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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Maverick Stampede launches fall semester with welcome events

Celebrate the start of the academic year with the MavsMeet Convocation at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 23, at College Park Center.

Ya'Ke Smith, assistant professor of film and video, will give the keynote address, followed by remarks from campus leaders and musical entertainment.

Stay around for live music, games, and fun at the AfterParty on Spaniolo Drive.

Other Maverick Stampede events include Waffleopolis, Super Service Saturday, Ask Me Days, the Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day, college and department socials, and much more.

See the Maverick Stampede schedule, which stretches into September with informational and social events for academic departments, student organizations, and more.

Be part of new tradition today at Maverick March rally

Before the MavsMeet Convocation, join fellow students to kick off the new year with the Maverick March.

Gather at 2:45 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 23 , in the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center for food, refreshments, sign-making, a photo booth, and more for a special kick-off rally with Timothy Quinnan, vice president for student affairs, and a group of student leaders. Then march to College Park Center for the MavsMeet Convocation, followed by the AfterParty.

Bring a sign, banner, or flag to represent your group or make a sign at the event. For questions, call 817-272-2963.

Join fellow Mavericks at the ballpark for UTA Night with the Texas Rangers

Put on your Maverick blue for a night of fun when the Texas Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians for UTA Night with the Rangers on Friday, Aug. 26. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $15 at for seats in sections 204-209 of Globe Life Park. You must bring your receipt to the College Park Center Box Office and exchange it for an actual ticket by noon, Friday, Aug. 26. The box office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

For groups purchasing tickets separately but who want to sit together, have group members pick up tickets together at the box office. There will be no exchanges once tickets have been issued.

If you need any assistance purchasing your tickets, contact the UTA Box Office at 817-272-9595 or

Register your vehicle; Park and Ride a new option

Parking permits are available now for students for the 2016-17 year.

Park and Ride—only $80—allows students to park at Maverick Stadium (Lot 25) or the intramural fields complex (Lot 26) and ride a shuttle bus to class. The buses takes students to the Business Building in about 12-15 minutes and the Smart Hospital in 20 minutes

Other parking options include permits for the academic year, one semester, monthly, and weekly, and the Maverick Parking Garage. Read more about parking options.

To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P.

UTA Choirs recruiting for fall

Like to sing? Audition for UTA Choirs Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 24-26. UTA has three choirs, and you do not have to be a music major to participate. Singers with previous choral experience or music reading ability are encouraged to audition. The choirs require course enrollment for one hour elective credit. For details and to schedule an audition, visit the choirs' website.

Career Development Center opens new location in University Center

The Career Development Center has a new home in Suite 180S of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The 6,000-square-foot space includes interview rooms, a smart classroom, and dressing rooms where students can prepare for interviews.

Maverick Speakers Series tickets available

Tickets are available to author and religious scholar Reza Aslan in the Maverick Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. Aslan will speak on "My Journey Through the World's Religions" in Texas Hall.

The lecture is free for faculty, staff, and students, and costs $5 for non-UTA visitors.

Preferred seating, VIP packages, and season tickets also are available. Go to for details.

Sign up for a table at Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day

Student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at the Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall. Register online by Monday, Aug. 29.

Interdisciplinary PhD in kinesiology degree launched

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in response to soaring demand for health care scientists and faculty. The degree, which combines elements from kinesiology and nursing curriculums, will have three tracks: movement and rehabilitation sciences, applied physiology, and physical education. Read more.

Check List


Thursday, Aug. 25

First day of classes for fall semester.

Deadline to submit record of meningitis vaccination for new students and students not enrolled in spring if under 22 years old.

Thursday, Aug. 25 – Wednesday, Aug. 31

Late registration for fall semester.

Friday, Aug. 26

Deadline for summer graduates to submit transfer coursework.

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day holiday. No classes.

Friday, Sept. 9

Deadline to apply for fall graduation.

Monday, Sept. 12

Census date for fall semester.

Classes start Thursday; registration continues for fall

Registration for the fall semester continues with classes starting Thursday, Aug. 25.

Check the Schedule of Classes for class times and availability, and check to see if you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. Your advising status is available in your MyMav Student Center. A list of academic advising offices is online.

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.

Deadline to submit transfer coursework for summer graduation

The transfer work submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 26, for students who applied to graduate in summer. Read more about graduation deadlines.

Apply for fall graduation by Sept. 9

To be considered for fall graduation, submit your application by Friday, Sept. 11. Read more about applying for graduation.

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

Wheelchair Basketball Movin' Mavs and Lady Movin' Mavs games are a Welcome Week tradition. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, P.E. Building and Maverick Activities Center.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 1:30 p.m., and vs. Sacramento State 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Athletics.

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.

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

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Coming Up

UTARI Seminar Metin Yavuz of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, "Diabetic Foot Ulceration: Revisiting the Pathomechanics and Prevention Tools." RSVP for shuttle and lunch. 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, UTARI, Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference Students, faculty, and staff can learn about the IRB submission process and regulations, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Breakfast, lunch included. Conference schedule and RSVP. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Regulatory Services, Research Administration.

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

Sports Notes

All-Sports Pass is ticket to Maverick athletics action

The Student All-Sports Pass is $25 and is limited to one per student. If you live on campus for the 2016-17 school year or are taking a Mav1000 class, you will automatically receive the pass for free.

Blaze's Kids Club for ages 12 and younger includes admission to all UTA home athletic events, UTA swag, and more. Membership is $25 and $15 for each additional child.

Sign up for intramural competitions

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are Madden NFL '17 Tournament, Monday, Aug. 29; Co-Rec Flag Football, Fantasy Football, and College Football Pick 'Em, Thursday, Sept. 1; Tennis, Friday, Sept. 2; Foosball, Tuesday, Sept. 6; Softball, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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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