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Friday, November 11, 2016

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Homecoming has more in store this weekend

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The annual Step Show and The Bash are the main events tonight for Homecoming Week. See the schedule for more details.

Saturday starts with the Homecoming 5K. Later, get in the spirit at the Street Festival on Spaniolo Drive, the Homecoming Parade, and a pep rally before the big game. The Maverick men's basketball team takes on Texas Southern in College Park Center, with the Homecoming king and queen crowed at half-time. Sunday, the Lady Mavs play UT San Antonio.

On Saturday, parking is free during the day for Homecoming events. Paid parking for the men's game starts at 6 p.m. for event lots. Current UTA parking permit holders attending the game can park for free in any event lot or regular surface lots, even after 6 p.m.

Share your favorite Homecoming moments using #UTAHC16 on Twitter or Instagram. LEARN MORE.

Busy weekend means street closures

Homecoming parade

Be prepared for heavy traffic tonight, Friday, Nov. 11, and detours Saturday, Nov. 12.

Maverick Stadium hosts the high school football regional playoff tonight between the Timber Creek Falcons vs the Martin High Warriors. Gates open at 6 p.m. today. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

Saturday morning, West Nedderman Drive between Greek Row Drive and UTA Boulevard will be closed 7-11 a.m. for the Homecoming 5K Run.

Spaniolo Drive will be closed between UTA Boulevard and West Third Street for set-up of the Homecoming Street Festival and the Homecoming Parade. Take a look at the Homecoming Parade route.

Lot 33E closes tonight; check out options


Lot 33E will close at 10 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 11, to prepare for construction of the new 1,500-space parking garage.

See the map for nearby parking options. Permit holders can park in any General Parking permit lot. Additional paid parking is available at street meters and the Maverick parking garage. More than 1,100 new or adjusted parking spaces have been added since August.

See more parking maps and the MavMover bus schedule at To see locations and estimated arrival time, download the TransLoc mobile app from Google Play and iTunes. LEARN MORE.

Committee formed for promotion, tenure reviews

As part of the promotion and tenure process, each college and school is now engaged in elections for representatives to the new University committee that will review and make recommendations to the president and provost on promotion and promotion/tenure cases.

According to the Handbook of Operating Procedures Policy 6-300, the University committee will have 10 members, one elected from each college, school and the two academies. All faculty going for tenure and/or promotion in this cycle will be evaluated by this new University committee after completion of the college or school reviews and recommendations.

For questions, please contact Antoinette Sol at

MOOC aims to add community feel to online courses

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UTA researchers are launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help online instructors of college and university courses replicate the sense of connectedness and community that helps engage and retain classroom-based students within an online environment. The course begins Monday, Nov. 14. LEARN MORE.

UT System Day celebration today

Celebrate UT System Day 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 11, in the second floor atrium of the Maverick Activities Center. Use the hashtag #ALLUT when you post your photos to your favorite social media site.

Info session Monday on overtime exemption changes

A second information session about upcoming overtime exemptions is at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the MAC. Read more about the Fair Labor Standards Act update and frequently asked questions.

Planning a summer camp? Go online for policies, deadlines

University departments interested in sponsoring day or overnight summer camps in 2017 should visit the Summer Conferences website. Information includes policies and procedures, required forms, and important deadlines.

UT Press sales includes 50 percent discount

The University of Texas Press will offer a 50 percent discount to faculty, staff, and students Monday-Friday, Nov. 14-18. Domestic shipping is free. Sales tax applies. Use the code UTPF16.

Coming Up

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Stand with Standing Rock Panel Discussion, Monday, Nov. 14

John Barfield: Starting From Scratch, Tuesday, Nov. 15

A Hidden Story of the Mexican Revolution in Texas: Elena Arizmendi and Jose Vasconcelos, Wednesday, Nov. 16

Maverick Theatre Company: The Miser, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 16-20

An Evening with NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez, Thursday, Nov. 17

Native American Heritage Month: Journeys in the Land of the Peacemaker, Thursday, Nov. 17

Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20

UTA Symphonic Band & Symphonic Winds, Sunday, Nov. 20

Thanksgiving Holidays, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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