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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

James D. Spaniolo

President James D. Spaniolo

Spaniolo to speak for Last Lecture Series

President James D. Spaniolo shares his thoughts as this year's guest speaker in the Last Lecture Series.

The free lecture is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The series is based on inspirational Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He gave his last lecture in 2007, asking students to live life to the fullest and to consider their legacy.

The series came to UT Arlington in 2011 when Alan Saxe, associate professor of political science, gave his “last lecture” followed by Victoria Farrar-Myers, professor of political science, in 2012.

Spaniolo, who retires in May, became UT Arlington’s seventh president in February 2004. His administration is widely credited for dramatically lifting and improving the profile of the University, boosting enrollment, increasing research expenditures, recruiting new faculty, assembling a strong executive team, strengthening the academic profile, leading online and international education programs, and constructing major new facilities.

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Ending on a high note

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis, left, and R&B singer Aaron Neville showed why they are music legends Tuesday night at College Park Center. The duo performed and spoke about their musical lives for the last Maverick Speakers Series event of the academic year. Adonis Rose, UT Arlington jazz artist-in-residence, was instrumental in bringing them to campus.

UT Arlington Night with the Rangers sold out; Spaniolo throws last first pitch

Tickets for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers are sold out for when the Texas Rangers play the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, April 8, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The lucky folks with tickets will see President James D. Spaniolo throw out the first pitch, his last time on the mound for the University. He retires next month.

Pre-game festivities start at approximately 6:45 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Police escort service available any time

The UT Arlington Police Department offers escort service at any time requested. To request a security escort, call 2-3381.

The Green/South shuttle route runs until 10:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and accesses faculty/staff lots 13 and 17.

'Biggest Loser' contestant shares story

Tracey Yukich, a contestant on NBC’s TV show, The Biggest Loser, shares her story at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center.

On the show, Yukich went from 250 pounds to 132 pounds. She will discuss her experience, recovery, and motivation to help encourage long-term, healthy behaviors. Her experiences, challenges, and successes will motivate you to begin thinking about a lifelong pursuit of health and wellness.

Her free appearance is part of the MavWell/LiveWell program at the MAC.

For more information, email

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National pride

Dariya Kudabaeva, urban affairs graduate student, dons traditional clothing to carry the banner for her country, Uzbekistan, in the International Week Parade of Banners on Monday.


Apply for Faculty Fellowships on Sustainability in Curriculum

The University Sustainability Committee is accepting applications for Faculty Fellowships on Sustainability in the Curriculum for the 2013-14 academic year.

Fellowships range from $2,000 to $5,000 for one semester. Applications are due Monday, April 15.

Read more about the faculty fellowships.

Enchiladas on monthly buffet at University Club

The University Club's monthly special today, Thursday, April 4, features cheese, beef or chicken enchiladas, Mexican jicama salad, Spanish rice, charro beans, and dessert of a cinnamon crisp and sopapillas with honey.

Cost is $8 per person. Regular menu items will not be available.

The University Club is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the ground floor in Davis Hall.

Benefit Yourself
Living Well

Go for UT System Physical Activity Challenge

The UT System and UT Arlington's health and wellness program challenge you to Get Up! Get Out! And Get Going! for six weeks.

Registration starts Wednesday, April 17, for the UT System Physical Activity Challenge, which runs Wednesday, May 1-Wednesday June 12.

Your goal is to complete 150 minutes of physical activity each week, or about half an hour a day, five days a week, for six weeks.

The winning institution will host the Physical Activity Challenge Traveling Trophy. Members with the most activity logged will receive individual recognition, and all personal success stories will be highlighted.

Find more information about the 2013 Physical Activity Challenge and helpful resources at

Workers' Compensation joins health care network

In accordance with the Texas Labor Code, all UT Arlington employees who are injured in the course and scope of their employment are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care to treat their work-related injury or illness. The UT System is self-insured for workers' compensation insurance, administered by the Office of Risk Management.

The IMO Med-Select Network provides medical treatment for UT System employees with work-related injuries or illnesses.

Effective Monday, April 1, employees injured on the job are required to obtain medical care from an IMO network provider unless it is an emergency. Employees who have a medical emergency should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room.

Employees must go to a network treating doctor for all health care relating to their injury. If health care is received from someone other than a network doctor without network approval, employees may have to pay the bill.

Supervisors should make sure injured employees sign the Acknowledgement Form and receive a copy of the Notice of Network Requirements form upon injury.

This network only applies for work-related injuries and has no impact on health insurance benefits offered by the UT System.

For more information, contact the UT Arlington Workers’ Compensation Program within the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 2-5563.

RAD: Women's Self-Defense

Learn the basic principles of self-defense, risk avoidance, and more. Free for female faculty, staff, and students. Register. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Room 102, Maverick Activities Center. UT Arlington Police.

Outside Employment Service

In accordance with Regents’ Rules and Regulations (Series 30103), all full-time employees must complete the Outside Board Service and Outside Employment form. Human Resources must have a form on file for each full-time employee whether or not you have any outside board service or outside employment. Complete the form by Monday, April 15. This information must be provided annually. If you have questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at 2-5554.

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.

Sports Notes
  Greg McCall

Clutch hitting: Greg McCall singled home two runs in the 14th inning of game two as the Mavericks went on to sweep a three-game series at Louisiana Tech last weekend. McCall had five hits and drove in seven runs in the series.

Baseball returns home after sweep

A three-game sweep at Louisiana Tech last weekend helped the Maverick baseball team remain tied for first place in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Mavericks, 5-1 in the WAC and 15-12 overall, open a three-game conference series against Cal State Bakersfield on Friday, April 5, at Clay Gould Ballpark, before playing at Baylor on Tuesday, April 9. Non-conference games with Oklahoma Christian were rained out earlier this week.

Women's tennis wins pair of WAC matches

The women’s tennis team won two of three in a series of Western Athletic Conference matches at San Marcos last week.

The women, 3-2 in the WAC and 4-9 overall, defeated Texas State and Seattle before losing to San Jose State. They travel to San Antonio for four conference matches this weekend. Tuesday's match with North Texas was rained out.

The men, 0-3 in the WAC and 6-11 for the season, face Seattle in their final home match at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at the UTA Tennis Center.

Martin second in decathlon at Texas Relays

Romain Martin led the men’s track team with a second-place finish in the decathlon in the Texas Relays last week at Austin.

Sydney Hampton paced the women’s team by placing third in the 1500-meter run.

The Mavericks return to action Friday, April 5, at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos.

Softball swept at Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech swept three games from the Maverick softball team last weekend in Ruston, La.

The losses dropped the Mavericks to 2-4 in the Western Athletic Conference and 17-16 overall. They continue WAC play this weekend with a three-game series against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, April 4

Kansas Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the Kansas concert Saturday, June 1, at College Park Center.

Good Night, Desdemona/Good Morning, Juliet An English literature professor finds herself in the imaginary world of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Tickets $7 for faculty, staff, students, seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 5-6; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7; Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Maverick Theatre Company, Theatre Arts.

Friday, April 5


Baseball Mavericks vs. Cal State Bakersfield. Tickets $6. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. Also 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Athletics.

Guest Artists Recital Visiting Spanish pianists Carles Lama and Sofia Cabruja, right, perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday Night Movie: D'jango Unchained Free popcorn; other concessions available. $1 cash, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Saturday, April 6

7th Annual Alumni and Friends Picnic Bring the family for fellowship, a bounce house, food, games, kids’ activities, music, and giveaways. Dress in your best Maverick spirit attire for the Most Spirited Maverick and the Most Spirited Future Maverick (17 and under) competition. Prizes will be awarded. $5 Alumni Association members; $10 non-members; children under 7 free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Doug Russell Park. Rain site E.H. Hereford University Center. Register. Alumni Association.

Sunday, April 7

Men's Tennis Mavericks vs. Seattle. Free. 10 a.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Trombone Choir Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, April 8

Voice Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

How Do We Supply the World's Energy Needs? Derrick Abbott of the University of Adelaide, Australia, expands our vision to consider energy supply on a massive scale. Collaboration between electrical engineers, economists, and chemical engineers could potentially provide solutions to power the world. Free. 5-7 p.m. Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

UT Arlington Night at the Rangers Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. UT Arlington ticket allotment sold out. Pre-game festivities start about 6:45 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9

Music Honors Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Nedderman Society Cookout 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 12, Library mall. Nedderman Society.

High School Leadership and Legacy Conference For high school students and UT Arlington legacies—children or grandchildren of UT Arlington graduates or former students. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 12, E.H. Hereford University Center. Cost is $25 and includes supplies, meals, and a T-shirt. Register by Friday, April 5. High School Leadership and Legacy Conference, Alumni Association.


Making Mavericks: Expanding Horizons at UT Arlington Explore the growth and development of the University and its relationship with the city. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, April 27. Sixth floor, Central Library, Special Collections.

Planetarium Enjoy a '60s style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

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



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