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Thursday, May 25, 2017

No rate increases for insurance plans for 2017-18


Employees can expect no rate increases in 2017-18 for the UT Select medical plan and voluntary benefits such as the dental, vision, life and accidental death insurance, and long- and short-term disability plans. If you have any questions, contact the Benefit Services Department at or 817-272-5554.

UTA closed Monday for Memorial Day holiday

  memorial day  

UTA offices are closed and summer intersession classes are on hiatus for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Cheer law enforcement at Special Olympics torch run Friday


Join the campus community to celebrate UTA’s law enforcement and safety personnel during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics Texas' Summer Games at Maverick Stadium. Cheer on the processional during the last leg of the torch run at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, on Greek Row Drive. Arrive early and pick up your Maverick-themed merchandise and banners by the Physical Education Building.

The run ends in Maverick Stadium, where 2,910 athletes, 634 coaches, families, and friends will open the games for a weekend of competition.

Baseball Mavs No. 2 seed in SBC Championship tourney; Thomas SBC Coach of the Year

  Darin Thomas  

The Maverick baseball team plays at 11:30 a.m. (Central daylight savings time) Friday, May 26, in game 4 of the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship in Statesboro, Ga. After setting a record 20 wins in conference play, the team earned the No. 2 seed. Check for updates. See the SBC championship bracket. LEARN MORE.

Baseball coach Darrin Thomas was named the SBC Coach of the Year and five players were honored with all-conference accolades. LEARN MORE.

Track, field athletes in NCAA preliminary rounds; Sauerhage named SBC Coach of the Year again

  John Sauerhage  

Eight women, seven men, and one relay team have earned berths in the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for outdoor track and field. The competition is Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, in Austin. LEARN MORE.

Track and field coach John Sauerhage was named the SBC men's Coach of the Year and freshman Justin Domangue is the SBC Men's Most Outstanding Newcomer. LEARN MORE.

Tennis duo ready for NCAA doubles championship

  tennis doubles  

Senior Astrid Gehre and freshman Anna Wichert are set for a first-round matchup on Thursday, May 25, against Texas A&M's No. 7-ranked pair at the 2017 NCAA Doubles Championship, hosted by the University of Georgia. Check out the women's doubles bracket and watch the live-stream.

Mark calendar for Benefits Fair July 18

  Benefits Fair  

Set a reminder on your calendar for the annual Benefits Fair at 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 18, in the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center. Expect insurance and retirement vendors to answer questions, along with staff members of the Benefit Services Department. And there will be door prizes, of course. For questions, contact the Benefit Services Department at or 817-272-5554.

Make an appointment for free health checkups

Catapult Health will administer free health checkups to UT Select medical plan members 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, as part of the annual Benefits Fair. Go to to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive personal health report and a one-on-one virtual consult with a nurse practitioner. For questions, contact the Benefit Services Department at or 817-272-5554.

Shop early at VIP event for international folk art market

  folk art market  

The VIP event at the inaugural Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington gives guests a first opportunity to shop and enjoy the ambiance of “A Night in Old Havana.” Tickets are $150 for the evening, which is set for 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, June 16, and include admission to the market Saturday, June 17. LEARN MORE.

Campus dining options limited for now

The Short Line and the Market/Freshii in the University Center are open for business, but most campus eating locales are closed for a semester break. More on-campus dining spots will open starting Saturday, June 3. Bombay Chopstix, Pie Five, and Texadelphia are open in the College Park District. Starbucks at the UTA Bookstore is open, too.

Coming Up

Through Sunday, May 28—Exhibit: "Bailando con El Diablo: The Devil Masks of Guatemala"

Through Dec. 29—Exhibit: "Walking the Line: The Diverse History of Organized Labor in Texas"

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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