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Friday, January 6, 2017

Innovation Day at UTA

Make plans for Innovation Day participation

Research success and entrepreneurial excellence are highlights of InnovationDay@UTA, set for Monday, Feb. 6, in the University Center.

Faculty, staff, and students should reserve a spot in the research poster session by Friday, Jan. 20. They also can register for a five-minute Shark Tank-like business pitch by emailing with a brief description of the company, business model, and value proposition. A three-phase student competition for collegiate and high school teams has a Monday, Jan. 23, registration deadline.

Entrepreneur management consultant and UTA alumnus Michael Chaffin is the keynote speaker. LEARN MORE.


UTA hoops televised by Spectrum Sports

The UTA men and women’s basketball programs will have four games televised on channel 323 after a broadcast agreement between Spectrum Sports and multimedia rightsholder Learfield.

The broadcast schedule includes the men's and women’s basketball doubleheader at Texas State Saturday, Jan. 7 (women's 2 p.m., men's 4:30 p.m.); and the men vs. Texas State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; and vs. Troy at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

UTA's men were voted by league coaches as the favorite to win the Sun Belt regular season title. LEARN MORE.

Commencement deja vu

  Commencement December 2016  

Take a second look at the record number of students who received their degrees during Commencement exercises Dec. 15-17 at College Park Center. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Blue Cross, Texas Health reach agreement

UTSelect members may continue to access Texas Health Resources providers and facilities without any disruption in services or loss of benefits. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Texas Health Resources reached agreement on a new contract on Dec. 29. All Texas Health facilities and physicians will remain in the BCBSTX network of providers. If you have questions, contact the Office of Employee Benefits at 817-272-5558 or

Check for winter weather closures

If the winter weather outside is frightful, check to see if UTA is open on the home page, Notices also will be distributed to area media outlets and through the official UTA Facebook and Twitter feeds. The University's Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913 always has the current status of all operations.

Mileage rate updated for 2017

The mileage rate for 2017 is $0.535 per mile according to the General Services Administration Privately Owned Vehicle Reimbursement Rate. The change has been made in Procedure 2-86-2 Section VIII, D, and Procedure 2-89-2 Section II, A, in the University Policies and Procedures. UTShare Expense Report processing and Form 2-96 Non-Overnight Mileage Detailed Report have been updated with the new rate. If you have questions, contact Travel Services at

University Club reopens Tuesday with buffet week

  University Club buffet  

The University Club in Davis Hall will feature a special buffet week when it reopens Tuesday, Jan. 10. Each day will feature a different buffet theme, including Tex Mex, barbecue, Asian, and Italian. The regular menu will not be available during this week.

Executive Chef E. David Aldape will begin a new standard daily menu beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Two weekly buffets will now be offered regularly in addition to the daily menu starting Jan. 17: Potato Bar Tuesdays and Pasta Bar Thursdays.

See the schedule and menus online.

piano sale

Coming Up

Tuesday, Jan. 10—Staff Advisory Council general meeting.

Friday, Jan. 13—Friends of the UTA Libraries: Terry Stickels, The Big Brain Puzzle Book.

Monday, Jan. 16—Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; University closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17—First day of class for spring semester.

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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