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

Monday, March 15, 2010

Celebrating Maverick Spirit

Benefits fair mixes Maverick spirit, vendors for information, entertainment, freebies

The first 500 faculty and staff members will receive a Maverick spirit item at the fifth annual Benefits Fair 11 a.m-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Approximately 70 vendors and organizations that provide a service or discount to the UT Arlington community are expected to attend.

"Celebrating Maverick Spirit" is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council and features benefits information, door prizes, and free food, bowling, and billiards.

Faculty and staff should bring their Mav Express ID card for express automated check-in and door prize registration.

Also, Carter BloodCare will be on hand for a blood drive. Sign up to donate blood. At last year's event, 25 staff members donated enough blood to save 75 lives.

For more information, go to

Jeff Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin, faculty to share ideas at roundtable March 24 in prelude to Maverick Speakers Series

Faculty can join in a roundtable discussion with CNN legal analyst and The New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Room 100 at Nedderman Hall.

At 8 p.m., Toobin will discuss "Current Issues Facing the Courts" before a sold-out crowd at the Maverick Speakers Series in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center, with a book signing afterward in the second floor lounge.

Toobin's most recent book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, draws on exclusive interviews with the Supreme Court justices and other insiders to give a behind-the-scenes look at the powerful, often secretive world of the Supreme Court. It offers profiles of each justice and how their individual styles affect the way they wield their power and discusses how the court operates and its influence on American life.

Toobin's lecture is part of the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students.

For more details on the faculty roundtable discussion, contact Joslyn Krismer at or 2-2688.

  Mav Pic Bill McKibben

OneBook sustainability

Bill McKibben, center, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Community and the Durable Future, this year's OneBook selection, was welcomed at a reception Wednesday by OneBook program co-chairs Dr. Christopher Conway, left, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Dawn Remmers, director of Academic Advising and Student Success. McKibben spoke Wednesday night about his sustainability work in other countries.

Picnic in the Park set for March 27

The fourth annual Picnic in the Park brings alumni and former students together 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Doug Russell Park, located on the northwest corner of Cooper and Mitchell streets. The event is sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to join in games, children's activities, music, and giveaways. Plenty of food will be provided. The University mascot, Blaze, will be there noon-1 p.m.

Parking will be available in the surrounding business lots on Mitchell Street. Cost is $5 for adults, and children under 12 will be admitted free. The picnic will be held under the big tent in case of rain.

To register or purchase a sponsorship, visit the Alumni Association website. For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 2-2594 or

Distinguished Alumni Award nominations now being accepted

The Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2010 UT Arlington Distinguished Alumni Award. This is the highest honor an alumna/alumnus can receive from UT Arlington.

Award criteria and a nomination form can be found on the Alumni Association website. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 9. Awards will be presented at the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 2-2594.

Donate your cell phones on campus

Help combat domestic violence by donating your old wireless devices, regardless of condition, during the Women Giving Back program, part of Women's History month.

Cell phones, pagers, PDAs, chargers, and similar items can be taken to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Room B150, E.H. Hereford University Center.

Donations collected by the national Call to Protect program will benefit domestic violence shelters nationwide. For details, call Multicultural Affairs at 2-2099.

Dial-in service to be retired May 31

Dial-in modems to the campus network will be retired as of May 31, according to the Office of Information Technology.

Consistent usage decline over the past five years no longer justifies the cost of the modem pool. Both dial-up and higher speed Internet connections are available from other service providers.

For more information, go to or contact the Help Desk at or 2-2208.

MavWire takes a break, will return next Monday

There will be no MavWire distribution Thursday, March 18, because of Spring Break. MavWire will return Monday, March 22.

Benefit Yourself

Team Building for Supervisors

As a manager, what kind of relationship would you like to have with your employees? Leader? Friend? Teacher? Mentor? The person who motivates them, guides them, encourages them, and makes them want to win? This team-building seminar is designed to teach powerful employee coaching methods to turn even problem employees into super-productive, motivated winners. 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See the complete list of HR training classes.

Microsoft Word

Word 2007

Learn about Word templates, how to work with graphics, inserting watermarks, Word art, and working with tables and columns. Also learn basic techniques for managing a large document by inserting page numbers, headers/footers, and creating a table of contents. Register online. 2-4 p.m. Monday, March 22, Room 324, Architecture Building.

Dealing with Difficult Employees

This class is designed to help supervisors identify and deal with employees who create and stimulate difficult work environments. Participants will be given a variety of information regarding the proper way to discipline as well as alternatives to firing. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center.

Excel 2007

You will learn about generating and modifying charts, sorting techniques, and basic functions and formulas. 2‑4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, Room 319, Architecture Building. See the complete list of OIT 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.

Extra Credit

Tuesday, March 16

Research Poster Session A poster session highlighting pre-market and pre-commercialization technologies is aimed at "Rising Stars," university-based research projects still in the proof-of-concept stage, but ultimately leading to commercial applications. The session offers exclusive access to investors and companies seeking to fund or license such early-stage research. 5 p.m. Second floor ballroom foyer, Sheraton Arlington Hotel. Natalia Toth,, 2-7197.

Monday, March 22

cuaderna via

Starting an Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal Librarian Eric Frierson describes the process of developing an online peer-review journal using free, open-source software called the Open Journal System. The Cuaderna Via is an example of a Spanish-language literary journal. Attendees will be able to develop an action plan for starting their own peer-reviewed journals and learn why open-access journaling systems present a valuable opportunity to contribute to academic society. Brown bag event for faculty and staff. Noon, Room 315A, Central Library. Eric Frierson,, 2-7517.

Architecture Lecture Series "Out of Practice" is the topic for Gregg Pasquarelli in the School or Architecture Spring Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Robert Rummel-Hudson,, 2‑2314.

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

Sports Notes
Coach Doug Garner

Tourney time: Coach Doug Garner takes the Movin' Mavs to the national tournament this weekend.


Movin' Mavs head to national tournament this weekend, face Missouri Friday

Next stop for the Movin' Mavs is the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Friday-Saturday, March 19-20 at Southwest Minnesota State University. Coach Doug Garner's team will open play against Missouri at 11 a.m. Friday. The championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Movin' Mavs are seeded third behind the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Other schools competing include Alabama, Edinboro, Missouri, and Southwest Minnesota.

Sports shorts

The women's tennis team remained undefeated in Southland Conference competition, notching its fifth straight league win by downing Texas State 5-2 Saturday. ... Cara Hulme recorded two pitching victories as the softball team swept all three games from Central Arkansas during weekend action and improved its SLC record to 6-2. Baylor will be here for a doubleheader Tuesday. ... The baseball team lost two of three weekend games to Sam Houston State as the two teams opened SLC play. The Mavericks host Oklahoma Christian Tuesday and Wednesday. ... The golf team begins play today in the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Six of the 18 teams entered are ranked among the nation's Top 75 by Golfstat, including the Mavericks at No. 57. ... Men's and women's track teams will open the outdoor season this weekend at the Horned Frog Invitational in Fort Worth. ... The women's basketball team ended its season Thursday with a 70-61 loss to Lamar in the semifinals of the SLC Tournament.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Tuesday, March 16

Softball Baylor, doubleheader. $2 faculty, staff. 4 and 6 p.m. Allan Saxe Field. 2-2261.

Baseball Oklahoma Christian. $2 faculty, staff. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. 2-2261.

Wednesday, March 17

$2 Movie: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince A Harry-Dumbledore vs. Voldemort smackdown. 5:30 p.m. Planetarium. 2-1183.

Baseball Oklahoma Christian. $2 faculty, staff. 3 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. 2-2261.

Friday, March 19

Men's Tennis Sacramento State. Free. 11 a.m. Tennis Center. 2-2261.

$2 Movie: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince A Harry-Dumbledore vs. Voldemort smackdown. 5:30 p.m. Planetarium. 2-1183.

Saturday, March 20

$2 Movie: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince A Harry-Dumbledore vs. Voldemort smackdown. 5:30 p.m. Planetarium. 2-1183.

Sunday, March 21

Men's Tennis Columbia. Free. 2 p.m. Tennis Center. 2-2261.

Monday, March 22

Dan Cavanagh Trio Jazz Recital This jazz recital features music faculty members Dan Cavanagh, piano; Jaime Reyes, drums; and Brian Mulholland, bass. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2‑3471.

Tuesday, March 23

Women of Excellence Fashion Show Female student leaders represent their organizations in the official closing gala of Women's History Month. 6:30 p.m. Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. 2‑2099.

Baseball Louisiana-Monroe. $2 faculty, staff. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. 2-2261.

Music Honors Recital Music faculty members and outstanding students perform solo and chamber music. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 2-3471.

Through March 31

The Mexican Revolution and Beyond A collection of 52 works by renowned photographer Agustin Vicente Casasola. On loan from the Mexican government's General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Co-operation, the exhibit provides a unique and compelling visual chronicle of Mexican life in the early decades of the 20th century. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. 2-3997.

Creativity Test Artists Marilyn Jolly and Maraya Lopez bring a new perspective to paint-by-the-numbers. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center. 2-5988.


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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Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

Vice President for Communications: Jerry Lewis

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