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

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Register your cellphone for MavAlert

It is critical that you keep your UT Arlington contact information current at all times to ensure that you may be reached quickly during an emergency.

Faculty and staff should update their contact information by signing in to MyMav and clicking on Student Center under the left Enterprise Menu. From there, fill in the emergency contact form.

You must enter a cellphone number to receive MavAlert emergency notification system alerts via text message. MavAlert notifications are sent by text, email, and voice messages only in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

For more information, see emergency communication.

Spaniolo on CEO

Maverick hour: President James D. Spaniolo is interviewed by host Lee Cullum on CEO at 7 p.m. Friday. Watch a preview.

President Spaniolo featured on KERA's 'CEO' on Friday

President James D. Spaniolo discusses challenges facing both students and administrators in higher education on the CEO program with host Lee Cullum on KERA TV at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

He updates UT Arlington’s progress toward becoming a nationally recognized research university and details plans for the 22-acre multi-use development currently under construction.

Spaniolo also discusses how the University looks for alternative sources of revenue to educate a record number of students as state funding shrinks.

CEO features chief executives from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. The show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today's global marketplace, asking questions about leadership style and ethics.

Brave Combo

Opening act: Brave Combo opens the fall concert season for the fourth straight year at the Levitt Pavilion.

Brave Combo opens fall season of free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion continues its tradition of opening its fall concert season with the mosh-pit polka music of Brave Combo on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Labor Day weekend continues with rockin' "pianimal," Jason D. Williams, who channels Jerry Lee Lewis on Friday, Sept. 2. Arlington's favorite country music star, Melissa Lawson, returns to the stage Saturday, Sept. 3, and the holiday weekend concludes with blues from a down-home diva, Ruthie Foster, on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The UTA Jazz Orchestra performs with Jeff Coffin, an internationally recognized saxophonist and bandleader, Sunday, Sept. 25.

The free concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and continue through Oct. 1 at the pavilion, 100 W. Abram. See the schedule.

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New year's greeting

From left, Student Affairs Vice President Frank Lamas, keynote speaker and film Assistant Professor Ya'Ke Smith, and Student Congress President Jennifer Fox gather prior to the MavsMeet Convocation on Wednesday at Texas Hall. MavsMeet commemorates the beginning of the academic year.

Parking permits still available online

If you haven't ordered your parking permit for the 2011-12 academic year, you can order online from the MyMav page by clicking on the blue P at Order Permits Now for Fall 2011. Print the confirmation page of your order and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle until you receive your permit in the mail.

Reduced pricing on remote parking is available, allowing faculty and staff to park at Maverick Stadium and ride the University shuttles to all parts of the campus.

Reserved space permits and permit upgrades are available at the Parking Office in the Wetsel Service Center, 1225 W. Mitchell. Reserved permits are not offered online.

The new 1,100-space College Park garage, which opened Monday, has entrances on both UTA Boulevard and Center Street.

All faculty and staff members parking on campus must have a permit. For more information, call the Parking Office at 2-3907.

Information on travel cards, ProCards

All corporate travel cards issued to University personnel by JP Morgan Chase will be deactivated effective Wednesday, Aug. 31. The University will no longer have individually billed, state-issued travel cards.

Visit the travel page for questions about travel reimbursements or call the travel desk at 2-2194. For more information, contact Paul Goyne, director of accounts payable, at 2-3404.

If you haven't received your new CitiBank ProCard, go to the Finance and Administration Annex, 219 W. Main St., in downtown Arlington. Cardholders must bring their Chase cards, which expired July 31, for the exchange. For more information, call the Office of Procurement Services at 2-2194.

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Moving experience

Mavericks lent a hand or two during Monday's Residence Hall Move-in Event, an annual activity to help students settle into their on-campus homes for the semester. See who moved in and who helped them in the Move-in Day slideshow.


Renew your Campus Rec membership

Faculty and staff can renew or sign up for new Campus Recreation memberships for the 2011-12 academic year using payroll deduction.

Current payroll deduction memberships expire Wednesday, Aug. 31. Visit the Services and Information Desk at the Maverick Activities Center to renew or sign up.

For more information, contact Blair Schuyler at or see

Be ready for emergencies with preparedness information

September marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and UT Arlington has committed to participate in National Preparedness Month.

In its eighth year, the event is a month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps that encourages households, businesses, communities, and campuses to prepare and plan for emergencies. UT Arlington's participation includes a booth at the Maverick Cookout on Wednesday, Aug. 31, giving preparedness workshops by requests, and having drills with the UT Arlington Police Department.

For more information, contact Cindy Mohat, emergency management coordinator, at 2-0117.

Free group exercise classes at MAC

Group exercise classes are free for one week at the Maverick Activities Center. Find a class that fits your needs for free today, Thursday Aug. 25, through Thursday, Sept. 1. More than 40 classes are offered weekly.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 2-3277.

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Lighting the way

The new Gateway Tower at the north entrance to campus shone for the first time at dusk Monday evening. The brick and cast stone tower—at the corner of UTA Boulevard and Cooper Street—welcomes visitors to campus.

Partner Breakfast brings faculty, community together for service

Faculty members are invited to meet directors of nonprofit community organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex interested in forming partnerships with faculty and students at the Partner Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Victoria Farrar-Myers, professor of political science, will speak on "Service Learning: Bridging Our University and Community." The Center for Community Service Learning presents the complimentary breakfast.

The attending community partners want to collaborate with faculty members for service or service-learning opportunities. Community partners will participate in a poster session and conversations on their organizations' needs and missions. Come ready to select the agency that best fits the needs of your students' learning outcomes and content areas.

To attend, RSVP by Monday, Sept. 12, to Sharon Hughlett at or 2-2124.

Job Fair volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Fall Job Fair Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Maverick Activities Center. The fair, hosted by the Career Center, has shifts available in one-hour increments 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Faculty and staff are needed most 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This will allow a lunch break for the Career Center staff, while ensuring the job fair is still supervised. Volunteer duties include set up, clean up, loading dock, and check-in tables.

Organizations may volunteer, also. To volunteer, visit the Career Center in Room 216 of Davis Hall and fill out a form or contact the Career Center at 2-2932 or

Buy a Maverick license plate online, receive a free tumbler

Get ready for the fall semester by purchasing a 10-year personalized license plate from during August and receive a My Plates tumbler.

Go to and enter the promo code tumbler during checkout.

For more information, call 1-888-7MY-PLATES.

Benefit Yourself

Martial Arts and Women's Self-Defense

These 16-week courses are limited to 40 participants. Martial arts meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Cost is $150. Self-defense for women meets 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $80. Room 135, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation, Jeremy Roden,

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 150, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.

Employment Information

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

In Quotes

Hollywood drove men's release

Latinos supportive of tax increases

Signs help children get to school on time

"This is a version of Hollywood that clashes with a People magazine portrayal of Hollywood simply as a celebrity culture, where the Kardashian wedding is foregrounded as weekly tabloid fodder."

"White Anglos, no matter their social level, have aspirations they consider achievable: to see their family progress. Latinos and African-Americans have, as a way of saying it, the same aspirations, but more doubt whether they will come to fruition."

"Coming to school on time is a behavior. The sign is a way for us to reach the parents."

— Dr. Ben Agger, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Theory, on the release of "West Memphis Three."
Christian Science Monitor

— Dr. Susan Gonzalez Baker, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, concerning Latino voters.
LA Progressive

— Tona Taylor, principal of Cannon Elementary School in Grapevine, on neon signs made of hand-blown glass by Don Beck, research specialist in art and art history in the College of Liberal Arts.

Sports Notes

Volleyball opener Friday at El Paso

Five seniors provide plenty of experience as the Maverick volleyball team opens the season at the El Paso Sports Commission Volleyball Invitational Friday, Aug. 26.

The first match for UT Arlington is against Southern University at 5 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Mavericks face Portland State at noon and UT El Paso at 7:30 p.m.

Men's basketball wins five in Canada

UT Arlington won all five games on its tour of Canada last week, defeating teams from Trinity Western University, Quest University, the University of British Columbia, Douglas College, and the University of Fraser Valley.

This was the first international summer tour for the men’s basketball team, with all games played in the Vancouver, B.C., area.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Power, family mix in free show by Theatre Arts

Lion in Winter

A classic power struggle comes with free admission this week, courtesy of the Department of Theatre Arts in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman is set during Christmas 1183, when King Henry II plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons his imprisoned wife, his mistress, his three sons, and the crafty King Philip of France. Treachery and deception are at every turn, with the empire at stake.

Dennis Maher, associate professor of theatre arts, directs the production, which features students, faculty, alumni, and special guests.

No reservations are needed. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 25-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Studio Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Free Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with an old love, but should he fear her or Blackbeard? Rated PG-13. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments at the concession stand. Free admission. Beginning after dusk, approximately 9 p.m., lawn west of Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities., 2-2963.

Friday, Aug. 26

$2 Movie: Source Code A soldier wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find a commuter train bomber. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Movin' Mavs Blue/White Game Movin' Mavs alumni will coach the Blue/White instrasquad wheelchair basketball game. Jerseys will be thrown to the crowd. Free. 1 p.m., Texas Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activities Fair Day Learn what student organizations and campus departments have to offer and enjoy a discounted hamburger lunch (vegetarian option available). Pep rally at 12:15 p.m. Free; $2 lunch. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Campus Recreation, Student Governance and Organizations, 2-3277.


Influence Exhibit Three members of the Department of Art and Art History faculty—Marilyn Jolly, Sedrick Huckaby, and Carlos Donjuan—have combined their talents for this painting exhibit. 3-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Through Friday, Sept. 9. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.

Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access and use the password rangers for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Broken Sugar An exhibition of 22 mixed-media sculptures and two-dimensional works by Melba Northum. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Life and Death in the Northern Passage Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Planetarium Summer schedule continues through Sunday, Aug. 28. Fall schedule begins Tuesday, Aug. 30. Planetarium, 2-1183.

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



Editors: Jim Patterson, Teresa Newton

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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© 2011 The University of Texas at Arlington


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