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Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Parade, pep rally, basketball game make Homecoming memorable

Light up your week with some Maverick traditions of a parade, basketball game, fellowship, and more for Homecoming 2015 festivities in Maverick Country.

Exchange an old school T-shirt for new Maverick attire 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 10-11, on the University Center mall.

Enjoy the Chili Cook-Off noon-1:130 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Attend the Distinguished Alumni Awards before heading to The Bash on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Cheer on the women's basketball team with the afternoon pep rally and trip to Waco on Friday, Nov. 13. The Lady Mavs face the Baylor Bears. See the story below for details.

Saturday is filled with the 5K run/walk and a golf tournament, followed by reunions. Head to the College Park District for the pre-game street festival at 3:30 p.m. and The Party on the Plaza at 4 p.m. Cheer on the Homecoming parade at 5:45 p.m., and get loud at the pep rally before the men's basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12, is the deadline to enter the Homecoming 5K and to reserve tickets for the Greek alumni and student leaders reunions and the Party on the Plaza.

Order Homecoming event tickets online.

Still time to claim tickets to see Daymond John tonight for Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets to see entrepreneur Daymond John for the Maverick Speakers Series are available online.

John will speak on "Shark Tank Entrepreneurship" at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 10, at College Park Center. An audience question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, John is the CEO and founder of FUBU, a global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with more than $6 billion in product sales. He joined the cast of Shark Tank in 2009. John has received more than 35 awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, and was named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House in 2015.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. Season and preferred ticket packages are available and include reserved seating, parking, and more. For all these ticket options, go to

For VIP packages, contact Mark LaVelle at or 817-272-5235.

Individual tickets still available for Homecoming basketball games against Baylor, Fordham

See the Maverick basketball teams in action for Homecoming 2015.

The women's basketball team takes on defending Big 12 champion Baylor in the preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament Friday, Nov. 13, at Ferrell Center in Waco.

The pre-game tipoff features food, activities, and a pep rally 1:30-3 p.m. at Moritz Plaza at College Park Center. The game starts at 6 p.m.

Drive yourself to the game and buy individual tickets for $5-10. Ticket packages that include transportation for the game are sold out.

The men’s basketball team faces Fordham at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at College Park Center. Tickets are $3 with student ID at

UTA salutes military veterans during Wednesday ceremonies

UTA will honor its military men and women on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with a series of events celebrating Veterans Day.

UTA is home to more than 3,000 veterans and dependents of veterans who utilize military benefits to cover the cost of college.

Reveille begins the event at 6:30 a.m. in the courtyard of College Hall followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

At 11 a.m, a ribbon-cutting ceremony opens the refurbished Vet Lounge in Room 216 of the Central Library.

A reception for the inaugural induction ceremony for the National Student Veteran Honor Society is set for 2 p.m. in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center. RSVP for the Veterans Day reception to Kim Bennett at 817-272-9882 or

Donate a pair of socks for the "Socks for Service" project, which benefits homeless veterans. Drop off boxes are located around campus.

Pick up an "I Love UTA Veterans" or "UTA Veteran" button at the events.

The Veterans Day activities are sponsored by the UTA Veterans Connection Committee. For details on resources for student veterans, go to the Veteran Services website.

Read more about the Veterans Day events and honorees.

MavTube Video Extra

Racing Rubik's

Business management major Anthony Brooks, left, always carries at least one Rubik’s Cube. He can solve the puzzle in less than 10 seconds, and often much less. He and his brother, Brian, right, belong to a growing corps of dedicated Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts who compete in “speedcubing” on an international stage. It’s a hobby he hopes will yield a career. Read more about Brooks' and his Rubik's Cube or watch the video.


Parking garages, lots closed for Maverick Speakers Series, Homecoming

Parking for Maverick Speakers Series and Homecoming events will affect parking on the campus' east side Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 10-15.

Guests for the Distinguished Alumni Gala on Thursday can use lots F11 and 39.

The first floor of College Park North and Park Central garages will close Thursday for parade vehicle staging. Park Central will reopen Sunday, and Park North will reopen Monday, Nov. 16.

Parking lot F12 will be closed Saturday. Lot F13 will be reserved Saturday for parade dignitaries and VIP attendees.

Spaniolo Street will be closed 9 a.m. Friday-midnight Saturday between UTA Boulevard and Third Street.

MAVPark topic for Off-Campus Mavericks' Wednesday lunch

Learn more about the MAVPark stickerless parking system at the Off-Campus Mavericks lunch and learn at noon Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center.

Representatives from Parking and Transportation Services will speak about the new parking permit system and answer questions from students.

The lunch is free and open to all students.

Share your thoughts with Dining Services

The Dining Services survey seeks to better understand the University community's dining preferences and satisfaction. At the end of the survey, choose to participate in a drawing for one of four prizes: a $150 gift card grand prize or one of three $50 gift cards.

Check List


Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27

University closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Last day of class for the fall semester.

Saturday-Friday, Dec. 12-18

Fall semester final exams.

Spring registration is open; see your adviser now

Make plans to register for the winter intersession and spring 2016 terms. The schedule of classes and the registration timetable are available on the MyMav page.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.

Fall final exam schedule available

The final exam schedule for the fall term is available online. Finals are scheduled Dec. 12-18.

Transcripts available in PDF format

UTA 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

Live music, imagery combine for 'Apollo's Flight'

Live music and visual effects mingle for an original performance for the senses in Apollo’s Flight.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21, at The Planetarium at UTA.

"Apollo, in Greek and Roman mythology, was the god of light, music, truth, the sun and prophecy, so it seemed fitting to name this multi-media concept after such an expressive character," Marek Eneti, who provides the original electronic music.

Amy Barraclough, planetarium program coordinator, created light projections, electronic progressive live instrumentation, pristine sound, and spacey film footage to accompany Eneti's music.

See the trailer. A larger version of the show will premiere Feb. 5 at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students with ID and children under 12. To purchase tickets in advance, call 817-272-1183.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Faculty Chamber Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Nov. 13

UT System Day Wear your Maverick attire and celebrate UT System Day. UTA joined the UT System 50 years ago. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources, UT System Day.

Wind Symphony Concert Tickets.$9, $6 students, seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friends of the Library Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home: A Novel. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Faculty Bassoon Recital Laura Bennett Cameron, senior lecturer of bassoon. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Faculty Bassoon Recital Laura Bennett Cameron, senior lecturer of bassoon. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Sunday, Nov. 15

Volleyball Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Staff Appreciation/Senior Day; VB Club Team Night. Tickets $5. 1 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Monday, Nov. 16

Trumpet Studio Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Clavier Piano Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Deck the Mall Welcome the holiday season with music, hot chocolate, and lighting up the Library mall. Free. 7 p.m., Library mall. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Great American Smoke Out 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

'The Man Who Came to Dinner' Classic comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Tickets $7 faculty, staff, students, seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Theatre Arts.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Guest Wind Recital Stephen F. Austin University wind faculty. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Finn Jones from Transcendence DFW and candlelight vigil. 6-8 p.m., Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Friday, Nov. 20

Symphonic Band Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday Night Film: 'Straight Outta Compton' Rated R. Free popcorn. Concessions for sale. $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Saturday, Nov. 21

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Tickets. $9, $6 students, seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Holiday Extravaganza A family-oriented holiday celebration with arts and crafts representing a variety of winter holidays, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa. Free. 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshmen Leaders on Campus.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Bassoon Studio Recital Free. 5:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, Nov. 23

Voice Division Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Trombone Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Viola Studio Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Women’s Basketball Mavericks vs. Seton Hall. Tickets $7-20. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Missouri Valley College, Saturday, Nov. 28, Recover from Black Friday: Post-Game Autographs. Athletics.

Coming Up

Concerts and Recitals Honors Recital, noon, and String Chamber Recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30; UTA Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1; UTA Choir Concert, tickets $6-9, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; Flute Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Free, unless noted. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

SHAC Spa Retreat 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Palo Duro Lounge, E. H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Jim Hayes Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament All day Saturday, Dec. 5, Maverick Activities Center, Physical Education Building. Movin' Mavs.

Late Night Breakfast 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, Connection Cafe, E.H. Hereford University Center.


Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition Concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates. Hours for both galleries 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Gallery West, Studio Arts Center; and The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Through Nov. 21. Art and Art History.

Ornament and Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African Masks 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109, Fine Arts Building. Through Dec. 9. Art and Art History.

University Center Gallery: Digital Photography Student Exhibit 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 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 16UTA Libraries Special Collections.

Planetarium Fall shows SOFIA 3-D, Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, From the Earth to the Universe, AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)

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Wednesday, Nov. 11

Native American Heritage Month Lecture Author Paul McKenzie-Jones on prominent American Indian Movement leader, Clyde Warrior. 7 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. Native American Student Association, History.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Current Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Panelists Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor of social work; Cheryl Anderson, associate professor of nursing; and Mary Kate Kenworthy, readjustment counselor for Veterans Affairs. 4-6 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Veterans Upward Bound.

Qualitative Research Brown-bag Meetups Yekang Ko and Ann Foss, assistant professors of planning and landscape architecture, "Measuring Climate Literacy: Using Survey Data for Interdisciplinary Environmental Education." Noon-1 p.m., Room 414, Central Library. Qualitative Research Meetup.

Monday, Nov. 16

Safe Zone Ally Training Register online. 9 a.m.-noon, Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Navajo WWII Code Talker Samuel Holiday Samuel Holiday, Silver Medal of Honor recipient and WWII Navajo code talker. Part of National Native American Heritage Month. Free. 7 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. Native American Student Association.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Goolsby Leadership Lecture Mary-Uhl Bien of Texas Christian University, “Leadership in the Workforce.” Free. 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University. Goolsby Leadership Academy.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Focus on Faculty Traci Freling, associate professor of marketing, "The Selective Generosity of Donors: How Victim Identifiability Affects Philanthropy.” Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Anderson Sports Performance Lecture Series James Pollifrone, president of Arlington Orthopedic Associates, “Treating the Whole Patient: Case Studies From the Athletic Arena to the Weekend Warrior.” Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Disability Studies Lecture Catherine Kudlick, “Disabling Cures: Rescuing History’s ‘Incurables’ from the Clutches of the Present.” Free. 3:40-5 p.m. Room 104, University Hall. Disability Studies.

Friday, Nov. 20

UTARI Lunch and Learn Christopher Ray, associate professor of kinesiology. Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Coming Up

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. Monday, Nov. 30, Room 104, Preston Hall. Counseling and Psychological Services.

World AIDS Day 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.


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 UTA calendar.)

Sports Notes

Catch more Maverick basketball games on television

The Sun Belt Conference announced its largest television package ever for men's and women's basketball for the 2015-16 season. UTA's men's team has one game televised on ESPN2 and five on ESPN3. The women's team has three games on ESPN3.

Read more about the televised SBC games.

Volleyball Mavs sweep Louisiana on last road trip

UTA's volleyball team rode its momentum to complete a two-game road sweep, downing Louisiana-Monroe 3-0 in Sun Belt play Saturday. The Mavs completed the season sweep after downing the Louisiana-Lafayette 3-0 Friday.

The Mavericks, taking all six sets during the Louisiana road swing, improved to 18-9 overall and 9-6 in conference play.

UTA ends the regular season by hosting South Alabama at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at College Park Center.

Sports Shorts

The Movin' Mavs Fall Tournament ended with a sweep by both the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams last weekend at College Park Center. Competitors included Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Dallas Mavericks, DFW Freewheelers, Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma Rolling Thunder. Next is the Lady Movin' Mavs Home Tournament on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

The women’s basketball game against the Baylor Bears in the 2015 Preseason WNIT Friday, Nov. 13, will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.

Women's basketball has a few changes this year. NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved revisions to start with the 2015-16 season. Read about the women’s basketball rule changes.

Golf coach Stuart Dean won the Yamaha Golf Cars/Lajitas Golf Resort Match Play Championship Oct. 26-28 at Dallas Country Club in Dallas. The win marked Deane's 10th NTPGA individual major championship and third Match Play Championship victory.

Intramural deadline for poker, innertube water polo

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are poker, Monday, Nov. 16; innertube water polo, Sunday, Nov. 22; 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball, Tuesday, Dec. 8; and college football bowl pick 'em, Sunday, Dec. 13.

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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