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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SEIR groundbreaking

UTA breaks ground on Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building

Texas elected officials and numerous University supporters and faculty members joined UTA President Vistasp Karbhari to break ground Thursday, Oct. 27, on UTA’s new $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will be the signature research and teaching facility for advances in Health and the Human Condition at UTA.

See the SEIR building's design. Watch the video. LEARN MORE.


MSS-Alexandra Cousteau

Tickets still available to see Alexandra Cousteau

Claim your tickets now to hear environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau at the Maverick Speakers Series event Thursday, Nov. 3.

A National Geographic “emerging explorer,” filmmaker, and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau will discuss "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. in Texas Hall.

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. Tickets are required. LEARN MORE.


Homecoming 2016

Register to participate in Homecoming events

Register now to be part of activities for Homecoming 2016 Sunday-Saturday, Nov. 6-12. Enter the Chili Cook Off and the Homecoming Parade by Wednesday, Nov. 2. Sign up for the Homecoming 5K Walk/Run by Thursday, Nov. 10. See the schedule for details. Share your favorite Homecoming moments using #UTAHC16 on social media. LEARN MORE.


Lot 33E closing delayed two weeks

Pardon Our Progress

Lot 33E, north of the Maverick Activities Center, will remain open for two additional weeks before closing for the construction of a 1,500-space parking garage. The lot will close Friday, Nov. 11.

Add some extra time to your campus arrival due to growth and construction on both sides of campus. See the parking maps for other options. LEARN MORE.

Vote in campus elections Monday-Tuesday

Cast your ballot for the fall campus elections 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the University Center Gallery in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Fall elections are for Homecoming king and queen, UTA Ambassadors, and Student Congress senators.


Early voting poll open this week at MAC

Early Voting

Cast your ballot at the early voting poll for the Nov. 8 election. UTA hosts a polling site 7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 4, at the Maverick Activities Center. Learn more about what's on the ballot at the Tarrant County Election Office and the Texas Secretary of State websites.


Tickets available for Shaun King diversity lecture

Shaun King

Hear Shaun King, senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, present "The New Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center. The event is part of Multicultural Affairs' Diversity Lecture Series. Tickets are at utatickets.com. LEARN MORE.


'West Side Story' auditions open to all students

West Side Story

Auditions for West Side Story are open to non-theater and non-music majors Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 2-3, in the Studio Theatre of the Fine Arts Building. Audition for singing, acting, and dancing positions. The production dates are March 1-5.


Editor discusses how to get published in 'Nature'

Nick Campbel, Nature

Find out how to have your research published in Nature and other Nature Research journals. Nick Campbell, executive editor and executive vice president for global institutional partnerships at Nature Research, will speak 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Room 147 of the Business Building.


Campus tour guides, orientation leaders needed

The Office of University Recruitment is hiring students to work as MavElite tour guides at the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center (SNAP Job ID #9335). The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 9.

New Maverick Orientation is looking for students to become orientation leaders for summer 2017. Apply by Friday, Nov. 4.


UTA partners with TouchNet

TouchNet

This month UTA will implement a new online credit card processing system. TouchNet is a third-party online payment system that provides a secure, fast, and efficient way for users to process payments online.

With TouchNet, students can access their UTA account anytime via mobile devices or through MyMav; schedule automatic payments; and designate authorized users, such as parents, to view an account or make a payment.

Find TouchNet in your Student Center in MyMav and click Make a Payment.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Accounts in Room 130 of Davis Hall or studentaccounts@uta.edu.

Important Dates

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 uta.edu/fao or email fao@uta.edu.

Through Wednesday, Nov. 2Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness requests can be made for eligible students for fall term processing. Contact your academic adviser for eligibility information.

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.

Coming Up

coming up

Criminal Justice Week, through Friday, Nov. 4

Science Week, Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 1-4

Asian Heritage Month: Diwali Festival, Thursday, Nov. 3

Movin’ Mavs College Division Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5

‘Find Your Space’ Art Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 5

Ubuntu Social Justice Conference, Saturday, Nov. 5

Pizza with the President, Tuesday, Nov. 8

Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20

Thanksgiving Holidays, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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