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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Info session today on Employee Tuition Assistance Plan

The Office of Human Resources will host an informational session 3-5 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 11, on the new Employee Tuition Assistance Plan that begins in this fall. The session is in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center.

Representatives from Human Resources, Financial Aid, and Student Financials will be on hand to answer any questions.

To find out more about this new benefit—including the policy, eligibility requirements, and a list of frequently asked questions—visit the Human Resources website.

Register your vehicle for new parking permits

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

UTA'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 the 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.

Plan for parking for your next event

If your department or organization hosts an on-campus event that off-campus visitors will attend, fill out a Special Event Parking Request form at least one week before your event. Learn more about special event parking.

All personal vehicles parked on campus will need to purchase a parking permit. A link can be provided for the event organizer to allow attendees to purchase their parking before arriving on campus.

And be sure to add your department's or organization's events on the new UTA events calendar.

  Mav Tube Video Extra

Business abroad

Of the 98 College of Business undergraduate students who studied abroad in 2015-2016, 85 of them received financial assistance from the Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad Fund. The fund was established in 2015 by UTA alumna Jackie Fouse and named in honor of her parents. Her gift, which was matched with additional support, has more than tripled the number of students participating in international study. Watch the video.

UTA expands recruiting efforts targeting Latino students with ApplyUTA

ApplyUTA is a new initiative to identify and assist exceptional college-ready students in the Latino community interested in enrolling at UTA for the 2016-17 school year. Through ApplyUTA, students will have an opportunity to meet in-person with UTA faculty and staff knowledgeable about the recruitment, admissions, and financial aid processes at a series of upcoming events on and off campus. Read more.

Social Work duo on IRP award-winning research team

Noelle Fields and Ling Xu, both of the School of Social Work, are members of the Interdisciplinary Research Program award-winning team studying "Shakespeare and Robots: Examining the Impact of a Theater Intervention on Psychological Well-being in Older Adults." Their names were absent from last week's announcement.

Photography, videography services offered by Student Publications

The Department of Student Publications offers affordable photo and video work to campus departments and organizations. Trained, experienced UTA student photographers provide the services. For details, visit the Student Publications creative services website.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the Amphibian and Reptile Research Center, Central Library, Fine Arts Building, Hammond Hall, Health Center, Life Science Building, Maverick Activities Center, and Pickard Hall.

Sign up for a table at Maverick Cook-out & Activity Fair Day

University departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at the Maverick Cook-out & Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall. Register online by Monday, Aug. 29.

Volunteer to welcome, help students at annual Move-in Event

Volunteer for the Residence Hall Move-in Event to help students get situated in their new on-campus homes. The Move-in Event, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, is a campus-wide initiative to assist more than 2,100 residence hall students who will be living on campus this fall. Volunteer online for two-hour shifts. For details, contact J.C. Stoner at

Benefit Yourself

Current insurance ID cards remain active for 2016-17

Your current ID cards will remain active in the 2016-17 plan year for all plans in which you are enrolled and did not make any changes. For new coverage you added or for changes to your enrollment, you will receive a new ID card prior to the start of the plan year on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Read about this and more in the August issue of A Matter of Health, the UT System employee benefits newsletter.

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

Coming Up

Human Resources Training Register online. Maverick Service Excellence: How to Communicate with Your Customers, 2-4 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 11; 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17; and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference Faculty, staff, and students can learn about the IRB submission process and regulations, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Breakfast, lunch included. Conference schedule and RSVP. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Regulatory Services, Research Administration.

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

Going Out

Coming up

Maverick Stampede UTA's Welcome Week traditions return starting Monday, Aug. 22. See the calendar.

Dallas Wings Women's professional basketball. Tickets $25-50. College Park Center. Upcoming games are vs. Chicago Sky, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; vs. Washington Mystics, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; and vs. New York Liberty, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Dallas Wings.


Visual Resources Gallery: 'Ritual and Animism: Visual Investigations of the Soul and Supernatural in African Art and Artifacts' See artwork and artifacts from the Campbell-Dowdey and Brodie African Art collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 26. Visual Resources Gallery, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule includes Dynamic Earth; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Texas Stargazing; and We Are Astronomers. Through Aug. 28. Planetarium.

UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

UTA Libraries: 'Building a Barrier-Free Campus' Explore how UTA became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

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


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