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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

commencement fall 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

New graduates moved quickly from students to alumni last week during Commencement ceremonies at College Park Center. See more photos. Watch videos of the Commencement ceremonies.

Campus closed for Winter Break

  happy holidays  

UTA will be closed Monday, Dec. 25-Tuesday, Jan. 2. Winter intersession classes are on break Friday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Jan. 2. Operations and classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Other Winter Break hours are online for Dining Services, the Maverick Activities Center, the UTA Bookstore, UTA Libraries, and the Planetarium at UTA. The E.H. Hereford University Center is open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 22, and is closed Saturday, Dec. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Regents' Outstanding Employee Award deadline extended

The Regents’ Outstanding Employee Award (ROEA) seeks to recognize 30 UT System employees per year from across our institutions for their outstanding performance, innovation, enthusiasm, and dedication in their job. ROEA winners receive $10,000 awards and are honored at a luncheon hosted by the UT System chancellor and Board of Regents.

The deadline to submit the nomination packets is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Please visit the Human Resources' ROEA website for more details, including specific instructions about how to apply.

Clean up now to prevent post-holiday surprises

  holiday clean up  

The Office of Facilities Management suggests cleaning break rooms before the winter break.

  • Wipe down and clean out break rooms or common areas of any food items or candy to keep from attracting insects.
  • Empty the refrigerator and turn off the ice maker.
  • Remove all perishable items from the refrigerator and freezer. Check all expiration dates and dispose of expired items.
  • Clean the inside of the refrigerator. Wipe down the drawers, shelves, sides, and floor of the fridge. Dry thoroughly.
  • Place baking soda, a bowl of dried oats, or a shallow bowl of dry, fresh coffee grounds and crumbled newspaper inside the refrigerator to combat mildew, mold, and bad odor. When you return, remove those items and wipe down the drawers and sides.

Power energy savings by turning off electrical devices

  Turn off the lights  

A few actions on your part can help conserve energy on campus during the winter break. The Office of Facilities Management suggests these steps to realize maximum energy savings:

  • Turn off and unplug electrical devices. Many devices remain in a standby mode or use power even when turned off, including computers, monitors, scanners, printers, copiers, chargers, power supplies, appliances, and other electrical devices. If items are plugged into power strips, simply turn off the power strips.
  • Lower the heating temperature and turn off air conditioning. Areas controlled directly by an occupant should have the air conditioning and fans turned off. Heating and air conditioning in many campus buildings are controlled by a computerized energy management system that will set these areas to maximize energy conservation during the break.

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