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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Doug Richmond

Dr. Doug Richmond

Richmond's faculty session focuses on Mexico

History Professor Doug Richmond discusses "The Mexican Struggle for Independence from Spain, 1810-1821" to open the Focus on Faculty series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the sixth floor parlor at the Central Library. A reception follows the presentation.

Dr. Richmond, a member of the history faculty since 1976, focuses on how Mexico's drive for autonomy from Spain gradually developed into demands for complete independence.

"Unlike the rest of Latin America, Mexico's struggle for nationhood was led initially by two priests, Miguel Hidalgo and Jose Morelos, who unleashed a violent social revolution," Richmond says. "A long stalemate ensued until 1821 when Agustín Iturbide, the unappreciated hero of Mexican independence, formulated a brilliant compromise that enabled the insurgents to triumph."

Co-sponsored by the Library and the Center for Mexican American Studies, the program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Tommie Wingfield at 2-2658 or


Online committee listing includes administration, faculty, staff

A list of University committee representatives for 2011-12 is now available online.

Committees are appointed upon the advice and counsel of the Committee on Committees or are elected through the Rules and Elections Committee.

If a chair is not designated, the first named committee member will be responsible for convening the committee to choose a permanent chair. Notify Connie Frazier at when a permanent chair has been selected. Minutes of meetings should be submitted to the administrative officer to whom the committee reports.

Many appointments involve a rotation system, with term expiration at the end of the summer session of the year designated in parentheses. Committee members serving in an ex officio capacity do not have term appointments.

Students are members of several committees. Student representatives will be named later and forwarded to the chair or convener of the committee.

Emmitt Smith

Kickoff talk: Emmitt Smith opens the 2011-12 Maverick Speakers Series on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Speakers series to include preferred package

Now there are two ways to enjoy the Maverick Speakers Series: general admission ticket and the new preferred seating package.

The preferred package includes reserved parking, reserved entrance to avoid long lines, reserved seating near the stage, and front-of-the-line access to book signings. Preferred packages are $25 while supplies last.

The reserved seats and free general admission tickets are available at

This season's first speaker is Emmitt Smith, the National Football League's all-time leading rusher. He appears at Texas Hall on Thursday, Oct. 20. Tickets will be available at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

For more information, call the Texas Hall box office at 2-9595 or see the Maverick Speakers Series website.

Practice safety at all times on campus

UT Arlington police urge members of the campus community to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution. Recently, two students were robbed of their cellphones, one in the evening and one in the afternoon.

If you believe someone is following you when you enter or leave a building, walk to a public area where there are people present or to an assistance call box and contact the UT Arlington police.

Campus community members should avoid walking alone at night. Contact police if you see any suspicious persons or situations and provide information about an offense.

For a police escort, call 2-3381. In case of a campus emergency, call 2-3003.

Mav Pic Craig Newmark

On the list

Craig Newmark, founder of and, discussed making changes with social media at the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday in the Lonestar Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center. His sites are based around people helping each other.


RSVP today for Partner Breakfast

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.

The Center for Community Service Learning presents the complimentary breakfast. To attend, RSVP by today, Monday, Sept. 12, to Sharon Hughlett at 2-2124 or

Greenovation contest seeks original product ideas on sustainability

Share your "green" product idea with Greenovation, a contest showcasing items that support sustainability. The Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence and TMAC sponsor the new competition.

Submit one or more ideas on products that provide an immediate and future positive impact on the environment, minimize waste and maximize sustainability, and have a financial payback to the customer in five years or less.

Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 14. For more information, see Greenovation or contact Tom Pryor at 2-5930 or

The SBDCEE and TMAC are at UT Arlington’s Automation and Robotics Research Institute in Fort Worth.

New market celebrates with grand opening Thursday

Welcome the latest campus makeover at the grand opening of the Provisions on Demand (POD) Market store in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The event begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept 15. Prizes will be awarded. Vendors also will offer free samples to guests throughout the week.

For more information, see Dining Services.

Arlington book

'Arlington' authors speak to Friends of the Library

Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester discuss the facts behind their book, Arlington: Images of America, at the Friends of the Library meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the sixth floor parlor at the Central Library.

Barker and Worcester, librarians at the UT Arlington Library, mined the rich visual resources in the Library's Special Collections to produce the illustrated history of Arlington.

Highlights of Arlington's development include gambling at Top O'Hill casino and Arlington Downs horse track, progressive values in the Berachah Home for Erring Girls, higher education through UT Arlington, and economic expansion with General Motors, Six Flags Over Texas, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Barker and Worcester will discuss and show historical photos of these and other Arlington subjects.

The event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Tommie Wingfield at 2-2658 or

Encourage students to participate in Career Month and Job Fair

Faculty and staff are urged to encourage students to participate in Career Month, which leads up to the Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Maverick Activities Center.

Whether they are freshmen or seniors, students can benefit from training at the workshops and by networking with the employers. Faculty and staff also are welcome to attend the Job Fair and meet employers.

See a list of Career Month events and employers attending the Job Fair at

The fair also needs volunteers in one-hour shifts 7 a.m.-4 p.m. To volunteer, visit the Career Center in Room 216 of Davis Hall or contact the Career Center at 2-2932 or Deadline to volunteer is Friday, Sept. 16.

Benefit Yourself

Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success

If your office is a mess and you are drowning in your to-do list, then this class is for you. Participants learn how backlogs happen, how to manage paperwork, how to eliminate clutter, and also discover the benefits of organization. Free. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a complete list of HR training classes.

Life Coaching for Your Success

Harmony Life Coaching provides a unique approach to personal positive transformations. Call 2-2581 to receive faculty/staff discount fee of $50. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, Room C100A, Continuing Education Workforce Building, Continuing Education.

Rape Aggression Defense System

Learn the 10 basic principles of self-defense, risk avoidance, and more. Free for female faculty, staff, and students. Register. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, Room 135, Maverick Activities Center. UT Arlington Police, Officer Randy Reynolds,

Mindful Moments

Take a break with Mindful Moments as the group meets in a new location this fall. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 236, 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.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Night on the Town features food, fun, music

UTA Night

Ready for a night out, right in your own backyard? Then join in for UT Arlington Night on the Town on Friday, Sept. 16.

It's a neighborhood party with good food, good music, and good company. The fun starts with a mixer and wraps up with specials at local restaurants. The highlight is a free concert at Levitt Pavilion.

The mixer is 5:30-7 p.m. at Mavericks Sports Grill. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for Alumni Association members. RSVP at 2-2594 or

Visit the Info Fair at Founders Plaza next to Levitt Pavilion 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about year-round entertainment, cultural, and educational opportunities in College Town UTA.

As part of the Levitt Pavilion fall concert series, The Burning Hotels, above, perform 7:30-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or plop down a blanket on the grass and enjoy the music. The Fort Worth band is described as “1980's New Wave meets today’s catchy, hook-driven indie rock.”

Then indulge in after-hours specials 9-11 p.m. at participating downtown restaurants, including the Flying Fish, Grease Monkey, J. Gilligan’s, J.R. Bentley’s, Mavericks Sports Grill, and Old School Pizza & Suds.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

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

Wednesday, Sept. 14

$2 Movie: Limitless A writer discovers a top-secret drug that bestows him with super human abilities. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Texas Rangers baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access and use the password rangers. Note that the starting time has been changed to 6:05 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15

MAC Birthday Come sing "Happy Birthday" as the Maverick Activities Center celebrates its fourth birthday. Cake and beverages are being served. Free. 4 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation, 2-3277.

Jazz on the Lawn An outdoor performance of UT Arlington jazz bands and ensembles. In the event of rain, the performance is cancelled. Free. 7 p.m., Architecture Building courtyard. Music, 2-3471.


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.

Natural Perceptions Marilyn Jolly, associate professor of art and art history, has work featured in Natural Perceptions, an exhibit at the University of Dallas. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through Sunday, Oct. 2. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas.

Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition A group show of 25 artists who have shown works from The Gallery at UTA's 1986 beginning as the Center for Research in Contemporary Art to the present. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Oct. 15. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building, Patricia Healy, 2-5658.

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 Why is it called a planetarium? Read about this and more in The Starry Messenger. Planetarium, 2-1183.

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



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