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Tuesday, September 22, 2015


UTA enrollment climbs 6.1 percent to record 37,000 Texas-based students

UT Arlington enrollment rose 6.1 percent to a record 37,008 Texas-based students this fall, up more than 2,100 students compared with fall 2014, according to preliminary census reports released last week.

College of Engineering enrollment exceeded 7,000 students this fall for the first time, a 16.4 percent increase compared with fall 2014. Enrollment in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation was up 15.9 percent, reflecting an expanded emphasis on the health sciences that spans traditional health care to muscular and cardiovascular health research. Enrollment in College of Education degree programs was up 5.6 percent, while enrollment in the School of Social Work rose 4.8 percent. Overall graduate enrollment was up 14.7 percent.

Read more about UTA's record enrollment.

Town hall meetings open dialogue on campus carry legislation

UT Arlington will host a series of town hall meetings to gather ideas, suggestions, and feedback from the campus community about the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), better known as “Campus Carry,” at UTA.

During the 84th Legislative Session, lawmakers passed SB 11, which allows a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on the campus. SB 11 also allows a university to adopt provisions prohibiting handguns in certain buildings, but not a “blanket ban.”

Feedback from the town hall meetings will assist in developing UT Arlington’s campus carry policy to ensure a safe and secure campus environment. John Hall, vice president for administration and campus operations, chairs the University’s campus carry committee. Three sub-committees focus on security and buildings, legal and conduct issues, and communications and training.

Upcoming meetings are:

  • Pizza with the President, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center

  • 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

  • 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center

  • 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, Room 108, University Hall

  • 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, Rio Grande A, University Center

  • 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center

For more information, go to for forum dates and locations, frequently asked questions, information on the legislation, and a survey to complete if you are not able to attend one of the meetings.

UTA Night at the Levitt

Enjoy sounds, socializing at UT Arlington Weekend at the Levitt

UTA is taking over the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington for a weekend of music, food, and friends under the stars Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27. Grab your friends, family, and classmates and show off your Maverick spirit in the city’s only free live music venue.

The weekend kicks off Friday with burgers and beverages provided by hometown favorite J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill served at the Levitt followed by an 8 p.m. performance by singer and songwriter Luke Wade, a finalist from the seventh season of NBC’s The Voice.

Saturday brings the UT Arlington Wind Symphony to the Levitt stage for a traditional “Pops in the Park” show. The UTA Jazz Orchestra, joined by jazz masters Stefan Karlsson and Magnus Broo, round out the weekend on Sunday evening.

VIP tickets for Friday evening only are $15 each and include dinner and reserved seating near the stage. Buy tickets now at

The 8 p.m. concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are free with open seating on the lawn.

Read more about the Levitt Pavilion.

Flu vaccine available through Health Services

Flu vaccines are now available at the Health Services Center. The vaccine costs $20 and is fully covered by student health insurance (Academic Blue). No appointment necessary; walk-ins are welcomed. The immunization clinic hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For more information, visit or call 817-272-2771.

Get ready for 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.

Pizza with the President

Pizza with the President on Wednesday

Join UTA President Vistasp Karbhari for lunch and conversation 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Pizza with the President includes a free lunch, remarks by Dr. Karbhari, and a question-and-answer session.

The lunch is for students only. No registration needed. For questions, call Student Affairs at 817-272-6080.

Counselors come to students around campus

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) outreach events offer counseling advice in informal settings around campus.

Let’s Talk provides easy access to informal, confidential consultations with CAPS counselors. The walk-in events are open to UTA students, as well as faculty and staff with concerns for students. Let’s Talk events are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in B150C of the E.H. Hereford University Center and Fridays, starting Friday, Sept. 25, in Room 220 of Pickard Hall.

Chat with CAPS focuses on student wellness and emotional health through experiential exercises, tips, and activities. The Chat is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center.

CAPS provides individual, couples, and group counseling programs and is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Room 303 of Ransom Hall. For more information, go to


  MavPic Oozeball 2015

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Mud volleyball, a messy Maverick tradition, celebrated a slippery 26th anniversary at the annual Oozeball tournament Friday. See more photos.

Maverick Major Fair one week away

Learn more about your potential major at the Maverick Major Fair. The fair is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Join the University Advising Center and department advisers at a fun atmosphere for learning more about the degree options available at UT Arlington and how to declare a major or minor. If you're undeclared or just exploring your options, don't miss out on this experience.

MavsArt seeks your creative submissions

Looking to show off your art? Submit items to MavsArt and have your work displayed at the Central Library.

MavsArt is a semester-long community art exhibit open to all UT Arlington faculty, staff, and students. Submit all forms of artwork, from charcoal sketches to 3D forms created in the UTA FabLab.

Print and complete the application form. Bring the form and your artwork to the service desk on the first floor of the Central Library. The submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 25.

For details or questions, email

Ride the MAX to explore DFW

Get out and explore attractions in Fort Worth and Dallas and the rest of the Metroplex by catching a ride on the Metro Arlington Xpress—also known as The MAX.

The route runs from the College Park District garage at Center Street and UTA Boulevard to a stop on North Collins Street in Lincoln Square and then to the Trinity Railway Express's Centreport station near DFW Airport.

UT Arlington is a major sponsor of The MAX. Regular fare is $5 per day, or purchase a $25 weekly or $80 monthly pass. UTA students can receive reduced-fare tickets for $2.50 per day or $40 monthly.

More information about The MAX is available at

The service is provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Cast stone repairs continue in College Park District

Cast stone repairs in the College Park District continue through the end of November. Center Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. between Abram and First streets.

The sidewalk on the east side of The Lofts will be closed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to pedestrian traffic. The Lofts’ east-side entrance and exit doors will be closed during construction and only available in an emergency.

The ATM on the north side of Texas Trust will not be available.
Direct questions to Don Lange, director of Auxiliary Operations and Logistics, at

MavPic Starbucks at UTA Bookstore

Starbucks at UTA Bookstore

Katie Bendel, social work graduate student, attends to customers during the grand opening of Starbucks at the UTA Bookstore last week. University, bookstore, city, and chamber of commerce officials performed a ribbon cutting at the coffee shop, which officially opened earlier this month.


Online calendar available for parlor, atrium reservations

University departments and student organizations can now view room availability for the sixth floor of the Central Library before booking an event.

Visit the University Center Plan Your Event page and click Log In to View Room Availability in the left menu. 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.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Houston at

Banned Books Week committee seeks donations for little free libraries

UT Arlington Libraries is asking for donations of banned or challenged books for Banned Books Week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Donated books will be distributed in the four Allan Saxe Little Free Libraries during Banned Books Week.

View a list of challenged or banned books.

For questions or to donate, contact Marquel Anteola at

Cyclethon teams needed to pump up World Heart Day

Get pumped for World Heart Day and the annual Cyclethon on Monday, Sept. 28.

The annual challenge has teams pedaling from noon to midnight at the Maverick Activities Center. A team member must pedal the stationary bike at all times during the 12-hour contest. Free agents are encouraged to sign up.

Register at the Services and Info Desk at the MAC. Cost is $30 per team. All money goes to the American Heart Association.

The event includes free blood pressure tests, glucose checks, healthy cooking demos, free snacks, and other fun activities.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

Buildings involved are Carlisle Hall, Engineering Lab Building, Engineering Research Building, Geoscience Building, Nedderman Hall, E.H. Hereford University Center, and Woolf 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.

Check List


Through Sunday, Sept. 27

Freshman progress report grades available in MyMav Student Center.

Friday, Oct. 9

Deadline for late application for fall graduation.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Last day to drop classes for fall.

Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness sites close.

Freshman progress reports online

Freshmen can view their early progress reports in their MyMav Student Center as soon as the grades are entered through Sunday, Sept. 27. Most grades will be available early this week. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss your progress and explore campus resources.

Start Strong Freshman Tutoring Program available

The Start Strong Freshman Tutoring Program provides up to six hours of free tutoring in selected courses offered during the fall semester for all first-time and returning freshmen.

Students must register for and complete their first hour of tutoring by Friday, Oct. 2.

To register, visit University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction in Suite 205 of Ransom Hall, email, or call 817-272-2617.

Grade exclusion, grade forgiveness are options for undergraduates

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

Candidates should apply now for fall graduation

Late applications for graduation will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 9. A $60 late fee is billed in addition to the $40 filing fee. Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This applies to both graduate and undergraduate students. Read more about graduation deadlines.

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.

Going Out

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Faculty Bassoon Recital Scott Pool, assistant professor of music, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Sept. 24

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., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Sept. 25

Flight 12 improv

Faculty Flute Recital Terry Sanchez, senior lecturer in flute, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Flight 12 Comedy Improv Troupe This 12-student troupe is always outrageous and never stale. Directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. Tickets $5. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also Saturday, Sept. 26. Maverick Theatre Company.

Saturday, Sept. 26

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

Sunday, Sept. 27

Total Lunar Eclipse Watch a total lunar eclipse through powerful telescopes. Enjoy free lectures and discount tickets for Planetarium shows. 7 p.m.-midnight; eclipse expected 9:10-10:20 p.m., Planetarium. Planetarium at UT Arlington.

Monday, Sept. 28

World Heart Day/Cyclethon Teams keep stationary bikes in motion for 12 hours. Free blood pressure tests, glucose checks, healthy cooking demos, free snacks, and other fun activities planned. Benefits American Heart Association. Sign up at the Maverick Activities Center. Noon-midnight, MAC. Campus RecreationHealth Services.

Discount Rangers Tickets Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, Sept. 28-30. Also, vs. Los Angeles Angels, Oct. 1-4. Visit, click on UT Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Faculty Piano Recital Young-Hyun Cho, associate professor of piano, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Volleyball Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. Mavericks 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.

Maverick Speakers Series Actress and activist Mia Farrow discusses “What Falls Away: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment.” A question-and-answer session follows. Free general admission but tickets required. Premium, season, and VIP ticket packages include reserved seats and parking and more. Tickets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Texas Hall. Also, Daymond John, Nov. 10; Ron Paul, Feb. 2; Donna Brazile, Feb. 25; and Jane Goodall, March 31. Maverick Speakers Series.

Pride Week: 3rd Annual Drag Show Hosted by DFW drag superstar Kiana Lee. Register online to compete by Wednesday, Sept. 23. Free. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.


Gallery 76102: Tshuchigama/Earthen Kiln Tshuchigama 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.

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 Dec. 9. Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

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 Three new shows—Sofia 3-D, 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.)

Learn More


Tuesday, Sept. 22

GRE Preparation: Math Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Continuing Education.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Documentary: 'Bi the Way: Bisexuality in the U.S.' Watch the documentary and participate in the discussion afterward. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

I Am UTA Study Abroad: Hispanic Student Stories Hispanic students share their tales of studying abroad. Learn about opportunities to study abroad. Noon-1 p.m. Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Study Abroad, Hispanic Heritage Month.

women in the americas

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., Neches/Pedernales Rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free and open to the public. Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Modern Languages.

Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention Training Learn the warning signs and clues of people who may be considering suicide and how to intervene with at-risk individuals. Register online. 2-4 p.m. Room 104, Preston Hall. Also, Oct. 22 and Nov. 30. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Architecture Lecture Joshua Nimmo presents “Someplace Else.” Free. 4 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Also, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins discusses “Demands and Availabilities,” Wednesday, Sept. 30. Architecture.

GMAT Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Continuing Education.

Thursday, Sept. 24

MBA Cohort Virtual Info Session Online Learn about the MBA cohort program in the College of Business. Register online. 6 p.m., online. Business.

GRE Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Continuing Education.

Biology Colloquium Series Volker Rudolf of Rice University presents “Thinking Inside the Box: Community-level Consequences of Stage-structured Populations.” 4 p.m., Room 118, Life Science Building. Also, Andrew Baker of the University of Miami, Oct. 1; TBA, Oct. 8; Colleen Burge of the University of Maryland, Oct. 15; TBA, Oct. 22; Bryan Carsten of Ohio State University, Oct. 29. Biology.

Friday, Sept. 25

Institutional Review Board Mini-Conference Learn about the IRB submission process, how to conduct ethical research studies with human subjects, and more. See the schedule and RSVP. Free. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center. Regulatory ServicesResearch Administration.

Materials Science and Engineering Lectures Harry Fred Tibbals, professor of materials science and engineering, presents "From Nanomedicine to Personalized Precision Medicine: The Enabling Role of Materials Engineering and Science." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 202, Nedderman Hall. Materials Science and Engineering.

Statistical Software: SPSS Intro to SPSS training. Free. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 04, University Hall. OIT Statistical Services.

UTARI Lunch and Learn Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Psychology Colloquium Series A. Burcu Bayram, assistant professor of political science, discusses “Due Deference: Cosmopolitan Social Identity and the Psychology of International Legal Obligation." Noon, Room 110, University Hall. Also, Jerry Jellison of the University of Southern California, Oct. 23. Psychology.

Monday, Sept. 28

Texas ACSM Lecture Quincy Almeida of Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada speaks on “Learning Motor Control Through Neurodegeneration: A Parkinson’s Perspective.” Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Focus on Faculty: Ritu Khanduri Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, speaks on "The Culture of Cartoons," explaining how Indian newspaper cartoons serve as teaching moments about identity politics and democracy. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

International Translation Day Renowned translator Marian Schwartz is guest speaker. She has translated more than 60 volumes of Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Modern Languages, UT Arlington Libraries, English, Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies.

Latin@ Student Excellence Forum Panel discussion moderated by Stephen Santa-Ramirez, assistant director of Multicultural Affairs. 6-8 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Hispanic Heritage Month.

Coming up

Earth and Environmental Sciences Lectures Nilotpal Ghosh, lecturer in earth and environmental sciences, discusses “Evidence of catastrophe across the Permian-Triassic boundary in Spiti Valley, Indian Himalayas.” 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, Room 100, Geoscience Building. Also, Julia Morgan of Rice University, Oct. 8; Thomas Darrah of Ohio State University, Oct. 15; Bob Gregory of Southern Methodist University, Oct. 22; and Bastian Georg of Trent University, Oct. 29. Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Mathematics Colloquium Series Santiago Schnell, president of the Society for Mathematical Biology and professor at the University of Michigan, is guest speaker. 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Room 311, Pickard Hall. Also, Weiqiang Wang of the University of Virginia, Oct. 16, and Patrick Shipman of Colorado State University, Nov. 6. Mathematics.

Arlington Technology Association UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari discusses the future of engineering professions and the roles engineers will play in designing and guiding the world’s mechanisms. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

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


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

Volleyball team opens 2-0 in Sun Belt play

UTA improved to 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday night with a four-set win against Georgia State at College Park Center. Senior opposite hitter Stacey Koch registered a team-high 14 kills.

On Friday, sophomore outside hitter Qiana Canete notched her sixth double-double of the season as the Mavericks swept Louisiana-Lafayette for their first SBC win of the year.

UTA (11-3) travels to Arkansas for a pair of conference road matches beginning Friday, Sept. 25, against Arkansas State in Jonesboro and concluding Sunday, Sept. 27, at Arkansas-Little Rock.

Cross country men first, women second

The men’s cross country team finished first Saturday at the Gerald Richey Invitational in Grand Prairie while the women’s team placed second.

Eric Ojeda won the men’s individual title, edging teammate Michael Guerrero. Grant Copeland was third and Christopher Mayes fifth. Gabriela Alfonzo paced the UTA women with a third-place finish, with Katelyn Howard earning fifth.

The teams return to action Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station.

Women's doubles team claims Midland tennis title

Angeles de los Rios and Astrid Gehre captured the women’s doubles championship Sunday at the Midland Fall Invitational.

The pair went 5-0 in the tournament, winning the final match 6-3 over Texas Tech. In men’s action, Pablo Colvee reached the Flight 2 consolation finals.

Both teams return to the court Friday, Sept. 25, for the three-day Rice Invitational in Houston.

Sports Shorts

• Golf coach Stuart Deane went 2-2 as a member of the U.S. PGA Cup team over the weekend in San Martin, Calif. The U.S. team fell to Great Britain and Ireland in the 27th PGA Cup.

Intramural deadlines soon for flag football, volleyball

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are flag football and volleyball, Wednesday, Sept. 30; fantasy basketball, Friday, Oct. 16; 4-on-4 basketball, Wednesday, Oct. 21; table tennis, Thursday, Oct. 22; drop-in basketball, Monday, Oct. 26; and Halloween ultimate disc, Friday, Oct. 30.

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

Blaze's Kids Club includes free admission

Blaze's Kids Club offers a range of benefits for the youngest members of the Maverick campus community.

Youth age 12 and younger are eligible for free admission to all UTA home athletic events, an official membership certificate and ID, and a birthday card from Blaze. There’s also an autographed poster, special on-court recognition at Kids Club Night, a UTA lunch box, and a UTA wristband.

Membership is $20, with each sibling only $10. Go to

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