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Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Powerhouse: Junior guard Jalen Jones and fellow teammates are getting noticed nationally after high-profile wins.

Mavs on a run; pack College Park for UNT game Thursday

The Maverick men’s team is off to its best start in years, and now it’s time to cheer them on against regional rival North Texas 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at College Park Center.

After a season-starting win over Fordham followed by a loss to Louisiana Tech, the team followed with four high-profile wins: 73-68 over Ohio State, 68-64 over Memphis, 73-40 over Grambling State, and 92-74 over Rice.

UTA takes on Texas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Austin. The Longhorn Network is televising with the radio broadcast airing on KKGM 1630 AM. For fans unable to make the trip, Grease Monkey is hosting UTA's official watch party with food and drink specials.

In an interview with KERA News, head coach Scott Cross says team developed chemistry in the preseason.

"You could see bonds being built during that time. They were singing ‘Lean On Me’ as a team together, they were hanging out all week long with each other," Cross says. "You could just see that they liked each other off the court, and I think you’re seeing that on the court."

Thursday's game at College Park Center features Maverick and Texas Trust Credit Union T-shirt giveaways and team autographs after the game.

Single game tickets are $3 for students and $7-20 for the public. Take advantage of the Student All-Sports Pass for $25 and catch all home athletic competitions. For these and other ticket options, go to

The team heads to UT El Paso for an 8 p.m. game Saturday, Dec. 5, then plays Bradley at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 8.

The Lady Mavs basketball team approached all-time records in its 96-30 win over Missouri Valley College on Saturday at College Park Center. The team is 2-3 for the season. The women are on the road against Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Kansas State on Thursday, Dec. 3. They play Western Kentucky at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at College Park Center.

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Student Feedback Surveys open for comments

Each student enrolled in a lecture, seminar, or lab course has been sent email invitations to participate in the Student Feedback Survey for each course in which they are enrolled. With few exceptions, each SFS is administered online. All feedback is submitted anonymously.

Once the final grades for the term have been officially certified, summaries of the SFS data are provided to professors and their supervisors. These reports help faculty members identify which aspects of a course should remain unchanged and which aspects might benefit from revision.

Surveys for all 15-week spring courses are open through Wednesday, Dec. 9, before the final exam period begins.

  MavTube Video Extra

Whoop it up

Who's taking that selfie while the rest of the Mavericks men's basketball team howls? Find out by watching the post-game video recorded after the Mavs whipped Memphis 73-40.

Be part of Involvement Fairs

Registered student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at New Maverick Orientation's Involvement Fairs. The next fair is Saturday, Dec. 5.

These sessions are an opportunity to share information about your programs and services with incoming students. There are a limited number of tables available, so register your group in advance.

Visit the Involvement Fair website for details and to register.

ACES symposium now accepting abstract submissions

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), a University-wide symposium highlighting the best in student research and creativity.

At ACES, undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition.

Submissions deadline is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. ACES 2016 is Wednesday, March 23, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Email questions to

University College recruiting peer educators for spring

The TRIO-Student Support Services and University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction offices are looking for motivated students to become peer educators for the spring semester.

Peer educators are students who are successful in their courses and have completed at least one semester of coursework at UT Arlington.  Applicants must have a 3.0+ GPA (cumulative) and have earned an A or B in the course for which they are applying.  Students should also have great communication skills, excellent leadership qualities, and have a positive attitude.

Positions include one-on-one tutors, small group tutors/mentors, and Supplemental Instruction leaders.

For more information, visit

Secure your mobile devices

The Information Security Office has published Security Standards and Guidelines on how to secure your personal mobile devices.

Check List


Wednesday, Dec. 9

Last day of class for the fall semester.

Saturday-Friday, Dec. 12-18

Fall semester final exams.

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 17-19

Commencement ceremonies for fall semester.

Monday, Dec. 21

Fist day of class fo winter intersession.

Fall final exam schedule available

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

Winter intersession, 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.

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

Take 360-degree look at Planetarium's laser shows

The holiday season starts Wednesday, Dec. 2, with four programs using a full-color, 360-degree laser projector at The Planetarium at UTA.

Enjoy music mixed with laser lights in Laser Country, Laser Holidays, Laser Pink Floyd, and Laser Zeppelin.

Other holiday favorites featured this month are Holiday Music Magic and Season of Light as well as One World/One Sky, Cosmic Colors, Spacepark 360: Infinity, and Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.

See the schedule.

The Planetarium will be closed Fridays, Dec. 24 and 30.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

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

UTA Jazz Concert Tickets $6-9. 7:30 p.m. Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Music.

Thursday, Dec. 3

UTA Choir Concert Tickets $6-9. 7:30 p.m. Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Music.

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

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. North Texas. Tickets $3 students, $7-20 public. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Bradley, Tuesday, Dec. 8; vs. Sul Ross State, Holiday Hoops, Monday, Dec. 21; vs. Georgia State, Wednesday, Dec. 30; vs. Georgia Southern, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. Athletics.

Friday, Dec. 4

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

Friends of the Library Paul Chaplo, Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday Lights Parade Entertainment starts in Founders Plaza at the Levitt Pavilion at 2 p.m., and the parade begins at 6 p.m. at the corner of Main and Center streets in downtown Arlington. Look for UT Arlington floats. Free. Holiday Lights Parade.

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

Friday, Dec. 11

Maverick Dance Company: Via Dance A collection of progressive dance works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Tickets $7 students, faculty, staff, seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also, Saturday, Dec. 12. Theatre Arts.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Western Kentucky. Holiday Hoops. Tickets $3 with student ID; $7-20. 2 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Georgia State, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30; vs. Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. Athletics.

Monday, Dec. 14

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

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 17-19

Commencement Ceremonies College Park Center. Commencement.


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.

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

Learn More


Wednesday, Dec. 2

Arlington Technology Association Chengkai Li, right, professor of computer science and engineering, describes his team’s achievements in creating ClaimBuster, a process providing near-real-time evaluations of public statements, and his intent to create a completely automated fact-checking machine that detects and verifies or disputes claims. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Graduate Business Forum Learn about graduate degree programs in the College of Business. Register online. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Room 147, Business Building. Business.


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

Intramural deadline for 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball, Tuesday, Dec. 8; college football bowl pick 'em, Sunday, Dec. 13; badminton, Sunday, Dec. 20; billiards, Wednesday, Jan. 6; racquetball, Tuesday, Jan. 12; and table tennis, Thursday, Jan. 14.

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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