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Friday, January 13, 2017

Mavericks aim for return to winning form

  erick neal-men's basketball  

The UTA men’s basketball team, including junior guard Erick Neal at right, will look to get back into winning form Saturday, Jan. 14, when it travels to Alabama to face Troy University in a Sun Belt Conference contest.

Tipoff is 4:15 p.m. for the men's game. The Lady Mavs face Troy at 2 p.m.

Tickets to Saturday’s doubleheader are available for as low as $5 each through the Troy Athletic Ticket Office by calling (877) 878-WINS or purchasing online.

Both games will be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available at to most cable and satellite television subscribers.

Locally, UTA fans can watch the game live at Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, 200 N. Mesquite St. in downtown Arlington. LEARN MORE.

VanDijk records 1,000th point Thursday

  rebecca van djik-women's basketball  

Junior center Rebekah VanDijk became the 18th player in Lady Maverick history to record 1,000 points. VanDijk, who helped lead UTA to a 73-49 win at the Mitchell Center on Thursday night, went over the 1,000-point mark late in the fourth quarter when she had a team-high 16 points and her 33rd-career double-double with 14 rebounds. VanDijk moved into eighth in UTA history with 712 career boards. LEARN MORE.

Deadlines near for Innovation Day participation

  Innovation Day at UTA  

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.

New applicant tracking system implemented

The Office of Human Resources has implemented People Admin for job postings and applicant tracking. Jobs posted on UTAFLOW (Service-Now) will still be available until Monday, Feb. 6.

Pilot program participants were employees of Facilities Management, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UTA Libraries, and Global Education Outreach Extended Studies. LEARN MORE.

Mav Express, UTA Bookstore extend hours

Mav Express will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 15, 22, and 29. Services offered include making and replacing student/faculty/staff ID cards.

UTA Bookstore extra hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16; 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 17-19; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Regular spring hours begin Monday, Jan. 23.

Continuing Education needs instructors

Continuing Education is looking for instructors for professional development, technology, exam prep, and personal enrichment courses. Email your resume to with the subject line Continuing Education Instructor. See the course catalog.

MavWire takes a holiday

MavWire takes off—along with the rest of UTA—for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 16. The University will be closed Monday. MavWire will resume Wednesday, Jan. 18. Send your stories or pictures to to be considered for publication. Find previous issues of MavWire in the archives at

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Coming Up

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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