Thursday, June 4, 2020

Messages of support

Students have received messages of compassion, support, and encouragement from UTA and UT System leaders following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the related protests.

"It’s up to all of us to take responsibility and ensure our country lives up to the ideals of a free and equal society." — UT System Chancellor James Milliken

"... it is time that we renew our own commitment to and uphold the values set forth in UTA’s Principles of Community." — UTA Interim President Teik Lim

"Shedding light on just one incident can make a world of difference." — UTA's Student Government leadership team

Maverick Heroes

Alumni educate, care during pandemic

Nurse Sarah Sperberg (’20 BSN), epidemiologist Diana Cervantes (’99 BS, ’02 MS, Biology), and social worker Kathryn Garay ('17 MSW) are among the UT Arlington alumni who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

face mask

Face masks available

Reusable, washable fabric face masks are available for UTA departments, while disposable, three-ply, pleated, ear-loop face masks are available for research groups through UTA’s Environmental Health and Safety Department. Submit a request form for your department or lab.

Reusable, washable fabric face masks for individuals are available at the Central Library and the Information Desk at the University Center.

Nominations needed

Nominations for the Outstanding Assessment Practitioner awards (faculty or academic-related staff) are due by Friday, June 12. Email with questions.


July events canceled

UT Arlington has canceled all events on campus for July, in accordance with health guidelines. Please reach out to your UTA contact with questions or to reschedule.

QuestionPro training

Register to learn how to import surveys and data from Qualtrics to the new online survey tool QuestionPro. Qualtrics will end July 17.

Training, podcasts available

Register for training for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Register for "Taking Federal Leave Time for COVID-19" for Wednesday, June 17. Three podcasts also are planned.

School of Social Work protest Monday

The School of Social Work students, staff, and faculty will show solidarity with others demonstrating against injustice and systemic racism with a protest march on campus noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 8. The march will start at the parking lot by the Social Work building and go across campus.

All supporters are welcome to join in-person or via live stream on Facebook.

Face coverings (masks, scarves, bandanas) and physical distancing are required.

Pantry donations needed

The UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry serves between 85 and 110 individuals each week. Current needs are:

  • canned fruit (major need)
  • canned vegetables, such as green beans, corn, peas, carrots (major need)
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • cereal
  • snacks, such as serving-sized packages of chips, cookies

To donate, call 817-933-6520. The pantry is located at Tri-C Campus Ministries at 405 W. 1st St.

Involvement, resource fairs

Sign up by Friday, June 5, to participate in the summer Involvement and Resource Fairs during New Maverick Orientation. Host a live Zoom event or upload a video. For questions, email

Vote in GradCap contest

Vote for your favorite #ForeverMaverick grad cap design from the graduating class of spring 2020. Voting closes at midnight Friday, June 5. The winner receives a diploma frame valued at $99.

ArlinCon goes virtual

Arlington's premiere pop culture convention, ArlingCon, goes virtual on Saturday, June 13. UTA Libraries is a sponsor. Questions? Email


Keep moving with virtual, nationwide workouts

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are able to participate in online workout classes from 60 different colleges and universities across the country through August 15 with Recreation Movement. Digital fitness and recreation are great ways to connect, engage, and stay healthy during these uncertain times.

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