Friday, May 22, 2020
Steve Kennedy reacts with surprise when he learns he will receive his UTA diploma 50 years after attending.

Veteran receives degree 50 years later

At age 75, Steve Kennedy has graduated from UTA 50 years after his final class. Teamwork by administrators in the College of Liberal Arts helped make it possible.

Two UTA employees with welcome signs beside a car at the drive-thru signing day for high school seniors.

Drive-thru signing day a Maverick first

More than 200 future Mavericks participated in a unique drive-thru event at UT Arlington, celebrating their decision to enroll at UTA.

Task forces working on return to campus

Interim President Teik Lim discusses planning underway in order to transition faculty and staff safely back to campus and the fall semester, while keeping Mavericks safe and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

Safeguarding bridge supports

Associate Professor Xinbao Yu and Professor Laureano Hoyos, both of the Civil Engineering Department, are working to eliminate erosion around bridge supports.

Beware of fake Teams, Office scammers

Thieves are targeting Microsoft Teams and Office 365 users to steal credentials to obtain sensitive user and company data. These bad actors create multiple phishing emails or chat messages intended to steal users' login information. The emails or chat messages may resemble Microsoft Teams automated notifications, asking the user to click on a link that could expose your account.

These precautions should be followed:

  • Make sure your Teams meetings include only users who should be there
  • When offsite, use two-factor authentication (Duo or MS Authenticator) to help prevent unauthorized access
  • Be suspicious of links and attachments not expected in emails, Teams meetings, and chats
  • If you open a suspicious attachment or click on a suspicious link, report it to the Help Desk immediately

If you believe you have received one of these messages, forward the message to and do not click on any links or attachments.

Closed for Memorial Day

Memorial Day holiday

UTA is closed for the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 25. The University Center will be closed Saturday-Monday, May 23-25.

Pay to the order of

Payroll services open

Payroll Services will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, and Friday, May 29. The office will be closed Monday, May 25.

THECB OER program

Learn about the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Open Educational Resources grant program and in-kind contributions available from UTA on Tuesday, May 26.

Flexible hours available

The flexible summer hours program runs Monday, June 1–Friday, Aug. 7. Complete the Flexible Work Arrangement Agreement form (HR-E-F10). Questions? Call 817-272-5554.

'MavWire' summer schedule

MavWire will go to a summer schedule of issues on Mondays and Thursdays starting next week. Send your news to See past issues at

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