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

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sally Ride

Ticket to Ride: Sally Ride, the first American woman astronaut in space, will speak next Monday at Texas Hall.

Tickets remain for Sally Ride next Monday, Thursday's Magic Johnson lecture sold out

Tickets are still available for astronaut Sally Ride, who will talk at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Texas Hall as part of the Maverick Speakers Series.

A sold-out lecture by basketball legend and business icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Texas Hall.

One of America's most famous and most beloved astronauts, Dr. Ride will speak on "Leadership and America's Future in Space." Her lecture is part of the College of Engineering's 50th Anniversary celebration.

Ride is now a professor of physics at the University of California at San Diego and is president and CEO of Sally Ride Science, which focuses on getting children, especially girls, interested in science.

As with all Maverick Speakers Series events, the lectures are free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at For more information and for ticketing assistance, call 2-9234.

Online nursing

Online nursing master's program added

Registered nurses who want to move into nursing management have a new online preparation option through the College of Nursing.

Applications for the first cohort in the new Master of Science in Nursing Administration program are due Monday, Feb. 15, with classes beginning March 1.

The Academic Partnership program, delivered on a state-of-the-science distance education platform, allows graduate nursing students to earn a master's degree in 18 months on a flexible schedule geared toward the working professional.

More information on the MSNA program is online. Or call 866-489-2810 for details.

UT Arlington, Rotary Club of Fort Worth partner for Math and Science Retreat

Educators and community leaders hope to spur Fort Worth middle school students into studying math and science in college at a retreat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Fort Worth Center.

The Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Fort Worth Center and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth are organizing the Math and Science Retreat for 110 eighth-graders and 10 teachers from Riverside Middle School of the Fort Worth Independent School District.

  Mav Pic Caleb Warner, Barbara Peet, and Juman Haddad

Carnival atmosphere

Barbara Peet, Career Services director, center, served as ringmaster for the Career Carnival at the E.H. Hereford University Center, where she advised accounting juniors Caleb Warner, left, and Juman Haddad. Last week's carnival was a prelude to the Career Services spring job fair Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Nominations due soon for annual Student Employee of the Year award

Do you have a student worker who goes above and beyond? Nominate them for Student Employee of the Year.

Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 15, in the Office of Career and Student Employment Services.

For nomination forms and more information, go to or contact Wanda Stafford at 2-2895 or

Faculty/staff get their just desserts and more at University Club this week

A sweet deal awaits faculty and staff this week at the University Club, located on the ground floor of E.E. Davis Hall.

Faculty-Staff Appreciation Week starts today, Monday, Feb. 8, and continues through Friday, Feb. 12. Specials include free coffee and hot tea Monday, free dessert Tuesday and Thursday, and free small soup or house salad Wednesday.

Enter a business card during the week for Friday's drawing when five people will be chosen for a free lunch at the club.

Encourage your students to submit research for ACES symposium

Deadline is Thursday, Feb. 11 for students to submit proposals for presentations to the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students, a university-wide symposium that showcases the best of UT Arlington's undergraduate and graduate students' research and creativity.

Winners receive monetary prizes, plus recognition at the ACES awards ceremony and during Academic Excellence Week. In addition to the standard ACES awards, presentations and posters relevant to sustainability will be eligible to win sustainability awards.

Abstracts can be submitted online at

Donald Reaser

Campus memorial service for Donald Reaser Feb. 18

A memorial service and scholarship will honor geology Professor Emeritus Donald Reaser, who passed away Dec. 29 following a brief illness during the winter break. He was 78.

The service starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Planetarium. A reception follows in Room 303 of the Chemistry and Physics Building.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Donald F. Reaser Scholarship, UT Arlington, P.O. Box 19047, Arlington, TX 76019. Contact Lori Norris at or 2-3494 for more information.

Volunteers needed for spring job fair

Volunteers are needed for Career Services' spring job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Maverick Activities Center. Shifts are available in one-hour increments 7 a.m.-4 p.m. If you are available to volunteer, contact Elizabeth Heyerdahl at 2-3267 or

Volunteers are especially needed from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to give the Career Services staff lunch breaks. Volunteers also are needed to help with set-up (morning), clean-up (afternoon), loading dock crew, and staffing the student and employer check-in tables.

Benefit Yourself
Faculty and Staff: Behavior Intervention Team

Real Issues/Real Talk: BIT (Behavior Intervention Team)

BIT is a network of professionals from across campus that provides our students with the greatest chance of success and the community with the greatest level of protection. Team members will provide an overview about BIT and how it works, as well as information on how to deal with incidents and resources on campus and in the community. Lunch will be served. Space is limited. Register online. Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, Carlisle Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. 2-5100.

Take a break with Mindful Moments

Health Services is offering two mindfulness programs this spring. Mindfulness draws on one's internal resources to cultivate awareness and to practice being present in each moment of our lives.

Learn new ways of dealing with stress by registering for the Mindful Awareness Program by Tuesday, Feb. 9. The program meets weekly for eight weeks and presents a systematic means of cultivating mindfulness. Contact Marie Bannister at 2-2771.

Each Wednesday, take a break from stress with Mindful Moments at 12:15 p.m. in Room 235 of the Business Building. The weekly program is free.

Employment information

Check out UT Arlington 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

Monday, Feb. 8

Faculty/Staff Happy Hour This week's exercise session is Step. Free for faculty/staff MAC members. 5:30-6:20 p.m. Room 102B, Maverick Activities Center. 2-3277.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Diversity: Building an Inclusive Campus Culture The UT Arlington Advising Association conference keynote speaker is Joe Feagin, the Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. E.H. Hereford University Center.

Staff Advisory Council Meetings open to all staff. 3 p.m., Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center. Amber Zuckerman, 2-2211,

Thursday, Feb. 11

Plug-in Prius

Transportation 2.0: Enabling Cleaner, Greener Electric Vehicles Ali Emadi of the Illinois Institute of Technology will describe recent advances in hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and how these fit into an economically viable transportation program. Free. 1:30 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. 2-2667.

Frontiers in Science College of Science Dean Pamela Jansma presents information from her research on "The Haiti Earthquake: What science told us and what we're doing next." Free. 4 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall.

Biology Colloquium Series Laura Gough, associate professor of biology in the College of Science, presents “What I learned in my year as a program officer at the National Science Foundation.” Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. 2-2872.

Friday, Feb. 12

Bodily Natures: The Environmental Activism of the Posthuman This OneBook program and brown bag lecture features Stacy Alaimo of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Alaimo's presentation explores how new forms of environmental activism emphasize how humans are literally part of the world that we destroy. Free. Noon, Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. 2-6107.

A Place at the Table for Minority Students at Traditionally White Institutions As part of Black History month, the African American Faculty and Staff Association presents visiting lecturer L. King-Jupiter. The program is presented by the African-American Faculty and Staff Association. Free. Noon, sixth floor, Central Library. 2-2009.

Monday, Feb. 15

MyMav Training for Undergraduate Advisors Training for academic advisors and those staff who need access to the MyMav advisor security role. Register at MyMav Training. 9 a.m.-noon, Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. 2-3140.

Faculty/Staff Happy Hour This week's exercise session is Yoga. Free for faculty/staff MAC members. 5:30-6:20 p.m. Room 102B, Maverick Activities Center. 2-3277.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Laugh a little at One Mic Comedy Series

Whitney Cummings

Comedienne and actress Whitney Cummings takes the stage for the One Mic Comedy Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

A former cast member of MTV's Punk'd, Cummings has performed on HBO's Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly Comics Unleashed. Her standup comedy program Live! Nude! Comedy! premiered on Showtime in July. She also has appeared on Chelsea Lately on E!

Sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities. For more details, call 2-2963 or e-mail

Monday, Feb. 8

Downtown Arlington Music Mondays Music Department faculty and students perform. Lunch served after concert. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., First Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 S. Center St. Martha Walvoord, 2-2439,

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Allan Saxe Party Free ice cream will be served to the first 1,000 Mavericks at a celebration of Allan Saxe's birthday and his recent gift of a garden at the traffic circle near the entrance of the Planetarium. Free. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. atrium, Chemistry and Physics Building. 2-3494.

Women's Basketbal UT Arlington vs. McNeese State. AISD elementary and middle school students on the A/B honor roll receive free admission. $4 faculty, staff. 7 p.m., Texas Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Guest Pianist Henning Vauth of Auburn University performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2-3471.

Friday, Feb. 12

Friday Night Movie: The Twilight Saga: New Moon The second flick in the Twilight tale. Sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities. Rated PG-13. Free. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. 2-2963.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Women's Basketball UT Arlington vs. UT San Antonio. Mavericks will wear pink jerseys, and fans are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer research. Donations go to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. $4 faculty, staff. 2 p.m., Texas Hall.

Through March 6

Prime Perception Visual communication professors and active designers and artists Robert Grame and Robert Hower exhibit their work. Free. 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. The Gallery at UTA, Room 169, Fine Arts Building. 2-5658.

Through March 31

Creativity Test Artists Marilyn Jolly and Maraya Lopez bring a new perspective to paint-by-the-numbers. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.


UT Arlington Planetarium programs See the complete Planetarium schedule. 2-1183,

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



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