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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Mavs charge past Akron, play CSU Bakersfield in NIT quarterfinal Wednesday at College Park Center

The UTA men's basketball team moved to the quarterfinal round in the National Invitation Tournament with an 85-60 win over Akron on Monday at College Park Center. The Mavs will play CSU-Bakersfield at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at College Park Center. The winner will advance to the NIT Final Four, played at Madison Square Garden on March 28-30. Tickets are $5 for students, faculty, and staff, and $10-$25 for general admission. LEARN MORE.


Maverick Advantage, QEP unveiled to enhance education; attend information session Wednesday


Signs, posters, and banners are going up around campus about the Maverick Advantage, UTA's quality enhancement plan, or QEP, to prepare students for success after college. The QEP will enable students across the University to identify and participate in opportunities that enhance their career preparedness, dedication to lifelong learning, and appreciation of a diverse and inclusive community.

Attend one of two sessions about the QEP at 9:15-10:45 a.m. or 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall. Interim Provost Ron Elsenbaumer and Loraine Phillips, assistant vice provost for institutional effectiveness, will discuss the QEP and the upcoming Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' visit to campus. LEARN MORE.

Lockheed Martin donation fuels career development

Lockheed-Martin Career Development Center

A $1.5 million gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance UTA’s focused, strategic approach to career development and the preparation of skilled and accomplished graduates for high-demand fields such as engineering. In recognition of the gift, the University announced Monday the naming of the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center on the UTA campus. LEARN MORE.

Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students

ACES showcases student research Wednesday

See the best of student research and creative works at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students, or ACES, a day-long symposium. Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines provide oral and poster presentations showcasing their research Wednesday, March 22, at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Candidate forum for provost Wednesday

The next candidate for provost and vice president for academic affairs will have a session open to the University community at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Room 252 of the Business Building. The candidate will speak and answer questions.

A feedback survey for Monday's candidate, Joseph Hughes of Drexel University, is available until 11 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 21. Wednesday's candidate's name will be released 24 hours in advance of his or her campus visit.

Visit the Senior Leadership Searches webpage to learn more about the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as details become available.

Lots 33W, F6 to close April 1; more ADA parking added to F8

Pardon Our Progress

Lots 33 West and the remaining spaces in Lot F6 will close Saturday, April 1, for more east campus construction. Both lots are north of the Maverick Activities Center. Lot 33W will be used for two residential halls, and Lot F6 will be the site of a dining hall. The structures will open for the fall 2018 semester.

Lot F8 now has 28 ADA parking spaces, plus the entrance gate has been removed. Anyone with an ADA placard or license plate or a disabled veteran license plate should contact the parking office for the correct permit. An active parking permit is required to use these spaces. LEARN MORE.

Filing open for campus elections

File for your candidacy for the spring campus elections by Thursday, March 30. Open positions include Student Congress president, vice president, and senators; Mr. and Mrs. UTA; UTA Ambassadors; and student service allocation representatives. Apply at the Student Governance Office, Suite B150 in the University Center. LEARN MORE.

Important Dates

Friday, March 31—Last day to drop classes for spring semester.

Monday, April 3—Priority registration opens for summer and fall semesters.

Through Monday, May 1—Midterm grades available in MyMav Student Center.

Grad Finale Sale

Coming Up

coming up

Through March 31—Women's History Month

Tuesday, March 21—Clavier Recital

Wednesday, March 22—Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students

Wednesday, March 22—Focus on Faculty: Amy Speier, 'Fertility Holiday'

Thursday, March 23—Spatial History Research Collaborative

Friday, March 24—Friday Night Film: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Friday, March 24—Launchpad Entrepreneurship Workshop

Saturday, March 25—UTA Campus Limits Music Festival

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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