Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Classes move online after Thanksgiving

Will I have access to buildings on campus after Thanksgiving? Will the Maverick Activities Center be open? What proctoring tools can I use to administer a final exam?

These and many other questions are answered on the Employee FAQs, Post-Thanksgiving plans page.

The semester will end at the usual time, but there will be no in-person classes after the Thanksgiving break. Instead, all classes and exams will be online only.

Virtual Pep Rally 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, on Teams

Mav basketball teams greet fans tonight

Celebrate the start of Maverick basketball season with the virtual pep rally at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 18, on Teams. Join the call to meet, hear from, and ask questions of any member of the men’s or women’s teams.

The women's and men's teams play Wednesday, Nov. 25, at College Park Center, which has comprehensive COVID protocols. All seating will be in pods of two, with fans limited to approximately 500.

The Lady Mavericks start the season against Texas A&M Commerce at 11 a.m. at College Park Center and on ESPN+. The women's team was picked to finish first in the Sun Belt Conference's West Division by head coaches.

The Maverick men's opening against Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. at College Park Center will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Season tickets start at $99. To purchase season or single-game tickets, contact Alex Ware at 817-272-9613 or

Williams heads honor society

Jim Williams, professor of civil engineering, has been re-elected president of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society.

Converting food waste

Melanie Sattler, professor in the Civil Engineering Department, is helping to determine how much more energy can be generated by diverting food waste from landfills to anaerobic food digesters.

MavTech app coming

The MavTech app is coming soon to Microsoft Teams to provide early announcements of updates and new features in Teams and O365.

Know your benefits

Did you know that your UTA benefits package contains many helpful programs that may be useful to you right now? Click and scroll down to see additional benefits you can use.

Free drive-thru flu clinic

Tarrant County Public Health will host a free drive-thru flu shot clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Fielder Church-South Oaks Campus, 5925 U.S. 287 Frontage Road. The church is on the east side of U.S. 287 and north of Sublett Road.

Participants are asked to enter through the second entrance from the frontage road.

Flu shots are available for adults and children ages 4 and up. Please wear clothing that allows for easy access to your upper arms. This is a drive-thru event only; no walk-ups, please. All occupants inside vehicles must wear face coverings.

Give blood this week

Help save lives by donating blood with Carter BloodCare through Thursday, Nov. 19, on the Library and University Center malls. Schedule your donation time.

Tobacco cessation

Find information and motivation to stop tobacco use by joining the Eliminate Tobacco virtual watch party at noon Friday, Nov. 20.

Share your gratitude

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