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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Vets and business: UTA recently held a one-day seminar for veterans interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

SBA grant establishes UTA Veterans Business Outreach Center

The College of Business has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Administration grant to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will offer educational, training, and consulting services to veterans who are starting or growing a business.

The center is the second in Texas. The first is at UT Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg.

Edmund Prater, associate professor of information systems and operations management, will serve as principal investigator of the research grant and executive director of the center. Programs will be built upon principles of entrepreneurship and franchising, areas that appeal to veterans.

Read more about the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

Dining options transition to new provider

Chartwell, UTA's new dining provider, has opened the Plaza Food Court (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays) and Starbucks (7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays).

Other locations opening Monday, June 6, include the MAC Outtakes, formerly the MAC Market, (8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays) and the Connection Café  (7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays).

Locations closed this summer for renovations are the former We Proudly Brew and POD Market in the Central Library, Einstein Brothers Bagels in the Fine Arts Building, and POD Market in the University Center.

Dr. Anne Bavier

Vote for Bavier as influential in health care

Cast your vote for Anne Bavier, dean for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, as one of the 100 most influential people in health care.

Modern Healthcare magazine has placed a list of 300 people, including Dr. Bavier, on an online ballot.

Voting takes only a few seconds. Go to the Modern Healthcare site, scroll down to Anne Bavier (names are listed alphabetically by last name), and vote. Then continue scrolling to the bottom, click Next, and scroll to the bottom of the second page and click Next. On the last page, click Done.

Anyone can vote through Friday, June 24, so encourage your family and friends to participate.

Free lockers offered at campus post office

Are you looking for somewhere to put your books so you don’t have to carry them all over campus? Try a free locker at the U.S. Post Office in the E.H. Hereford University Center by Starbucks.

The locker is available with a key for the semester. (Lose the key and pay a $25 charge.)

New 'Inquiry' magazine explores composite materials, water safety

Found in everything from space shuttles to dental fillings, composite materials have thoroughly infiltrated modern society. But their potential is still greatly untapped, offering UTA researchers ample opportunity for discovery.

Get all the details in the latest issue of Inquiry, UTA’s research magazine.

You also can read about how engineers at the University are confronting issues of water safety and access from South Korea to Kennedale, Texas, and how the College of Nursing and Health Innovation is making a name for itself as a leader in health care innovation.

The spring 2016 issue includes stories about a new study assessing the potential for underground freight transportation in Texas, technology that can store solar power even in darkness, and how one professor is using a $1 million NASA grant to search for signs of life in the universe.

IT maintenance scheduled in June

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will perform maintenance to ensure continued stability and reliability of Internet, network, telephone, and IT services for the campus community. Planned maintenance will be:

  • Midnight-6 a.m. Saturday, June 4, equipment critical to all data connectivity both on campus and off campus; will affect Internet, VPN, and inside networks.

  • Midnight-4 a.m. Saturday, June 11, equipment required for outside local and long-distance telephone service; may affect outside telephone service.

Service disruption is not anticipated, but if it does happen, go to the system status page for updates. For questions, contact the Help Desk at 817-272-2208 or

Campus police, UTA Libraries want your feedback

The UTA Police Department seeks your opinion regarding its performance in serving the community. Take the survey to give your input to enhance UTA PD's professionalism and the services provided to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Share your opinions with UTA Libraries in a simple, anonymous, and confidential survey. Complete the survey. Questions or comments? Email

Get Texas Rangers discount tickets

To claim discounted tickets for select Texas Rangers' home games, visit, click on the University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS.

Summer schedule begins for 'TrailBlazer'

TrailBlazer moves to a summer schedule after this week. Keep up with campus activities throughout the summer on every other Tuesday. The next TrailBlazer is June 14. Weekly editions return Aug. 23 for the fall semester.

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Thursday, June 2

Last day of classes for summer intersession.

Friday, June 3

Final exams for summer intersession.

Friday day of classes for summer I and 11-week sessions.

Monday, June 6

Late registration for summer I and 11-week sessions through Tuesday, June 7.

Deadline to submit meningitis vaccination documentation for summer I and 11-week sessions.

Wednesday, June 8

Summer 14-week session census date.

Thursday, June 9

Census date for summer I session.

Friday, June 10

Final grades posted for summer intersession.

Thursday, June 23

Census date for summer 11-week session.

Prerequisite checking enforced

Prerequisite checking will be enforced in MyMav when grades are final for the spring semester. If you are enrolled for summer and do not successfully complete the prerequisite in the spring term, you will be dropped from the next-level course when spring grades are posted.

If you are enrolled for fall but not summer, prerequisite completion will be checked when summer grades are final in August.

Prerequisites not only include courses that must be taken in sequence, but also some restricted to class level, GPA, or concurrent enrollment. Check Class Details in the MyMav Schedule of Classes.

Questions regarding prerequisites should be directed to your academic adviser. A list of advising offices is online.

First summer session and 11-week term begin Monday

Classes for the first summer session and the 11-week session begin Monday, June 6. Late registration for these sessions continues through Tuesday, June 9. See the University Academic Calendar for important dates for each session.

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those not enrolled in the spring term will be dropped from summer sessions without 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 UTA. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UTA 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 continuing for summer and fall 2016

Registration is continuing for summer and fall 2016. Advising is available in your academic department. The MyMav schedule of classes is being updated daily. Plan to validate your course selections.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to the Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

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 about ordering transcripts on the UTA transcript website.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Planetarium summer schedule begins today

Summer's line-up at the Planetarium at UTA includes something for every member of the family.

The schedule, which runs May 31-Aug. 28, features Dynamic Earth; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Texas Stargazing; and We Are Astronomers.

Check the Planetarium schedule for summer show days and times.


Gallery 76102: 'Tree House Divided' Works by artist Jessica Fuentes. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through May 31. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

CAPPA Gallery: 'End of Year Show' A selection of student works from the architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Second floor gallery, CAPPA Building. Through Aug. 31. Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

UTA Libraries: 'Building a Barrier-Free Campus' Explore how UTA began to become a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Global Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

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

Learn More


Wednesday, June 1

Arlington Technology Association Civil engineering Professor Mohammad Najafi examines the feasibility of employing a variety of underground freight mobility technologies to counteract the expected 263 percent increase in trucked international freight shipments in Texas by 2030. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.


Career Development Job search assistance including résumé 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 Events Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Sports Shorts

  • UTA freshman Alexus Henry finished fifth in the high jump Friday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. She cleared 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches, the second-best mark in school history, on her second attempt at the height. Henry is the first women's high jumper from UTA to advance to the NCAA Championships. She will compete in Oregon on Saturday, June 11. Read more.

  • Tobi Fawehinmi broke the world Paralympic record in the triple jump Saturday to highlight the action on the final day at the NCAA West Preliminary Round for the Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Fawehinmi posted a personal-best mark of 50 feet, 11 1/2 inches on his first attempt. The junior finished 17th in the event, five spots shy of earning an appearance in the NCAA Championships. Read more.

  • The season ended for UTA baseball with Friday afternoon's 3-0 loss to South Alabama in the Sun Belt Championship.The seventh-seeded Mavericks beat the No. 2 Jaguars 4-2 on Wednesday, but lost the rematch to get bounced from the league tournament. UTA lost 6-0 earlier Friday to Georgia Southern. Read more.

  • Five UTA baseball players were named to the All-Sun Belt Conference teams. Senior Darien McLemore and junior Brady Cox were first team selections, while juniors Kadon Simmons, Quintin Rohrbaugh, and Colton Turner were named to the second team. Read more.

  • Softball players Sandra Mendoza and Krista Rude were named to the NFCA 2016 Division I Central Region teams. Mendoza was named to the second team, while Rude is a member of the third team. Read more.

Sign up for intramural tennis and indoor soccer

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are tennis and indoor soccer, June 8; softball, June 15; sand volleyball and racquetball, June 22; billiards, June 30; badminton, July 12; basketball, July 13; poker, July 21; and MavStrong, Aug. 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

(For more sports news, go to,, or


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