Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Spirit Celebration

Maverick Spirit Celebration

Enjoy a month of fun as UT Arlington kicks off spring with the Maverick Spirit Celebration, a different take on Homecoming because of COVID-19.

Hit the pavement or treadmill for Keep Your Distance Virtual 5K. Run, jog, walk, or stroll up to 5k (1.3 miles) by Sunday, March 7, and submit your time to receive a snazzy event T-shirt.

Show your love using the hashtag #MaverickSpirit on social media for a chance to win prizes all semester.

Say "Blaze" at the rotating UTA Spirit photo displays throughout the semester. Take your own photo or use the HALO photo booth and share on social media starting March 8-12.

Find details on these and more events on the Maverick Spirit Celebration website.

Maverick Speakers Series: Vivek Wadhwa, March 25

Maverick Speakers Series returns online

Tech entrepreneur and bestselling author Vivek Wadhwa will speak on "Navigating Technological Change at Light Speed" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the first virtual Maverick Speakers Series event.

Wadhwa’s syndicated column for The Washington Post is one of the world’s most popular columns on all things technology and innovation. His newest bestselling book is Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain—and How to Fight Back.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Women's History Month includes lectures on contemporary issues, feminism, confidence, women veterans, and "the state of women." There also are fun events, such as a trivia contest and painting.

Most events are virtual, but a few are in person on campus.

See a list of Women's History Month events.

Get tested. Know your status. Protect UTA. Free COVID testing available on campus, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more informatin,

COVID-19 testing expanded

UTA Health Services continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for students. Appointments are available for 9-11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Maverick Activities Center. Students can schedule appointments at

Curative administers 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.

Storm resources

Find storm recovery resources on the Human Resources Storm Assistance and the city of Arlington Storm Recovery websites. Employees also can use the Employee Assistance Program and the UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry.

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.

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.

VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion search update

All virtual presentations by the finalists for vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have been completed.

Recordings of the three presentations are now available:

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

Dialogues in Art: Art & Disability, March 5, 2-4 p.m., on Teams.

'Art and Disability' discussion Friday

Listen to a panel discussion of Art & Disability at 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 5, on Teams. The Department of Art and Art History hosts a group of scholars, artists, and students in its inaugural Dialogues in Art event.

Join via Teams, on YouTube, or audio only (817-502-2418; ID# 121 050 412#).

Teams provides AI captions with the free Teams app. To make other disability-related accessibility requests, including CART, please email Amanda Alexander at or Mary Vaccaro at

SEIR electrical outage Sunday

A planned electrical outage for the SEIR building is set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 7.

The building’s emergency generator will be operational for fire and life safety equipment, limited building lighting, elevators, and any research equipment currently connected to the emergency generator.

Please safe work/data before the outage.

Turn off electronic equiment including computers, scanners, and copiers. They do not need to be unplugged.

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

  • 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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