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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Four-day work week offered through Flexible Summer Hours Program

There is still time to sign up for the Flexible Summer Hours Program, which is available June 4-Aug. 10.

Participating employees work a compressed week of four 10-hour days with one day off during the work week. Employees who wish to participate must have their manager's written approval of their flexible schedules before beginning the program. Schedules for non-exempt employees also must include a minimum 30-minute lunch break.

Departments or employees who choose not to participate in the program will continue to work their regular schedules.

If you have questions about the program, contact Eunice Currie at or 2-5554.

Early voting

Early voting on campus next week

UT Arlington is an early voting site 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 21-25, for the Tuesday, May 29, primary elections.

The polling site has been moved this year to the Maverick Activities Center. Voting area is just inside the entrance.

The University also will serve as an early voting site July 24-26 for the July 31 primary runoff and Oct. 29-Nov. 2 for the Nov. 6 general election.

For more information on early voting, see and Tarrant County elections.


MyMav upgrade changes design, improves usability

The MyMav portal will receive an upgrade and cosmetic changes this weekend from the Office of Information Technology.

On Monday users will notice that the large enterprise menu on the left side of the web page has been removed.

The menu will be replaced with a drop-down style with bread-crumb navigation immediately under the orange bar in the website’s header. Bread-crumb navigation shows where you've been so you can go back to a previous page, such as Home page > Section page > Subsection page.

All pages, including News Notices, the Faculty Center, Academic Resources, and the Faculty FAQs, remain in the same position on the screen.

Users also will notice cosmetic changes to the website’s header and footer designed to improve the layout and usability. These changes will not impact functionality.

Users should clear their browser’s cache before logging in for the first time after the upgrade. See instructions on how to clear your cache. If you experience difficulties with the portal after clearing your browser cache, contact the OIT HelpDesk at or 2-2208.

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Celebrating the Class of 2012

Unparalleled excitement enveloped Graduation Celebration and Commencement ceremonies as the spring Class of 2012 became the first to walk across the stage at College Park Center last weekend.

Survey invites feedback on 'MavWire'

It's been three years since MavWire launched as the official University-wide electronic newsletter for faculty and staff. The MavWire staff's mission has been to create a timely and informative way for UT Arlington’s large and diverse mix of employees to stay well informed about our University community and to share a sense of pride in the many achievements of our institution.

If you haven't completed the MavWire survey, please do so. Your responses will help us continue to create a high-quality, effective communication product for the UT Arlington community.

Input needed on transportation survey

Provide feedback on how you get around campus through a transportation survey from the Office of Sustainability.

For more information, contact Becky Valentich at

Come out for baseball social tonight

Faculty and staff are invited to a social night at 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 17, prior to the baseball game at Clay Gould Ballpark as the Mavericks host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Tents will be set up by the parking lot offering $2 tickets for the game with free drinks and peanuts. The event is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Mav Pic Pete Carlon

Special recognition

Pete Carlon, center, senior athletics director for administration, was honored for his selection to the Southland Conference Hall of Honor with a reception Tuesday at the University Club. Joining him were Dr. Dan Bida, left, who serves as dentist for the athletic teams, and Dr. Chuck Vavrin, the football team physician for many years. Carlon, UT Arlington's director of athletics from 1996 through January 2012, will be officially inducted into the Hall of Honor on Tuesday, May 22, in Galveston.


Campus network upgrade due Friday

The Office of Information Technology will conduct maintenance on the network between UT Arlington and the outside world such as Internet, Internet2, and National Lambda Rail 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, May 18. Any outages caused during the four-hour time frame should last between five and 15 minutes.

Steam outage planned next week

The Thermal Energy Plant will shut down steam service to the campus Monday-Wednesday, May 21-23, to complete annual inspection and repairs.

Buildings served by the plant will be without hot water and steam during that time but will still have electrical power, air conditioning, and cold water service.

For information on buildings or equipment affected by the outage, call Larry Harrison in the Office of Facilities Management at 2-3458.

Variety of summer programs available

There is still time to sign up your children for academic and athletic programs on campus this summer.

The University has added Fitness Adventures 101 to its summer lineup for the first time. The day camp for children ages 6-12 will combine interactive instruction with high-energy fitness activities to enhance campers’ knowledge of health, wellness, and nutrition.

See a complete schedule of summer programs, including athletics, band, cheerleading, engineering, science, and more.

Discount tickets available for selected Texas Rangers' home games

To claim discount tickets for selected Texas Rangers' home games, visit, click on The University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password MAVS12.

Benefit Yourself

Summer and Fall Professional Development Classes

Are you looking for new, exciting, and free professional development classes? Then check out the Human Resources Learning and Development Department's training calendar. All summer and fall classes have been added to the calendar and are ready for you to sign up. For more information, contact the Learning and Development Department at

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Education Seminar Series

The first installment of the series features David Risley, a patent attorney who will answer questions about intellectual property. Snacks and beverages provided. Free. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, May 24, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Office of Technology Management.

Massage at the MAC

Get a 20-minute massage for only $15 at the Maverick Activities Center during May. Sign up at the services and information desk at the MAC.

Summer Lockers Available

Lockers will be available for summer semester rental on Tuesday, May 29, at the Maverick Activities Center. The summer locker period is May 29-Sept. 6. If you rent by the semester and would like to renew for the summer, do so by Wednesday, May 23. For more information, visit the services and information desk at the MAC or

Swim Programs for Adults, Children

An adult swimming program and a learn-to-swim program for ages 4-18 are offered this summer through the Department of Kinesiology. The sessions begin Monday, May 21, and continue through the summer at the UT Arlington outdoor pool. Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming provides the training. Masters/triathletes training is available. For the schedule and more information, see or call 817-925-0505.

Mindful Moments

New location for Mindful Moments is the administrative conference room, Room 219, in the Health Services Center. Meetings resume Wednesday, May 23, and continue during the summer until Wednesday, Aug. 15. Free. 12:15-12:45, 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.

In Quotes

Type of siblings could affect personality

Academic coaches available online

Escaped slave was civil rights visionary

"The guys who had older sisters had more involving interactions and were liked significantly more by their new female acquaintances."

"Some of them are well-known to us. This is their way of giving back."

"(He) gives us an example of how the civil rights movements and the goals of the movement extend backward past 1954."

— Dr. William Ickes, distinguished professor of psychology, on opposite-sex siblings.

— Dr. Elizabeth Poster, dean of the College of Nursing, on finding teaching assistants.
Inside Higher Ed

— Dr. Marvin Dulaney, History Department chair, on Robert Smalls' escape from slavery.
Charleston Post and Courier

Sports Notes
Romain Martin

Top decathlete: Romain Martin won the Southland Conference decathlon for the second straight year.


Martin, Clements win in SLC track

Romain Martin won the decathlon for the second straight year, and Isiah Clements won the high jump for the second time in the men’s division of the Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in San Marcos.

Martin finished first in eight of the 10 decathlon events. Clements duplicated the high jump title he won as a freshman but was unable to capture the past two years.

The women’s team recorded four second-place finishes, including Shannon Reynolds in the 200, Ashly Wright in the 400, Maria Sandstrom in the 800, and the 4x100-meter relay team.

In the team standings, the women finished fifth while the men were sixth.

Mavericks begin golf regional today

The UT Arlington golf team competes in the NCAA Regional Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

The Mavericks are seeded No. 11 in the regional and are in the NCAA field for the fourth time in the last five years. This is the ninth regional appearance in school history.

Baseball team closes out home slate this week

Battling to secure a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, the Maverick baseball team hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, in this season’s final games at Clay Gould Ballpark.

The Mavericks are tied for fourth in the SLC standings with a 16-14 record while Texas A&M-CC is tied for seventh with a 14-16 mark. The top eight teams go to the conference tournament, which is May 23-26 at San Marcos.

Last weekend, the Mavericks lost all three games at McNeese State. The team’s overall record is 29-23.

Men's basketball duo selected for Athletes in Action tour

Two members of the Southland Conference champion men’s basketball team will embark on a two-week competitive tour with Athletes in Action May 26-June 10 in Germany and Poland.

Junior forwards Jordan Reves and Karol Gruszecki are two of 11 NCAA Division I student-athletes selected for the trip.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, May 17

Baseball Action

Baseball Mavericks vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. SAC Social Night $2 tickets; others $5. 6:30 p.m.; also 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19; Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Friday, May 18

$2 Movie: Hugo Rated PG. 5:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Planetarium.

Wednesday, May 23

$2 Movie: Puss in Boots Rated PG. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Planetarium.


India Unveiled A collection of 35 images by photographer and author Robert Arnett. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, May 26. Special Collections, sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Novus Ordo Seclorum In his works, Anthony Thompson Shumate uses the design that appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Thursday, May 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Planetarium See what it takes to become an Astronaut and the effect space has on the human body. 1 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

(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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