Friday, March 6, 2020
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Visual communication design accolades

The Visual Communication Design program is ranked among the top 50 nationally, according to Animation Career Review.

The Art and Art History program was ranked No. 44 for graphic design by the website, an online resource for aspiring animators, game designers, graphic designers, and digital artists.

Coronavirus Facts or Fiction

Separate fact from fiction about coronavirus

Read UTA's latest update on the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Find additional information at

The World Health Organization has created a myth-busters site, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a “Know the Facts” site to combat rumors about the virus and its transmission.

Faculty can take ACUE course for free

UTA is offering faculty members a chance to take the Association of College and University Educators' course in Effective Teaching Practices at no cost.

Apply by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27. The 66 faculty selected will be notified by Monday, April 20.

Questions? Contact Antoinette Sol, vice provost for Faculty Affairs, at

Man showing property handwashing techniques.

Are you washing your hands correctly?

Hughes Cowart, peer health education and public health senior, demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands in a video by The Shorthorn.

University Advancement wins communication awards

A team of communication and marketing professionals in University Advancement took home awards from the recent District IV conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The annual conference celebrates the best work in educational advancement in the Southwest region, which comprises Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

There were more than 500 entries. UTA won:

SAC benefits fair

Benefit vendors, prizes, therapy dogs, and more will be at the annual Mavericks Spirit Fair Wednesday, March 11, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Be part of Block Party

University departments can share info on programs and services at the annual Block Party Thursday, April 16. Register for a booth or to volunteer by Monday, April 6.

The Big Event

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

UTA at Six Flags

Enjoy the rides while you help education at the AISD Education Celebration at Six Flags 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 17. For each $25 ticket, $5 goes to the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund and AISD initiatives.

UTA Softball hosts International Women's Day game March 8
Faculty and Staff Appreciation game with UTA Softball March 6
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