For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ken Burns

Documented success: Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns will open the Maverick Speakers Series on Sept. 24 in Texas Hall.

Tickets available Wednesday for Ken Burns' Maverick Speakers Series appearance

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, to see filmmaker Ken Burns in the first segment of the 2010-11 Maverick Speakers Series on Friday, Sept. 24, in Texas Hall. Tickets can obtained at The tickets are free, but required for admission.

Burns is a noted historian whose documentaries have won seven Emmy awards and have been nominated for two Academy Awards. His latest film is The Tenth Inning, a two-part continuation of the baseball series that aired in 1994 to an audience of 48 million.

The documentary tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day, including players' use of performance-enhancing drugs, the influence of Asian and Latino players on the sports, the new Yankees dynasty, and the breakthrough of the Boston Red Sox. The Tenth Inning is scheduled to air on PBS stations Sept. 28-29.

Among Burns' other noted works are The Civil War, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, The War, and National Parks: America's Best Idea, which recently won an Emmy.

For more information, see Maverick Speakers Series.

University College

Dedicated to education: The University College dedication ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the north entrance to Ransom Hall.

UT System chancellor to dedicate University College on Thursday

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa is the guest speaker for the dedication ceremony for University College at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the north entrance to Ransom Hall.

Services critical to student success have been consolidated in University College, housed in historical Ransom Hall, which has been updated with bright, modern interiors and private tutorial and counseling space.

University College serves as a focal point for campus programming that helps first-year students successfully transition to college life and meet the academic challenges set by faculty.

While University College focuses on assisting freshman students as they transition to college, the programs and services are available to all students who seek academic support during their careers at UT Arlington.

In case of rain, the dedication will be held in the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Activities Fair

Know it all: There is plenty of information to be found at the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair every year.

Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair provides food, fun, information

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the event will feature 150 to 200 campus organizations as they begin the new academic year by providing information about their group for faculty, staff, and students. Approximately 3,000 attend the event each year.

Burgers, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks are available for $2. Faculty and staff serve as volunteer "flippers and servers." Music will be provided by the UTA Marching Band and "Passing Strangers."

For more information, contact Molly Albart at 2-1104 or or Sara Drischler at 2-2929 or

  Mav Pic MavSpirit

Color us blue and orange

College Colors Day is Friday, Sept. 3, and faculty and staff are urged to wear shirts, hats, and any other gear representing UT Arlington, and to continue sporting Maverick items on Spirit Fridays throughout the year. Members of the Career Center in Davis Hall are, from left, Cliff Garinn, coordinator; Eunice Jameson, senior office assistant; Conssandra Lewis, career consultant; and Jasmine Chavers, administrative assistant.

Print quota changes for Library and OIT computing labs

The print quota for faculty and staff at campus Library and Office of Information Technology computing labs has changed from unlimited printing to $100 per year, the same quota as students. The cost-savings effort supports the University's sustainability initiatives by reducing print consumption.

These changes will impact only those faculty, staff, and graduate teaching and research assistants who use OIT labs or Library printers. The change in no way impacts the printing being supported in other departments across campus.

For more information, see print quotas.

Enjoy the University Club special of the month on Thursday

The University Club will resume its first Thursday of the month specials this fall, beginning Thursday, Sept. 2.

Executive Chef Steve Vincent will prepare barbecue chicken with Texas-style, mesquite-flavored sauce, braised beef short ribs topped with a sherry brown sauce, baked squash and tomato casserole, sweet and spicy baked pinto beans, roasted corn on the cob, cilantro cabbage salad, cucumber and tomato salad, sweet and tart mixed berry crumb cobbler with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, and lime gelatin parfait salad.

Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $8 per person plus tax. The regular menu, which is new this fall, will not be available Thursday. Feel free to check out with the host or hostess instead of waiting for the server if you are in a hurry.

ID and password will be needed for procedures and forms

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 15, all Business Affairs, Human Resources and Administrations, and Campus Operations procedures and forms will be secured with non-public access to those who do not have a UT Arlington Net ID and password.

The purpose of this decision is to restrict access to internal departmental procedures and forms maintained and utilized by the University for the purpose of carrying out institutional business.

Benefit Yourself
Mindful Moments

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Mindfulness draws on one's internal resources to cultivate awareness and to practice being present in each moment of our lives. The fall session begins Sept. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 235, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.

AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

Would you know what to do if someone around you were having a heart attack? The skills you learn in this class could save a life. Participants will receive a CPR certification card. 9 a.m.-noon. Wednesday, Sept. 15, Training Room, Environmental Health and Safety Building, 500 Summit Ave. See a complete listing of HR training classes.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or e-mail The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Wednesday, Sept. 1

A Journal for Jordan

Petroleum Refining 101: Processing Crude Oil into Everyday Products Anthony Nagy, a retired chemical engineer, answers what processes change petroleum products into usable materials. Light breakfast provided. Free for students and first-time guests; $5 others. Register online. 7-8 a.m., Room 601, Nedderman Hall. College of Engineering and the Arlington Technology Association. 2-3682.

Friday, Sept. 3

Whose Story Is It Anyway? Peggy Kulesz, professor of English, provides an overview of how to think about this year's OneBook selection, A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor by Dana Canedy. Dr. Kulesz's talk frames the book with the history and the contemporary expressions of life narratives. Free. Noon, Rosebud Theater. OneBook, Leigh Young,, 2-0777.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Recycling Training Want to know what happens to UT Arlington's materials to be recycled? Come hear Becky Valentich, recycling coordinator, discuss the recycling program and how materials are processed. Free and open to faculty, staff, and students. To sign up for this event, contact or call 2-0199. 1:30-3 p.m., San Saba Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Campus Sustainability.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Work by internationally known artists featured in gallery's Private Collections II exhibit

Blue Bomb

Visitors to The Gallery at UTA will get a peek at some of Dallas and Fort Worth art collectors' private treasures in September when Private Collections II, the gallery's next exhibit, opens.

The show runs from Wednesday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 16, and features 20 museum-quality works from area collectors. A reception is at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at the gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

"From Texas artists such as Vernon Fisher (whose Blue Bomb is pictured) and Robyn O'Neil to international artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Yasumasa Morimura, this exhibit features an exciting array of works and media," says Benito Huerta, associate professor of art and director of the gallery. "This demonstrates the richness and depth of art collecting in the local area, and it is just the tip of the iceberg as far as collecting goes in the Metroplex."

In association with the exhibition, Benjamin Lima, assistant professor of art history, will give a talk on the exhibit at noon Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the gallery.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact Huerta or Patricia Healy at 2-5658 or visit

Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Carter BloodCare Blood Drive Representatives from Carter BloodCare will answer questions inside the southwest entrance of the E.H. Hereford University Center. No reservations necessary. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Central Library mall; Monday, Thursday, and Friday, E.H. Hereford University Center mall; Monday only, Maverick Activities Center. UTA Volunteers. 2-2963.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Carnival Knowledge: Library Fun House Learn more about the library's resources and services with a showcase on sources such as the Digital Media Studio, Special Collections, the Writing Center, and more. Also highlighted are the library's noteworthy holdings, including extensive electronic resources and the Texas history collection. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Central Library. Kevin Schuck, 2-3313.

MFA Summer Exhibition Reception Closing reception for the third annual summer exhibition by 16 Master of Fine Arts students representing the Department of Art and Art History graduate program in intermedia studio, glass, visual communication, and film and video. Free. 1:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. 2-2891.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair Day Learn about activities and organizations. Burgers, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks available for $2. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Office of Student Affairs, 2-6080.

Thursday, Sept. 2

University College Dedication Ceremony Open to everyone. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center. 2 p.m. Ransom Hall. University College.

Cross Country Men's and women's teams open the season at the Midwestern State University Cross Country Stampede. 7 p.m. Memorial Athletic Complex, Wichita Falls.

Friday, Sept. 3

Volleyball: UT Arlington Maverick Classic UT Pan American vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 a.m.; UT Arlington vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 1 p.m.; Mississippi State vs. UT Pan American, 4 p.m.; UT Arlington vs. Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m.,, $6. Texas Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Volleyball: UT Arlington Maverick Classic Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 a.m.; UT Arlington vs. UT Pan American, noon; Mississippi State vs. Louisiana Tech, 2:30 p.m.; Arkansas-Little Rock vs. UT Pan American, 5 p.m.; UT Arlington vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.,, $6. Texas Hall.



Planetarium Programs Stars of the Pharaohs is one of the featured shows this fall. Also see Wonders of the Universe; One World, One Sky; Time Space; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; and the $2 Movie. Planetarium schedule. 2-1183.

Fort Worth Abstract Fort Worth artists Jane Helslander, Winter Rusiloski, and Cecil Touchon display their abstracts with various media, including paint, collage, photographs, and found images. Free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Through Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth.

Levitt Pavilion Concert Series The fall Levitt Pavilion Arlington concert series begins Thursday, Sept. 2, and will feature Brave Combo, a nuclear, mosh-pit polka band. Ray Wylie Hubbard, the legendary Texas troubadour and master storyteller, will perform Saturday, Sept. 4. The month-long series continues each Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 2. Free. Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 100 W. Abram St.

Downtown Farmers Market Arlington's downtown farmers market features locally grown produce and locally made baked goods, arts, and crafts. Co-sponsored by UT Arlington Dining Services. Free. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, 215 E. Front St. 817-633-2332.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)



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