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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UT Arlington open again; some exam, grade deadlines extended

Campus operations return to normal after the ice storm that started Friday.

Exams that were scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, have been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 16, at the same times and locations.  

The reporting of grades for classes with exams on Monday Dec. 16, will be due by 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20. This revised due date is only for classes with final exams scheduled on Monday. Grades for all other classes remain due Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Residence halls, libraries, the University Center, and dining facilities will remain open through Tuesday, Dec. 17, to serve and accommodate students with exams on Monday. 

As a result of some exams being rescheduled for Monday, the first day of the winter intersession will be delayed by one day and will now begin on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to ensure classroom availability. Instructors will work with their individual classes to identify ways to make up for the lost day of class for the intersession.

All students who are registered to participate in Commencement ceremonies will be allowed to participate, even if they will still be taking exams on Monday, Dec. 16.

commencement 2013

Commencement ceremonies begin Friday at College Park Center

Fall Commencement ceremonies are Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15, at College Park Center. For the complete Commencement schedule and detailed information about tickets, attire, parking, formalities, photography, special accommodations, and more, go to

Graduating students whose final exams have been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 16, due to inclement weather may still participate in Commencement ceremonies.

Friday, Dec. 13—College of Nursing, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14—College of Business, 10 a.m.; College of Engineering, 2:30 p.m.; College of Liberal Arts, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15—School of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Social Work, and University College, 11:30 a.m.; College of Education and Health Professions, 3:30 p.m.; College of Science and School of Architecture, 7 p.m.

Mav Pic Faculty-Staff Holiday Reception 2013

Seeing red

Administrative assistants Mary Monk, President's Office, and Staci Backs, Campus Recreation, dressed in their favorite color for the Faculty/Staff Holiday Reception last Thursday. The event featured greetings from President Vistasp Karbhari and music by the UTA Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Associate Professor Tim Ishii.


Police Department recognized with National Night Out award

UT Arlington has received the National Night Out All-Star Award from the National Association of Town Watch. 

The UTA Police Department, University Housing, Facilities Management, and Arlington fire and police departments participated in the event.

The NNO All-Star Awards honor individuals, organizations, and programs for outstanding participation, leadership, and assistance during the National Night Out campaign. The All-Star Award also recognizes exceptional or innovative accomplishments.

Bookstore hosts faculty/staff holiday reception, sale

The UT Arlington Bookstore hosts its annual Faculty/Staff Reception 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Please feel free to drop by on break or at lunch to share some cheer. Enjoy refreshments along with up to 25 percent off selected items, including previous generations of iPads, iPods, and Mac laptops.

Staff Advisory Council holiday meeting today

Join the Staff Advisory Council for its December meeting at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 10, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center. Learn about the SAC's function and help make strategic plans for the new year. Bring your favorite holiday cookies or candy and canned goods to benefit Mission Arlington. All are welcome and encouraged to wear their favorite festive holiday attire.

Bookstore hosts finals hours, buy-back events

The UTA Bookstore announced its end-of-semester hours and three remote buy-back events.

The bookstore is open 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 12; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

Buy-back events through Friday are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. by the footbridge at Lot 49, and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby of the Maverick Activities Center.

  Mav Pic Angel Tree delivery 2013

Wrap it up

Erika Long, public relations junior, gathers a load of gifts that the Leadership Center delivered in two vans Wednesday to the Salvation Army warehouse in Fort Worth. The center's Angel Tree donations will go to about 185 Arlington children.

Dining sites wind down for winter

The University Club will be closed for winter break after Friday, Dec. 13.

Connection Café will open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Use Maverick discounts to save money

Faculty, staff, and students can utilize the discounts by simply showing their Maverick ID to local business participants or by using a unique UT Arlington discount code to shop online. Participating businesses provide a minimum 10 percent discount.

MavAlert now has opt-out option

Faculty, staff, and students may opt out of receiving MavAlert emergency text messages. Log in to MyMav and follow the "MavAlert Opt-Out" link in the right column. MavAlert emergency notifications are sent to all email addresses.

Travelers must submit documentation

For all point-to-point mileage reimbursements, University travelers must submit payment vouchers and documentation from either the traveler’s odometer reading or the University’s approved mapping service, MapQuest.

Review Procedures 2-86 (allowances and expenses for meals, lodging, miscellaneous and incidental expenses) and 2-89 (booking transportation or seeking reimbursement for transportation) for applicable reimbursement rates.

For assistance with travel-related questions, call Travel Support Services at 2-2194.

Benefit Yourself

Traveling for the holidays? Your Delta Dental plan travels with you

Dental emergencies are more common than you may realize, and having a basic understanding of your travel coverage can help reduce stress if you need to visit a dentist while you're away from home. Learn more about accessing your dental benefits while you travel.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Writing Effective Email Register online. Free. 9-11 a.m., J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Partnering with Your Boss Register online. Free. 9-11 a.m., J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Research Incubator Seminar Series Ritesh Saini, assistant professor of marketing, presents "Polarized Perceptions: When Joint (vs. Separate) Decisions about Others Leads to Over-diversification." Free. 2-3:30 p.m., Room 609, Business Building. Business.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Motivating Your Employees Register online. Free. 2-4 p.m., J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

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

Going Out

Coming up

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; vs. Arkansas State, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014; and vs. Louisiana-Monroe, noon Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014Tickets $5. All at College Park Center. Athletics.

Women's Basketball Mavericks  vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; vs. Arkansas State, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014; vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014Tickets $5. All at College Park Center. Athletics.


BFA Exhibition Work by 40 students of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program features painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, printmaking, film/video, photography/digital imaging, and visual communication. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday, Dec. 14The Gallery at UTA.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8, 2014. UT Arlington Library, Special Collections.

Holiday Music Magic

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5, 2014. UT Arlington Library.

Planetarium The holiday schedule runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, with Season of LightHoliday Music Magic; Back to the Moon for Good; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; and Spacepark 360Planetarium.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Mindful Moments Learn techniques to help deal effectively with stress. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Fridays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

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



Editor: 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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