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Friday, March 31, 2017

Bringing communities together


Watch three community leaders—Rabbi Elana Zelony, the Rev. Michael Waters, and Imam Omar Suleiman—discuss how diverse communities can foster encouragement, understanding, and empathy. "Understanding Diversity Through Faith," part of UTA's Community that Cares initiative, was held Tuesday evening and co-hosted by Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. Zelony is with Congregation Beth Torah in Richardson, Waters is with Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Dallas, and Suleiman is with the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research in Irving. LEARN MORE.

SACSCOC review team to visit next week


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. UTA's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is one program reviewers will examine. The QEP, also called the Maverick Advantage, 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

Update to new employee paperwork process

The Office of Human Resources has implemented Equifax I-9 Management to complete the form I-9. New employees will use this system to access the form I-9. LEARN MORE.

Spring into motion with activity challenge

  Spring physical challenge  

There's still time to register for the UT System Spring 2017 Activity Challenge, which begins Monday, April 3. Team up with colleagues to Spring Into Motion and compete for the traveling trophy. This four-week challenge, much like Walktober, will encourage you to meet a weekly steps goal to earn points for UTA and for challenge rewards, such as a Living Well disc and blender bottle. Register through Monday, April 10, at

Baseball games moved up because of weather forecast

With a high percentage of inclement weather on Saturday and Sunday, the Maverick baseball team has altered its three-game slate against Troy. A Sun Belt Conference doubleheader starts at 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 31, with another game at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, all at Clay Gould Ballpark. LEARN MORE.

Coming Up

  International Week  

Saturday, April 1—Annual Glass Sale

Saturday-Friday, April 1-7—International Week

Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5—Voter Registration

Monday, April 3—Movie Night: 'Contagion: Fact and Fiction' and Discussion Panel

Monday, April 3—Trombone Choir Concert

Through April 10—Spring Into Action Physical Activity Challenge registration

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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