For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rachel Croson

Dr. Rachel Croson

Economist named dean of College of Business

Rachel Croson, a UT Dallas economics professor and the director of the UT Dallas Negotiations Center, has been named dean of the College of Business.

For the past two years, Croson has served as the National Science Foundation’s division director for Social and Economic Sciences, managing a $100 million annual budget and eight programs.

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said Croson brings a breadth of teaching and interdisciplinary research experience that will further advance UT Arlington’s mission of becoming a nationally recognized research institution.

“Dean Croson already has accomplished much in her career, and we are pleased that she will lead this dynamic academic division of The University of Texas at Arlington,” Spaniolo said. “Our business programs are outstanding. We will look to her to build upon our successes and propel these critical programs to the next level.”

Croson succeeds Dan Himarios, who recently was named UT Arlington vice provost and executive director of the Center for Global Academic Initiatives. She officially begins her new position Jan. 14, 2013.

Read more about the new College of Business dean.

Homecoming 2012

Men's basketball game with Oklahoma highlights Homecoming activities

Tickets are still available for the men's basketball home opener with Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 16. The game highlights Homecoming, which has been moved to the fall this year.

Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes. Sign up to help with the Homecoming Chili Bowl, the Party on Pecan, the Homecoming 2012 Parade and Pep Rally, the Afterparty, the 5K walk/run, and other events at Homecoming Volunteers.

Homecoming events include a residence hall decorating contest, chili cook-off, volleyball, games, and jazz concert on Thursday, Nov. 15.

On Friday, Nov. 16, the men's basketball game against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in College Park Center highlights the day's activities. The women’s basketball team plays at 2 p.m. followed by the Party on Pecan at 4:30 p.m. and the Homecoming 2012 Parade and Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming king and queen coronation is at halftime of the men's game, and the Afterparty follows.

Events on Saturday, Nov. 17, features a golf tournament, 5K walk/run, reunions, and tours, along with evening events that include a step show, a symphony concert, and The Bash.

Read more and find registration information at Homecoming 2012. Get tickets at

Seth Myers

'An Evening with Seth Meyers' next in Maverick Speakers Series

Saturday Night Live favorite Seth Meyers is featured in the next presentation of the Maverick Speakers Series Monday, Nov. 19, at College Park Center.

General admission tickets are free. A premium seating package for $25 includes a front-of-the-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, and more. Tickets are available through

Meyers is in his sixth season as head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor on Saturday Night Live. This year marks his 11th season as part of the SNL cast. Before “Update,” Meyers was a regular player in SNL sketches and performed numerous characters and impressions.

He has hosted the Webby Awards twice. Most recently, he hosted the 2011 ESPY Awards and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He co-created The Awesomes with Mike Shoemaker of SNL. The half-hour series was picked up by and will premiere in 2013.

An audience question-and-answer session follows the presentation.

  Fresh Pix A Celebration of Service

Veteran recognition

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks ('71 BBA) spoke to student, faculty, and staff veterans at A Celebration of Service on Wednesday in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. The event honored veterans and featured presentations, a flag ceremony, and more. President James D. Spaniolo and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch also provided remarks.

University receives grant to launch Veterans Upward Bound

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UT Arlington a $1.25 million grant to fund a Veterans Upward Bound program for five years.

Veterans Upward Bound serves veterans who are low-income or the first in their families to attend college. The grant allows for 135 participants and will provide free counseling, mentoring, pre-college academic instruction, tutoring, and other support.

The UT Arlington program launched this fall and is one of 51 nationwide to receive the federal support.

“We are committed to helping our veterans, many of whom are fresh out of combat and need extra support and confidence to achieve their educational goals,” says Lisa Thompson, director of TRiO Pre-College Programs, which developed the grant proposal along with the University’s Student Veterans Advisory Council.

The federal funding also will allow the program to hire a program coordinator, adviser, and other staff, and to recruit military veterans from Dallas and Tarrant counties who want to pursue a college education.

Read more about the Veterans Upward Bound program.

Win $300 for your student group

Be loud and proud and win money for your student organization at Friday's men's basketball game, thanks to Student Affairs. The Mavericks face the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at College Park Center.

The top three groups with the largest attendance will receive $300 for their organization. Invite friends from outside your group to add to your numbers. Four students also will win $250 gift cards to the UTA Bookstore.

Students must check in at the game between 6 p.m. and halftime.

Tickets are $3 each at,, and the Maverick Activities Center. Student groups of 20 or more can receive special deals; contact Leigh Coggiola at 817-272-0694 or Brian Lukas at 817-272-6319.

Fresh Pix Paint Your Ride for Homecoming

Homecoming barkers

Mujhtuba Baksh, biology freshmen, and Edgar Silva, aerospace engineering freshman, drum up business for the Paint Your Pride event at Arlington Hall, where students decorated vehicles for this week's Homecoming festivities.


University receives clean air award

UT Arlington received the award for Best Community Impact in the Working for Clean Air Awards presented by the North Texas Commission last week at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.

In its eighth year, the awards program recognizes organizations in the region that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve local air quality. UT Arlington was one of 15 North Texas organizations receiving awards.

For more information about clean air and the environment, see Campus Sustainability.

Note parking and street closings

The roof level of the Park South garage will be closed to parking from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, until Tuesday, Nov. 20. Those affected should park in other areas of the Park South garage or in the Park Central garage.

Pecan Street, from UTA Boulevard to Mitchell Street, will close at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The street will reopen Saturday, Nov. 17, at approximately 3 p.m.

Lot 49 will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Streets and parking lots surrounding the Maverick Activities Center will close Saturday morning.

Recycle electronic items Wednesday

Recycle those old electronic items 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, near the southwest corner of Woolf Hall for America Recycles Day.

Bring computers/CPUs, monitors, computer peripherals, printers, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers, televisions, VCRs, microwaves, stereos, home and office phones, cellphones, consumer electronics, printer cartridges, and rechargeable alkaline batteries.

Campus Sustainability hosts the event. For more information, contact Becky Valentich at or 817-272-0199.

Donate books and magazines to aid underprivileged families

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is holding a magazine and book drive. Needed are gently used children’s books and G-rated magazines. Donations help a Child Care Management Services program that aids underprivileged families.

Drop-off location is Room B29 in the Central Library. The drive continues through Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information or to request office pickup, contact Kevin Schuck at

  Fresh Pix veterans luncheon

Patriotic gathering

Jessica Gomez, an Army veteran and a supply technician in Military Science, explains some GI benefits to David Jackson, criminal justice senior and ROTC cadet, at a veterans appreciation event last Wednesday in the Palo Duro Lounge.

Nominate professors for doctoral student mentoring award

The Office of Graduate Studies is accepting nominations for this year's Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring.

The award is for faculty members with a strong record of excellence in mentoring graduate students. Effective mentoring is a crucial determinant of the academic and professional success of a graduate student. This award provides the UT Arlington community the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward outstanding mentors.

A panel of faculty, students, and Graduate Studies leadership will select the winner. The person chosen will receive $3,000 and will be recognized at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students Awards Ceremony and at the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates.

See the call for nominations and the nomination form. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 30. For details, contact Lisa Berry at

Advanced Manufacturing Symposium set for Dec. 3

Students are invited to attend the upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Symposium on Monday, Dec. 3, at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute. The program runs 1-5 p.m. and features talks on manufacturing in micro-nano scales, low- to medium-volume manufacturing, and other topics.

Students can participate in the poster session, which starts at 4 p.m.

More information will be offered on the Research Institute's website, including details of free transportation for students.

The Research Institute campus is located at 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. South in Riverbend Business Park in Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-272-5900 or visit uta/edu/utari.

Fresh Pix Veterans honored

Veterans honored

Chris Torres, right, was among the veterans honored during the Day of Remembrance last Thursday at the Library mall when he received a flag and bracelet from Cliff Garinn, chair of the Student Veterans Advisory Council. Torres, a social work graduate student, is a Navy veteran. Garinn, coordinator of career services in the Career Center, is a Marine veteran. Funds donated at the event benefited the Student Veterans Organization.


GIS Day includes Focus on Faculty

Learn about Geographic Information Systems at GIS Day 2012 noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. GIS Day is a global event to educate people about the variety of GIS uses.

How cities grow is the topic of the Focus on Faculty lecture with Kathryn Holliday, assistant professor of architecture, at noon in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. An architecture historian, Dr. Holliday is director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture in the School of Architecture.

She will discuss a project on georeferencing maps of the Dallas-Fort Worth area from the Library's Special Collections using ArcGIS software. By overlaying these georeferenced maps, researchers can piece together the architectural and broader history of the region. The maps then are converted into Google Earth format. UCLA's Hypercities Project has begun to use the DFW maps.

GIS Day 2012 includes examples of spatial analysis and maps, prizes, and a giant GIS Day cake. The day concludes with a geocaching event at 4 p.m. on the Library mall.

OIT plans maintenance Sunday, Nov. 18

The Office of Information Technology will perform maintenance 2-7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Users can expect to experience outages in service intermittently during this period.

  Fresh Pix flu shot clinic

Flu news

Nathanael Hellerman, left, math senior, prepares paperwork for Adrian Rodriguez, administrative assistant for Health Services, before receiving an influenza vaccination at an outreach clinic last week. Flu shots are $20 at the Health Services Center. No appointment is needed.

Donate books and magazines to aid underprivileged families

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is holding a magazine and book drive. Needed are gently used children’s books and G-rated magazines. Donations help a Child Care Management Services program that aids underprivileged families.

Drop-off location is Room B29 in the Central Library. The drive continues through Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information or to request office pickup, contact Kevin Schuck at

Holiday tradition changes to spring

The Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC) Holiday Extravaganza has become a tradition on the UT Arlington campus. This year the event is being “repurposed.”

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, FLOC will host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. Save the date for this fun-filled event.

Check List


Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Last day of classes

Thursday, Dec. 6-Wednesday, Dec. 12

Final exams

MyEdu new aid for planning class schedule

MyEdu has partnered with UT Arlington to help you plan your schedule for the spring 2013 term. From the University College website, click on Plan My Schedule to get started.

Fall final exam schedule available

The final exam schedule for the fall term is available online. Finals are scheduled Thursday-Wednesday, Dec. 6-12.

Spring registration is open; see your adviser now

Make plans to register for winter intersession and spring 2013 terms. The schedule of classes and the registration timetable are available on the MyMav portal page.

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 check walk-in hours.

Going Out

Tuesday, Nov. 13

International Food Fair Enjoy delicious food from around the world prepared by our student nationality organizations. Part of International Education Week. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., University Center mall. International Education.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

recycle symbol

Texas Recycles Day E-Waste Collection A truck is available for electronic waste for disposal. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center mall near Woolf Hall. Sustainability.

Nurse Practitioners Day Meet the nurse practitioners from Health Services and enjoy snacks and educational information. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

GPS on the Library Mall: Cache, if You Can! Learn how to use GPS receivers and participate in a geocaching exercise. No GPS experience necessary. Part of GIS Day. Free. 4-5 p.m., Library Mall. Library.

Guest Artist Piano Recital Brian Marks, associate professor of piano at Baylor University, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Nov. 15

MavSwap Exchange those old school rags for a free UT Arlington T-shirt. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center mall. Also Friday, Nov. 16. Student Governance and Organizations.

Homecoming Hunt Earn great prizes and make new friends while showing off how well your know your campus. Prizes include T-shirts, UT Arlington goodies, and an iPad. Follow UTA Homecoming on Facebook. Student Governance and Organizations.

Homecoming Chili Bowl Noon-1 p.m., University Center mall. Student Affairs.

World Trivia Night Teams test their knowledge of various countries and cultures around the world. Part of International Education Week. Free. 6 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education, Study Abroad.


Volleyball Mavericks vs. Louisiana Tech. White Out Night so wear white. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Fall Jazz Big Band Concert The Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble perform with guest artists Jim Riggs, saxophone, and Dan Haerle, piano. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Music.

Maverick Theatre Company: Marisol The Obie Award-winning play is an apocalyptic urban fantasy written by Jose’ Rivera and directed by Andrew Gaupp, professor of theatre arts. Rosalinda Olivares, right, theatre arts junior, plays the lead role. Due to subject matter and language, Marisol is recommended for adult audiences only. $7. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Maverick Theatre Company.

Friday, Nov. 16

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Oral Roberts. Tickets $3 with student ID. 2 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Homecoming Party on Pecan Get ready for the game by painting your face or hair, getting a temporary tattoo, or making a game poster. Food, music, and games. 4:30-7 p.m., Pecan Street. Homecoming.

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Floats, golf carts, marching bands, and more, ending in a pep rally. 5:30 p.m., through campus to College Park Center. Homecoming.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Oklahoma. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Friends of the Library Elzie D. Odom, former Arlington mayor, shares stories of his great-great-great-grandfather, who escaped slavery, and other recollections from his book Counting My Blessings. Reception and book signing follow. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library.

Homecoming Afterparty A live band rocks the plaza following the men's basketball game. Food provided by College Park District's new resturants. Fireworks set to music explode around 9:45 p.m. Homecoming.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Homecoming 5K The first Homecoming 5K is a way for UT Arlington supporters to actively tour campus and the surrounding community. Register. Homecoming, Campus Recreation.

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Features the winners of the Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Homecoming Step Show Watch fraternity and sorority members step the night away. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Student Governance and Organizations.

The Bash DJs, performers, aerialists, dancers, and more add to this Homecoming tradition. Dance, lounge, and enjoy free food, giveaways, and photos. Free. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., College Park Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Monday, Nov. 19

Grand Opening: College Park District Ribbon-cutting and reception honors donors, City of Arlington, First Baptist Church-Arlington, community partners, and friends. 5:30 p.m., rooftop, Park South garage, College Park District.

Seth Meyers

Maverick Speakers Series: Seth Meyers Saturday Night Live favorite Seth Meyers speaks. Free, but tickets required. Premium seating package also available for $25. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.

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

Student Art Sale Works by art students. Through Friday, Nov. 23. Gallery West, Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis St. Student Art Association.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Clavier Series Piano Recital A recital featuring piano students. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Memphis. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Coming up

Deck the Mall

Deck the Mall Celebrate the winter season with lights, food, music, and more. 6-10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, Library Mall. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Lantern Festival Enjoy a lion and dragon dance as you explore a special Silk Road market featuring interactive booths and games. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.


The Gallery at UTA: Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez Works feature bronze castings of Texas and plant life and photographs that explore personal identity and consumer culture. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Gallery 76102: A Study of Water and What Once Was a Forest Loli Kantor's documentary photography and Hiroko Kubo's sculptural exploration are revealed in this exhibit. Free. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Friday, Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

African Art Collection Includes works collected by Jonathan Campbell, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, and his wife, Tanya Dowdey. Free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 2109, Visual Resources Commons, Fine Arts Building. Through Friday, Dec. 21. African Art Collection.

India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 5, 2013, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Special Collections.

Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands A look at maps and how they reflect and shaped the histories of Caribbean islands. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Feb. 9, 2013. Special Collections.

Planetarium The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe in Violent Universe. 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.

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

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Tuesday, Nov. 13

Study Abroad Panel Discussion A panel discussion on studying abroad with members of the DFW World Affairs Council. Part of International Education Week. 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., San Saba Room, E.H. Hereford University center. International Affairs.

Major Exploration Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College, Success Series.

Financial Literacy Program Representatives from Fannie Mae and Operation HOPE discuss budgeting and banking. Free. 1-3 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Film: Vincent Who? Viewing of director Curtis Chin's short documentary about a gruesome, racially charged murder. A discussion by Chin follows. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 6:30 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.

Micro- and Nano-Systems Distinguished Speaker Series Herbert Bennett, executive adviser of the physical measurement laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, discusses "Perspectives from Developers of Technology Roadmaps and Standards." Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 105, Nedderman Hall. Nanofab.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Employability/Resume Building Interactive workshop to assist students with strengthening their employability skills. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 106, College Hall. University College, Success Series.

Eusebius Small

Center for African American Studies Lecture Eusebius Small, right, assistant professor of social work, discusses “HIV/AIDS Today: Why it Still Matters.” Free. Noon, Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. African American Studies.

Understanding Grief Learn about grief and how to cope with it. Register. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College, Counseling Services.

Food for Thought: Avoid Holiday Hangovers Diet, stress, and meal tips for a healthier holiday season are presented in a fun and entertaining manner. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Human Resources Training Classes.

Kathryn Holliday

Focus on Faculty: Kathryn Holliday Kathryn Holliday, right, assistant professor of architecture, discusses "How Cities Grow." Free. Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Student Veteran Workshop "Test-Taking and Preparing for Final Exams" shows how to create a strategy for success. Free 2 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College.

Architecture Lecture Series Featured speaker is Hansy Better Barraza, associate professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founder and a principal partner at Studio Luz Architects in Boston. Free. 4 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Architecture.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Great American Smoke Out Make the pledge to stay smoke free along with your friends and family. Education information and carbon dioxide screenings available. Free snacks and giveaways. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Haiying Huang

Micro and Nano-Systems Distinguished Speaker Series Haiying Huang, right, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, discusses "Microwave Patch Antennas for Battery-less Wiring Sensing." Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 105, Nedderman Hall. Nanofab.

Biology Colloquium Series Eric Hansen, professor of microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses "Inhibition of Phagocytosis by the Haemophilus ducreyi LspA1 and LspA2 Proteins." Free. 4 p.m., Room 119, Life Science Building. Biology.

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

Sports Notes
  Jordan Reves

Grand opening: Senior Jordan Reves scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the men's basketball team open the season with a win at Cal State Bakersfield on Friday.

Mav Men host OU on Friday

After opening the season with a win at Cal State Bakersfield, the men’s basketball team hosts Oklahoma for Homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in College Park Center.

Senior Jordan Reves sank a layup and blocked a shot in the closing seconds as the Mavericks edged past CSU Bakersfield 62-60 last Friday. Sophomore transfer Jamel Outler led the UT Arlington scoring with 15 points.

Women open home slate with ORU

Hoping to bounce back from two losses on the road to start the season, the women’s basketball team faces Oral Roberts University in the home opener at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in College Park Center.

The Mavericks lost at George Washington and Michigan State over the weekend. Junior Mailaka Green scored 12 points against Michigan State.

Volleyball closes home season Thursday

Needing a win to secure a spot in the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament, the volleyball team hosts Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, to close out the regular season.

The Mavericks lost both matches last week, falling at Seattle and Idaho. The conference tournament begins Monday, Nov. 19, in San Antonio.

Movin' Mavs open collegiate competition

The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team begins this year’s collegiate competition with a tournament Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Coach Doug Garner’s team faces Edinboro, Illinois, and Missouri on Friday before taking on Southwest Minnesota and Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday.

Cross country finishes season at regional

The men’s and women’s cross country teams completed their seasons Friday in the NCAA South Central Regional at Fayetteville, Ark. The men placed 11th, while the women had just two runners compete, and did not figure in the team standings.

For the men, freshman Craig Lautenslager was the top finisher. Freshman Virgilio Martinez, the team's top runner throughout the year, was unable to finish after injuring an ankle in the race.

Freshman Gabriela Alfonzo led the UT Arlington women, placing 49th.

Poker tournament entries due Nov. 19

Entries for the intramural Fall Poker Tournament are due 7-7:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, on the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center. Play begins at 8 p.m. Monday.

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