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Friday, January 20, 2017

UTA launches initiative to increase number of faculty from under-represented minority groups


UTA has launched a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups. In the project, under-represented minority groups include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and native Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. LEARN MORE.

College of Education in top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs

  education honor  

UTA's College of Education is the highest ranked public institution in North Texas and one of the highest ranked in the state for preparing students to be successful elementary school teachers, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality’s 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation. UTA’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program ranked 24th nationally, placing it in the nation’s top 3 percent. LEARN MORE.

Be Blue for Saturday's basketball doubleheader; help fill College Park when Mavericks face ULM

  Drew Charles  

Don your Maverick blue apparel, even your blue jeans and blue suede shoes, for the Blue Out when the Mavs and Lady Mavs face ULM Saturday, Jan. 21. Tip off is 2 p.m. for the women and 4:30 p.m. for the men. The men's team is 13-5 on the season and 3-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. The women are 12-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play after a 79-66 victory over Louisiana Thursday night. Faculty and staff tickets are $5 at the UTA Box Office at 2-9595 and Check out the $40-for-4 special for doubleheaders.

The men take on Louisiana at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, for Coaches vs. Cancer night at College Park Center. Use promo code coaches for buy-one-get-one-free $8 tickets. LEARN MORE.

Family Fun Pack $40

Join fellow Mavs at UTA Day at the Rodeo

  UTA Day at the Rodeo  

The whole family will enjoy the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at UTA Day at the Rodeo on Sunday, Jan. 22. Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, the event includes lunch and a University update by President Vistasp Karbhari. Lunch is at noon in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. inside the Will Rogers Coliseum. Tickets are $25 each. LEARN MORE.

Sign up for a table at Activity Fair Day

University departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at the spring Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register online.

Meet reps from new printing, copying supplier

Attend the meet-and-greet with representatives of UTA's new printing and copying partner 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Guadalupe Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA will begin using Prestige Business Solutions as the preferred supplier for day-to-day printing needs effective Wednesday, Feb. 1. The University's agreement with the city of Arlington to utilize its Canon Print Center ends Tuesday, Jan. 31. LEARN MORE.

UTA-produced film on mining tragedy to educate miners

  mining film  

A documentary about a mining disaster produced by the Department of Art and Art History will be used for professional development for miners. WATCH students, faculty, and alumni discuss Remembering Wilberg, which examines a December 1984 fire that killed 27 Utah coal miners. A $1.3 million federal grant to the Division of Enterprise Development funded the project. The film will premiere in February in Utah. LEARN MORE.

Nominate Outstanding Mavericks, student employees

Nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards. Submit nominations online by Friday, Feb. 10. For questions or concerns, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Nominate your outstanding student employee for the Student Employee of the Year Award. The undergraduate and graduate student winners each will receive $1,000 in financial awards and will be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship. Second place receives $500, and all nominees will be honored. Submit nominations by Friday, Feb. 17. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Immigration forum features discussions, performances


Hear immigration stories and discussions about national policies at "Borders, Boundaries and Barriers: Expansive Thinking and Global Solutions," a day-long forum featuring panel discussions, theatrical performances, and a keynote address on forensic identification. The free public event is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register online. LEARN MORE.

New ServiceNow to assist with IT requests, incident reports

The Office of Information Technology will transition to a new request and incident system called ServiceNow IT Service Management on Monday, Feb. 13. The system will expedite IT requests to the appropriate departments. Faculty, staff, and students will receive ticket request notifications from instead of LEARN MORE.

Coming Up


Monday, Jan. 23—Hermanns Lecture Series

Wednesday, Jan. 25—Activity Fair Day

Wednesday, Jan. 25—Woodwind Trio Recital

Thursday, Jan. 26—Voter Registration

Friday, Jan. 27—Service Learning Partner Breakfast

Tuesday, Jan. 31—UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Feb. 16—Maverick Speakers Series Featuring Kevin O’Leary

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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