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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MSS-Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau to speak Nov. 3 at Texas Hall in next Maverick Speakers Series event

Environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau will discuss "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Texas Hall for the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

A National Geographic “emerging explorer,” filmmaker, and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and her father, Philippe Cousteau Sr. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Volunteers needed for Parent-Family Weekend

The Parent and Family Center needs volunteers for Parent and Family Weekend Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22. See tasks and time slots on the registration site.

Injury assessment offered to faculty, staff

Make an appointment for a complimentary injury assessment by Airrosti, one of UTA's wellness partners. The 15-minute check-up will be 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 20, in Room 212C of the Maverick Activities Center. The assessment is free, and there is no obligation. Schedule an appointment.

Grad school info session focused on faculty, staff

The Office of University Recruitment is offering an information session covering the application process for graduate studies at UTA. All faculty and staff members are invited to learn more about graduate degrees at the University and how to get started. Lunch will be provided. The session is noon-1 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 18, in the Red River Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Donate to State Employee Charitable Campaign

The State Employee Charitable Campaign is a yearly opportunity for faculty and staff to show their Maverick generosity. The campaign runs through Monday, Oct. 31. See a listing of agencies and organizations and pledge online. Make a one-time gift or pledge monthly. Donations may be made to one or more organizations.

Discounted tickets available for Dig Pink game

Faculty and staff can claim a discount on tickets to the Dig Pink volleyball match to support breast cancer awareness Thursday, Oct. 13, at College Park Center. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. between the Mavericks and Texas State. Use promo code PINKVB for discounted $3 tickets at Wear your favorite pink shirt. Be among the first 250 fans to receive a free pink shirt.

Emergency generator test Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Central Library, College Park Center and South parking garages, Davis Hall, Science Hall, Texas Hall, and University Hall. LEARN MORE.

Dig Pink

Coming Up

The Clothesline Project: Domestic Violence Awareness, through Friday, Oct. 14

Bed Races, Wednesday, Oct. 12

Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville, Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 12-16

Fall Choral Festival, Thursday, Oct. 13

Friday Night Film Series: Suicide Squad, Friday, Oct. 14

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Wednesday, Oct. 19

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