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

Monday, August 20, 2012

College Park

Welcome to campus: The Dan Dipert University Welcome Center anchors the southeast corner of the College Park District. The center features state-of-the-art electronic displays and exhibits that tell the UT Arlington story.

College Park District debuts new student living, parking, retail

Move-in day will be exponentially more exciting this year as students take up residence at Vandergriff Hall and The Lofts at College Park and take advantage of spacious new parking garages in the College Park District development.

The residential and retail development includes 1,800 parking spaces in three garages to serve faculty, staff, and students; patrons of restaurants and retail outlets; and visitors to the 7,000-seat College Park Center.

“It’s thrilling to see Arlington’s first urban village take root on the UT Arlington campus,” President James D. Spaniolo says. “Our students now have a destination where they can live, study, dine, and catch a show or a game. The College Park District is a beacon for everyone who wants to experience the excitement of a thriving College Town.”

The College Park District also features the new, 7,000-square-foot Dan Dipert University Welcome Center, which was made possible in part by support from Dan Dipert, chief executive officer of Arlington-based Dan Dipert Travel & Transportation Ltd., and his wife Linda.

Residence halls open today, Monday, Aug. 20. Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 23. A grand opening event for College Park District is planned later this fall.

Read more about the College Park District development.

David Silva

Dr. David Silva

MavsMeet, faculty/staff reception Wednesday

Join the MavsMeet Convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in College Park Center and hear guest faculty speaker David Silva, vice provost for academic affairs.

Remarks by Dr. Silva, a professor of linguistics, are followed by words from President James D. Spaniolo, Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Lamas, and Student Congress President Jennifer Fox.

The kickoff ceremony also includes a spirited performance by the UT Arlington Marching Band.

A reception for faculty and staff follows at 5 p.m. in the College Park Center hospitality suite. Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and door prizes will be available.

Mav Mobile

Electric shuttle: A 14-passenger, electric shuttle cart known as the Mav Mobile will serve riders between the College Park District and the E.H. Hereford University Center. Read about campus transportation and shuttle services.

Parking, transportation options expand with opening of College Park District

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the UT Arlington campus this fall will have new parking options with access to 1,800 spaces in three College Park District garages and enhanced shuttle services to the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The Park North, Park Central, and Park South garages serve 600 students living in the new Vandergriff Hall and The Lofts at College Park apartments, patrons of College Park District restaurants and shops, and visitors to the University Center and the new, 7,000-square-foot Dan Dipert University Welcome Center at South Center and West Second streets.

Also new this fall is Mav Mobile, a 14-passenger, electric shuttle cart that will serve riders during peak traffic periods between the College Park District and the University Center shuttle stop on East First Street. University shuttle services are free and run every 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the routes.

“We are pleased to offer our campus community more parking and transportation options this fall,” says John Hall, vice president for administration and campus operations. “We encourage students, employees, and campus visitors to make use of the convenient College Park District garages and to use our shuttle system to get around campus easily.”

There is no charge for parking in the College Park District garages if you have a parking permit. Order a parking permit for the 2012-13 academic year by Thursday, Aug. 23, the first day of fall classes. To order, sign on to MyMav. Click on the Main Menu drop-down menu on the upper left, then Self Service, then Parking Request.

Read more about parking and transportation options.

Today's Move-In Event gets Welcome Week started

The Move-In Event today, Monday, Aug. 20, highlights the beginning of Welcome Week as administrators, faculty, staff, and returning students help new students move in to residence halls, including the new Vandergriff Hall at College Park.

Volunteers are still being accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Check in at the volunteer table near Brazos House to receive a location assignment.

New policy and forms posted online

New policy ADM 5-308, Minors in Laboratories or Similar Facilities, has been published in the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

New forms 8-90, Consent for Minor in a University of Texas at Arlington Laboratory; 8-91, Authorization for Minors in Laboratories; and 8-92, Laboratory Tour for Minors Notification Form, can be accessed in the University Forms Index.

Benefit Yourself
Time Management

Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success

Discover the benefits of organization and learn how to manage paperwork, backlog, and eliminate clutter. Free. Register. 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a list of HR training classes.

MAC Extravaganza

Check out what Campus Recreation has to offer this semester at the MAC Extravaganza Thursday, Aug. 23-Thursday, Sept. 6. During this time faculty and staff can try for free the Maverick Activities Center and the Campus Recreation programs and services. This includes access to group exercise classes and participation in MAC tours, weight room tours, blood pressure testing, raffles, and more. Summer locker rentals have been extended until Thursday, Sept. 6. Find more information at the services and information desk at the MAC. Campus Recreation.

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 219, Health Services Center. Health Services.

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

See 'Power Grid' at Gallery 76102

Power Grid

Sometimes arguments make better sense when you can see the same point from two different angles as they both come together to form one focused image. In this way, Greg Bahr and Josh Fletcher offer critical scrutiny of structures of power in their art exhibit "Power Grid," which is on display through Sept. 29 in Gallery 76102 at the Fort Worth Center.

The harsh grids that Bahr imposes on the urban landscape read as squares of focus, honing in on the impact of the ubiquitous structures that collapse and wear thin on our fields of vision and on our urban lives.

Fletcher's more overt narratives are punctuated by color grids and a layered collage effect that explore power relationships around the themes of colonization, socialization and war.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

MavsMeet Convocation The tradition includes a spirited performance by the UT Arlington Marching Band and speakers that include President James D. Spaniolo, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs David Silva, Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Lamas, and Student Congress President Jennifer Fox. Free. 4-5 p.m., College Park Center. MavsMeet Convocation.

Faculty and Staff MavsMeet Reception A reception for faculty and staff follows the MavsMeet Convocation. Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and door prizes will be available. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. College Park Center hospitality suite.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Movin' Mavs Back to School Game Blue vs. White intrasquad wheelchair basketball game. Movin' Mavs alumni will coach. Free. 3:30 p.m., Maverick Activities Center.

Friday, Aug. 24- Saturday, Aug. 25

Hilton Invitational Volleyball season-opening tournament for the Mavericks. Friday, vs. Savannah State, 7 p.m.; Saturday, vs. UT Pan American, 1:30 p.m., and vs. Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. See full tournament schedule. Friday Tickets $6. Saturday tickets at the door discounted to $4 for adults and $2 for UT Arlington students and children. First 100 attendees for each Maverick match Saturday receive a UT Arlington Mavs frisbee. Sponsored by Staff Advisory Council. College Park Center, Athletics.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Susie Marshall

Professional Lecture Series for Evaluating Sustainability Guest speaker is Susie Marshall, right, executive director of The Gleaning Network of Texas and president of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Register, seating is limited. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Fort Worth Center Sustainability Institute, University Sustainability Committee.

Sunday, Aug. 26

UT Arlington Over Six Flags Discount tickets for faculty and staff are $27.50 each with a limit of 10 tickets per person. Get tickets at After purchasing tickets online, print your receipt and bring it to the College Park Center Box Office to pick up your tickets and parking pass. This must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. No refunds will be given. Tickets are valid through UT Arlington only and not at the Six Flags Over Texas main gate. The CPC Box Office hours are 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. Enjoy the fun at the park starting at 10:30 a.m. or come 6-9 p.m. when it's the UT Arlington-only crowd. The event is open to the UT Arlington community and is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.


Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access and use the password MAVS12 for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 26.

India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Jan. 5, 2013. Special Collections.

Planetarium Find out what planets and constellations are visible in the night sky in Texas Stargazing. 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Planetarium.

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



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