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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Glass art

Top glass: Choose from a great selection of glass art items on sale Friday at the Studio Arts Center.

Colors glow in sparkling creations at annual glass art show and sale

Exquisitely designed works of glass art will go on sale Friday, April 1, at the annual World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis.

The sale runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with silent auction bids accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The show includes display creations, paperweights, platters, vases, vessels, and other functional items delicately crafted by faculty, students, and visiting artists through the University’s internationally known glass program. Glass blowing demonstrations will be part of the show.

UT Arlington’s glass art program is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier programs in the country, and the annual sale has been a major factor in the program’s development.

Half of the proceeds from student work go to the student artists; the rest is used to purchase materials for new equipment. Faculty and staff build and maintain all of the program’s state-of-the art equipment.

See more about the World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale.


Emergency notification system test April 6; update your contact information

UT Arlington is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire University community.

To ensure preparedness for timely communications during an emergency, the MavAlert Emergency Notification System will be activated university-wide at noon on Wednesday, April 6. Since this is the first Wednesday of the month, a routine test of the Outdoor Warning System also will occur that same day at 12:30 p.m. Additionally, the City of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.

The MavAlert system is designed to deliver rapid notification to all students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency. The multi-tiered communications system sends emergency notifications via e-mail, telephone, mobile devices, etc., when an urgent situation arises.

Note that you will receive a text message only if you have added your cell phone number or other SMS text message device to your contact information in the MavAlert System.

To ensure you receive all emergency communications at your preferred locations and devices, please update your contact information now on the MavAlert registration page at Log inwith your UT Arlington Net ID and password; then follow the instructions to add your SMS contact number to the MavAlert system.

During the test on April 6, students, faculty, and staff will receive the following message via the email addresses, phone numbers, and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “TEST: This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. In an actual emergency, you would be instructed as to what actions to take. Thank you.”

Please help make the MavAlert system test a success by confirming and updating your information prior to April 6.

Allan Saxe

Allan Saxe

Last Lecture Series features Allan Saxe

The Last Lecture Series is about inspiration rather than retirement. Popular at numerous college campuses, the series is based on Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who crafted a unique last lecture in 2007 before dying of cancer.

For the Last Lecture Series, a faculty member is asked, “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?”

Join Allan Saxe at the free lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center. Dr. Saxe, an associate professor of political science and community philanthropist, says his true last lecture is five or more years away.

Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership scholastic honor society, sponsors UT Arlington's Last Lecture Series.

Mav Pic MavPic from Town Hall

Town talk

President James D. Spaniolo answered questions about the Texas Legislature, the budget, and the recently announced Voluntary Separation Program offered to 113 faculty members during a Town Hall informational meeting Friday in the Business Building. He encouraged faculty and staff to email their thoughts, ideas, and questions to him and Provost Donald Bobbitt at or


ATM down in Davis Hall on Tuesday

The ATM machine located in the basement of Davis Hall will be out of commission Tuesday, March 29. ATM machines located outside the Central Library and inside the Maverick Activities Center are available for transactions during this time.

Share thoughts on new Library website

The library’s new website is live, and library staff members want to know what you think about it.

Take the survey and give them your thoughts, suggestions, and insight into how the new site is working for you. At the end of the survey, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for a drawing.

The survey and drawing run Monday, March 28-Saturday, April 30, with prizes to be awarded during the last week of spring semester classes.

For more information, contact Karen Horsfall at

Distinguished Alumni Award nominations are due by April 8

Nominations are sought for the 2011 UT Arlington Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor a Maverick graduate can receive from UT Arlington.

Award criteria and a nomination form can be found on the Alumni Association website. Submit nominations by Friday, April 8. Awards will be presented at the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 2-2594.

Video lets you see The Science Guy again

Watch a video of Bill Nye's lecture Wednesday for the Maverick Speakers Series. The sold-out show was hit with science fans of all ages.

Gallery 76102 seeking art for summer show

Gallery 76102 at the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center is hosting its first juried competition. The 2011 summer show is open to all artists living or working in Tarrant County.

Artists should submit materials to Slideroom by Thursday, March 31. For more information, see Gallery 76102 or contact Cindy Gossett at or 2-0365.

Benefit Yourself

MavCareers program launches

A new professional development program for staff called MavCareers has launched. This self-paced professional development program lets staff explore career possibilities using online tools and techniques, staff support, and guidance. The program is based on professional development benchmarked with other universities and corporations.

A career development survey of UT Arlington employees found that:

  • 58 percent are highly satisfied with their employment
  • 86 percent indicated they are not likely to leave the University
  • 55 percent are seeking career development assistance, networking, and guidance

MavCareers offers tools, techniques, and guidance for employees to explore beyond their current position within the University. Initial informational sessions will be offered in April. Register online.

For more information, contact the Human Resources’ Office of Learning and Development at 2-5554 or

Relay for Life

Relay for Life Information Session

Learn how to form teams and see what the American Cancer Society Relay for Life walk on Tuesday, April 5, is all about at this information session. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Monday, March 28, Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Business Communication Basics

Become an effective communicator to help create a positive work environment. Faculty, staff discount fee $99.50. Call 2-2581 for discount. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 21. Continuing Education.

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. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 235, 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 e-mail The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Monday, March 28

Design Practice Academy Michael J. Love, founder and principal of Atelier Design Associates, presents information about the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Free. 7 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Architecture.

Tuesday, March 29

Women's History Month Lecture Helen McClure of Southern Methodist University elaborates on “Regulating Society by the Whitecap Method: Mob Violence in Nineteenth-Century America." The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. Free. 2:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women's Studies.

Wednesday, March 30

Empowering the Children of Uganda Panel discussion focusing on education and empowerment features Mark Bertrand, founder of the Koi Koi House orphanage for Ugandan poor and AIDS-stricken children; Alexis Hefley, founder of Empower African Children; and Betty Nakato, former Ugandan orphan, student at Richland College, and recent winner of Emerging Leaders Scholarship from Babson College. Free. 7 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Freshmen Leaders on Campus.

Exhibiting Artist Talk In conjunction with his exhibition in The Gallery at UTA, artist Sedrick Huckaby discusses his paintings and works on paper depicting and celebrating African-American quilting traditions. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 148, Fine Arts Building.

Architecture Lecture Series Ralph Roesling, architecture lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and principal at RNT Architects, is the guest speaker. Free. 4 p.m. Room 204, Architecture Building. Architecture.

Thursday, March 31

Richard Greene

Cities Discover Sustainability Richard Greene, right, adjunct professor of urban and public affairs, discusses how local government, businesses, and environmental leaders have come to embrace and incorporate sustainability practices into the life of urban communities. Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Room 115, Trimble Hall. Environmental and Sustainability Studies Lecture Series.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

International Week gets a kick start Saturday

International Week

The annual International Week celebration kicks off—literally—Saturday, April 2. An indoor soccer tournament at the Maverick Activities Center starts the observance of the diverse countries and cultures that make up the Maverick student body.

The Parade of Banners at noon Monday, April 4, is led by the UTA Samba Band. Students bearing banners from more than 130 countries will progress from Nedderman Hall around campus to the Central Library mall, where Provost Donald Bobbitt will make opening remarks. The ceremony ends in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center with refreshments and student performances.

Other events include a food fair featuring dishes from all over the world made by international students, a fashion show, a talent show, and intriguing and intricate cultural exhibits created by the students.

Events continue through Friday, April 8. Check the International Week schedule, or contact Lauren Cutcher at 2-2355 or for more information.

Monday, March 28

Downtown Arlington Music Mondays Music faculty and students perform in a 30-minute concert. Free. 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 S. Center St. Music, 2-3471.

Guest Artists Recital Angela Fuller, violin, and Ann Marie Hudson, viola, of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Tuesday, March 29

Tailgate Tuesday Tailgate party begins at 5 p.m. in parking lot at Clay Gould Ballpark. Mavericks vs. Texas A&M. Free with UT Arlington ID. 6:30 p.m. Athletics, 2-2261.

Wednesday, March 30

$2 Movie: Megamind A supervillain finally conquers his nemesis but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight. Rated PG. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Student Photo Exhibit UT Arlington photography students exhibit their work in "davis/bishop2011.doc," which documents an Oak Cliff neighborhood. Hours are 6-11 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. March 30-April 7. Reception 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, Kessler Theater, Dallas. Kenda North,

Guest Bassoon Recital Features bassoonist Christin Schillinger, assistant professor of music from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Thursday, March 31

Faculty Trombone Recital Features Dennis Bubert, visiting assistant professor of trombone. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Friday-Saturday, April 1-2

Bobby Lane Invitational Men's and women's track and field competition. Schedule of events. Free with UT Arlington ID. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Maverick Stadium. Athletics, 2-2261.


Gallery 76102 "A Certain Shade of the Aftermath," an exhibit by Timothy Harding. Free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Through March 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas Exhibit Celebrate 50 years of an Arlington landmark. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 13. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.

Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UT Arlington Veterans Artifacts, memorabilia, and gear on loan from UT Arlington military veterans and objects carried, used, or found by U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Library and OneBook.

Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah Photographs from the Second Battle of Fallujah taken by UT Arlington student and Marine Corps veteran Joel Chaverri. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Library and OneBook.

Planetarium Enjoy a '60s style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. Saturdays. See the complete Planetarium schedule, 2-1183.

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



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