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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maverick Speakers Series 2015-16

Mia Farrow, Daymond John open 2015-16 UTA Maverick Speakers Series

Award-winning actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow opens UT Arlington’s 2015-16 Maverick Speakers Series on Oct. 8 for a season that also includes entrepreneur and investor Daymond John, political leaders, and a famed animal behavior researcher.

Former Congressman and leading Libertarian Ron Paul, political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile, and primatologist Jane Goodall complete the lineup. Now in its eighth season, the Maverick Speakers Series features diverse voices leading thought-provoking conversations for the University community.

A season ticket package of two reserved tickets to each of the five Maverick Speakers Series events is $250. The deadline to purchase season tickets at is Wednesday, Sept. 30. VIP and preferred packages also are available.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. Reserve free general admission tickets at General admission tickets are limited to two per person.

Tickets for the Farrow event will be available starting Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Read more about the 2015-16 Maverick Speakers Series.

Inaugural class of Terry Foundation Scholars announced

UT Arlington welcomes 20 student leaders who have demonstrated strong academic ability into its charter class of Terry Foundation Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Terry Foundation was established by Houston philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry and is the largest private source of scholarships in Texas. The scholarships benefit outstanding Texas high school graduates and transfer students who attend public colleges and universities within the state.

Read more about the Terry Foundation Scholars.


E-citations issued starting today for unregistered vehicles

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, e-citations may be issued for unpermitted vehicles parked on campus. The person to whom the vehicle is registered with the state will be notified by email or by mail.

UT Arlington’s virtual parking management system, MAVPark, is an online service that increases efficiency for customers and eliminates the need for parking decals and paper citations. MAVPark uses vehicle-mounted license plate readers to identify license plate numbers of parked vehicles for comparison against the virtual database of permitted vehicles.

To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P.

Read more about MAVPark.


Update your contact information for MavAlert system

The next system-wide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Verify your contact information at

The MavAlert system rapidly notifies faculty, staff, and students in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.

To enable MavAlert text messages, add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington contact information and label it "mobile phone" via the drop-down menu. Log in to MyMav, then click on the Sign up for MavAlerts link in the right column.

During the Wednesday test, faculty, staff, and students will receive the following message via the email addresses and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “Attention: This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. Update your emergency contact information at

The MavAlert test will coincide with the regular monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System, also at 12:30 p.m. The University’s voice annunciation system will be activated inside campus buildings. The city of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.

No classes on Labor Day, but libraries, some dining open

The UT Arlington campus will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday, but some services for students are available.

All UTA Libraries locations will be open Monday with a reduced schedule. Check the library hours.

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Mavs meeting

New and returning Mavericks gathered at College Park Center on Wednesday for the annual MavsMeet Convocation and were treated to performances from the UT Arlington bands, Los Potrillos Mariachi, and the UT Arlington A Cappella Choir. Student Congress President Emmalie Moe, above, and keynote speaker Shayla Rivera, a comedian and writer, delivered words of inspiration. Rivera told students, “It's not about what you CAN do, it's about what you DO do.” The AfterParty on The Green gave students a chance to play before the first day of classes, which started Thursday. See more photos and watch the video.

Study Abroad Fair arrives next week

Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn about the more than 500 study abroad programs in 62 countries where Mavericks can earn credit while having the adventure of a lifetime. The fair is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the University Center mall.

Chat with study abroad alumni, meet representatives from programs on nearly every continent, and learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

For more information, go to the Study Abroad website or email

CAAS seeking scholars, leaders

The Center for African American Studies is accepting applications for the Emerging Scholars Program and the Emerging Leader Initiative. These programs focus on first-year student success and leadership development.

Program participants receive a biannual stipend, mentor/mentee pairings, information about scholarship and internship opportunities, and much more.

Visit for details. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11.

Hungry? Find later hours at The Plaza; Texadelphia heads to College Park

On campus late and need a bite to eat? Stop by the P.O.D. Market for a snack or a new JambaGo smoothie, both now open until 11 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The Plaza Food Court is now open until 5 p.m. Choose from Chick-fill-A, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Panda Express, Subway, and Sushic. 

Read more about on-campus dining locations and hours.

Texadelphia, home of the original Texas cheesesteak, plans to open its latest restaurant in the College Park District after Labor Day. Other food sources in the district are La Blue Casa, Pie Five Pizza, and Coolberry Frozen Yogurt.

Put your best foot forward at upcoming All Majors Job Fair

Be ready for your future when you attend the Fall 2015 All Majors Job Fair for UT Arlington students and alumni only.

The fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Maverick Activities Center. No registration is required for the free event. Wear a suit and bring a student ID and plenty of résumés. Employers will be on hand to talk with students, take résumés, and discuss job possibilities.

See the workshops schedule, which also includes programs after the fair and during the semester. The Career Development Center also sponsors information sessions and on-campus interviews with companies.

For more information on the job fair and job hunting, contact the Career Development Center at or at 817-272-2932.

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Swap meet

Rachel Kroener, exercise science freshman, shows off her new T-shirt from Monday's MavSwap. Exchange your old high school or college T-shirt for one from UTA 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 1, on the University Center mall.


Summit Avenue closed for repaving

Summit Avenue is closed for resurfacing and will reopen by Monday, Sept. 21, weather permitting.

Summit Avenue will be closed from Fourth Street to Greek Row Drive and from Greek Row to UTA Boulevard. Greek Row will remain open. 

Parking for the Swift Center, the Veterans Assistance Center, and Summit Avenue parking will be relocated to the Meadow Run lot, accessed from Greek Row, and the YWCA Child Care Center overflow lot at Summit and UTA Boulevard.

Entrance to the Greek houses parking lot will be temporarily relocated to the Davis Drive side.

Facilities Management has asked University Parking Enforcement to not write tickets during the resurfacing. Vehicles parked on Summit during this time will be towed by the city.

Cast stone repairs continue in College Park District

Cast stone repairs are underway in the College Park District.

During the repairs, traffic barriers will be placed on Spaniolo Drive between First and Second streets Tuesday, Sept. 8-Friday, Sept. 25. The entrance to Vandergriff Hall will be open, and A-frame caution signs will be placed on the pedestrian pathway.

The sidewalk east of the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center will be closed to pedestrian traffic Wednesday, Sept. 2-Thursday, Oct. 22. To reach the Welcome Center, go through the parking garage and enter from the west.

Questions? Contact Don Lange at

University Center, Central Library offer online view of room availability

Student organizations can now view room availability for the E.H. Hereford University Center and Central Library before submitting paperwork to book the room.

Visit the University Center Plan your event here link and navigate to the Log In to View Room Availability. Enter your NetID and password to go to the Virtual Event Management System page, then click on Browse in the upper left to see space availability by date, room type, or setup type.

For questions, email

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Buildings involved are Business Building, College Park Center, College Park Central and South Parking Garages, Hammond Hall, Pickard Hall, and Trimble Hall.

The test will only affect the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building. There will be a slight “blip” lasting a half-second as the electrical service transfers to the generator and another as it is transferred back to the normal building service. Keep computer work in progress saved during this time to prevent any possible data loss.

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

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Coffee and books

Starbucks at the UTA Bookstore opened Wednesday, part of the summer renovations. The coffee house is open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, even when the bookstore is closed, says café manager Johan Djivo. A grand opening is planned for September. After the semester's initial rush, the bookstore will begin a total renovation, which may take up to a year to complete, says Jason Smith, UTA Bookstore director. The store will remain open during the renovations.

Libraries offer free Textbook Project, technology for checkout

The UT Arlington Libraries offer the free Textbook Project—a program offering a selection of 1000- and 2000-level textbooks that can be checked out for two hours—for the fall semester.

The Central Library also has 10 technology tools available for check out.

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.

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.

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.

Book lovers can meet authors at Friends of the Library meetings

The Friends of the Library hosts four authors this fall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Authors and their books are:

• Sept. 11—Russell Gold, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

• Oct. 16—Ken Aldridge, In Murder's Shadow: A Crime Novel

• Nov. 13—Julie Kibler, Calling Me Home: A Novel Paperback

• Dec. 4—Paul V. Chaplo, Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country

 For more information, email

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Notification

UT Arlington seeks to provide its students, faculty, and staff with a drug-free environment. In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the University is required to notify faculty, staff, and students each semester about:

Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse

University policies related to the illegal possession, use, or distribution of drugs or alcohol

Availability of treatment for drug or alcohol problems

Employees - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through UT Arlington’s Office of Human Resources at 1-800-343-3822 or visit

Students - Drug and alcohol counseling and referral services are available through UT Arlington Health Services at 817-272-2771 or visit

Internal sanctions and federal, state, and local legal penalties that may result from the illegal sale, possession, consumption, or distribution of drugs or alcohol.

For more information, contact UT Arlington's Health Services at 817-272-2771 or visit

Check List


Through Wednesday, Sept. 2

Late registration for fall semester.

Monday, Sept. 7

Labor Day holiday. No classes.

Friday, Sept. 11

Deadline to apply for fall graduation.

Monday, Sept. 14

Census date for fall semester.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Deadline to change your FERPA privacy setting in MyMav for the Maverick Connection campus directory.

Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness sites open.

Grade exclusion, grade forgiveness are options for undergraduates

Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness requests can be made for fall term processing beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15-Wednesday, Nov. 4. Contact your academic adviser for eligibility information.

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.

Make sure you're included in the campus directory, if you want to be

For inclusion in the Maverick Connection, UT Arlington’s printed campus directory, the privacy settings in your MyMav Student Center as of Tuesday, Sept. 15, will be used to determine if your name and contact information are included.

Read how to check your privacy settings.

Read about how to set your privacy preferences in MyMav, your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and student privacy rights.

FERPA outlines your rights on education records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords to students rights with respect to their education records. These rights include: the right to inspect and review the student’s education record; the right to request amendments of the student’s record which the student believes are inaccurate or misleading; the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s record, except to the extent FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

Read more about FERPA policies and procedures and student privacy rights.

Apply for fall graduation by Sept. 11

To be considered for fall graduation, submit your application by Friday, Sept. 11. Read more about graduation deadlines.

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 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

Food, facts, fun found at Maverick Cookout, Activity Fair as Maverick Stampede continues

Maverick Cookout 2013

Grab a burger while learning about clubs, groups, and other ways to be involved on campus at the Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.

Campus organizations share details on how students can be involved on campus. Look for booths representing professional and social societies as well as some departments such as the Multicultural Mavericks and the UTA Volunteers.

Burgers, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks are $3, served up from faculty and staff volunteer "flippers and servers."

The Maverick Stampede stretches into September with informational and social events for academic departments, student organizations, and more. See the Maverick Stampede schedule for more details.

Today, Tuesday, Sept. 1, exchange your old high school or college T-shirt for one from UTA, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the University Center mall.

Thursday, Sept. 3, stop by the open house at the Health Services Center starting at 11 a.m. or the Culture Jam at 7 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the University Center. The LGBTQA Program-Rainbow Reception is 5-7 p.m. in the Red River/Concho Rooms of the University Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Blood Drive Give the gift of life with a blood donation. Register to donate. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., through Friday, Sept. 4, Library mall; Thursday-Friday, Sept. 3-4, University Center mall. University Events.

Faculty Jazz Recital Jazz artist-in-residence Stefan Karlsson, piano, joins jazz faculty members Ken Edwards, trumpet; Tim Ishii, saxophone; Mike Drake, drums; and Brian Mulholland, bass. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Tail-Waggin' Wednesday Take a break filled with unconditional love from therapy dogs. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., second floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Anna Karenina Book Club A new book club to share ideas and impressions about humanity expressed in Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina. Noon, Wednesdays in September. RSVP to for location, details. Modern LanguagesEnglish.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. North Texas. Wear your Maverick gear for the Blue Out game. Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Friday, Sept. 4

Friday Night Film Film to be determined. Free popcorn. $1; $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. Luau-Mav 1000 tailgate Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. 6:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Linton Powell

Music Honors Recital Music students and faculty perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Sept. 10

40th Linton Powell Organ Recital Linton Powell, right, retired professor of music, performs for the 40th year with organ and harpsichord music. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Free Music Recitals and Concerts Guest Double Bass Recital with Milton Masciadri of the University of Georgia, Monday, Sept. 14; Clavier Recital with UTA piano students, Tuesday, Sept. 15; Faculty Bassoon Recital with Scott Pool, Thursday, Sept. 17; Voice Division Recital with UTA vocal students, noon-1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. All free, at 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Caitlyn Cooney

Volleyball Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.18, Fiesta Friday, Hispanic Heritage Night, Los Mavericks shirt giveaway; vs. Georgia State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, volleyball alumni reunion, Camper Reunion Day, Boys and Girls Club Night, post-game autographs; vs. Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, tailgate, OctoberFest/beer tasting, Pink Night, Greek Out; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Jersey Day, Blaze's Kids Club, Youth Day, International Frugal Fun Day, post-game autographs. All at College Park Center. Athletics.

Oozeball This mud volleyball tournament is a long-standing campus tradition. 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Fourth Street at Summit Avenue. Campus Recreation.

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert The UTA Symphony Orchestra performs, conducted by Clifton Evans. Tickets $6 students and seniors, $9 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

UT Arlington at the Levitt UTA Wind Symphony performs Saturday, Sept. 26, and UTA Jazz Orchestra with jazz master Stefan Karlsson and Swedish jazz trumpeter Magnus Broo on Sunday, Sept. 27. Free. 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St. Levitt Pavilion.


Gallery 76102: Tshuchigama/Earthen Kiln Tsuchigama or “dirt kiln” is recognized by scholars as Japan's earliest high-fire kiln type. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Gallery 76102. Through Oct. 10Fort Worth Center.

University Center Gallery: Digital Photography Student Exhibit Student artwork showcased. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Dec. 12EXCEL Campus Activities.


Special Collections: Ringside: Memories of WCC Wrestling Photos by Cirrus Bonneau of World Class Championship Wrestling at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth in 1982-83. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. Sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 16UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Planetarium Two new shows—Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and From the Earth to the Universe—are part of the fall schedule. Also showing are AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

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

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Wednesday, Sept. 2


Arlington Technology Association Michael McCabe, right, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, describes how its interdisciplinary team of engineers links discovery, development, and commercialization to achieve new products, new companies, and economic impact for our region, state, and nation. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Food for Thought Rodney Caffey, a USA Olympic sports performance coach and a personal trainer, discusses “Exercise Frequency and Intensity: Is the Bro-science Really Science?” Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Coming up

UT Arlington Photonics Symposium For the International Year of Light, this daylong symposium includes presentations by faculty, a poster session, panel discussion, and a final reception. 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Engineering.

Engineering Speaker Series Mary "Missy” Cummings of Duke University discusses the state of automation and autonomy in our everyday lives. Free. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

RADS Self-Defense for Women Self-defense course for female faculty, staff, and students. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Room 102-B, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Oct. 17, and Nov. 7. UT Arlington Police.

GRE Preparation: Math Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Sessions start Sept. 22 and Nov. 10Continuing Education.

GMAT Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sessions start Sept. 23 and Nov. 11Continuing Education.

Architecture Lecture Joshua Nimmo presents “Someplace Else.” Free. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, Room 204, Architecture Building. Architecture.

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Second Annual Women in the Americas Series Lori Celaya of the University of Idaho is guest lecturer for the topic "Human Trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Role of the Commercial Sex Trade Client." Free. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, Neches/Pedernales Rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free and open to the public. Women’s and Gender StudiesCenter for Mexican American StudiesDepartment of Modern Languages.

GRE Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Sessions start Sept. 24 and Nov. 5Continuing Education.

Focus on Faculty: Ritu Khanduri Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, is guest speaker. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington LibrariesFocus on Faculty.


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

Big hit: Marisah Ingram takes aim during the game against Grambling State on Saturday at College Park Center. The Mavericks face North Texas on the CPC court Wednesday evening.

V-ball team takes 2 of 3 in Maverick Classic

UTA won two of three matches over the weekend in the season-opening Maverick Classic at College Park Center.

The Mavericks defeated Campbell 3-0 Friday night and Grambling 3-0 Saturday afternoon before falling 3-2 Saturday evening to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Junior Cassidy Wheeler and senior Stacey Koch were named to the all-tournament team.

UTA returns to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, against North Texas at College Park Center.

Men’s basketball dominates in Bahamas

The Mavericks went undefeated on their Summer Tour 2015 in Paradise Island, Bahamas, winning their four games by an average of almost 39 points.

UTA concluded play last week, cruising past the Atlantis All-Stars 109-77. The Mavericks previously defeated the Real Deal Shockers 93-67, PJ Stingers 114-64, and Providence Storm 108-61.

The regular season tips off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, with the Homecoming game against Fordham University at College Park Center. Season tickets for men’s and women’s basketball go on sale Monday, Sept. 14, at Individual game tickets go on sale Thursday, Oct. 1.

Cross country teams picked high in preseason polls

The men’s cross country team is favored to win the Sun Belt Conference title this year, while the women are picked second in the 2015 Cross Country Preseason Polls.

The men return two all-conference performers in seniors Craig Lautenslager and Eric Ojeda. For the women, senior Katelyn Hayward is back after earning all-SBC honors last season.

The Mavericks kick off the 2015 season today Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Bear Twilight Invitational in Waco.

Sports Shorts

Golf coach Stuart Deane qualified for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship after finishing seventh last week at the Northern Texas PGA Professional Championship in Lewisville. He shot a 1-under-par 143 over two rounds.

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 817-272-9613.

Intramural deadlines this week for football, tennis

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are co-rec flag football, fantasy football, and college football pick 'em, Thursday, Sept. 3; tennis, Friday, Sept. 4; foosball, Tuesday, Sept. 8; softball, Wednesday, Sept. 9; and racquetball, Friday, Sept. 11.

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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