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Friday, January 12, 2018

Nominate employees for Outstanding Maverick Awards

  Outstanding Maverick Awards  

Know a great employee or team of employees? Suggest them for the Outstanding Maverick Awards. Submit nominations online by Friday, Feb. 9. For questions or concerns, contact Eunice Currie at or 817-272-7091.

Campus closed for MLK holiday

UTA will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 15. UTA Libraries and the Maverick Activities Center also will be closed Monday.

On-campus dining locations open Monday include Chick-fil-A, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and the Market and Freshii, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., all in the University Center.

The first day of classes for the spring semester is Tuesday, Jan. 16.

UTA hosts MLK Day events; MLK III to speak at banquet


Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at the annual Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet at 6:45 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 12, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Tickets are $55 at

Poetry Meets Jazz is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. Tickets are $20.

See more MLK Day events at

Take precautions during flu season

  flu fighters  

The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially with this year's widespread outbreak and related deaths in North Texas.

The Tarrant County Public Health Department encourages all residents to follow these flu prevention tips:

  • Get a flu vaccine and avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If sick, limit personal contact to keep from infecting others. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever ends. It should be gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • If you get the flu, antiviral drugs are available by prescription.

More information is at LEARN MORE.

Mileage rate updated for 2018

The rate for mileage in 2018 is $0.545 per mile for the GSA Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Reimbursement Rate.

UTShare Expense Report processing and Form 2-96 Non-Overnight Mileage Detailed Report have been updated with the new rate.

If you have questions, contact Travel Services at

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