Monday, March 2, 2020
Candace Joswick

Math educator honored

Candace Joswick, assistant professor of mathematics education, has been accepted into the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ (AMTE) Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) program for early career mathematics educators working in higher education.

The STaR Fellows program originated with a grant from the National Science Foundation and is hosted by AMTE as a mentoring program. AMTE supports a network of early career mathematics educators who help prepare math teachers for grades K-12.

Celebration Maverick Spirit Fair

Mavericks Spirit Fair

Learn about the perks of being a Maverick at the annual Mavericks Spirit Fair sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council. The fair is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Maverick Activities Center gym. Meet representatives of over 45 businesses and organizations that provide services and discounts to UTA employees.

Bring your Mav ID and enter for drawings and door prizes. The first 350 attendees receive a free Mavericks spirit item.

Regents approve four degree programs

On Wednesday, the UT System Board of Regents approved four new degree programs, which must be authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The degrees are:

  • Master of Science in learning analytics, College of Science
  • Master of Education in special education, College of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in philanthropy, College of Liberal Arts and College of Business
  • Bachelor of Science in data science, College of Science

In Friday's issue of MavWire, the learning analytics degree was incorrectly designated as being part of the College of Education.

Voter information

Read UTA's rules on taking time to vote. Learn more about voting in the Tuesday, March 3, primary election.

Eliminate tobacco event

Public health students discuss the benefits of eliminating tobacco noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Maverick Activities Center. Lunch is free for the first 100 attendees.

Dining Open Forum

Give your input at a Dining Open Forum 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the upper level Student Government chamber in the University Center.

Mental health first aid

Learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem at faculty/staff-only workshops Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 20.

Travel agreement with American Airlines

Through the contract and partnership with The University of Texas System, American Airlines is providing enhanced benefits to improve the travel journey during business and leisure travel. Some of these include:

Complimentary Priority Access—Complimentary Priority Access includes priority check-in at the ticket counter lines, priority security, Priority Access displayed on boarding tickets, and priority boarding to Boarding Group 4, giving easier access to overhead bins. Elite status travelers will continue to enjoy their existing boarding benefits.

Complimentary Preferred Seats—Travelers can book preferred seats by going to, click on Your Trips / Check In, enter the name and record locator, then Change Seat, and the seat map will appear. This also is available on the AA Mobile app.

Re-accommodation Prioritization—When a flight is cancelled or significantly delayed, travelers will receive higher priority for re-accommodation during irregular operations.

Leisure Discounts for Non-University Travel—Exclusive discounts on vacation packages bundled with air travel and non-flight components, such as hotel, rental cars, theme park tours, tours and more. Visit for more details.

The Big Event

Be part of UTA'S 20th The Big Event day of community service Saturday, April 18. Register to volunteer through March 27.

Night with Dallas Mavericks

UTA Night with the Dallas Mavericks is Friday, March 6, when the Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Discounted tickets start at $20.

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