For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


GradFest gives undergrads info, insight about Graduate School

Learn about graduate school at GradFest, a free, one-day event for anyone considering graduate and professional school.

GradFest runs 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, with early events at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

A graduate and professional school fair features graduate school information from UT Arlington and 42 other schools, colleges, and universities. The fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Palo Duro Lounge

A 45-minute roundtable discussion about admissions, funding, graduate student services, career services, and veterans affairs begins at 11 a.m. in the San Saba and Palo Pinto rooms. Alumni and current grad students form a discussion panel on expectations, opportunities, and tips for success noon-1:30 p.m. in the Red River Room.

Current graduate students speak 2-3 p.m. about their undergraduate research experiences and how it helped them. The discussion panel is for freshmen and sophomores.

Take a practice GRE or GMAT for free 2-5 p.m. in University Hall and the Business Building. Faculty and graduate student socialize at a mixer 5-7 p.m. in the University Club at Davis Hall.

The Office of Graduate Studies hosts the event. Find more information and register at GradFest.

UTA Radio

UTA Radio wins national award

UTA Radio won a Radio Mercury Award for a public service announcement, the organization's website reported.

"Get Tested" encourages listeners to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. In addition to an award plaque, the Department of Communication received a $2,500 prize.

Get ready for Maverick Madness Friday night

A chance for free tuition is on the line when the Maverick women's, men's, and Movin’ Mavs basketball teams take to the court at the annual Maverick Madness at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Maverick Activities Center. Admission is free.

One student will be chosen to shoot from half-court. If the shot goes in, that student wins free tuition for a semester.

Other student competitions include completing a layup, free throw, and three-point shot in the shortest period of time.

The first b-ball practice of the season includes introduction of the three teams’ players and coaches, as well as free T-shirts and other giveaways.


Keep immunizations current, wash hands to avoid illnesses

After one case of mumps was diagnosed by the Health Center staff, students are encouraged to make sure they are up-to-date on immunizations.

Mumps is a viral illness spread by droplets, such as coughs or sneezes. Symptoms may include swollen, painful salivary glands, pain with chewing or swallowing, fever and weakness and fatigue. Contact your health care provider if you have symptoms.

Take precautions by covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and washing your hands frequently throughout the day.

Common immunizations are for mumps, measles, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza.

Tarrant County Public Health Department offers the measles-mumps-rubella and other vaccines at 536 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington. Call 817-548-3990

Health Services' immunization clinic offers vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningitis, and hepatitis A and B.

For health concerns, contact Health Services at 817-272-2771.

  Fresh Clip Bed Races 2011Video Extra

Bedrock races

About 100 teams, sporting a variety of Flintstones costumes, participated in the 31st annual Bed Races on Thursday at Maverick Stadium. See the slideshow and watch the video.

Dancing with Mavericks on UC mall

Dance the night away at a Carnaval street jam for the new format of Dancing with Mavericks 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the University Center mall.

Enter to play new games with prizes for individuals and teams. Stop by interactive booths, learn new salsa steps, and enjoy giveaways. Compete in the costume contest. Don't miss the thrilling closing finale featuring carnaval queens, stilt walkers, and dancers.

Multicultural Affairs sponsors the Hispanic Heritage Month event. Rain site is court 133 of the Maverick Activities Center.

Dining survey includes prize drawing

Dining Services needs your feedback for its fall DiningStyles Survey. The survey should take you about 10 minutes to complete and responses are confidential.

At the end of the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing for one of four prizes: one $150 Ticketmaster gift card grand prize or one of three $50 VISA gift cards.

Fresh Pix National Night Out

Night out on campus

Nursing sophomores Sarah Valdez, left, and Joel Dayoa listen to Assistant Chief of Police Ric Gomez, second from right, and Charity Stutzman, right, discuss the National Night Out campaign “If You See Something, Say Something," which encourages people to contact police if they suspect criminal activity. Stutzman is coordinator for the Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program.


Emmitt Smith appearance sold out

Emmitt Smith's appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series is sold out. Smith will speak on "A Championship Vision" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Texas Hall.

Guests without tickets will be seated as space permits. Arrive at Texas Hall by 6:30 p.m. and check in at the Guest Relations window.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, appear next in the speakers series on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Texas Hall. Tickets will be available later this month at

Book Club reviews 'Cutting for Stone'

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese is the October selection for Mavs Book Club, which meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Starbucks in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The story is a riveting saga of twin brothers, Marion and Shiva Stone, born of a tragic union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa.

The club meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Diane Shepelwich at

James Campbell Quick

Focus on integrity: Dr. James Campbell Quick discusses West Point and John Goolsby on Wednesday in the Focus on Faculty series.

'Integrity First' highlights Focus on Faculty series

Management Professor James Campbell Quick speaks at the Focus on Faculty series at noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the sixth floor parlor at the Central Library.

Dr. Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor, discusses character as a defining feature of West Point and of John Goolsby.

West Point and Goolsby are engaged in joint research with the Center for Character-based Leadership at Kansas State University, using the Character Strength Inventory and its five signature strengths of character. Initial results of two studies, one at UT Arlington and the other at Syracuse University, are promising, says Quick.

Co-sponsored by the Library and the Leadership Center, the program is free. Registration is not required. A reception follows the lecture.

Read more about Focus on Faculty.

Fresh Pix Cathy Leslie, EWOB

On the border

Cathy Leslie, executive director of Engineers Without Borders, talked about equity, economy, and ecology at the College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Leslie talked about her work in corporate engineering and the design and management of civil engineering projects.


Don't lose your ID; secure your data

For National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Information Security will share details of cybersafety on Wednesdays in October in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Learn how to protect your identity, defend your computer against malware, and secure your data.

Like ISO on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive updated security information.

Also, look on ISO's Facebook page for information on how you could win a Wii on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Ad class needs survey takers

Advertising students in ADVT 4301 are conducting a survey on cars for a class project. Help out by taking the survey online.

Order rings Oct. 17-20

The UT Arlington Bookstore is featuring the Maverick ring, commencement regalia, graduation frames, announcements, and invitations during Graduation Finale Monday-Thursday, Oct. 17-20.

If you are an undergrad with 60 or more completed hours or a graduate student with 15 or more hours, it is time to order your official Maverick ring. A Balfour representative will be on campus at the Graduation Finale.

Engineering professors receive research grants

UT Arlington faculty received $300,000 in grants from the Texas Medical Research Collaborative to bring innovation in critical health care fields to the marketplace.

TxMRC was founded in 2009 as a collaborative research partnership among UT Arlington; UT Dallas; Texas Instruments; Texas Health Research and Education Institute, the research and medical education arm of Texas Health Resources; and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Innovation manages the partnership.

Read more about TxMRC research awards.

  Fresh Pix Founders Day 2011

Happy B-day, UTA

Students sign UT Arlington's birthday card during Founders' Day celebration Wednesday on the Central Library mall.

Grant provides continuation of college readiness centers

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded a $300,000 grant to UT Arlington to continue operating and expand high school-based college readiness offices called GO Centers.

GO Centers are physical spaces located in high schools that offer students admission, financial aid, and other information to promote college attendance. With the funds, about 55 UT Arlington students—known as G-Force—will be recruited to help staff the GO Centers and serve as peer mentors, offering their perspectives on college.

Read more about the GO Centers.

Submit nominations for Outstanding Academic Adviser

Nominations are being accepted for Outstanding Academic Adviser in the following categories: professional staff adviser, undergraduate faculty adviser, and graduate faculty adviser. Nominations should be submitted online by Jan. 23, 2012.

For 25 years, UT Arlington has recognized academic advisers who have made a difference in the lives of their students. Many advisers have been recognized nationally by the National Academic Advising Association for their commitment to helping students succeed.

For information about the nomination process, contact Delene Remmers in the Office of the Provost at 817-272-2737.

Urban Design Center

Urban Design Center collaboration earns award

The Arlington Urban Design Center has received the prestigious 2011 Current Planning Award from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter.

Students from the School of Urban and Public Affairs and School of Architecture have partnered with City of Arlington professionals in the center to speed along design projects, civic space planning, beautification projects, and redevelopment opportunities.

Since opening in 2009, the center has taken on more than 70 projects, including endeavors in the downtown area and near UT Arlington.

Read more about the Urban Design Center.

Check List


Wednesday, Oct. 12

Final deadline for graduation application for graduate students

Through Thursday, Oct. 20

Midterm progress reports available in MyMav Student Center

Monday, Oct. 24

Registration begins for winter intersession and spring term

Friday, Nov. 4

Last day to drop classes

Advising for spring 2012 term under way

Advising for the spring 2012 term has begun. The MyMav portal is your gateway to the schedule of classes and the registration timetable for the spring term. Priority registration opens Monday, Oct. 24.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or learn when walk-in hours are available.

Progress reports available as soon as entered

Progress reports are available to many undergraduate students through their MyMav Student Center. Progress reports are intended to give realistic feedback from instructors.

When your instructor enters progress report grades, you will receive an email through your student account.

Progress report grades for freshmen are being posted now. Midterm grades will be added through October. You can see the grades as soon as they are entered, so check your MyMav Student Center often.

Six-course-drop alert, check out the implications before you drop a class

All students who entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later are limited to dropping six courses in the span of their undergraduate career.

More information is available in the undergraduate catalog and at the Six Course Drop Limit procedures page.

The last drop day this fall is Friday, Nov. 4. You must meet with an academic adviser in your major department to drop or withdraw from classes. You also are encouraged to talk to a financial aid counselor.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

'The Mousetrap' opens Friday


A blinding snowstorm traps a group of eccentric travelers in a boarding house outside of London in the Agatha Christie mystery The Mousetrap, presented by the Department of Theatre Arts on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15, and Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23.

The Mousetrap features, clockwise from left, junior Bridie Corbett as Mollie Ralston, sophomore Jonathan Crawford as Major Metcalf, junior Robert Bell as Giles Ralston, and freshman Hannah Kashmar as Mrs. Boyle. Theatre arts Professor Andrew Gaupp directs.

Performances are in the Mainstage Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. Show times are 8 p.m. for performances Oct. 14-22 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Ticket prices are $7 for students and $10 for the general public.

For tickets or more information, contact the Theatre Arts box office at 817-272-2669.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Mike E. Winfield

One Mic Stand Comedy Series Mike E. Winfield brings his own brand of comedy to campus. He can be seen on The Office as Wes, the new warehouse worker. Free. 7:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities, 817-272-2963.

Music Honors Recital Performances by music faculty members and outstanding students in solo and chamber music settings. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music,, 817-272-3471.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

$2 Movie: The Addams Family Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.

Dancing with Mavericks Carnaval Get ready to dance the night away at a Carnaval street festival for Hispanic Heritage Month. Free. 6:30 p.m., University Center mall. Rain site is court 133, Maverick Activities Center. Multicultural Affairs.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Panel Discussion: From CRCA to The Gallery at UTA-25 Years Two former directors—Jeff Kelley (1986-90) and Al Harris-Fernandez (1991-1994)—join current gallery director Benito Huerta (1997-2011) in a panel discussion illuminating their curatorial process while recalling the 25-year history of The Gallery at UTA. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. The Gallery at UTA, 817-272-5658.

'Searching From Memory' Opening Reception Photography exhibit reception features the artists Caleb Dulock and Jessica Fuentes. Exhibit continues through Nov. 30. Free. 6-8 p.m., Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Choir Festival Concert The A Cappella Choir and University Singers join guest choirs from Arlington, Trinity, and Flower Mound high schools. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music,, 817-272-3471.

Friday, Oct. 14

Friends with Benefits

Free Movie: Friends with Benefits Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis test their relationship boundaries. Rated R. Free. 7 p.m., west lawn, Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities, 817-272-2963.

Alumni and Friends Recital Features solo and ensemble performances. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music,, 817-272-3471.

Maverick Madness Meet the men's, women's, and Movin' Mavs teams. Free. 9 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Athletics, Student Affairs, 817-272-6080.

Saturday, Oct. 15

The Gallery at UTA 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration Artists, curators, and directors who have contributed to The Gallery at UTA are honored. Free. 7-10:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building, 817-272-5658.

Monday, Oct. 17

Downtown Arlington Music Mondays A concert featuring UT Arlington music students. Lunch is served after the concert. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., sanctuary, First Baptist Church, 300 S. Center. Music,, 817-272-3471.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Corpse Bride

Clavier Series Piano Recital Features UT Arlington piano students. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music,, 817-272-3471.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

$2 Movie: Corpse Bride A shy groom practices his wedding vows and a deceased young woman rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Rated PG. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.


Life and Death in the Northern Pass Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections More than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints of the southwest and west. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 14. UT Arlington Library, 817-272-3393.

Planetarium Enjoy a '60s-style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.

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

Learn More


Wednesday, Oct. 12

International Education Fee Scholarship Workshop Each year the Study Abroad Office gives away more than $75,000 in scholarships. Learn about the IEFS scholarship and tips on submitting a competitive application. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., Room 200, Trimble Hall. International Education,, 817-272-1120.

Understanding Your GPA and Why It Is So Important Discover why your grade point average is key for academic success at UTA. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. University College, Success Series, 817-272-0777.

Undergraduate Grammar and Mechanics Workshop The 15-minute grammar lesson followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 411, Writers Studio, Central Library. Writing Center.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Free. 2-4 p.m., Digital Media Studio, Room B29, Central Library. UT Arlington Library, Technoscholar workshops.

Biology Colloquium Series Michael Buszczak, assistant professor of molecular biology at UT Southwestern, speaks on “Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 Limits the Size of Germline Stem Cell Niche.” Free. 4-5 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.

Amplify Google: Hands On Discover the depths of Google Book’s contents and learn to effectively use Google Scholar. No registration required. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Room B20, Central Library. UT Arlington Library, Technoscholar workshops.

Monday, Oct. 17

Major Exploration Seminar Learn about resources available to explore and find the right major for you. Free. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College,, 817-272-0777.

Lockheed Martin Information Session Business casual attire. No registration needed. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Rady Room, Nedderman Hall. Career Center,, 817-272-2932.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Maversity Workshop A multicultural leadership development program open to all UTA students. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Neches and Pedernales rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs,, 817-272-2099.

Mattress Firm Information Session Business casual attire. No registration needed. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Room 609, Business Building. Career Center,, 817-272-2932.

Ethical Fitness: Young Adult Decision-Making Judy Browne, head of the Shelton Upper School in Dallas, covers a variety of ethical topics of relevance to young adults. Free. 7 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Freshmen Leaders on Campus, Molly Alfers,

When the Crowd Stops Cheering: Life After Sports Krystal Beamon, assistant professor of sociology, discusses the sociology of sport. 7 p.m., George W. Hawkes Central Library, downtown Arlington, 101 E. Abram St.

Tuesday, Oct. 18-Wednesday, Oct. 19

Fresh Start from Tobacco Four one-hour sessions educate and assist individuals ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use. Free. See the schedule for times. Room B03, Health Services Center. Student Health Services.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Undergraduate Grammar and Mechanics Workshop The 15-minute grammar lesson followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 411, Writers Studio, Central Library. Writing Center.

Major Exploration Seminar Learn about resources available to explore and find the right major for you. Free. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College,, 817-272-0777.

Managing Your Study Time Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 106, College Hall. University College, Success Series, 817-272-0777.

Managing the Stress of Your First Year Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. University College, Success Series, 817-272-0777.

Surviving on My Own Find out how to handle your college expenses and make the most of your money. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College, Success Series, 817-272-0777.

Study Abroad Info Session: Focus on Europe Free. Noon-1 p.m., Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education,, 817-272-1120.

APA: The Inside Scoop Long the standard in the social sciences, the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association has some new details. No registration required. Free. 2-3 p.m., Room B20, Central Library. UT Arlington Library, Technoscholar workshops.

Escaping Melodrama: Rethinking the Tuskegee and Guatemala Experiments Susan M. Reverby of Wellesley College discusses the Tuskegee syphyilis study, medical experiments in Guatemala and the creation of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Free. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. OneBook,, 817-272-6110.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Rape Aggression Defense System Learn the 10 basic principles of self-defense, risk avoidance, and more. Free for female students, faculty, and staff. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Room 135, Maverick Activities Center. UTA Police, Officer Randy Reynolds,

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

Sports Notes

Volleyballers play at Sam Houston, SFA this week

After dropping a pair of matches last week, the Maverick volleyball team travels to Sam Houston State on Thursday, Oct. 13, and visits Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Mavericks are 3-3 in Southland Conference play following losses to Texas State and Central Arkansas.

Golfers finish seventh at Brickyard

The UT Arlington golf team saved its best round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship for last on Sunday as they finished the tournament with a solid seventh-place finish in a field of 15 teams in Macon, Ga.

Against the best field of the season they will face, the Mavericks shot 292 to move up two spots and finish ahead of teams such as Oklahoma, Mississippi, and two-time defending national champion Augusta State.

Junior Hunter Brown was the top Maverick in the field as he finished in a tie for 12th at one-over-par 217 after shooting 73 Sunday. Junior Paul McConnell was just one shot behind his teammate after shooting one-under-par 71 Sunday to finish at two-over 218.

Intramural entries due for volleyball

Intramural entries are due Wednesday, Oct. 12, for volleyball teams. Play begins Monday, Oct. 17.

For more information, see intramural sports.

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