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Thursday, August 18, 2016


Interdisciplinary PhD in kinesiology degree launched

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in response to soaring demand for health care scientists and faculty. The degree, which combines elements from kinesiology and nursing curriculums, will have three tracks: movement and rehabilitation sciences, applied physiology, and physical education. Read more.

Maverick Stampede begins Monday

The Maverick Stampede begins the 2016-17 academic year Monday with the Move-in Event, the Parent and Family Center Cookout, and free Planetarium shows. Tuesday includes campus tours and a lunch for commuter students.

Celebrate the start of the academic year with the MavsMeet Convocation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at College Park Center. Ya'Ke Smith, assistant professor of film and video, will give the keynote address, followed by remarks by campus leaders and musical entertainment. Following the convocation, faculty and staff can mingle at the AfterParty on The Green at College Park.

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

Parking affected by Move-In Day

Parking spots for Monday's Move-in Day will affect part of parking lot F10, the Health Services Center lot, and College Park Central and South parking garages. Volunteers will help students unload vehicles all day, starting at 8:30 a.m. Alternative parking sites include the Maverick Parking Garage—at no extra cost—and S47, south of the Life Science Building and Pickard Hall. See the Move-in Day parking map.

Career Development Center opens today in University Center

The Career Development Center has a new home in Suite 180S of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The 6,000-square-foot space includes interview rooms, a smart classroom, and dressing rooms where students can prepare for interviews.

Register your vehicle for new parking permits

General parking permits and reserved space permit renewals are available now for faculty and staff. To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P.

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

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 Featuring the Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall. Register online by Monday, Aug. 29.

  Mav Tube Video Extra

UTA Police say, "Welcome Back, Mavs!"

UTA Police are ready to serve students, faculty, and staff as a new semester begins. Never hesitate to call them if you need assistance. Dial 817-272-3003 in an emergency or 817-272-3381 in a non-emergency situation. Watch the video.

August edition of Maverick Cyber Security Newsletter online

The Information Security Office's August edition of Maverick Cyber Security focuses on mobile devices, clouds, smishing, and more. Check it out to find ways to safely use your smartphones and tablets online.

Plan for parking for your next event

If your department or organization will host 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.

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

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.

Benefit Yourself

Use your remaining UT FLEX funds

Be sure to use your remaining UT FLEX money for the 2015-2016 benefit year. The current benefit year will end Wednesday, Aug. 31. Check your UT FLEX account balance online at or call Payflex at 866-887-3539. For questions, call the Office of Human Resources at 2-5558.

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. Thursday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 13; 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14; 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. 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.)

Sports Notes

All-Sports Pass, volleyball season tickets on sale

The Faculty/Staff All-Sports Pass for all home athletic events is $99. Faculty and staff can purchase up to two passes. The Student All-Sports Pass is $25 and is limited to one per student.

Volleyball season tickets are $50-$75.

Blaze's Kids Club for ages 12 and younger includes admission to all UTA home athletic events, UTA swag, and more. Membership is $25 and $15 for each additional child.

Intramural deadline for MavStrong

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are Madden NFL '17 Tournament, Monday, Aug. 29; Co-Rec Flag Football, Fantasy Football, and College Football Pick 'Em, Thursday, Sept. 1; Tennis, Friday, Sept. 2; Foosball, Tuesday, Sept. 6; Softball, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 2-3277 or email

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Coming up

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.


UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 20. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

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: '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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