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Friday, December 15, 2017

Thousands receive degrees in fall Commencement


More than 5,465 students are scheduled to participate in commencement ceremonies Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 14-16, at College Park Center. The number of candidates for graduation is more than a 13 percent increase over the 4,808 who applied for graduation in fall 2016.

In addition to the 5,465 fall candidates, 2,454 graduates who completed their degree requirements over the summer will participate in the upcoming ceremonies. LEARN MORE.

Payday checks available Jan. 2

The next monthly payday is Tuesday, Jan. 2, when the University will be closed for Winter Break. To accommodate employees who pick up their paychecks, Payroll Services will be open 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 2. All other payroll business or any payment issues will be handled when University offices open Wednesday, Jan. 3. Email for details.

Campus to close for Winter Break

  winter break  

UTA will be closed Monday, Dec. 25-Tuesday, Jan. 2. That's right—there's an extra day off after the new year. Campus operations will resume Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Last open session for dean of CAPPA candidates Monday

The remaining candidate for dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs will have an open session with the University community at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, Room 401, CAPPA building. The candidate will speak and then answer questions.

The first four candidates appeared at open forums Monday-Thursday.

Visit the Senior Leadership Searches webpage to learn more about the dean search for the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs and feedback surveys.

CrashPlan 6.5 upgrade set for Tuesday

CrashPlan, a data protection software that backs up and restores university files, will be upgraded on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The newest version of CrashPlan includes new functionality with the administrative console to simplify app customization deployment, as well as additional performance enhancements.

Faculty and staff should connect all devices to a wired UTA network connection to receive the latest CrashPlan update. Upgrades will not be applied to devices connected to VPN or wireless. Please contact your department DSA or open an IT Help Desk ticket at 817-272-2208 or as soon as you are able to connect your device. Then, the upgrade can be pushed to your device. You also may submit a ticket using the self-service portal.

Beware of holiday scams

  holiday scams  

Criminals enjoy the holidays, too, and usually at our expense. Beware of scams that aim to take your money, your identity, or your computer data. These deceptions can come via social media, phone calls, texts, emails, or snail-mail letters.

Current scams include one that says a locally based airline is giving away free tickets and another that claims you owe money and must pay with a gift card. Others may be emails with links, attachments or promotions on social media sites, such as Facebook, or fake delivery notifications from UPS or FedEx. Many of these scams appear to come from legitimate sources using fake government or corporate email accounts or spoofed government phone numbers. Confirm the organization you are dealing with separately before providing any personal information or funds.

For suspicious calls or emails concerning money or personal information, contact the UTA Police at 817-272-3381.

Read tips about malware, phishing, ransomware, and more on the Information Security Office website. For questionable emails, contact ISO at 817-272-5487 or

Learn more about scams at these sites:

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