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

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vote Texas

Early voting available on campus Feb. 22-25

Cast your ballot on campus in early voting for the March 2 primary election. Campus voters have four days—Monday-Thursday, Feb. 22-25—to choose candidates in primaries for Democratic, Libertarian and Republican parties. Early voting across the state runs Feb. 16-26.

The campus polling station is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center, courtesy of the Student Congress. Find free parking along the 300 block of West First Street.

The spring primaries include candidates running for Texas governor, as well as congressional District 6 and state representative District 94, both of which include the UT Arlington campus.

Learn more about early voting from the Texas Secretary of State's Web site.

Engineers Week 2010

Engineers construct week-long celebration

Join in the celebration of the College of Engineering's golden anniversary during Engineers Week, Feb. 14-20, a week-long showcase of achievements and activities by faculty and students.

Former astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, speaks at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Texas Hall as part of the Maverick Speakers Series. Tickets are free and available at

Opening ceremony for Engineers Week starts at noon Monday in the atrium of Nedderman Hall as Mr. and Ms. Engineer are crowned. Other highlights include a Career Fair, displays, tours, industry speakers and faculty lectures. For fun, engineers have Bingo Night, Pie the Professor and Engineering Olympics. The week wraps up Friday with the ribbon cutting for the Center for Renewable Energy, Science and Technology (CREST) Lab and the annual awards banquet.


Homecoming week looks at past and present

"Homecoming Then and Now" is the theme for this year's Homecoming activities Feb. 22-28.

The "Boom at Noon" pep rally at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, on the Central Library mall will include the firing of the Carlisle Cannons and will be followed by the golf cart parade. The Homecoming Court will be introduced at halftime of the men's basketball game at 7 p.m. in Texas Hall.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, a reception for faculty, staff, alumni and invited guests will be held in the Carlisle Suite in the E.H. Hereford University Center, and the Homecoming Step Show will start at 7 p.m. in Texas Hall.

Maverick pride shines at Spirit Friday, Feb. 26, at noon in the Palo Duro Lounge University Center. The Bash starts at 9 p.m. at the University Center.

Reunions and other gatherings mark Saturday, Feb. 27, including the Military Science Hall of Honor induction at 10:30 a.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the University Center. Homecoming king and queen coronation is set for halftime of the women's basketball game at 4 p.m. in Texas Hall.

Check the complete Homecoming schedule.

Milestone employees should check recognition list

Employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service should make sure their names are on the list of 2010 Service Award Honorees on the Office of Human Resources Web site. Review the list and report any missing names by Wednesday, Feb. 24, to Lara Ellison at 2‑5554, 2‑5118 or

  Mav Pic Regina Humphrey

Have a heart

Regina Humphrey, nurse practitioner for Health Services, provides information for students at the Red Heart Awareness Day last week. Health Services provided hands-on ways to learn about heart health at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

'Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond' exhibit on display in library

A major photographic exhibit on loan from the government of Mexico is now on display in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

The Casasola Archive exhibit, "Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond," has its permanent home in the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and rarely has been seen in the United States. Photographs from the collection will be at UT Arlington until April 1, as part of the observance of the centennial of the Mexican Revolution sponsored by Center for Southwestern Studies.

Read more about UT Arlington activities related to the revolution's centennial.

Discussion of minorities on campus part of Black History Month event

"A Place at the Table for Minority Students at Traditionally White Institutions" is the lecture topic for Kimberly King-Jupiter in the Black History Month program. It will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 12, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Dr. King-Jupiter is associate dean and associate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.

A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information or special arrangements, contact Marvin Dulaney at 2‑9068.

Today is deadline for ACES proposals

Encourage your students to submit proposals by midnight today, Thursday, Feb. 11, for presentations to the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students, a university-wide symposium that showcases the best of undergraduate and graduate students' research and creativity.

Abstracts can be submitted online at

Nominations due Monday for annual Student Employee of the Year award

Nominate that outstanding student in your office 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

Dana and Adrian Davis

Alumna to appear on 'The Amazing Race'

Maverick alumna Dana Davis and her husband, Adrian, globe-trot on CBS's "The Amazing Race," which begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, on KTVT/Channel 11.

The Arlington couple will compete against 10 other two-person teams for a $1 million grand prize. Davis earned her master's degree in professional accounting in 2000.

Benefit Yourself
The solar system

Astronomy and Stargazing

Astronomy—people are drawn to it naturally. Whether it's a gorgeous night sky far from city lights, an exquisite Hubble Space Telescope picture of colorful nebula or a powerful panoramic view of Mars, we admire the destinations beyond our planet Earth.

In this introductory level class, you can explore all this and more using the Planetarium telescopes for a hands-on experience. The class meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 18-March 25. Cost is $115.

For more information, see the Continuing Education class description.

Crisis of Stress

"Food for Thought-Crisis of Stress" addresses the difference between crisis and stress, how stress affects our everyday lives and how we can tackle it. Learn how to take control and get your life back. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Room 101B, Maverick Activities Center. See the complete list of HR training classes.

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.

In Quotes

Economic recession affects UT System

Toyota can take notes from Tylenol snafu

Raising capital difficult for small businesses

"I think we're all facing the same challenges, which is the impact of the recession finally hitting Texas."

"Think of your corporate reputation as a bank account."

"For small-business owners, personal wealth has historically been the biggest source of capital."

— President James D. Spaniolo, concerning proposed tuition increases.
The Dallas Morning News

— Dr. Robert Rogers, a senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing in the College of Business and director of the Master of Science in Marketing Research program, on how Toyota can rebuild its reputation.
Dallas Business Journal

— Dr. Colleen Casey, assistant professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, on minorities' access to capital.
The Dallas Morning News

Sports Notes
  Marques Haynes

Repeat performance: Marquez Haynes was named the Southland Conference men's basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

Basketball teams continue winning ways

Tamara Simmons scored 18 points to lead the women's basketball team to its third win in the past four games, a 77-65 decision over McNeese State at Texas Hall Wednesday night. The men's team won its fifth straight, downing McNeese State 70-58 Wednesday night in Lake Charles, La., as four players scored in double figures.

The women will host UT San Antonio at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Texas Hall, while the men will be on the road with a 7 p.m. game Saturday at UT San Antonio. Both teams are now 5-4 in the Southland Conference as they seek to finish among the top eight teams in order to earn a berth in the conference tournament in March.

Gray third in 60 at New York meet

Sprinter Cordero Gray finished third in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational indoor track and field competition in New York last weekend.

Gray faced some of the nation's top sprinters in the meet. Jasmine Walls competed for the Mavericks in the women's 60 and 200, but did not qualify for the finals.

Softball season begins Friday at San Marcos

The softball team opens the season this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14, in the CenturyLink Classic at San Marcos. The Mavericks will face Oklahoma State and New Mexico on Friday, followed by two games with Northern Illinois on Saturday and one game with Texas State on Sunday.

Movin' Mavs at Alabama tournament

The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team will play in the University of Alabama Collegiate Tournament Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

On Friday, the Movin' Mavs face Alabama at noon, followed by Wisconsin-Whitewater at 4 p.m. On Saturday, opponents include Edinboro at 10 a.m. and Missouri at 4 p.m.

Coach Doug Garner's club is now 7-2 in collegiate competition this season and second in the league standings behind the University of Illinois.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, Feb. 11

Maverick Speakers Series Basketball legend and business icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. speaks. Sold out. 6 p.m., Texas Hall. 2‑2963.

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

Friday, Feb. 12

What Psychology Can and Cannot Do for Ethics Dr. Joshua Greene, an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard, discusses recent advances in the field of moral cognition. 3:30 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. 2‑3291.

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. 2‑2261.

Romancing the Stars

Romancing the Stars Bring your sweetheart to the Planetarium for this Valentine's Day special couples-only event. This program takes a lighthearted look at the night sky and tells many stories of love and devotion that can be found there. Tickets are $20 per couple and must be purchased in advance. Price includes a box of chocolates and rose for every couple. 7 and 9 p.m. Also at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Planetarium. 2‑1183.

Monday, Feb. 15

Islamic Art: Patrons and Patronage Alnoor Merchant, acting head librarian of The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, speaks. 6:30 p.m. Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. 2‑3291.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Music Honors Recital Features performances by music faculty members and outstanding students in solo and chamber music settings. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2‑3471.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Focus on Technology David Shulenburger, vice president for academic affairs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, speaks on "The Research University Imperative to Distribute Scholarly Materials." Lunch provided. Must register by Friday, Feb. 12. Noon. Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Focus on Technology. 2‑2658.

Vocal Division Recital Features vocal students. Free. 4:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2‑3471.

Men's Basketball UT Arlington vs. Southeastern Louisiana. Halftime events include Engineering recognition, blindfold musical chairs and the Points for Pluckers shooting contest. $4 faculty, staff. 7 p.m., Texas Hall. 2‑2261.

Brass Quintet Recital A brass recital with the United States Marine Band Brass Quintet. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2‑3471.

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. $3 faculty, staff. 2‑1183,

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



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