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Monday, October 24, 2016

DAA honorees

Tickets available for Distinguished Alumni event

UTA honors exemplary alumni who have represented the University through professional achievement, community engagement, and loyalty to their alma mater at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Alumni awards will go to the Honorable B. Glen Whitley, who will receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Community Service Award for his volunteer efforts supporting higher education and military veterans; finance executive C. Keith Cargill; U.S. Army Major General Daniel P. Hughes; and AcuteCare CIO Liz Johnson. JPS physician Jocelyn Zee will receive the inaugural Recent Graduate Award.

Tickets and table sponsorships at several levels are available at For more information, contact Julie Barfield at 2-0040 or LEARN MORE.

Last candidate forum for CAAS director Thursday

The final candidate for director of the Center for African American Studies will give a presentation and meet with students, faculty, and staff. Jason Shelton, UTA associate professor of sociology and anthropology, will speak at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Student Congress Chambers in Room B150 of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Park South garage to close for event

The lower level of College Park South must be cleared at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for a private event. All vehicles parked on the lower level must relocate to another area of the garage or other permitted zones, or be towed at the owners' expense. The entire garage will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 26, for a private event. Both College Park North and College Park Central will remain open during these events. For the latest parking news, go to

Maverick Memories


Take a long look at how the campus has grown over the years. View the photos.

From the top, Carlisle Military Academy occupied a few buildings on what is now the east campus. The drawing of Grubbs Vocational College's campus included plenty of green space and a flower garden. Cooper Street is near the bottom of the aerial photo of the North Texas Agricultural College campus in the late 1940s. Arlington State College, shown in 1967, was preparing for its transition to the University of Texas System. Davis Hall is under construction in the 1970 UTA photo at the bottom, and north of Texas Hall is the beginnings of the Fine Arts Building.

UTA continues to grow. Construction starts soon on the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will be south of University Hall, the Life Science Building, and Pickard Hall. A five-story parking garage will break ground in November north of the Maverick Activities Center, part of a two-year west campus expansion.

Source: UTA Libraries Special Collections

Coming Up

UTA Marching Band Alumni Night, Monday, Oct. 24

Maverick Speakers Series: Alexandra Cousteau, Thursday, Nov. 3

Faculty Artist Recital: David Grogan, Thursday, Nov. 3

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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