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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MSS-Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau to speak Nov. 3 at Texas Hall in next Maverick Speakers Series event

Environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau will discuss "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Texas Hall for the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

A National Geographic “emerging explorer,” filmmaker, and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and her father, Philippe Cousteau Sr. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Today is deadline to register to vote

  register to vote  

The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Registration applications are online at Also register 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Suite 129 of the Swift Center. See voter registration and election information, including sample ballots, at the Tarrant County Election Office website.


Kristoff and WuDunn at Maverick Speakers Series

Maverick Speakers Series-Nicholas Kristoff-Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize winners Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristoff enjoyed a few laughs while speaking about human rights Thursday. The couple spoke to a journalism class and dined with VIP guests before the Maverick Speakers series event at Texas Hall. See more photos.

Register now for Bed Races

  bed races  

Get ready for another great year of our annual Bed Races on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Maverick Stadium. Find your teams, find your costumes, and come out for our most talked about event of the semester. Register your team.

Test drive your future in CoLA graduate course

Eight graduate programs invite you to give their classes a trial run and learn more about earning your master’s degree. Attend a class in a program that interests you in criminology/criminal justice, English, history, linguistics, modern languages, political science, and sociology. Register online.

Law school fair at MAC next week

Speak with representative from 85 different law schools from across the country at the Regional Law School Fair noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Maverick Activities Center. Application fee waivers will be distributed during the fair.

McNair Scholars Program open house Wednesday

The McNair Scholars Program is recruiting sophomores, juniors, and seniors from underrepresented communities who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees. Attend the open house 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Room 202 of Ransom Hall. Applications are accepted through Thursday, Nov. 15.

UTA Day with FC Dallas on Sunday

  UTA Day at FC Dallas  

Wear your Maverick gear to UTA Day with FC Dallas 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The Dallas football club faces the Seattle Sounders. Transportation to and from the game and pre-game and on-field activities are planned. Receive a free UTA rally towel. Tickets are $15; act fast because there are only 100 available for students.

Volunteers needed for Parent-Family Weekend

The Parent and Family Center needs volunteers for Parent and Family Weekend Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22. Volunteer online.

Use Clutter to sort low priority messages

Student email accounts have a new filtering folder, Microsoft’s Clutter, which filters emails deemed low priority. To ensure students receive University-related messages, email addresses from will not be filtered. Log in to your UTA email account, click Clutter in the left-hand menu, and select the Clutter settings option. Visit Office Outlook Support for more details.


Mav Milestones

fall leadership group

At the beginning of every academic year, the Fall Leadership Retreat offers students an intensive experience focused on leadership development and team building. READ MORE.

Important Dates

Through Monday, Oct. 17Early and midterm Progress Report grades are available in your MyMav Student Center. Check your UTA email to see if you get PR grades.

Wednesday, Nov. 2Last day to drop classes. Deadline 4 p.m. Undergraduate students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 or later are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. Discuss the impact of this when you meet with your adviser about dropping a course. Read about the six course drop limit policy and the list of academic advising offices. Check the impact of dropping if you receive financial aid at or email

Wednesday, Nov. 9—Priority registration opens for winter intersession and the spring term. Advising is open; check your MyMav Student Center to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. The Schedule of Classes is being updated daily.

Dig Pink

Coming Up

Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville, Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 12-16

Fall Choral Festival, Thursday, Oct. 13

Friday Night Film Series: Suicide Squad, Friday, Oct. 14

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Parent and Family Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23



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