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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Go to website for news about campus carry law

The law known as “campus carry” takes effect Monday, Aug. 1, and allows individuals with a license to carry a handgun the ability to carry a concealed handgun onto public university campuses except where prohibited.

UTA’s campus carry website has extensive information on implementation of the law. Please consult the site for the most updated information, including the UTA Campus Carry policy and guidelines.

If you cannot find the information you are seeking there, please contact the Campus Carry Committee through the online comment form, and someone will respond as soon as possible.

See the map of exclusionary areas and places where concealed handguns may not be carried.

Dr. Peter E. Crouch

Crouch named dean of College of Engineering

Peter E. Crouch, dean of engineering for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the former dean of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, joins UTA in August as dean of the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering.

As dean, Dr. Crouch saw significant enrollment growth, established strong partnerships with businesses and workforce leaders, and elevated the college's national rankings. He has helped secure millions of dollars in federal support for major research centers focused on renewable energy, environmental security, space flight, and flexible electronics displays. Read more.

Open house Thursday for Veterans Business Outreach Center

Learn about the Veterans Business Outreach Center program at an open house set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in Room 635 of the Business Building. Formal presentations are set for 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. RSVP to

The center is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting small businesses. Read more about the center.

  MavTube Video Extra

Pokemon safety

Members of the UTA Police Department prevent our beloved mascot from taking a tumble while playing "Pokemon Go." Have fun when you play on the UTA campus, but please be smart and stay safe. Watch the video.

Positions open for Student Congress representatives

Student Congress has open positions for students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs; College of Liberal Arts; College of Nursing and Health Innovation; School of Social Work; and University College.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. For more details, visit or email Laura Baker at

MyMav unavailable this weekend

MyMav and UT Share will be unavailable for extended maintenance from 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

During the maintenance, a user may receive a message that the user ID or password is invalid. Please do not contact the Help Desk if you receive this error message. Only critical UTA personnel will have access to the MyMav system.

Visit the system status page to receive updates. Additional information is on the maintenance update page. Questions? Contact the Help Desk at or 817-272-2208.

Law enforcement competition to include real-life scenarios

More than 600 participants, judges, and law enforcement officers from around Texas will be on campus Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31. The Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association's State Explorer Competition features teams of youth and adults competing in “real-life” law enforcement scenarios in various campus locations, including parking lots, classroom buildings, the University Center, and residence halls. Questions? Contact the UTA Police Department at 817-272-3381.

Check List


Tuesday, Aug. 2

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

Thursday, Aug. 11

Last day of classes for 11-week, 14-week, and second five-week summer sessions.

Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 15-16

Final exams for 11-week, 14-week, and second five-week summer sessions.

Thursday, Aug. 25

First day of classes for fall semester.

Registration continuing for fall semester

Registration continues for the fall semester. 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.

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

Coming up

Free Outdoor Movie Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. The next movie is The Jungle Book (PG), Thursday, July 28. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Dallas Wings Women's professional basketball. Tickets $25-50. College Park Center. Upcoming games are vs. Chicago Sky, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; vs. Washington Mystics, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; and vs. New York Liberty, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Dallas Wings.


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.

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 became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

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

Learn More


Coming Up

UTARI Seminar The staff of the UTARI Biomedical Division updates on projects. Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, Thursday, July 28, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Arlington Technology Association UTA engineering alumnus Saty Satyamurti describes his plan for a bus transit system for Arlington, including issues such as population forecasts, bus terminals, routes, fares, and more. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 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

  • Men's golf student-athlete Tanner Gore won the ninth annual Eschenbrenner Amateur Golf Classic at Lone Star Golf Club in El Paso. Read more.

  • Men's golf coach Stuart Deane and associate head coach Casey Devoll won the Effex Management Texas Team Championship in Austin. Read more.

  • UTA's Gerald Richey Invitational is the season opener for the men's and women's 2016 cross country schedules, which include four regular-season meets and three postseason races. Read more.

Sign up for intramural MavStrong competition

Upcoming intramural sport deadline for MavStrong is Thursday, 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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