Friday, February 26, 2021

COVID-19 testing expanded

Effective Monday, March 1, Curative will administer free COVID-19 tests for UTA students and employees 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. UTA’s Curative Testing Center is located at 435 Spaniolo Drive in the College Park District.

Appointments are encouraged but not required. They can be made through UTA’s portal on Curative’s website. Read more about the testing.

Graphic of people wearing face masks.

Improve how your mask protects you

Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that advise when choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has.

VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion search update

The virtual presentation with the third finalist for vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be posted soon. The event was today, Friday, Feb. 26.

Recordings of the first two finalist presentations, which took place as scheduled on Feb. 15 and 17, are now available:

Information on all three candidates has been posted to the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

Campus elections

Throw your hat in the ring for campus elections through Thursday, March 4. Open positions are for student body president, student body vice president, Mr. UTA, Ms. UTA, UTA ambassadors, and student senators.

Nominate an advisor

Has your advisor made a significant impact on your experience at UT Arlington? Submit a nomination for them as an Outstanding Academic Advisor by Tuesday, March 9.

Avoid fraud schemes

As residents are trying to mop up and make repairs after the winter storm, con artists are taking advantage of storm victims. Watch the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office video about avoiding fraud.

Film competition

All UTA students, faculty, and staff are invited to compete as individuals or teams in Alphabet Soup: A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Film Competition organized by the Film Festival class.

Diversity story contest

Write a fiction story on how the shifting of perspectives has allowed for a more inclusive and equitable viewpoint for the Shifting Perspectives: A Short Story Diversity Contest. The top prize is a $500 gift card.

Storm recovery resources

Campus Assistance

UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry dispenses food and non-food essential items 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. every Thursday. Email to request a pickup time.

Emergency Assistance Fund allows students to apply for immediate financial assistance to assist them in maintaining enrollment by taking care of their basic needs.

Counseling and Psychological Services offers services to support your emotional well-being. Call 817-272-3671 to schedule a telehealth counseling visit or phone consultation or 817-272-2771 to schedule a telehealth psychiatry visit.

Mental health crisis resources include the MAVS TALK 24-hour crisis line, available 24/7 at 817-272-TALK (8255). To schedule a crisis telehealth visit during CAPS business house, call 817-272-3671. In case of emergency, contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Other Resources

SEIR electrical outage postponed

A planned electrical outage for the SEIR building this weekend has been postponed. The outage will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 7.

Contact either Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456, Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490, or Cameron Taylor at 469-231-4345 with questions or concerns.

Important dates

  • Feb. 28—Registration ends for second five-week term.
  • March 11—Last day of classes for first eight-week term.
  • March 12—Final exams for first eight-week term.
  • March 15-20—Spring Break.
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