send nominations to Charity Stutzman at by today, Monday, Aug. 24. For questions, email Stutzman or call 2-2354.


Register your vehicle for new parking permits

General and reserved space parking permits are available now for faculty and staff.

UT Arlington’s virtual parking management system, MAVPark, is an online service that increases efficiency for customers and eliminates the need for parking decals and paper citations. MAVPark uses vehicle-mounted license plate readers to identify license plate numbers of parked vehicles for comparison against the virtual database of permitted vehicles.

To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P.

Read more about MAVPark.

Extra Credit

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Travel and Expenses Register online. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Requisitions Register online. 2-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Payment Vouchers Register online. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Friday, Aug. 28

UTARI Lunch and Learn Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, assistant director for research at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, discusses “Robots for Surgery and Human Computer Interaction Applications Through Sense of Touch (Haptics).” Register online. Shuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Arlington Technology Association Michael McCabe, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, describes how its interdisciplinary team of engineers links discovery, development, and commercialization to achieve new products, new companies, and economic impact for our region, state, and nation. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Coming up

Human Resources Training Register online. Conducting Effective Meetings, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9; Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16; Partnering with Your Boss, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 18; Leadership Skills for Supervisors, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22; Managing Stress in the Workplace, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24; Developing Assertive Communication Skills, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29; and Advanced Supervisory Skills, 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

UT Arlington Photonics Symposium For the International Year of Light, this daylong symposium includes presentations by faculty, a poster session, panel discussion, and a final reception. 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Engineering

Engineering Speaker Series Mary "Missy” Cummings of Duke University discusses the state of automation and autonomy in our everyday lives. Free. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Architecture Lecture Joshua Nimmo presents “Someplace Else.” Free. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, Room 204, Architecture Building. Architecture.

Second Annual Women in the Americas Series Lori Celaya of the University of Idaho is guest lecturer for the topic "Human Trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Role of the Commercial Sex Trade Client." Free. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, Neches/Pedernales Rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free and open to the public. Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Modern Languages.

Focus on Faculty: Ritu Khanduri Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, is guest speaker. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

'Ringside' photo exhibit captures wrestling heyday

Ringside exhibit

UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections spotlights professional wrestling in its new exhibit "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling."

The exhibit features 34 photos taken by Cirrus Bonneau, who spent Monday nights in 1982 and 1983 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth capturing the interplay between the costumed stars and their enthralled audience.

Bonneau’s photos also capture Dallas’ character during a time when pro wrestling was divided among regional territories across the country.

The exhibit is on display through Jan. 16, 2016, on the sixth floor of the Central Library. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Read more about "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling."

Thursday, Aug. 27

Movin' Mavs-Lady Movin' Mavs Back-to-School Game Watch the Movin’ Mavs and the Lady Movin’ Mavs play. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Movin' Mavs.

Friday, Aug. 28

Welcome Back Movie: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Rated R. Free admission and popcorn. Concessions for sale. Lawn seating; bring a blanket or chair. Free. 9 p.m., west lawn, Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

$2 Movie: 'White Room 02b3' Filmed with a 360-degree camera, this movie examines six strangers who wake up in a white room to find out they are part of an extraordinary experiment that could change the face of humanity forever. Not recommended for children under 13. $2. 7 p.m., Planetarium.

Volleyball—Maverick Classic Mavericks vs. Campbell University. Welcome Back calendar giveaway, post-game autographs. Tickets $5. Faculty-Staff All-Season Ticket $99, all 2015-16 sports. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Grambling State, 1:30 p.m., and vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29Athletics.

Monday, Aug. 31

Blood Drive Give the gift of life with a blood donation. Donate in August for a chance to win FOX Sports Southwest tickets. Register to donate. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., through Friday, Sept. 4, Library mall; Aug. 31, Sept. 3-4, University Center mall. University Events.

University Center Gallery: Digital Photography Student Exhibit Student artwork showcased. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Dec. 12EXCEL Campus Activities.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Faculty Jazz Recital Jazz artist-in-residence Stefan Karlsson, piano, joins jazz faculty members Ken Edwards, trumpet; Tim Ishii, saxophone; Mike Drake, drums; and Brian Mulholland, bass. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Tail-Waggin’ Wednesday Faculty, staff, and students can take a break filled with unconditional love from therapy dogs. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., second floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries

Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day Enjoy a $3 hamburger lunch, with a vegetarian option, and learn about campus organizations, clubs, and departments. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center mall. Campus RecreationStudent Activities and Organizations.

Anna Karenina Book Club A new book club to share ideas and impressions about humanity expressed in Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina. Noon, Wednesdays in September. RSVP to for location, details. Modern Languages, English.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. North Texas. Wear your Maverick gear for the Blue Out game. Tickets $5. Faculty-Staff All-Season Ticket $99, all 2015-16 sports. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Friday, Sept. 4

Friday Night Film Film to be determined. Free popcorn. $1; $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities

Coming up

Volleyball Tickets $5 per game. Faculty-Staff All-Season Ticket $99, all 2015-16 sports. Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, luau-Mav 1000 tailgate; vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Fiesta Friday, Hispanic Heritage Night, Los Mavericks shirt giveaway; vs. Georgia State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, volleyball alumni reunion, Camper Reunion Day, Boys and Girls Club Night, post-game autographs; vs. Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, tailgate, OctoberFest/beer tasting, Pink Night, Greek Out; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Jersey Day, Blaze's Kids Club, Youth Day, International Frugal Fun Day, post-game autographs. All at College Park Center. Athletics.

Free Music Recitals and Concerts Music Honors Recital featuring music faculty and students, Tuesday, Sept. 8; Faculty Organ Recital with Linton Powell, Thursday, Sept. 10; Guest Double Bass Recital with Milton Masciadri of the University of Georgia, Monday, Sept. 14; Clavier Recital with UTA piano students, Tuesday, Sept. 15; Faculty Bassoon Recital with Scott Pool, Thursday, Sept. 17; Voice Division Recital with UTA vocal students, noon-1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. All free, at 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Discount Rangers Tickets See the Rangers play the Oakland A's when the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) offers discount tickets for Friday, Sept. 11. Complete the ticket form and submit it by Friday, Aug. 28. Discount tickets are available at other Rangers home games. Visit, click on UT Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.

Oozeball This mud volleyball tournament is a long-standing campus tradition. 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Fourth Street at Summit Avenue. Campus Recreation

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert The UTA Symphony Orchestra performs, conducted by Clifton Evans. Tickets $9 general admission, $6 students and seniors, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

UT Arlington at the Levitt UTA Wind Symphony performs Saturday, Sept. 26, and UTA Jazz Orchestra with jazz master Stefan Karlsson and Swedish jazz trumpeter Magnus Broo on Sunday, Sept. 27. Free. 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St. Levitt Pavilion.



Planetarium Two new shows—Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and From the Earth to the Universe—are part of the fall schedule, which begins Thursday, Aug. 27. Also showing are AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. Planetarium.

Ornament and Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African Masks Examine the design and style of decorations on African masks from the Dowdey-Campbell and Brodie African Art Collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109, Fine Arts Building. Through Aug. 31Art and Art History.

Gallery 76102: 'Tshuchigama/Earthen Kiln' Tsuchigama or “dirt kiln” is recognized by scholars as Japan's earliest high-fire kiln type. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Gallery 76102. Through Oct. 10. Fort Worth Center.

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


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