TrailBlazer 2015 Archive » TrailBlazer — Tuesday, February 24, 2015


For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Chill out: The Central Library mall was a lonely site Monday when the campus was closed due to freezing rain and icy road conditions.

UT Arlington closed today; check for updates online

The University of Texas at Arlington will remain closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 24, due to forecasts for freezing precipitation and icy road conditions.

The closing affects all offices, libraries, events, and classes, as well as the UT Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth, the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center, and all other UT Arlington locations.

The Connection Café in the E.H. Hereford University Center will remain open during normal operating hours to serve campus residents. All other Dining Service facilities will be closed.

The University will continue to monitor the weather and area road conditions.

For the latest information, continue to monitor University email, the UT Arlington home page at, and the official UT Arlington Facebook page and Twitter feed.

The University's Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913 always has the current status of all operations.

Spring Job Fair rescheduled for March 17

The All-Majors Job Fair has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Maverick Activities Center. The fair was originally scheduled for today.

Until then, prepare for the event at workshops on everything from résumés to interview skills. See the workshops schedule.

The Job Fair is for UT Arlington students and graduates only. No registration is required for the free fair. Bring a student ID and plenty of résumés. Employers will be on hand to talk with students, take résumés, and discuss job possibilities.

The Career Development Center also sponsors interview sessions with companies.

For more information on the Job Fair and job hunting, contact the Career Development Center online or at 817-272-2932 or

Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

Tickets to see Cisneros available starting today

Plan to claim tickets this week to see Henry Cisneros for the next Maverick Speakers Series event. Tickets are available starting at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at

He will speak on "Smart Growth: Developing the Economy, Infrastructure, and a Sustainable Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Texas Hall.

A four-term mayor of San Antonio, Cisneros also served as the 10th secretary of housing and urban development during the Clinton administration. Since leaving public office, he has remained actively involved with housing development and urban revitalization through his business, CityView, and his position as co-chair of the Housing Commission at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Preferred packages and free general admission tickets are available at For VIP tickets, contact Mark LaVelle at or 817-272-5235.

  MavPic michio kaku

Looking ahead

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku entertained the audience with his views on physics and the future at the Maverick Speakers Series on Thursday night at a packed Texas Hall.

Submit comments on Principles of Community for Strategic Plan

As part of UT Arlington’s strategic planning process, President Vistasp Karbhari appointed a task force to examine how to bring the University community together and ground us in our mission of research, teaching, and public service.

The task force of faculty, staff, and students formed in August 2014. After many meetings and discussions, the members drafted the Principles of Community. These principles describe and define UT Arlington, serving as the heart and soul of our engagement with each other and the larger community we serve.

Before finalizing them, the task force and President Karbhari are seeking your input. Please read the Principles of Community draft and fill out the online comment/suggestion form by Friday, March 6.

The task force will gather your feedback to help formalize the document.

Peer leaders needed for fall First-Year Experience course

Help new students transition to college life as a peer leader for MAVS 1000, the First-Year Experience course, for the fall semester.

Learn more at an informational session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Room B170F of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Applications are due by Friday, March 20. For more information, visit the FYE website. Send questions to

MavPic Painted pony

Painted pony

Mr. and Ms. UTA—Roy Lydell Rucker Jr., finance junior, and Harjot Singh, psychology junior—check out the new paint job on the Maverick horse by Woolf Hall.


Nominate a Maverick of the Month

Do you know a faculty or staff member or student who exemplifies The Maverick Way? Nominate the person to receive the Maverick of the Month distinction.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, Feb. 25. Contact Jennifer Fox at for more information.

Powwow marks 20 years of honoring Native American culture

The Native American Student Association's annual Benefit Powwow celebrates 20 years with tributes to veterans, a 16-foot Comanche-style teepee, a native frybread dinner, intertribal dancing, drum circles, and an indigenous language video contest.

The event is set for 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Admission is free.

Volunteers are needed.

Contact Les Riding-in at for more information.

Check List


Through March 5

Midterm progress report grades available in MyMav Student Center.

Monday, March 2

Final deadline to apply for spring graduation.

March 9-13

Spring Break

Friday, April 3

Last day to drop classes for spring semester.

Deadline to apply for graduation for spring candidates

The priority deadline to apply for graduation has passed, but students can still apply for the spring 2015 term.

Candidates for graduation can apply through Monday, March 2, with an additional $60 late fee. The filing fee is $40 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Students should apply to graduate in MyMav. Read the graduation application instructions

Before students apply to graduate, they should verify with their academic adviser that they are eligible to graduate at the end of the graduation application term. The fee is not refundable or transferable to a future term if a student applies and is then found to be ineligible to graduate.

Read more about graduation requirements.

Midterm progress report on MyMav

Midterm progress reports will be posted through Thursday, March 5. The faculty deadline is March 5, but instructors can report progress report grades at any time before then, and you can view your progress reports as soon as the grades are entered.

See your grades in the MyMav Student Center. See your academic adviser with questions or concerns. A list of advising offices is online.

Drop or withdraw from spring classes only after meeting with advisers

After the Census Date, you may drop classes through the last drop date, Friday, April 3, and a grade of W will appear on your transcript. Students must meet with their academic adviser or designated representative in the major academic unit to drop one or more classes. Check the list of advising offices.

If a class is dropped after the Census Date and you remain enrolled, you are financially responsible for the full cost of the course. If you drop all classes, you are responsible for the pro-rated share of tuition, fees, and charges. Financial aid recipients should meet with a financial aid officer to determine how dropping will affect their financial aid package. The Financial Aid Office is in Room 252 of Davis Hall. Call 817-272-3561.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the spring semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse. 

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Storybook tales take twist in 'Into The Woods'

Into the woods

Everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together in Into The Woods, an award-winning musical where fantasy worlds collide.

The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

Performers are Theatre Arts students, including, from left, Blake Rice as the baker, Elicia Gantverg as Cinderella, and Tyler Moore as Jack.

Into The Woods is directed by Andrew Gaupp, professor of theatre arts, with Anne Healy as associate director and music director, and Clifton Evans, associate professor of music, as music conductor. Elise Lavalee is choreographer.

Tickets are $9 for faculty, staff, students, seniors, and $12 for the general public.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 25-28, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Mainstage Theatre of the Fine Arts Building. 

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Mavs Got Talent Auditions Talent show auditions. Free. 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Excel Campus Activities.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. Tickets $5-7; $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Polar Bear Plunge Celebrate National Recreation and Fitness Day with a cool dip in the pool. Register at the Services and Information Desk to receive a “survivor” T-shirt. Free. 7 p.m., outdoor pool, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Curator Talk: 'Subject Disability' Stephen Lapthisophon, guest curator and visiting assistant professor of art, discusses works and artists. Free. 12:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA.

Friday, Feb. 27

Opening Reception for 'Subject Disability' Exhibit Free. 5:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA.

Friday Night Film: 'Interstellar' Rated PG-13. Free, fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Jazz Night Jai Malano, jazz vocalist and UTA alumna, performs. Enjoy live music, mocktails, a photo booth, poker, blackjack tables. Free. 7-9 p.m., Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University. Multicultural AffairsBlack History Month.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration Celebrate the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss on his birthday. Children can read with UTA students and enjoy Dr. Seuss-themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows, and photo opportunities. Free children's books are available while supplies last. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA VolunteersFreshmen Leaders on CampusArlington Public Library.

Basketball Doubleheader Mavericks vs. Arkansas-Little Rock. Tickets $3 students, $5 with promo code college, regular $7-$50. Tickets good for both games. 5 p.m. women’s game, 7:15 p.m. men’s game. College Park Center. TV: ESPN3/Sun Belt. Athletics.

Wednesday, March 4

Health Services Screenings, information, and more. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.


Gallery 76102: The Ties That Bind Artist Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff's work elevates an isolated single object in her personal quest for beauty, calm, and serenity. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through March 28. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

The Gallery at UTA: 'Subject Disability' Nine artists address disability by illustrating the ways art can challenge and inform our experience of others. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through April 4The Gallery at UTA.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The spring schedule features Black Holes, Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More


Wednesday, Feb. 25

Safe Zone Ally Training Learn to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies. Register online. 1-3 p.m., Neches/Pedernales Rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 31, Concho Room, University Center; 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Neches Room, University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Engineering Speakers Series Mary "Missy" Cummings, director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University and one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots, presents "Man vs. Machine or Man + Machine?" Free. Reception 5 p.m., Room 601; lecture, 6 p.m., Room 100; Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Advising: Academic Standing Seminar Learn the levels of academic standing, the Table of Standards, and plans to move forward for academic success. 10 a.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Sexy Talks: The Art of Consent First of three-part lecture series about healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, and preventing sexual assault. Free. Noon, Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Relations Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

Biology Colloquium Series Volker Rudolf of Rice University presents "Thinking Inside the Box: Community-level Consequences of Stage-Structured Populations." Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Sciences. Biology.

Friday, Feb. 27

Black History Month Lecture Froswa’ Booker Drew, national community engagement director for World Vision, is guest speaker. Free. Noon, second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center. Black History MonthAfrican American Faculty and Staff Association.

Advising: Major Exploration Seminar Discuss resources for choosing a major with an adviser. 10:15 a.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Saturday, Feb. 28

FabLab Workshop: Arduino Register online. 5-7 p.m.. UTA FabLab, first floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Monday, March 2

FabLab Workshop: Oculus Rift Register online. 5-7 p.m., UTA FabLab, first floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Homeless LGBTQA Youth Film See a documentary about homelessness and its effect on LGBTQA youth in America. Free. 6 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Wednesday, March 4

Accelerating Profitable Growth Jim Ratchford of TMAC, a business-consulting program of UT Arlington, provides a fast-paced description of the application of technologies in business—ideas to improve people’s lives and expand the Texas economy. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures The 50th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures presents “Beyond Attics and Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History.” See the schedule. E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, Thursday, March 5HistoryDisability StudiesOffice for Student with Disabilities,Women’s and Gender StudiesMovin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

Thursday, March 5

Biology Colloquium Series Sanghoon Kang of Baylor University presents “The Response and Reaction of Microbial Community to the Changing Climates.” Free. 4 p.m. Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.


Career Development Job search assistance, including resume reviews and interview and networking tips; employer events, such as information sessions and on-campus interviews; and career development assistance are provided. Upcoming events are on the website. Call 817-272-2932 for an appointment. Career Development Center.

Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Intramural deadlines include flag football

Upcoming entry deadlines for intramural sports include 4-on-4 flag football, Wednesday, Feb. 25.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email

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