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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Preferred seating, VIP packages available for Reza Aslan appearance

Tickets are available to see author and religious scholar Reza Aslan in the Maverick Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Texas Hall.

Dr. Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. His New York Times best-seller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, has been translated into dozens of languages around the world.

The preferred ticket option includes reserved seating near the front of the venue, reserved parking, and front-of-the-line access to the book signing.

General admission is free for faculty, staff, and students, and costs $5 for non-UTA visitors.

Both of these ticket options are available under the general admission ticket link at

VIP ticket holders receive select benefits including preferred ticket access, a parking pass, an exclusive reception and dinner with Aslan, and more. Go to for tickets and details., or contact Mark LaVelle at or 817-272-5235 to purchase this package.

Be cautious of phone scams asking for money

UTA faculty, staff, and students should be cautious of phone scams in which the callers identify themselves as members of UTA or a governmental agency, then threaten to arrest them on false or fictitious charges if immediate payment is not made to the suspects via a money card.

The calls are from individuals posing as representatives of local law enforcement agencies, state agencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other federal agencies, and even UTA. Some calls target international students.

The telephone number used may be a cloned number from a legitimate agency or University office.

University officials, law enforcement, and government officials will not contact you in this manner or threaten arrest for non-payment of debts.

If you or anyone you know has information related to such crimes, call the UTA Police Department at 817-272-3381.

Use good judgment and caution when clicking web or email links or opening attachments. If you receive an email that appears suspicious, send it to Do not click on the links or open attachments. For tips on avoiding online scams, spam, phishing, social engineering, and more, go to the Information Security Office website.

Mav Tube Video Extra

Welcome back, Mavericks!

Thousands of UTA students moved into their dorms this week as they prepared for the first day of classes, which is today, Thursday, Aug. 25. Faculty and staff, including President Vistasp Karbhari, as well as fellow students provided helping hands.


New class of Terry Scholars announced

UTA's second class of Terry Foundation scholarship recipients totals 33 students who have displayed great academic and leadership potential, among other attributes. The Terry Foundation was established by Houston philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry, and it is the largest private source of scholarships in Texas. Read more.

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.

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.

State Employee Charitable Campaign Night at Globe Life Park

Join fellow UTA employees for a State Employee Charitable Campaign Night at Globe Life Park on Friday, Sept. 2, when the Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros. Enjoy individual tickets at the group rate.

Go to the Rangers ticket website; under Schedule, click on the game against the Astros on Sept. 2, and decide on the tickets you'd like to purchase. Then call Nate Devlin with the Texas Rangers directly at 817-273-5225 and tell him you would like to discounted tickets for SECC Night.

Extra Credit

Coming Up

UTARI Seminar Metin Yavuz of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, "Diabetic Foot Ulceration: Revisiting the Pathomechanics and Prevention Tools." RSVP for shuttle and lunch. 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, UTARI, Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

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

Faculty/Staff 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

Wheelchair Basketball Movin' Mavs and Lady Movin' Mavs games are a Welcome Week tradition. 4-5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 25, P.E. Building and Maverick Activities Center.

Free Planetarium Shows Faculty, staff, and students can receive one free ticket to any public planetarium show through Friday, Sept. 2. Bring UTA ID. Planetarium at UTA.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 1:30 p.m., and vs. Sacramento State, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Athletics.

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.

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


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