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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

nursing students

Web-based nursing programs named among nation's best in value

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is among the nation’s best values in college education for registered nurses who want to earn an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, according to The site's Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN list is a guide to the online colleges and universities that find the right balance between quality and price.

UT Arlington’s online program ranked No. 6 on the list of programs that are accredited through either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Association.

Evaluators looked for a common level of quality, integrity, rigor, and value that translates into a marketable degree.

Read more about the nursing value ranking.

business students

New executive Ph.D. in international business established

The College of Business will offer North Texas’ first Executive Delivery Ph.D. with a planned start date of January 2016. Accepted students will complete an initial boot camp in statistics followed by four-day weekend class sessions every six weeks over three years. Students will complete coursework and be in close communication with faculty between each class session.

The Ph.D. curriculum and dissertation research will focus on international business. Class sessions are expected to be offered at DFW Airport for convenient access to those not in the North Texas area, and be consistent with the international business focus.

Several class sessions will take place in other parts of the world to further reinforce this theme. Asia, South America, and Europe are being considered for international class meeting locations.

Read more about the Executive Delivery Ph.D. program.

Dr. Anne Bavier

Dr. Anne Bavier

New partnership offers student nurses clinical experience in community health

Beginning this fall, students from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation can serve as student nurses through an innovative program in Pasadena, a suburb of Houston.

An agreement signed in January established a partnership between the Pasadena Independent School District, UT Arlington, and the UT Health Science Center at Houston for a school-based community health clinical rotation.

“We are pleased to provide our students with the opportunity to both learn and serve in the critical area of public health at this important phase of their young careers,” says Anne Bavier, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Both undergraduate and graduate programs require the nursing students to obtain clinical hours in a variety of rotations such as community health services, surgical/medical, and pediatrics. Pasadena ISD qualifies as a community health services rotation because it is a public school district.

Read more about the nursing community health rotation.

Construction causes temporary closures

 The UTA FabLab and Starbucks Coffee in the Central Library are closed through today, Tuesday, July 28, for construction on the library's first floor.

 Poster printing in the Central Library is unavailable because of ongoing construction on the first floor. Poster printing is available in Rooms 319 and 324 of the Architecture Building.

MavPic paint horse

Paint horse

Moises Moura, left, and Elena Chudoba, visual communication seniors, paint the Maverick spirit horse. Their design for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) was selected for the 2015-16 design, which will be unveiled at the MavsMeet After Party on Wednesday, Aug. 26.


Tuition, fees charged separately starting in fall

Effective this fall semester, UT Arlington will begin charging students tuition and fees separately. Previously, the charges had been combined into one comprehensive billing.

The University is improving its billing services in this regard to increase transparency so students and parents can see clearly what they are paying.

You will see this change when you log in to MyMav to view your financial charges and payments.

Most students will not be affected by this change.

Students who receive a tuition exemption and/or waiver or whose tuition is paid by a third party organization may see a change in charges.

If you qualify for a specific state exemption or waiver, review the program coverage at the View Waivers and Exemptions website, as certain exemptions may cover only tuition and/or specific fees. Sponsored students should contact their sponsor to confirm their exact coverage under their specific program guidelines.

For questions concerning the new presentation of tuition and fee charges, contact the Office of Student Accounts (formerly Bursar Services) at 817-272-2172 or

SHRM chapter recognized for second year

UTA’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has received a 2014-2015 Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes student chapters that provide exceptional growth and development opportunities to their members.

The UTA student chapter has been active on campus and in the DFW community with programs with the Tarrant County Food Bank, Mission Arlington, and Project HOPE.

Parking permits available starting Saturday

Order your parking permit online beginning Saturday, Aug. 1.

Student parking permits are $165 for the 2015-16 academic year. An hourly meter rate is set at $2.50. Read more about the 2015-16 parking permits and regulations.

WNBA may play at CPC in 2016

The WNBA announced it would move its Tulsa Shock team to UT Arlington's College Park Center in 2016. The move is pending University of Texas System Board of Regents review.

“This adds a new dimension to the growing emergence of UTA in athletics since it will expand exponentially the ways our students can learn from, interact with, and experience the excitement and professionalism of a major women’s sports team," says President Vistasp Karbhari.

Read more about the WNBA at CPC and as reported by The Dallas Morning NewsWFAA Channel 8, and KTVT CBS 11.

  MavPic Texas Autocross 2015

Fast times at UTA

About a dozen student teams from across North America converged on the UT Arlington campus for the Texas Autocross Weekend. UTA’s award-winning Formula SAE racing team hosted the 15th annual event. See more photos.

Law enforcement competition to include real-life scenarios

More than 600 participants, judges, and law enforcement officers from around Texas will be on campus Thursday-Sunday, July 30-Aug. 2

The Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association's State Explorer Competition features teams of youth and adults competing in 20 different “real-life” law enforcement scenarios over a two-day period.

The scenarios will take place in various campus locations including parking lots, classroom buildings, the University Center, and residence halls.

Questions? Contact the UTA Police Department at 817-272-3381.

Student health insurance available for fall semester

Enrollment for student health insurance coverage for the fall semester is open through Thursday, Oct. 1. Coverage and enrollment information is online.

Nominate a speaker for TEDxUTA 2016

Suggest a great speaker for TEDxUTA 2016. Complete the nomination form online.

TEDxUTA provides an opportunity for people to share ideas. An independent organization, TEDxUTA is designed to give communities, groups, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue at the local level.

Women in Leadership program seeks members

Apply now to join the Women in Leadership cohort for 2015-16. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 11.

The Women in Leadership program is an opportunity to develop relationships with women who strive to make a positive difference in the community.

Greek recruitment applications online

Sign up for fall semester Greek recruitment online with the College Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council.

MavPic TRX exercise class

Suspended in time

Karen Callas, exercise science senior, demonstrates a movement in the TRX suspension training class she teaches at the Maverick Activities Center. The program leverages gravity and the user's body weight to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability. TRX is a free group exercise class this summer.


Got band, color guard experience? Maverick Marching Band needs you

The University Bands program is looking for students to perform with the 2015 bands and color guard.

Musicians can join one of the band ensembles. The Maverick Marching Band, which is 100 years old, will debut new uniforms this fall.

Students with previous color guard experience or who are familiar with dance and equipment skills are needed. The color guard will be an integral element of the UTA Marching Band field show, which includes costumes and choreography. Color guard members will earn two course credits.

Interested? Email John Zastoupil, director of the Maverick Marching Band, at

Registration for student Leadership Retreat now open

Sign up for the annual fall Leadership Retreat for students Sept. 11-13. The retreat focuses on resilience in leadership development.

Working with small group leaders, students will have the opportunity to push the boundaries they have set for themselves.

Cost is $60, which includes transportation, lodging, and food. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 4.

The Leadership Center and the Division of Student Affairs host the retreat. For questions, email or call 817-272-9220.

Check List


Tuesday, August 4

Last day to drop classes for summer II term.

Grade exclusion and forgiveness for summer sessions closes at 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 13

Last day of classes for summer 14-week, summer 11-week, and summer II terms.

Monday, August 17

Final exams for summer II term.

Monday-Tuesday, August 17-18

Final exams for summer 14-week and summer 11-week terms.

Wednesday, August 26

Regular registration ends for fall semester.

Thursday, August 27

First day of classes for fall semester.

MyMav Mobile

Make MyMav Mobile part of your app library

MyMav Mobile allows students to conduct UT Arlington academic and social activities on-the-go through the use of their smart phones and other mobile devices.

On your mobile device, go to the MyMav Mobile link and save to your home screen. To access MyMav, click the PS Sign-in icon from the main screen and log in using your UTA NetID and password.

Grade exclusion, forgiveness request site closes Aug. 4

UT Arlington will process grade exclusion and forgiveness requests submitted by 5 p.m. on the last day to drop—Tuesday, Aug. 4—as part of the grading and academic standing process for the summer 2015 term.

Grade forgiveness requests must be made through your academic adviser. A list of academic advising offices is online. Submissions are made on the same schedule as grade exclusion.

For a grade to be excluded or forgiven, students must be registered at UT Arlington on the census date for the term in which their request is processed.

The grade exclusion site will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 15, for the fall semester and be available through the last drop date for the fall.

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those not enrolled in the spring or summer terms will not be able to register for fall sessions until they file proof of meningitis vaccination.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 22 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.

You must have received the vaccine within the past five years and no later than the first day of your first session at UT Arlington. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UT Arlington has contracted with Magnus Health SMR to collect student vaccination records, verify the documents, and maintain the records in compliance with federal privacy laws.

For more information, visit UTA's meningitis website.

Registration continues for fall 2015

Registration for the fall term continues. Advising is available in your academic department. Classes start Thursday, Aug. 27.

Check for your appointment time on the registration timetable, which is available in your MyMav Student Center, along with information on whether you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. A list of academic advising offices is online.

Transcripts available in PDF format

UT Arlington now offers transcripts in PDF format. Students can send PDF transcripts by email to another university, a potential employer, or themselves. Read more about ordering transcripts.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the summer 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

Tuesday-Thursday, July 28-30

Discount Rangers Tickets Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees. Visit, click on University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets. Various times, Globe Life Park. Upcoming games are Houston Astros, Aug. 3-5; Tampa Bay Rays, Aug. 14-16; Seattle Mariners, Aug. 17-18; Toronto Blue Jays, Aug. 25-27; Baltimore Orioles, Aug. 28-30. Texas Rangers.

Thursday, July 30

Free Outdoor Movie: 'Dirty Dancing' (1987) Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. The next movie is TomorrowlandAug. 6. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.


Special Collections: !Viva Mexico! A Comic Book History of Mexico A rare look inside the rise of comic books in 20th century Mexico, their literary, cultural, and entertainment value, and influence by the Mexican government. Hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Aug. 8UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom More than 60 photographs explore issues of Texas African-Americans from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Sixth floor, Central Library. Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Ornament and Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African Masks Examine the design and style of decorations on African masks from the Dowdey-Campbell and Brodie African Art Collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 31. Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109 of the Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule features Texas StargazingStars of the Pharaohs; One World, One SkyCosmic Color; 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


Friday, July 31

Susan Juarez

UTARI Seminar Susan Juarez, right, UTARI grant writer, discusses Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding mechanics. Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Arlington Technology Association Robert Edamala, director of information security at UT Arlington, presents "The Internet of Things: How Your Toaster May Be a Threat in Cyber Warfare." Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.


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

Mavericks recognized for classroom success

The Sun Belt Conference recently honored 86 UTA student-athletes for their academic success during the 2014-15 school year.

Thirty-eight Mavericks were named to the Sun Belt Commissioner’s list for posting a GPA of 3.50 or higher, while 48 made the Academic Honor Roll for having GPAs between 3.00 and 3.49.

UTA athletes compiled a 3.055 cumulative GPA in 2014-15. Women’s tennis led the way with a 3.537 GPA, while women’s basketball was second with a 3.177.

Sports Shorts

 The women’s basketball team has added transfer guard Kamy Cole for the 2015-16 season. She previously played at TCU, where she averaged 9.8 points per game, fourth in the Big 12 among freshmen.

 The men's and women's 2015 cross country schedule kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Baylor Twilight Invitational in Waco. UTA will host the annual Gerald Richey High School and University Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19. The meet will be held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie and will begin with university races at 8 a.m. 

 The Maverick Open, formerly the Chip-N-Classic, will take place Thursday, Sept. 10, at Texas Star Golf Course in Euless. To reserve your place, contact Kris Wood at or 2-9613.

MavStrong is last of summer intramural sports

The last summer intramural sports deadline is MavStrong competition, Thursday, Aug. 6.

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

(For more sports news, go to,, or


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