For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin here Wednesday for Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets are still available to see the last two installments of the 2012-13 Maverick Speakers Series. Go to to reserve your seat.

Jeff Corwin, Emmy-winning star of The Jeff Corwin Experience, will speak on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at College Park Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing follow the lecture.

Corwin has worked for the protection of endangered species and ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades. For his conservation efforts, he was named ambassador of climate change and endangered species on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, a prominent conservation organization. Corwin’s well-reviewed book, “100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species,” was published in 2010.

General admission tickets are required but free to both lectures. The Premium Seating package is $25 and includes a front-of-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, and front-of-line access to book signings. Tickets may be obtained at

Music legends Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis appear in "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at College Park Center. The evening features performances and a question-and-answer session.

ACES 2012

ACES symposium displays student research, talent

Students show their research and creativity at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. The approved abstracts are then turned into oral presentations or posters to be presented at the symposium.

  Fresh Pix Mavs at Rangers Ballpark

In the ballpark

Junior catcher Eric Tate emerges from the dugout at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last Tuesday. The Mavericks played TCU in their first-ever appearance at the major league facility.

Student leadership positions open

Put your name on the ballot for the upcoming student elections.

Open positions include Student Congress president, Student Congress vice president, Student Congress senators (in all colleges and schools), Mr. UTA, Ms. UTA, UTA Ambassadors, and Student Service Allocation Committee representatives.

Individuals wishing to run for any of the above positions must file by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Office of Student Governance and Organizations, Suite B120, E.H. Hereford University Center.

Voting is Monday-Tuesday, April 15-16, in the University Center.

For more information, call 817-272-2293 or visit

Grab important graduation gear at UTA Bookstore's Grad Finale

The UTA Bookstore hosts the spring 2013 Grad Finale to help students prepare for commencement.

Students can purchase their cap and gown, order announcements, and visit with several vendors and departments for their graduation needs. A photographer will be available for pictures, and Blaze will make a guest appearance.

Grad Finale is 3-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 25-26, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 27-28.

Order your regalia by Monday, April 1, to guarantee delivery by graduation.

Tickets now available for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers

Join the gang for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers when the Texas Rangers play the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, April 8, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Block seating is available for the UT Arlington community at $10 per ticket. Follow the directions at

Pre-game festivities start at approximately 6:45 p.m. when a UT Arlington representative throws out the first pitch. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Read more about UT Arlington Night with the Rangers.

Fresh Pix Maverick Monday

The voice

Louis Lopez, center, business freshman, sings the Maverick fight song with the help of Destiny Price, left, marketing senior, and Ms. UTA Ify Okonkwo, nursing senior. Lopez competed in a song contest during the Maverick Monday event on the University Center mall.


Victorian, steampunk costumes perfect for 'Dancing at the Moulin Rouge'

Enter a reincarnation of the turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge and dance the night away 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, April 6, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

An Evening in Paris: Dancing at the Moulin Rouge” features a Steampunk/Victorian Moulin Rouge-themed costume contest at 9:30 with first, second, and third prizes, refreshments, and a DJ.

Ticket holders will have unlimited entries to a 10-person photo booth with props. Show your student ID at the door. Tickets are free at the circulation desks of all library locations.

Peer educators needed for fall

The University College Learning Center is looking for motivated students to become peer educators for the fall semester.

Peer educators are students who are successful in their courses, with at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative), and have completed at least one semester of coursework at UT Arlington. All students must have earned an A or B in the course for which they are applying. Available positions for peer educators include one-on-one tutors, small group tutors/mentors, and Supplemental Instruction leaders.

Learn more at

Volunteer registration open for The Big Event

Sign up soon to nab your pick of good deeds for The Big Event, set for Saturday, April 27.

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.

Discover more about how The Big Event impacts North Texas at Learn how to participate and see a list of project sites.

For questions, call 817-272-2963 or email

Tuition raffle tickets available

Take a chance in the Alumni Association Tuition Drawing. Grand prize is $2,500 for tuition.

To be eligible for the drawing, you must be enrolled as a full-time student at UT Arlington for spring 2013.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 for the chance to win $2,500, $1,500, or $500 for tuition. Proceeds benefit the UT Arlington Alumni Association scholarship fund. Buy tickets by Monday, April 15.

Winners will be drawn at the SpringFest/Block Party on Thursday, April 18.

Contact the Alumni Association at 817-272-2594.

  Fresh Pix Softball grand opening

Grand opening

Athletic Director Jim Baker, left, shows Buddy Lyles a few design plans at Saturday's grand opening of the new indoor facility at Allan Saxe Field. The space allows players to practice when outside workouts are not an option.

Nedderman updates affect outside path

A pathway outside the buildings between Nedderman Hall and the Geo-Science Building is narrower while the roof on Nedderman's atrium and lower level classrooms receive an update. The southwest entrance to Nedderman is closed during the project.

Submit images for Library's new Maverick Lens series

Images are needed for a new annual photo exhibit that reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington.

Each year The Maverick Lens series will have a different theme and solicit photographs from students, staff, and faculty for a framed art exhibit at the Central Library. Submissions will be juried by a committee of staff, faculty, and students.

Sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and the Department of Modern Languages, The Maverick Lens is an invitation to create a dialogue across campus about life at UT Arlington and to celebrate student creativity and engagement.

"Views From the Library" is the inaugural theme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UT Arlington Library. Submission deadline is Sunday, April 21. The exhibit will run Sept. 3, 2013-April 26, 2014.

Read more about The Maverick Lens.

Police escort service available any time

The UT Arlington Police Department offers escort service at any time requested. To request a security escort, call 817-272-3381.

Maverick Ride is available to students, faculty, and staff from 7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays until 3 a.m. and is operated by students working with the campus police. The escort will take you to your car, residence hall, or nearby apartment complex. Off-campus complexes served include Campus Edge, Maverick Place, and Midtown.

Check List


Friday, March 29

Last day to drop classes

Grade exclusion site for spring term closes at 5 p.m.

Monday, April 1

Registration begins for summer and fall terms

Think before you drop

The last day to drop courses for both undergraduate and graduate students is 5 p.m. Friday, March 29. Undergraduate students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. Discuss the impact of this when you meet with your adviser about dropping a course. Read more about this state law and procedures for its implementation at UT Arlington.

A list of academic advising offices is online.

Check on the impact of dropping if you receive financial aid by going to or emailing

Grade exclusion request site closed after 5 p.m. March 29

UT Arlington will process grade exclusion requests submitted online by 5 p.m. on the last day to drop—Friday, March 29—as part of the grading and academic standing process for the spring 2013 term. The grade exclusion site will be unavailable March 31-June 6. It will reopen on the first day of classes for the summer I session and be available through the last drop date for the summer II session.

For a grade to be excluded, students must be registered on the Census Date for the term in which their grade exclusion request is processed.

Registration begins for summer and fall 2013

Advising for summer and fall terms has started. Priority registration opens Monday, April 1.

Check for your appointment time on the Registration Timetable, which is available in your MyMav Student Center, along with information on whether you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. A list of academic advising offices is online.

The schedule of classes is not final. Plan to validate your course selections when registration opens Monday, April 1.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the spring semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Exhibit looks at UT Arlington from 1895 to today

The newest Special Collections exhibition explores the growth and development of the University and its relationship with the city of Arlington

Making Mavericks: Expanding Horizons at UT Arlington follows the college from a first graduating class of eight young men to today's diverse student body of more than 33,800.

The school began in 1895 when local businessman and civic leader Edward Rankin approached Lee Hammond and William Trimble about starting a private school. Arlington College's 75 students attended classes in a two-story wood frame building where the E.H. Hereford University Center now stands.

Making Mavericks: Expanding Horizons at UT Arlington runs through Saturday, April 27, in Special Collections on the sixth floor of the Central Library. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 26

Mavs Got Talent: Blazin' to Fame A student talent show for individuals or group acts judged on talent ability, stage presence, originality, and crowd appeal. Free. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

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

Wednesday, March 27

Women Health Fair Informative booths provide information about women’s health, such as cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, healthy eating, mental health, exercise, and much more. Free. Noon-1 p.m., University Center mall. Health Services, Multicultural Affairs.

String Chamber Ensemble Recital Free. 5:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, March 29

Glass Art Show and Sale Intricately crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., silent auction 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis. Glass Art, Art and Art History.

Saturday, March 30

International Week Soccer Tournament Watch different student organizations from countries around the world compete. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., indoor soccer field, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation, International Education.

Monday, April 1

International Week

International Week Parade of Banners Students begin the Parade of Banners at Nedderman Hall, proceed to the Library mall where the keynote speaker opens International Week, followed by the opening ceremony in the Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. International Education.

Alternative Spring Breaks Presentation See what happened during the Alternative Spring Breaks from students who participated in helping others. Free. Noon-2 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Alternative Spring Breaks.

Tuesday, April 2

Maverick Speakers Series Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis present "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends." Free, but tickets required. Premium reserved seating $25. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.

International Week Food Fair Try authentic, traditional foods from around the world prepared by international student organizations. Tickets 25 cents each; meal about $5. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center mall. International Education.


Zumbathon Dance the night away while raising money and awareness for domestic violence. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven of Tarrant County. Zumba-certified instructors lead dances throughout the evening. Giveaways and snacks available. $5 with student ID; cash only. Registration 5 p.m.; dance 6-8 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation, Relationship Violence Sexual Assault Prevention.

Wednesday, April 3

International Week Fashion Show See traditional and modern clothing from around the world modeled by UTA students. Free. 7-10 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education.

Coming up

Kansas concert Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 4, for the Kansas concert Saturday, June 1, at College Park Center. utatickets.



Self-congratulatory Nonsense A solo installation by Joshua Elliott. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Saturday, March 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

Exhibit: Kim Cadmus Owens/Allison V. Smith Dallas-based artists Kim Cadmus Owens and Allison V. Smith portray vividly colored landscapes in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Closed for Spring Break. Through Saturday, March 30. Art and Art History.

Planetarium See what it takes to become an astronaut and the effect space has on the human body in Astronaut. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.

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

Learn More


Tuesday, March 26

Women's and Gender Studies Mini-conference Undergraduate and graduate students presenting original scholarship on women, gender, and related topics. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women's and Gender Studies.

Wednesday, March 27

Curriculum and Instruction Brown Bag Seminar Ann Cavallo, professor of science education, and Andy Milson, professor of social studies education and geography, discuss “Examining Relationships among Students' Learning Approaches.” Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 332, Science Hall. Curriculum and Instruction, Education and Health Professions.

ACES Symposium Ashanti Johnson, executive director of the Institute for Broadening Participation, is the keynote speaker for the symposium, which showcases undergraduate and graduate students' research and creativity. Free. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES).

What Is Emotional Intelligence, and How Can It Benefit Me as a Student? Learn about emotional intelligence, how it impacts you as a student, and how to improve and develop new strategies. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 100, Preston Hall. University College, Success Series.

Thursday, March 28

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Bring an image into Photoshop and be amazed how you turned a dull photo into a masterpiece. Free. 10 a.m.-noon, Room B29, Central Library. See the list of Digital Media Studio Workshops.

Adventures in Antiquity

Adventures in Antiquity David Hoot of the University of North Carolina Wilmington presents "Divine Health Care: The Healing Process in the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus." The winner of the Douglas Britt Carvey Prize for best student essay in Classical Studies will be announced. Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 2102A, Fine Arts Building. Reception follows, Room 303, Carlisle Hall. Classical Studies.

Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Wenda Trevathan, professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University, presents "Redefining the Normal in Women's Health: The View from Evolutionary Medicine." Free. 7 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Anthropology.

GIS Workshop: Food Deserts A food desert is a district in an urban or rural setting with little or no access to large grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. Explore how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can identify food deserts. No GIS experience is required. Free. 3-5 p.m., Room B20, Central Library. GIS Workshops.

Friday, March 29

Major Exploration Explore majors at UTA and campus resources available to help you select one. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College, Success Series.

Tuesday, April 2

Editing and Revising Understand the differences between editing and revising and learn how editing and revising can improve writing projects. Bring a draft or a previously graded writing assignment. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 411, Central Library. Writing Center.

Healthy Lifestyles: Avoiding the College 15 Discover ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Free. 2-3 p.m., Room 303, Ransom Hall.University College, Success Series.

Graduate Admissions and Financial Resources Workshop Learn about how to apply, general admission processes, ways to seek financial assistance, and graduate student services. Free. 6-7 p.m., Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Graduate Studies.

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

Sports Notes
Jennifer Brown

Winning jump: Jennifer Brown won the women’s long jump and triple jump in the Bobby Lane Invitational at Maverick Stadium on Saturday.


Tracksters win 10 events in home meet

The women’s and men’s track teams each won five events in the Bobby Lane Invitational on Saturday at Maverick Stadium.

Women's winners were Jennifer Brown, long jump and triple jump; Julianne Burch, pole vault; Sydney Hampton, 1500-meter run; and the 4x100-meter relay team.

The men's winners included Roland Sales, high jump; Blake White, pole vault; Quentin Butler, long jump; Romain Martin, javelin; and Ryan Tilotta, 5000-meter run.

Select Mavericks head to the Texas Relays Wednesday-Saturday, March 27-30, in Austin.

Softball goes 2-1 in first WAC series

Taylor Zink claimed four hits and three runs as the softball team took two of three from Seattle in the opening Western Athletic Conference series last weekend at Allan Saxe Field.

The Mavericks, 17-13 overall, continue WAC play at Louisiana Tech on Friday-Saturday, March 29-30.

Baseball wins two at UT San Antonio

Matt Shortall drove in seven runs as the baseball team rebounded from a first-game loss to take two of three at UT San Antonio.

The Mavericks, now 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference and 12-11 overall, visit Texas A&M today, Tuesday, March 26, before playing at Louisiana Tech Friday-Sunday, March 29-31.

Basketball season ends with tournament loss

UT Arlington never recovered from a slow start and suffered an 84-76 loss to Oral Roberts University in the opening round of the Tournament on Wednesday at College Park Center.

The loss ended the season for the Maverick men's team, which finished with a record of 19-14.

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