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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Drs. Griffith, Kribs, and Quick

Three faculty honored with Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards

Three faculty members are among the University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom.

The 2016 UTA honorees are Ashley Griffith, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences; Christopher Kribs, professor of mathematics and curriculum and instruction; and James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the College of Business’ Department of Management.

Read more.

New calendar debuts today

The new University events calendar debuts today.

The cloud-based system includes a fresh, modern, mobile-friendly interface; social media integration; personalized calendar views; embedded maps; and much more. Find the new calendar at and read more on the introductory page.

Student organization events are automatically imported to the calendar from the MavOrgs website.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Daniel Evilsizor, director of online communications, at

Pardon Our Progress website has latest parking news

For news on parking lot expansions, lot striping and resurfacing, and other parking-related projects, go to

Visit the Have Your Say website to share your thoughts, cheers, and suggestions about UTA’s growth.

For routine construction and maintenance news, read the Blazing Construction blog.

Students needed for next generation of Leadership Honors Program

A new class of students are needed for the Leadership Honors Program, a multi-year, flexible leadership development program. For details, go to the Leadership Honors Program website or contact Lan Ahn Nguyen at


Igniting change

The U.S. Department of State chose UTA as the host site for two international delegates who want to bring adaptive sports to the deaf population in Ethiopia. Watch the video.


UTA hosts Native American football classic Saturday

High school seniors from Native American tribes across the United States and Canada are on campus for academic activities, camaraderie, and competition that culminates with the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic at Maverick Stadium. The Native All-Star Football Classic between the Blue Eagles and Red Hawks begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children age 5 and younger. Read more.

New digital displays on every floor in Central Library

New high-definition monitors are on every floor in the Central Library above the call buttons for the main elevators. This will allow patrons to learn about the programs offered at the UTA Libraries as well as timely announcements from campus groups and clubs. Your department or organization can broadcast a message across the branch libraries at no cost. Email Kyle Pinkos at for more information and graphic specifications for advertising submissions.

Student tour guides wanted

The Office of University Recruitment is hiring students as MavElite tour guides at the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center (SNAP Job ID #9083). The application deadline is Wednesday, July 13. New tour guides will start at the beginning of the fall semester.

Cheer on UTA in 4th of July Parade

Members of the UTA community are invited to cheer on the University’s two floats in the annual Arlington 4th of July Parade in the College Park District. The parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4.

Free public parking will be available in campus parking lots and College Park garages. Parking lots and garages will open at 6 a.m.

Campus police wants your feedback

The UTA Police Department seeks your opinion regarding its performance in serving the community. Take the survey through Thursday, June 30, to give your input to enhance UTA PD's professionalism and the services provided to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Parking for Dallas Wings games to affect student, resident lots

Four parking areas will be used on game days when the Dallas Wings play at College Park Center. The next game is Saturday, July 2. Read more.

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.

Check List


Monday, July 4

Independence Day holiday; no classes.

Thursday, July 7

Last day of classes for summer I session.

Monday, July 11

Final exams for summer I session.

Tuesday, July 12

Last day to drop classes for 14-week summer session; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 21

Last day to drop classes for 11-week summer session; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.

Registration continuing for summer and fall 2016

Registration is continuing for the second summer session 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 closer to the start of the 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.

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

Thursday, June 30

Free Outdoor Movie: 'Barbershop: The Next Cut ' Rated PG-13. Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are Space Jam (PG), July 14; The Boss (R), July 21; and The Jungle Book (PG), July 28. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Saturday, July 2

Native-American All-Star Football Classic UTA hosts games sponsored by Native Re-vision, a 501c3 non-profit organization that utilizes competitive sport to support and challenge Native American student-athletes. Tickets and details at Maverick Stadium.

Dallas Wings Dallas Wings vs. Connecticut Sun. Tickets $15-$50. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center.


Visual Resources Gallery: 'Ritual and Animism: Visual Investigations of the Soul and Supernatural in African Art and Artifacts' See how animals are part of life and the afterlife in artwork and artifacts from the Campbell-Dowdey and Brodie African Art collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 26. Visual Resources Gallery, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule includes 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. Through Aug. 28. Planetarium.

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.)

Sports Notes

Sports Shorts

  • Second baseman Darien McLemore and catcher Brady Cox were named to the All-South Central Region team, as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Both will be eligible for All-America honors to be voted on by the coaches association at the upcoming College World Series.

  • Freshman Alexus Henry earned honorable mention All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association after tying for 17th place in the women's high jump at the NCAA Championships.

Sign up for intramural billiards

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are 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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