Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Cora Garner

Alumna educator turns to rap to inspire, motivate

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded Cora Garner, right, a 2018 UTA grad and current doctoral student, of how delicate—and crucial—the balance is between teaching content and building relationships.

She credits the College of Education with helping her know how to keep students engaged, motivated, and focused on their success. Often, it's through writing original rap songs for her English class.

TRIO student

TRIO program receives $2.16M award

UTA’s TRIO Student Support Services program will receive more than $2 million from a federal Student Support Services grant to help students succeed in and graduate from college.

TRIO programs benefit students like recent graduate Juana Escobedo Bermudez (pictured), a first-generation college student who said they “gave my parents and me the confidence we needed to succeed.”

North Texas Day of Giving is Sept. 17, 2020.

North Texas Giving Day

By making a gift to the UTA Scholarship Fund tomorrow on North Texas Giving Day, you will help UTA expand its support of talented students as they work to complete their degrees. Early giving is open now.

Know rules about political activities

Public employees are prohibited from engaging in political activity during work hours or using any UTA resources—including office email, equipment, or their position at UTA—for the purposes of supporting a candidate or issue.

Student Service Fee hearings

The Student Service Fee Allocation Committee meets 5:30-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 16; 6:15-7:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. To participate, email Molly Albart at

Update your MavAlert info

Add or check your contact details for UTA's MavAlert Emergency Notification System, which rapidly notifies the UTA community of a campus emergency via registered email and cellphone.

Use GrubHub pickup

Order from on-campus dining spots with the mobile GrubHub app for a quick pickup experience. Skip the line and use a meal plan or debit card. Learn more about GrubHub pickup.

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