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Monday, October 17, 2016

MSS-Alexandra Cousteau

VIP, preferred packages still available for Nov. 3 appearance of Alexandra Cousteau at Texas Hall

Enjoy the privileges of the VIP package and preferred seating when environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau visits campus for the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

Cousteau will discuss "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Texas Hall.

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.

Candidates for CAAS director on campus

Candidates for director of the Center for African American Studies will give presentations and meet with faculty, staff, and students. Candidates are:

  • Abul Pitre, Prairie View A&M, 3 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 17, sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
  • Rita K. Edozie, Michigan State University, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.
  • Stefan Bradley, St. Louis University, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, TBD.
  • Jason Shelton, UTA, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.

Corporate calling cards to be discontinued

AT&T will discontinue using OneNet (SND), VTNS, ABN, and AWCC corporate calling cards and services associated with those cards as of Dec. 31. If you use the corporate calling card and if it is a vital resource to your department, contact Trisha Alexander at The change does not affect the authorization codes assigned by the Office of Information Technology to make long distance calls from a UTA phone.


Terry Scholars honored at annual banquet

Terry Scholars

UTA honored its Terry Scholars at a recent banquet. The program, which came to UTA in 2015, is sponsored by the Terry Foundation and is the largest privately funded public scholarship program in Texas. Terry Scholars are high-achieving students who demonstrate leadership potential and financial need during their senior year of high school. Terry Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, books, and on-campus living expenses, allowing these students to graduate debt-free.

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.

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.

Maverick Memories

Mav Marauders 1970s

In the 1970s, the Mav Marauders spirit group rallied fans with a western Maverick flare. The firearm was merely for show and didn't require a license.

Coming Up

Focus on Faculty: Peggy Semingson, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Mexican-American Heritage: The Controversy, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Mix + Mingle + Materialize, Thursday, Oct. 20

UTA Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds, Thursday, Oct. 20

Manns World Tour Featuring Tamela Mann and David Mann, Saturday, Oct. 22

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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