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Monday, March 28, 2016


First regional 60X30TX conference on campus; register by Tuesday

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and UTA host the first comprehensive regional gathering of North Texas leaders to discuss how all parties will work together to meet the state of Texas’s 60x30TX goals.

60X30TX: Access, Success, Texas will be held 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at College Park Center. Register online by Tuesday, March 29.

In order to meet the workforce demands and intellectual capital expectations of the next generations of Texans, the THECB issued a statewide educational goal calling for 60 percent of adults aged 25 to 34 to hold college degrees or certificates by 2030.

Speakers include Raymund Paredes, commissioner, THECB; Kati Haycock, CEO of The Education Trust; and UTA President Vistasp Karbhari.

Read more about the North Texas 60X30 Conference.

Prepare to move vehicles for Maverick Speakers Series event

Some faculty, staff, and students will need to move their vehicles in preparation for Jane Goodall's appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series on Thursday, March 31.

Individuals parked in College Park South, Central and North garages and parking lot 47 in front of the Business Building will need to move their vehicles by noon Thursday to avoid being cited or towed.

Residents of The Lofts, Vandergriff Hall, Arlington Hall, and Brazos Hall also must move their vehicles.

Lots 49, 50, 51, and 52 will be available.

A shuttle service will be provided the day before, the night of, and the day after the event between College Park Center and those lots.

Dr. Goodall, a primatologist and conservationist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in College Park Center.

Tickets for "Gombe and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall" are sold out.

New policy concerns compliance with Substantive Change

A new policy—Substantive Change Compliance Policy, HOP 5-204—has been added to the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

The policy provides a process for complying with the Substantive Change requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As a condition of accreditation, institutions must notify SACSCOC of substantive changes. In some cases, SACSCOC approval is required prior to implementation.

Questions? Contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting at 2-3365.

UT Press hosts online book sale April 11-15

The University of Texas Press is holding a spring online book sale for all campuses in the UT System.

The sale will run from 8 a.m. Monday, April 11, through midnight Friday, April 15, on the UT Press website.

All titles on the site already are 33 percent off. Faculty, staff, and students will receive a discount of 45 percent off the full retail price. To receive 55 percent off, use the code UTPS16. Sales tax and shipping apply.

This season's offerings include a range of subjects — music, photography, music, food, and history—including recent award-winning and best-selling titles.

Learn about Interdisciplinary Research Program at info sessions

UTA's new Interdisciplinary Research Program supports faculty research teams representing different disciplines.

Duane Dimos, vice president for research, will host an information session 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 14-15, in Room 327 in Davis Hall. For details, contact Jon Weidanz at

Requests for proposal (RFP) submissions are accepted through 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

Meet candidates for parking director at forums

Faculty and staff can meet candidates for director of Parking and Transportation Services at upcoming forums. The next meetings are 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, and Thursday, April 14, in Room 609 of the Business Building.

Info sessions cover compliance with public access mandates for grant applications

UTA researchers can learn more about complying with public access mandates at noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

The Office of Research, Office of the Provost, and UTA Libraries have developed a set of resources for faculty members.

Sponsoring agencies are increasingly including public access mandates in their award terms and conditions. Under public access mandates, grant recipients whose research results are published in peer-reviewed journals are required to submit the final accepted manuscript to the federal granting agency or a designated repository, usually within one year of publication. Compliance to this sponsor requirement is the responsibility of the faculty grant recipient.

Celebration of Faculty Creative Works set for April 12

See the accomplishments of UTA faculty at the annual Celebration of Faculty Creative Works at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, on the sixth floor of Central Library. The event is sponsored by the UTA Libraries.

The annual reception honors faculty and staff for their creative accomplishments in 2015. Works include books, articles, artwork, music, plays, patents, and more.

Interim Provost Linda Johnsrud will offer remarks at 4:30 p.m., followed by a toast from President Vistasp Karbhari.

RSVP online by Tuesday, April 5. For more information, contact Jody Bailey at

Represent your department at next Orientation Involvement Fair, Block Party

University departments and student organizations can share info on programs and services at the Orientation Involvement Fair and the annual Block Party.

The next involvement fair is at the New Maverick Orientation for transfer students Thursday, April 14. Visit to register and for details.

The Block Party is set for 6-10 p.m. Thursday, April 28, on Spaniolo Drive by College Park Center. Register for a booth by Friday, April 8. Also, register to volunteer.

Performance reviews due April 4

Annual performance reviews for employees must be completed by Monday, April 4. The reviews do not include faculty members and graduate assistants.

Writing Effective Performance Reviews is offered at 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Room 200 of the J.D. Wetsel Service Center.

Employees are encouraged to complete a self-evaluation for the performance review process.

Evaluation forms are online. For questions, email or call 2-5554.

Maverick Service Excellence program includes manager session

Learn the key points of the Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience program, a strategic, University-wide initiative of President Vistasp Karbhari.

Manager Overview will include an interactive environment where you can ask questions and provide feedback. The session is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.

Register online. Seating is limited.

Suggest students for Welcome Center jobs for summer, fall

Suggest a MavElite student apply for jobs at the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center for summer and fall. Positions include tour guides (SNAP Job 8855) and campus visit assistants (SNAP Job 8856). Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, March 30.

The Students Needing A Part-time Job (SNAP Job) system lists a variety of jobs for students. Register at

For more details, contact the SNAP Job office at or 2-3463 or come to the SNAP Job Office and computer lab in Room B200 of the Wetsel Service Center at 140 West Mitchell St. The SNAP Job office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Extra Credit

Monday, March 28

Digital Presence for Academic Productivity and Student Engagement A roundtable with faculty and staff discussing digital tools for collaboration, promotion, and student learning. Register online. 1-3 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. LINK Research Lab, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, UTA Libraries.

Introduction to TracDat Register online. 10:45-11:30 a.m., Room E200E, Workforce Development Building. Also, 2:45-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31; 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5; 4:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting.

Unit Effectiveness Process Refresher Register online. 10-10:45 a.m., Room E200E, Workforce Development Building. Also, 2-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 31; 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 5; 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting.

Tuesday, March 29

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

GIS Workshop Explore the geographic information system (GIS) and its applications in research and teaching and the most commonly used GIS software including ArcGIS, Google Earth, and AutoCAD MAP 3-D. Learn how to obtain some GIS software free under an educational license. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

K-12 Focused Technology Series Explore online learning in K-12 and higher education. Jim Holland, Google Classroom, Canvas, and anything related to LMS/CMS. Noon-1 p.m., Room 111, Trimble Hall. Education.

Wednesday, March 30

Developing Assertive Communication Skills Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Women's History Month Lectures Frances Smith Foster, Emory University, Kitchens, Attics, and Autobiography. Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women's and Gender Studies.

Anderson Sports Performance Lecture Fred Williams, head coach, WNBA Dallas Wings, Quick Tips and Drills. Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Thursday, March 31

Technology StartUp Lunch-n-Learn George Kondraske, right, professor of electrical engineering and chair of the Research Conflict of Interest Committee, on how to identify a potential research conflict of interest, why it is necessary to manage conflicts of interest, and what should be in a COI management plan. For faculty and graduate students. Lunch provided. RSVP to or 2-1140. 11:45 a.m., StartUp Lounge, Campus Center, by the Nanotech Building. Office of Technology Management.

Friday, April 1

TEDxUTA A program of live speakers and video to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Tickets $30 faculty, staff; $20 students; $40 general public. 1 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H Hereford University Center. TEDxUTA, EXCEL Campus Activities.

Monday, April 4

Film Screening: 'Escalation' A 90-minute film-based workshop that educates about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. A discussion follows. Resources, activities, snacks, and drinks provided; T-shirt giveaways. 7:30 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

Tuesday, April 5

ProCard Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, April 6

Arlington Technology Association Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams describes areas he believes are prime collaborative opportunities that would be beneficial to both the city and UTA. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Diabetes Prevention: A Game Plan Register online. Noon-1 p.m., second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center.

Managing Department Funds Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Thursday, April 7

Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask A Question, Save A Life Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Requisitions Register online. 1:30-4 p.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Technology Startup Seminar Silicon Valley investment group Artiman Ventures brainstorms with faculty, students, and local entrepreneurs on how to help move new technologies to the marketplace. 2-5 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Also, small group meetings and follow-up sessions, Friday, April 8, StartUp Lounge. Read more. Research Administration.

Friday, April 8

Dealing with Difficult Employees and People Register online. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Saturday, April 9

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, Saturday, May 21. Campus Recreation.

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

Coming Up

Business Affairs Training Register online. Timekeeper, 8:30-11 a.m., Tuesday, April 12; Timekeeper Lab, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13; Payment Vouchers, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14; Position and Workforce Management, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 18; Human Resources Lab, 2-4 p.m.  Tuesday, April 19; Travel and Expenses, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21; Financial Statements and the Reconciliation Process, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26; Finance Lab, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28. All in Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Human Resources Training Register online. Powerful Presentation Skills, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12; Manager Overview—Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Room 601, Nedderman Hall; Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 14; Managing Projects and Making Decisions, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19; Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask A Question, Save A Life, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, Room 601, Nedderman Hall; Welcoming Diversity, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20; Coaching Skills for Supervisors, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 21; Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontations, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26; Effective Delegation, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center, unless noted. Human Resources.

Art Lecture Mohamed Keshavjee of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, author of Into That Heaven of Freedom: The Impact of Apartheid on an Indian Family’s Diasporic History. 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, auditorium, Architecture Building. Art and Art History.

Social Work Colloquium Joanne Sobeck, associate dean and director of the Center for Social Work Research, “Building Research Capacity.” RSVP to 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Room B107, Social Work Complex B. Research and Professional DevelopmentSocial Work.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Glass Art Sale and Show shines Saturday

Artists will fire up the furnace and fuse together melted glass and brilliant color at the annual Glass Art Sale and Show on Saturday, April 2, at the Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis St.

Hundreds of items delicately handcrafted by students and staff of the Department of Art and Art History's glass art program will be available to the public at a fraction of the cost of similar items in professional art galleries.

Prices for the vases, paperweights, platters, and other art pieces range from $5 into the thousands.

The sale runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or earlier if items sell out quickly. A silent auction will take place at 2 p.m., with bids taken 9 a.m.-1 p.m., also at the Studio Arts Center.

Another popular feature includes live demonstrations of glass-casting, glass-blowing, and other techniques used to make the art.

Read more about the Glass Art Sale and Show.

Monday, March 28

Spirit Week A spirit competition for student organizations. Social Media Challenge, all week; “Get the Scoop” about the UTA Ambassadors, Monday, March 28; tailgate and baseball game, Tuesday, March 29; Mavs Take Over: Grease Monkey and Trivia Night, Wednesday, March 30; canned food drive, Thursday March 31; pep rally, Friday, April 1UTA Ambassadors.

Faculty Vocal Recital with David Grogan Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 29

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

Film Screening: 'The Head of Joaquin Murrieta' Filmmaker John Valadez goes on a quest for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who was killed by bounty hunters in 1853 and had his head placed in a jar for public display across California. Free. 3 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. Center for Mexican American Studies.

Baseball Mavericks vs. TCU. Tickets $5, $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 8; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Athletics.

Wednesday, March 30

Double Bass Studio Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Men’s Tennis Mavericks vs. SMU. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Thursday, March 31

Faculty Double Bass Recital with Jack Unzicker Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Maverick Speakers Series "Gombe and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall." SOLD OUT. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.

Saturday, April 2

Softball Mavericks vs. Appalachian State. 1 and 3 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Also, noon Sunday, April 3. Athletics.

International Week Soccer tournaments, Saturday, April 2; Parade of Banners, Monday, April 4; International Food Fair, Tuesday, April 5; fashion show, Wednesday, April 6; Global Extravaganza, Friday, April 8Office of International Education.

Women’s Tennis Mavericks vs. UT-San Antonio. 11 a.m., UTA Tennis Center. Also, vs. Memphis. 11 a.m. Sunday, April 3, and vs. SMU, Thursday, April 7. Athletics.

Wednesday, April 6

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

Coming Up

Earth Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, University Center mall. Institute of Sustainability and Global Impact.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12; vs. Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and noon, Sunday, April 17; vs. Dallas Baptist. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19; and vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. Tickets $5, $3 students. All at Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Softball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Tickets $5-7, $3 students. 1 and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16; noon, Sunday, April 17; vs. Troy. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. All at Allan Saxe Field.  Athletics.

Men’s Tennis Mavericks vs. Midwestern State. Free. 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Maverick Film Festival The competition features four-minute films by students. 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Art and Art History.

Administrative Professionals Day A luncheon for UTA's administrative professionals. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 25, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources.


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.

Gallery 76102 'The More I Build You' Within paintings and drawings, artist Layla Luna constructs and deconstructs spaces and architectural structures. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through March 31. Gallery 76102.

UTA Libraries: 'Score' Using Special Collections photos, the exhibit showcases the early days of baseball, basketball, and track; the end of Maverick football; and Olympians and Paralympians from UTA. Through April 30. Also, Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington runs through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Planetarium Explore the secrets of the universe in the new show Dark. The spring schedule includes AstronautCosmic ColorsFrom the Earth to the UniversePink Floyd, and SpacePark 360: Infinity. Through May 29UTA Planetarium.

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


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