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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, November 2, 2015


Got your ticket to ride? Deadline extended for trip to Baylor game

Finalize your plans to attend the women's basketball game against the Baylor Bears in Waco on Friday, Nov. 13.

Purchase your tickets by Wednesday, Nov. 11, for the package deal that includes a pre-game event and transportation to the game in Waco.

The pre-game tipoff features food, activities, and a pep rally 1:30-3 p.m. at Moritz Plaza at College Park Center. Buses leave for the game at 3 p.m. The game starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for faculty, staff, and alumni and $15 for students. Price includes the game ticket, food, a T-shirt, and transportation to and from the game. Tickets are available at along with other details about Homecoming 2015.

If you drive yourself to the game, individual tickets are $5-10.

Don't forget to claim your tickets to see the Homecoming men’s basketball game against Fordham at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at College Park Center. Tickets are $5 at Read about the pre-game Homecoming events at

Tickets available to see Daymond John

Tickets to see entrepreneur Daymond John for the Maverick Speakers Series are available online.

John will speak on "Shark Tank Entrepreneurship" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at College Park Center. An audience question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, John is the CEO and founder of FUBU, a global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with more than $6 billion in product sales. He joined the cast of Shark Tank in 2009. John has received more than 35 awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, and was named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House in 2015.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. Season and preferred ticket packages are available and include reserved seating, parking, and more. For all these ticket options, go to

For VIP packages, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235.

UTA honors six distinguished alumni at 2015 awards gala

The University of Texas at Arlington will honor five exemplary alumni and one outstanding honorary alumnus for their professional achievements, community engagement, and loyalty to their alma mater at the 50th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The 2015 Distinguished Alumni honorees are Sohrab Charna, Tamara Hext Hilliard, Raj Malik, and Alan and Bonnie Petsche. Arnold Petsche, a longtime UTA supporter and father of Alan, also will be recognized during the gala as a Distinguished Honorary Alumnus.

A highlight of Homecoming week, the Distinguished Alumni Awards will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Tickets and table sponsorships at several levels are available at For more information, contact Julie Barfield at 2-0040 or

Read more about the Distinguished Alumni Award honorees.

Science Week celebrates 50 years of College of Science

The College of Science celebrates Science Week Monday-Friday, Nov. 2-6, as part of the college’s 50th anniversary.

Science Week will feature lectures and panel discussions on careers in the medical and environmental science fields featuring alumni and industry professionals and a Planetarium program featuring an award-winning Metroplex schoolteacher who will share her story of flying on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

Science Week is an annual event designed to put a spotlight on the achievements of the College of Science’s alumni, students, and faculty and to allow students to interact with alumni and benefit from their experience. See the full Science Week schedule.

In 1965—the year Arlington State College joined the UT System and became UTA—the College of Science became a separate academic unit. Read about the college's research and projects in the Maverick Science magazine.

Dr. Marco Brotto

Dr. Marco Brotto

Grant to aid research on muscle loss

A $250,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging will help muscle physiology scientists at UTA and Ohio State University better understand the molecular mechanisms of muscle aging that can lead to muscle loss and weakness.

The researchers have discovered that in aged skeletal muscles, muscle weakness relates to the reduction of a process that brings the much-needed calcium used for muscle contractions.

Marco Brotto, the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Endowed Professor and director of Bone-Muscle Collaborative Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation leads the UTA portion of the research.

Read more about muscle loss research.

NetIDplus adds new level of security for off-campus connection

In response to the growing number of sophisticated cyber threats, the Office of Information Technology is adding steps to safeguard personal and University information.

Today, Monday, Nov. 2, UTA will begin to implement NetIDplus, which will require two-factor authentication when you remotely access UTShare and VPN. Use of two-factor authentication is mandated by the UT System.

For more details, visit to find the definition of two-factor authentication, enrollment and training schedules, changes to your VPN group, frequently asked questions, troubleshooting guidelines, supported devices, and additional documentation.

For assistance or questions, contact the Help Desk at or 2-2208.

Home Run competition deadline today

Knock one—or more—out of the park at the Home Run For The Heart competition 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Allan Saxe Field. Register today, Monday, Nov. 2, at

Hit as many home runs as you can before reaching 10 outs. Categories are for children and adults.

To compete, the cost is $20. Proceeds go to the Texas Heart Institute in memory of UTA student Erica Hochmeister and the Student Emergency Services Fund.

Admission is $5 to watch the hits and partake of food and activities. Sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Students Affairs, and Athletics.

For questions, call 2-6080.

Light up Homecoming parade with your entry of a float, cart, or feet

The Blue, White, Light Up the Night Homecoming parade needs your group, club, organization, family, and friends to enter for a chance to show Maverick pride and win a prize.

Big lighted floats, marching bands, special guests, and UTA's traditional display of decorated and lighted golf carts make their way around the College Park District starting at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

First and second place awards of $250 and $100 will be awarded to entries in two categories: University departments/departmental organizations and registered student organizations.

Register your entry for the Homecoming parade by Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Chili Cook-Off needs culinary talents

Put your chili-making skills to work at the annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off.

Teams start their concoctions early to serve to judges, then open their pots for samples noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, on the University Center mall.

Register online by Wednesday, Nov. 4. Call Student Affairs for details at 2-6080.

Party on with fellow Mavericks at reunions, receptions

Gather with friends—old and new—on Saturday, Nov. 14, for Homecoming 2015.

The Class of 1965 celebrates its 50th anniversary with a brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Class members receive two free tickets, with additional tickets for $20 each.

Greek alumni meet up 4-7 p.m. on Moritz Plaza. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 12.

Student leaders from years past reunite 4-7 p.m. on the northwest deck of College Park Center. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 12.

All Mavericks, past and present, can mingle together at the Party on the Plaza, which starts at 4 p.m. on the northwest deck of College Park Center.

Tickets to the Greek and student leader reunions and the Party on the Plaza are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and older. Purchase tickets, which include food and beverages, at

Runners, walkers needed for Homecoming 5k; Health Expo follows

Sign up for the Homecoming 5K, which takes off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, from the Maverick Activities Center for a scenic route through the UT Arlington campus.

Online registration is accepted through Thursday, Nov. 12, at Proceeds benefit the Student Emergency Services Fund.

After the race, stick around for the health Expo with a variety of wellness vendors, foods, and activities.

Read more details.

Homecoming Golf Tourney entries due Friday

The Homecoming Golf Tournament tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Waterchase Golf Club.

Enter by Friday, Nov. 6, at $50 per person. Mulligans are available at the course at two for $20.

For more information, email or call 2-3277.

Still time to register for free flu shot

UTA has partnered with Catapult Health to provide free, quick, and confidential preventive health checkups and annual flu vaccines on campus.

These checkups and flu shots are available to all employees covered under the UT Select Medical Plan at no charge. You must make an appointment to take advantage of this benefit. The clinics will be held Thursday-Friday, Nov. 5-6.

For more information and to make your appointment, visit the Office of Human Resources website and click on the link Flu Shots.

Catch preview of basketball teams at Maverick Club meeting Thursday

Get a preview of Maverick basketball season at the Maverick Club’s monthly huddle Thursday, Nov. 5, at College Park Center. Membership in the athletic booster's club is $10 per month.

Maverick Club members can watch the teams practice before a dinner with coaches Scott Cross and Krista Gerlich.

Practice times are 2:30-5 p.m. for the women’s team and 3-5:30 p.m. for the men’s team. Enter College Park Center’s west entry to access the practice courts. Dinner is 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Suite, where Cross and Gerlich will introduce the teams and discuss the upcoming seasons.

Veterans honored Nov. 11

UT Arlington veterans will be honored on campus Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

Reveille begins the event at 6:30 a.m. in the courtyard of College Hall followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

At 11 a.m, a ribbon-cutting ceremony opens the new Vet Lounge in Room 216 of the Central Library.

A reception for the inaugural induction ceremony for the National Student Veteran Honor Society is set for 2 p.m. in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center. RSVP for the Veterans Day reception to Kim Bennett at 2-9882 or

A flag retreat ceremony is set for 5 p.m. in front of College Hall.

Donate a pair of socks for the "Socks for Service" project, which benefits homeless veterans. Drop off boxes are located around campus.

Pick up an "I Love UTA Veterans" or "UTA Veteran" button at the events.

The Veterans Day activities are sponsored by the UTA Veterans Connection Committee. For details on resources for student veterans, go to the Veteran Services website.

Input needed for Quality Enhancement Plan

UTA is developing a plan to enhance the student learning experience. The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)  is a vital part of UTA’s reaccreditation effort, but is designed to focus exclusively on helping students get more out of their academic experience at UTA.

A group of faculty, staff, and students is developing the plan, but need input from all corners of campus. Visit the QEP website to complete the feedback form. Email any suggestions to

Compliance training now on Blackboard

Employee compliance training is now on Blackboard. Annual compliance training is scheduled starting today, Monday, Nov. 2, and includes seven modules. Watch your email for the announcement.

All employees have two weeks to complete their assigned modules. Employees will be notified via email when their training is available.

New employee compliance training, which began this week, will be released every Wednesday. New employees, including GTAs and GRAs, are now required to complete 13 compliance training modules.  Student employees, including work studies, are required to complete seven compliance training modules.

To access training at, log in with your Net ID and password. Go to the My Blackboard tab and click on Course List. If you are a frequent user of Blackboard, the training may appear at the bottom of the list.

For questions, contact Jennifer Chapman of the Office of University Compliance and Legal Affairs at 2-2080 or

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Gotta have it

UTA touch screen gloves—perfect for many of the outdoor events during Homecoming—will be one of the giveaways at some of the Homecoming events.

Training offered for new Unit Effectiveness Process software

Results Reports and Improvement Reports for the Unit Effectiveness Process are due to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting soon.

Training sessions for TracDat, the new Unit Effectiveness Process assessment software, is 1-3 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 2, and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The deadline for Improvement Reports for 2013-14 and 2014-15 is Friday, Nov. 6. The deadline for Results Reports was Oct. 16.

Register for TracDat training.

WNBA team to unveil name, logo, ticket information

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a news conference for the WNBA franchise formerly known as the Tulsa Shock at 10 a.m. today, Monday, Nov. 2, to announce details about the team including the schedule of home games to be played at College Park Center.

Team officials are expected to unveil the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington-based team’s name, logo, and ticket information. In July, WNBA owners approved a plan to move the team and College Park Center was selected as the site for the team’s 17 home games during the 2016 season.

Extra Credit

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Managing Department Funds Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, Nov. 4


Arlington Technology Association Xinbao Yu, associate professor of civil engineering, "Using Geothermal Energy to Remove Ice and Snow from Roads and Bridges." Light breakfast. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Disability Studies Lecture Robert and Schuyler Rummel-Hudson, “Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords.” Free. Noon-1 p.m. Room 25, University Hall. Also, Catherine Kudlick, “Disabling Cures: Rescuing History’s ‘Incurables’ from the Clutches of the Present,” Nov. 19. Disability Studies.

Food for Thought Dietitian Allison Dominguez, what to eat before and after exercise. Noon-1 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

International Education Week Lecture Author and budget travel expert Deidre Mathis, diversity in travel and travel budgeting. 6 p.m., in the Concho Room,  E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education Week.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Travel and Expenses Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Friday, Nov. 6

Mathematics Colloquium Series Patrick Shipman of Colorado State University. 3 p.m., Room 311, Pickard Hall. Mathematics.

Flying with SOFIA M.J. Tykoski shares her story of flying on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Tykoski is an eighth grade science teacher in Wylie and received the 2013 Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Free. 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, The Planetarium at UTA. Science, Planetarium.

Saturday, Nov. 7

RAD Self-Defense for Women For female students, faculty, and staff. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 102-B, Maverick Activities Center. UTA Police.

2015 Breast Health 101 Symposium Register online; code BH101. Fre. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Monday, Nov. 9

ProCard Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Timekeeper Register online. 1:30-4 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Native American Heritage Month Lecture Author Paul McKenzie-Jones on prominent American Indian Movement leader, Clyde Warrior. 7 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. Native American Student Association, History.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Current Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Panelists Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor of social work; Cheryl Anderson, associate professor of nursing; and Mary Kate Kenworthy, readjustment counselor for Veterans Affairs. 4-6 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Veterans Upward Bound.

Qualitative Research Brown-bag Meetups Yekang Ko and Ann Foss, assistant professors of planning and landscape architecture, "Measuring Climate Literacy: Using Survey Data for Interdisciplinary Environmental Education." Noon-1 p.m., Room 414, Central Library. Qualitative Research Meetup.

Friday, Nov. 13

Position and Workforce Management Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

LINK Lab Lecture Series Throy Campbell, “Higher Education in the Face of Labor Market Change.” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. Also, Catherine Spann, “The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness,” Nov. 19. LINK Research Lab.

Coming up

Safe Zone Ally Training Register online. 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 16, Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Goolsby Leadership Lecture Mary-Uhl Bien of Texas Christian University, “Leadership in the Workforce.” Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University. Goolsby Leadership Academy.

Focus on Faculty: Traci Freling Traci Freling, associate professor of marketing. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Anderson Sports Performance Lecture Series James Pollifrone, president of Arlington Orthopedic Associates, “Treating the Whole Patient: Case Studies From the Athletic Arena to the Weekend Warrior.” Noon Wednesday, Nov. 18, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology

Genomic Core Facility Info Seminar Learn about next-gen sequencing and how Illumina MiSeq desktop sequencer can enhance your research. Register online. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Room 227, Pickard Hall. Genomics Core Facility, Biology.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Finn Jones of Transcendence DFW, followed by a candlelight vigil. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Business Affairs Training Register online. Financial Statements & the Reconciliation Process, Monday, Nov. 16; Requisitions, Wednesday, Nov. 18; Payment Vouchers, Friday, Nov. 20. All in Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Human Resources Training Managing Projects and Making Decisions, Wednesday, Nov. 18; Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers, Friday, Nov. 20. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Panel remembers days of World Class Championship Wrestling

A panel of experts examine the World Class Championship Wtesliting events of the 1980s in North Texas 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Photographer Cirrus Bonneau recorded the sport in its heyday. His photographs make up the exhibit "Memories of WCC Wrestling" on display in UTA Libraries Special Collections.

Bonneau will be joined by exhibit curator Oliver Lee Bateman and former WCCW wrestlers "Cowboy" Johnny Mantell and "Iceman" King Parson.

Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, will add his memories to the discussion. He was a pro wrestling personality in the 1980s.

Monday, Nov. 2

One Night in Asia Talent Showcase Free. 6:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education Week.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

International Fall Food Fair  11 a.m.-3 p.m., University Center mall. International Education Week.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Tail Waggin' Wednesday Students, faculty, and staff can take a break filled with unconditional love from therapy dogs. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

I Am UTA Study Abroad Asian students share their study abroad experiences. Noon-1 p.m., Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education Week.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Global Grounds: International Coffee Hour 4-5:30 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education Week.

World Trivia Night 6 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge,  E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education Week.

Friday, Nov. 6

Guest Cello Recital Cellist Yuri Anshelevich performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday Night Film: 'Southpaw' Rated R. Free popcorn. Concessions for sale. $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Movin’ Mavs Fall Tournament Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. College Park Center. Also, Saturday, Nov. 7. Movin’ Mavs.

Monday, Nov. 9

Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Nov. 12

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

Friday, Nov. 13

UT System Day Wear your Maverick attire and celebrate UT System Day. UTA joined the UT System 50 years ago. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources, UT System Day.

Wind Symphony Concert Tickets. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friends of the Library Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home: A Novel. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Faculty Bassoon Recital Laura Bennett Cameron, senior lecturer of bassoon. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming Up

Concerts and Recitals Trumpet Studio Recital, Monday, Nov. 16; Clavier Piano Recital, Tuesday Nov. 17; Guest Recital, Stephen F. Austin Wind Faculty, Thursday, Nov. 19; Bassoon Studio Recital, Friday, Nov. 20; UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert, Saturday, Nov. 21; Symphonic Band Concert, 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22; Trombone Ensemble Concert, Monday, Nov. 23; Viola Studio Recital, Tuesday, Nov. 24; UTA Choir Concert, Thursday, Dec. 3; Flute Studio Recital, Friday, Dec. 4. All 7:30 p.m., unless noted, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Tickets $5. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, College Park Center. Athletics.

Deck the Mall Welcome the holiday season with music, hot chocolate, and lighting up the Library mall. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Library mall. EXCEL Campus Activities.


Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition Concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates. Hours for both galleries 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Gallery West, Studio Arts Center; and The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Through Nov. 21. Art and Art History.

Ornament and Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African Masks 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109, Fine Arts Building. Through Dec. 9. Art and Art History.

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

Special Collections: Ringside: Memories of WCC Wrestling 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 16UTA Libraries Special Collections.

Planetarium Fall shows SOFIA 3-D, Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, From the Earth to the Universe, AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)


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