Friday, October 23, 2020
State of the University, noon Wednesday, Oct. 28, Facebook Live

State of the University address Wednesday

Tune in to hear Interim President Teik Lim give the State of the University address at noon Wednesday, Oct. 28, on Facebook Live.

How to Wear A Mask

Masks available for campus community

Masks for individuals are available at the information desks at The Commons, the University Center, and the Central Library.

Faculty members do not need to request masks for classrooms. Disposable masks will be available in classrooms for faculty members to give to students who arrive without one.

Complete the face mask request form for:

  • Departments and research groups.
  • Department guests. Note in the comments section that you need disposable masks for visitors.
  • Face shields and clear masks for faculty. Note in the comments section that you need shields and clear masks. If wearing a face shield, also wear a face mask.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips on caring for fabric face masks.

New business analytics degree

UT Arlington will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics beginning in January 2021. The new program builds on the College of Business' five-year-old Master of Science in Business Analytics degree.

Blazing Race winners

Diane Mitschke, Andrea Thomas, and Kirstin Bradfield were top winners in the Blazing Race and Trivia competition earlier this month. UTA's Wellness Committee sponsors the fitness fun. See who else won.

Retirement info sessions

Teacher Retirement System of Texas hosts online retirement information sessions. Go to MyTRS to create your profile. Select Register Group Presentations to enroll.

Early voting at MAC

The Maverick Activities Center serves as an early voting polling place for the Nov. 3 elections. The poll is open through Friday, Oct. 30. See the schedule.

Food Pantry needs

The UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry needs canned fruit, cereal, and paper towels. To donate, call 817-933-6520.

Free flu vaccination

Free influenza vaccine is available through the Texas Department of State Health Services' new Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative and the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

The new adult program will make the vaccine available for individuals at higher risk of COVID-19 infection or severe disease, such as:

  • Health care employees, first responders, and other critical front-line workers.
  • Staff and patients in long-term care facilities.
  • People with underlying health conditions.
  • People in racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
  • Uninsured and underinsured adults.

Children who are uninsured, underinsured, or qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program are eligible for the free vaccine.

Search for local providers at the adult Find a Provider and the pediatric Find a Provider pages.

More information on the flu and vaccination locations can be found at

Electrical outage Friday

The Office of Facilities Management has scheduled an electrical outage from 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, to no later than midnight Saturday, Oct. 24. Available emergency back-up generators in these buildings will be maintained throughout this outage to power crucial services.

Buildings affected are CAPPA, Engineering Lab, Fine Arts, Geoscience, Nanofab, Nedderman Hall, and Woolf Hall.

Save any work or data in progress before 10:30 p.m. Friday to prevent possible data loss.

Questions or special needs? Call Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

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