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Monday, February 8, 2016


Donna Brazile looks at politics for Maverick Speakers Series

Political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile will discuss "Politics and Beyond" at the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Texas Hall. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, and vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee. Her work as campaign manager for Al Gore made her the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. Her many accolades include the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. 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.

Tickets for "Gombe and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall" will be available Tuesday, March 1. Dr. Goodall will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at College Park Center.

  Mav Tube Video Extra

Ron Paul remix

Remember what Ron Paul said at last week's Maverick Speakers Series lecture? Get a quick refresher by watching the video.

Maverick Parking Garage to come under UTA management

UTA Parking and Transportation Services begins management of the Maverick Parking Garage on Friday, Feb. 19.

The Maverick Parking Garage—located between Hammond Hall and Pickard Hall—will remain a separate entity.

Garage permits are not valid at UTA parking lots, and UTA parking permits are not valid in the garage.

To renew a garage reserved space permit, go to the parking office in the Wetsel Service Center. Renew general permits online.

Changes at the Maverick Parking Garage are:

  • Gates will be removed.
  • Night passes will not be available.
  • The parking rate is $3 per hour.
  • Preferred parking permits are $449 per semester.
  • Reserved space permits are $599 per semester.
  • A new digital parking meter will be on the first floor for hourly users.

Go online for questions about the Maverick Parking Garage and to read the garage rules and regulations.

For more information, contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Funding available for student organizations

The Program Assistance Fund, overseen by Student Congress, has supplemental funding available to registered student organizations for programming and for travel to state, regional, and national conferences.

Applications are available online and in the Student Congress offices in Suite B150 of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Visit or call 817-272-0556 for more information.

Become an adviser for Alternative Spring Break

Staff or faculty advisers are needed as as advisers for the Alternative Spring Break trip to St. Louis, Mo., for March 13-18. Alternative Spring Break is an opportunity for students to serve as volunteers for issues such as sustainability, education, and disaster relief. They must be licensed to drive a 12-passenger van or be willing to participate in the process to do so.

Contact Susan Dequeant at for more information.

Nominations needed for student employee awards

Nominate your outstanding student employees for recognition and a chance to win cash awards. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 19.

For questions, contact the Career Development Center at 2-2932.

Plan now for power outage March 18-20

Facilities Management has scheduled an electrical outage to complete major electrical upgrades/modifications Friday-Sunday, March 18-20.

Buildings affected include the Architecture Building, Engineering Lab Building, Fine Arts Building, Geoscience Building, Nanofab Building, Nedderman Hall, and Woolf Hall.

Emergency generators will support egress lighting, life safety, and all research facilities currently connected to a generator. All buildings will remain locked during the outage.

On Thursday evening, clean out all refrigerators and freezers and turn off and unplug electrical devices. Many devices remain in a standby mode or use power even when turned off. If items are plugged into power strips, simply turn off the power strips.

Questions? Contact Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Submit nominations for outstanding employees by Feb. 26

Now is the time to nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards. Submit nominations online through Friday, Feb. 26.

For questions or concerns, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Benefit Yourself

Mark calendars, check list for Employee Service Awards

Through the Service Awards Program, the University honors employees who have made a significant career commitment. The honorees are faculty and staff members reaching milestones of 10 years or more.

On Wednesday, April 6, the University will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center to honor employees with 25 years of service. Included in this celebration will be employees who have 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service and the winners of the Outstanding Maverick Awards.

On Wednesday, April 13, the University will host a reception at 3 p.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom to honor employees who have 10, 15, and 20 years of service. 

Employees and departments are encouraged to review the service awards list for accuracy. Email any changes, additions, or deletions to by Friday, Feb. 19.

On-the-Go meal plans offered to faculty, staff

Dining Services dishes up three meal plans for faculty and staff. All include credit at the Connection Cafe and Dining Dollars to use anywhere on campus.

The three on-the-go meal plans range from $362 to $525 plus tax, with 21-70 meals and $100-$215 Dining Dollars. Use your MavID card to redeem meal credits and Dining Dollars.

Sign up at the University Housing Office on the main level of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Tax help available at Central Library

Representatives of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) are available to help with figuring out your taxes. The free service runs through Tuesday, April 12, in Room B20 of the Central Library.

Hours are 5-9 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Monday, Feb. 8

Performance Management Forms and Procedures Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Also, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23Human Resources.

K-12 Focused Technology Series Explore online learning in K-12 and higher education. Twitter chats, hashtags, and social media as learning, noon-1 p.m., Room 111, Trimble Hall. Also, speaker Kayla Parker of Coppell ISD, Feb. 16; mobile learning and microlearning, Feb. 24; Harrison McCoy, connecting globally with technology, March 1; Makerspaces and UTA FabLab, March 8; and Jim Holland, Google Classroom, Canvas, and anything related to LMS/CMS, March 22 and 29Education.

Lean Six Sigma Prepare for the IASSC exam with yellow belt course. Register online. $895. 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Division of Enterprise Development.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Black History Month Lectures Heather Thompson, University of Michigan, “Mass Incarceration,” 7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Also, Theron Bowman, Arlington deputy city manager, “Lawz N the Hood,” noon-1 p.m., and attorney Jermaine Watson, “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, Room 200, Trimble Hall; Cheryl Wattley, UNT Dallas College of Law, “Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation,” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Room 200, Trimble Hall. History, African American Faculty and Staff Association.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Career Development Discussions for Managers Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Monday, Feb. 15

Film Screening: 'The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia' Join in a discussion after the film. Free. 2-3 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Education.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Writing Effective Performance Reviews Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Focus on Faculty Krystal Beamon, associate professor of sociology and anthropology. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Friday, Feb. 19

IRB Mini-Conference Learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process, how to conduct ethical research studies with human subjects. See conference schedule and RSVP. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. Regulatory Services, Research Administration.

Dallas Festival of Ideas Architecture Professor-in-Residence Mark Lamster moderates a panel discussion on “The Physical City.” See the schedule. Free, but registration required. Fair Park, Dallas. Also, Saturday, Feb. 20. Dallas Festival of Ideas, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Saturday, Feb. 20

CPR/AED/First Aid Class A single, five-hour class covering the American Red Cross first aid basics, medical and environmental emergencies, adult CPR, and AED use. Registration at MAC Services and Information desk. $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 223, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturdays, March 5, April 9, May 21. Campus Recreation.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

'Romancing the Stars' a sweet deal

Bring your sweetheart to the Planetarium this Valentine's Day for a special event, Romancing the Stars.

The program takes a lighthearted look at the night sky and tells stories of love and devotion that can be found there.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12; 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13; and 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.

Tickets are $12 per couple for the UTA community and Planetarium members and $15 for the general public.

Call 2-1183 or email for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Men's Basketball on ESPN3 Watch the Mavericks vs. Texas State on ESPN3. Tip-off at 8 p.m. Viewing party at Grease Monkey Burgers, 200 N. Mesquite St., Arlington. Athletics.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Softball: UTA Invitational Mavericks vs. Texas Southern. Tickets $5-7 general public, $3 students. 6 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Also, vs. Northern Colorado, 4:30 p.m., and vs. Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12; vs. Texas Southern, 2 p.m., and vs. Missouri State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13; vs. Detroit, 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Athletics.

Friday, Feb. 12

Friends of the Library Houston Faust Mount II, Oilfield Revolutionary: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the LibraryUTA Libraries.

UTA College Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Free. All day, Maverick Activities Center, Physical Education Building. Also, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14. Movin' Mavs.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Basketball Doubleheader Mavericks vs. Appalachian State. Tickets $7-20 general public, $3 students. Maverick women's game 5 p.m., men's game 7:15 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, women 11:30 a.m., men 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18; and vs. Louisiana-Monroe, women 5 p.m., men 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Athletics.

Tennis Lady Mavs vs. Nevada-Reno, 11 a.m.; Mavericks vs. Missouri-Kansas City, 1 p.m. Free. UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

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

Thursday, Feb. 18

Third Thursday Game Night Free. 6-9 p.m., basement, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Maverick Musical Student teams perform Broadway-style productions to compete for cash awards. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

SAI Alumni Recital Former members of the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Feb. 19

Baseball: UTA Tournament Mavericks vs. Oklahoma State, 11 a.m.; vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2:30 p.m. Tickets $5 general public, $3 students. Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, vs. Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Athletics.

Women's Tennis Lady Mavs vs. Missouri State. Free. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Softball: Maverick Invitational Mavericks vs. Princeton, 3:30 p.m.; vs. South Dakota State, 6 p.m. Tickets $5-7 general public, $3 students. Allan Saxe Field. Also, vs. Princeton, 11 a.m., and vs. South Dakota State, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20; and vs. Princeton, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Athletics.

UTA Jazz Festival The UTA Jazz Ensemble performs with guest artist Denis DiBlasio. Tickets $9 general public, $6 students, seniors. 2 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Music.

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

Coming Up

NASA's 21st Annual Powwow Celebration of Native American culture. Saturday, Feb. 27, E.H. Hereford University Center. Native American Student Association.


The Gallery at UTA: 'Whew…That’s a Relief! The Madcap World of John Hernandez' A retrospective exhibition by San Antonio artist John Hernandez that spans four decades. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 30The Gallery at UTA.

Planetarium Explore the secrets of the universe in the new show Dark. The spring schedule includes Astronaut, Cosmic Colors, From the Earth to the Universe, Pink Floyd, and SpacePark 360: Infinity. Through May 29. UTA Planetarium.

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


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