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Monday, March 27, 2017

Local community leaders examine diversity, acceptance at free open discussion Tuesday

  Faith Forward Dallas  

Explore how an unlikely friendship between community leaders of differing faiths, races, gender, and national origins has led to increased acceptance and support, and how we can engage in our own community to foster encouragement, understanding, and empathy.

"Understanding Diversity Through Faith: An Evening with Faith Leaders for the UTA Community" brings together Rabbi Debra J. Robbins of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Imam Omar Suleiman of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research in Irving, and the Rev. Michael Waters of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Dallas for this open discussion.

UTA, in partnership with Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, hosts the free event at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. LEARN MORE.

Five Distinguishing Activities part of QEP student success plan, SACSCOC review


UTA's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will provide all undergraduate students with a competitive edge through participation in the Five Distinguishing Activities. Students will be encouraged to take part in at least three of the five activities, which are leadership, undergraduate research, global engagement, community engagement, and career preparedness. Learn more about the QEP at

The QEP is one item to be reviewed when eight external reviewers from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) visit UTA Tuesday-Thursday, April 4-6, for the University's reaccreditation.

Sign up for faculty/staff softball league

Departments or individuals interested in playing in the spring faculty/staff softball league should email Chris Muller or call 817-272-2004. Entry fee for teams (minimum 10 players) is $25 per team; fees are due by 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Games are 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning April 5.

Mavs on the Town hosts two events in April


Join fellow faculty, staff, and students for two Mavs on the Town events that include discounted tickets and transportation. Tickets are available at

James Bond at the Fort Worth Symphony celebrates five decades of the music of secret agent OO7. Tickets are $15 for the show, which is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Bass Performance Hall.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival takes visitors to King Henry VIII's village merrymaking at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in Waxahachie. Tickets are $10.

Coming Up

  audrie and daisy  

Monday, March 27—RVSP Movie: 'Audrie and Daisy'

Tuesday, March 28—Understanding Diversity Through Faith: An Evening with Faith Leaders

Tuesday, March 28—Women's History Month Lecture Series

Thursday, March 30—UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert

Through Friday, March 31—SAC Toy Drive

Saturday, April 1—Annual Glass Sale

Through April 10—Spring Into Action Physical Activity Challenge registration

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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