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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kim Lemaux-Lisa Sprague

Chief candidates: Kim Lemaux, left, and Lisa Sprague, finalists for UT Arlington Police chief, will meet the campus community at open forums next week.

Police chief candidates to speak at open forums next week

Two finalists to become the next UT Arlington police chief will speak at open forums with faculty, staff, and students.

Kim Lemaux and Lisa Sprague will share their views about the campus police operations and accept questions from the audience. See their resumes on the Police Department website.

Lemaux's forum is Monday, April 29, and Sprague's is Wednesday, May 1. Both are 2-3 p.m. in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall.

UT Arlington Police Chief Bob Hayes retired March 31. Deputy Chief Ricardo Gomez is serving as interim police chief.

Lemaux was the first female to be promoted to deputy chief with the Arlington Police Department. She joined the Arlington PD in 1982 as a dispatcher and has served as a patrol officer, communications training officer and supervisor, field training officer, sergeant, and lieutenant.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UT Arlington in 1998 and is pursing a master’s in security management from American Public University through Sam Houston State University.

Sprague is president and CEO of Sprague Security, Safety and Risk Consulting Group. She has served as police chief for Truman State University in Missouri, and associate chief of police at Florida State University.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Miami in 1979 and a master’s in criminal justice from Columbia College in Missouri in 2010.

TV Commercial

New TV ad targeted toward prospective students

The University has a new television ad that is getting significant air time and exposure in the North Texas market. The 30-second spot debuted during the NCAA Basketball Tournament and aired frequently during all games broadcast on CBS-11 and cable affiliates.

The ad is derived from the full seven-minute recruitment video that's featured exclusively at the new Dan Dipert University Welcome Center.

"In creating the both the Welcome Center video and this spot, we wanted to capture the energy, excitement, and diversity of UT Arlington's students," says David Johnson, associate vice president for communications and marketing in the Office of University Communications. "Our goal now is to make sure our message reaches a broad audience, particularly prospective students and their families in targeted media outlets."

In addition to the heavy saturation of airtime during the NCAA games, the ad is now running on multiple network television affiliates, during all televised Texas Rangers games, on various popular websites, and during the evening cable network programming favored by prospective students, such as Comedy Central and MTV.

It also is being featured on the digital boards and internal television networks at Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark. Later this year, it is slated to begin airing during Monday Night Football games on ESPN TV and online programming.


Speaking of success: Sports journalist Brad Sham and Dallas Cowboys' chief brand officer Charlotte Jones Anderson are guest speakers for the 34th Anderson Sport Performance Lecture today.

Dallas Cowboys notables speak at today's Anderson Sport Performance Lecture

Charlotte Jones Anderson and Brad Sham of the Dallas Cowboys bring their insight on leadership, success, and sports to the 34th Anderson Sport Performance Lecture at noon today, Monday, April 22, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Anderson will speak on “How Passion, Leadership and Innovation Have Shaped the Star.” She and Sham discuss the topic after her presentation.

Anderson is the Dallas Cowboys' chief brand officer, president of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and president of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. She chairs the NFL Foundation and the Salvation Army National Advisory Board.

In 2012 she was selected to chair the North Texas Final Four Host Committee, which is responsible for putting on the 2014 men’s basketball championship at Cowboys Stadium.

Sham, known as “the Voice of the Dallas Cowboys,” is in his 35th season broadcasting Cowboys’ games on radio. His 42-year broadcasting career includes more than 20 Cotton Bowl Classics and numerous NCAA and professional sports. He has won eight Katie Awards from the Press Club of Dallas and has been named Texas Sportscaster of the Year 11 times by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Faculty awards presented at spring meeting today

President's and provost's awards are just a few of the accolades to be distributed at the Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates at 4 p.m. today, Monday, April 22, in the Rio Grande Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Awards will be announced for research, teaching, mentoring, advising, service learning, grants, and distance education. See the list of awards.

Provost Ronald Elsenbaumer will preside over the meeting, and President James D. Spaniolo will provide remarks. The event is open to the public. A reception follows.

Beware of email spam, malware exploiting West explosion, Boston bombing

Spam and malware exploiting the West plant explosion and the Boston Marathon bombing have emerged. Do not open any suspicious links related to these subjects in any email received or on websites that are not reputable.

To learn about these issues and what to do to resolve them, visit the Information Security Office Advisory website.

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Great advice

Reginald Hendricks, left, Liping Tang, center, and Elise Elliot were honored as outstanding student advisers at a reception Wednesday. Hendricks, an RN-to-BSN adviser in the College of Nursing, received the Professional Staff Adviser award. Dr. Tang, professor of bioengineering in the College of Engineering, won the Graduate Faculty Adviser award. The Undergraduate Faculty Adviser award went to Elliot, a lecturer in English in the College of Liberal Arts. The program received 281 recommendations for the awards, the most nominations to date.


Students elect new leadership

Varun Mallipaddi is the new Student Congress president after student elections last week. Mallipaddi is a finance junior and replaces Jennifer Fox, who served two terms as president.

Loan Ho, marketing junior, was voted in as vice president.

Mr. and Ms. UTA for 2013-14 are Avery Hartwell, film junior, and Melisa Gonzalez, interdisciplinary studies junior. The positions promote campus spirit and tradition.

See more election results on The Shorthorn website.

Empowerment series offers women financial planning advice

Women can plan for their future with two workshops in the Financial Essentials: A Woman to Woman Empowerment Series.

The workshops are "She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing” Thursday, April 25, and "Postcards from the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Financially Ever After” Wednesday, May 15.

Both programs are 10-11:30 a.m. in the Red River Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Door prizes and refreshments are included at the free events.

The Office of Human Resources and the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association–College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) sponsor the programs.

Register on the HR Learning and Development calendar. For questions, call 2-5558.

The Big Event needs you Saturday

Only a few positions remain for community service during The Big Event on Saturday, April 27. Check the project sites' list to register for duty for the Cardboard Regatta cleanup and Swift Elementary School courtyard cleanup in Arlington or the Walk Stroll Roll event in Addison.

The Big Event is a day of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members. Numerous community-based and non-profit organizations and agencies benefit from volunteer efforts.

For questions, call 2-2963 or email

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Hanging out

Karla Arenas, sociology/social work graduate student, hangs another item for the Clothesline Project at the University Center Gallery in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The Clothesline Project raises awareness about relationship violence and sexual assault. The shirts were decorated by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as a testimony to hope and healing. The exhibit is displayed through Friday, April 26, and is sponsored by the Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program, where Arenas is a graduate intern.

Paws for Finals returns for final exams

Faculty, staff, and students who need a break filled with unconditional love can find it Monday, April 29-Wednesday, May 8, on the second floor of the Central Library.

Paws for Finals offers registered therapy dogs to help reduce stress and anxiety during final exams. Studies have shown that petting a friendly dog lowers blood pressure and stress-related hormones in the blood, slows the heart rate, regularizes breathing, and releases tension from muscles.

Paws With Partners registered therapy dog volunteer group first visited campus in December 2012. Max, Duke, and Winston return with other canine therapists 10 a.m-noon and 2-4 p.m. weekdays and 2-4 p.m. only on the weekend. Check the daily schedule.

Vote early on campus for May elections

UT Arlington is an early voting site for the May 11 joint election. The polling site will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30-Thursday, May 2, in the Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center.

To vote early on campus, you must be registered to vote in Tarrant County and must present identification such as a voter registration certificate, driver's license, birth certificate, passport, U.S. citizenship papers, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document.

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

Contact Student Congress at 2-0556 with any questions.

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Bag it

Lynard Broussard, right, student support and educational specialist in the College of Engineering, picks up a free reusable lunch bag from Francisco Rivera, kinesiology freshman, during the Earth Day celebration Wednesday on the University Center mall.


Sign the pledge and 'Be Air Aware'

The Office of Sustainability at UT Arlington and Air North Texas are challenging the University community, businesses, and local governments to focus strategies on air pollution watch and warning days.

Things you can do to help include carpooling, using mass transit, biking or walking, and avoiding car idling. Heed air pollution watch and warning notifications, and protect your health by limiting outdoor activity on air pollution warning days.

UT Arlington is seeking to get the maximum number of faculty and staff to sign the pledge to "Be Air Aware" at Air North Texas.

Sign up for SAC's Slimdown

The revamped Staff Advisory Council’s Slimdown includes "Wellness Points," education on what resources are available, weigh-ins at the beginning and end only, and much more.

You and your coworkers can form a team to get fit and win this year's SAC Slimdown Challenge. Winners will be recognized for most weight lost, overall fitness, and team creativity.

Initial weigh-ins are Wedneday-Friday, May 1-3. Visit for details.

40th Annual Metro Golf Tournament set for May 13

The 40th Annual Metro Golf Tournament tees off Monday, May 13, at Bear Creek Golf Club.

Hosted by Campus Recreation and the UT Arlington Alumni Association, the tournament is open to faculty and staff members of area colleges and universities along with UT Arlington alumni and friends.

This year's play includes a custom-fitted golf glove for each player, a commemorative tournament golf polo shirt, and more.

Register by Friday, April 26. Payment can be made at the MAC or by mail.

For more information, contact Chris Muller at or 2-3277.

Benefit Yourself

Identity Finder software upgrade available

This week the Office of Information Technology will automatically install or replace existing versions of Identity Finder software version 6.3 Enterprise Edition to all managed Windows and Macintosh computers on campus.

Identity Finder software searches your computer to identify and locate social security numbers and credit card information that inadvertently may be stored. If your computer is not managed by OIT, go to the OIT download page.

If you experience issues with the installation or scan, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

SecureDoc Software now supports Apple Macintosh OS X updates

SecureDoc version 6.1 for Apple Macintosh OS X is available. This version supports FileVault2 encryption that allows OS X updates, including version 10.8.3. Learn more about SecureDoc 6.1, requirements and limitations of the software, and instructions on how to upgrade to this version.

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.

Extra Credit

Monday, April 22

TEDxUTA Technology, entertainment, and design bring together video and live speakers. Includes 10 UT Arlington faculty and staff members. Sold out. Registration 1 p.m.; event 2-7:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free live streaming, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. TEDxUTA.

Coming up

Critical Issues in Black Studies: Race in Context The Center for African American Studies' inaugural conference profiles progressive research and program development on the diverse conditions of African Americans. Keynote speakers are Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins and Ivory Toldson. Free, but registration required. Thursday-Friday, May 2-3, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

MavPlays showcases five original tales

MavPlays 2013

The Maverick Theatre Company presents a festival of theater with MavPlays 2013 starting Thursday, April 25.

The festival includes:

  • Skin, a bewitching play about the mysterious Irish selkie legend by Hannah Kashmar;
  • Stuff, a series of breathtaking scenes exploring love, laughter, and heartache co-written by Steven Alan McGaw and Natalie Gaupp, senior lecturer and playwright-in-residence;
  • Romance, a sexy, edgy comedy about relationships by Neil LaBute;
  • The President's Speech, a contemporary psychological thriller by Andrew Beckman
  • VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus, a story of unexpected sacrifices, by Dr. Gaupp.

Directors are Lindsey Campbell, Skin; McGaw, Stuff: Wesley Farnsworth, Romance; Devon Mowrey, The President's Speech; and Gaupp, VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus.

Shown is a scene from VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus with Dennis Maher, left, associate professor of theatre arts, and Eric Smith, theatre arts junior.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Performances are in the Studio Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.

Ticket are $7 for faculty, staff, students, and seniors, and $10 for the general public. Contact the box office at 2-2669.

Due to language and content, MavPlays is recommended for adult audiences.

Monday, April 22

Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, April 23

Center for Students in Recovery reception Introduction of the new Center for Students in Recovery and its services. 3-5 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Student Affairs.

UTA Jazz Combo Performance The UTA Jazz Combo performs. 7:30 p.m., The Grease Monkey, 200 N. Mesquite, downtown Arlington.

Wednesday, April 24

Baseball Mavericks vs. Arkansas-Little Rock. Tickets $6. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Softball Mavericks vs. North Texas. Tickets $6. 6 p.m. Also, Mavericks vs. Utah State, 4 p.m. (2 games) Friday, April 26, and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.

Thursday, April 25

Take Back the Night A stand against violence with a march around campus, candle lighting, posters, and more. 7 p.m., Central Library mall. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

Friday, April 26

Friday Night Movie: Silver Linings Playbook 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.

Maverick Drum Jam Bring your favorite acoustic instruments to play and a chair. Dancing encouraged; belly dancing, Zumba, step, twirling, poi, and more. Donate items to SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Or bring donations to the Central Library, Maverick Activities Center, Health Services, or E.H. Hereford University Center. Free. 8-10 p.m.,The Green at College Park. UT Arlington Library.

UTA Symphony Orchestra and Choir Concert A combined performance featuring the UTA Combined Choirs and the UTA Symphony Orchestra performing Schubert's G major Mass and Holst's The Planets with Clifton Evans conducting. Tickets $3 students, seniors; $5 general public. 7:30, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Also Saturday, April 27. Music.

Saturday, April 27

The Big Event A day of community service. Volunteer for a project. The Big Event, UTA Volunteers.

Sunday, April 28

Double Reed Studio Recital A recital featuring chamber music from the oboe and bassoon studios of Rogene Russell and Scott Pool, professors of music. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Mavericks host men’s and women’s teams from the Western Athletic Conference. Free Wednesday and Thursday. $12 Friday and Saturday or $20 for all sessions. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, May 8-11, Maverick Stadium. Western Athletic Conference.

WAC Baseball Tournament Top eight teams from the Western Athletic Conference compete for an NCAA Tournament berth. $12 each day or $30 for tournament pass. Games at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, May 22-25, championship 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26, QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie. Western Athletic Conference.

Kansas An American progressive rock band, Kansas is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this year’s concert tour. Tickets $29, $35, $50. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, College Park Center.


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.

Fine Lines An exhibition of hand-drawn images by Anne Allen, Amy Herzel, and Angela Kallus using graphite, ink, silverpoint, and carbon pencil. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Friday, May 31. Fort Worth Center. Gallery 76102.

(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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