For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mav Fir

Promoting healthy lifestyles: MavFit gives kinesiology students hands-on experience while providing fitness testing for the public and UT Arlington community.

MavFit health assessments benefit students and clients

UT Arlington is offering high-tech aerobic fitness and body composition assessments to the campus community and the public as part of a new program to encourage health and wellness and give students hands-on experiences.

Through the MavFit program, the Department of Kinesiology offers fee-based services such as VO2 Max testing, which determines the maximum amount of oxygen the body can take in and use during exercise, and DEXA Scans, which can identify a person’s percentage of fat mass, bone mass, and lean muscle mass. Other services available include weight-loss coaching and tests for resting and maximum heart rates, "peak power," and resting energy expenditure.

MavFit fees range from $25 to $90, depending on the assessment requested.

“This program highlights our focus on health and wellness across the lifespan,” says Lou Fincher, professor of kinesiology and department chair. “We want to promote the benefits of physical activity and help people maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.”

MavFit is part of the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Read more about the MavFit program.

Be safe and sound in Maverick Country

Safe & Sound in Maverick Country offers comprehensive information about safety precautions implemented by UT Arlington, tips for staying safe while on campus, procedures to follow in the event of an emergency, and important contact information.

Find details on staying safe while driving, at home, or on campus; how to contact health and counseling services; drug- and alcohol-abuse education programs; using shuttle and escort services; and much more. 

Female faculty, staff, and students can learn self-defense through the Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, program. Register for the Saturday, Nov. 9, class.

And since you are the most reliable source regarding anything that appears unusual, check out the See Something, Say Something page to see how you can make a difference.

Lunch and learn at 'Pizza with the President'

Students are invited to join President Vistasp Karbhari for lunch and informal discussion tomorrow. Free pizza will be served starting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

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Blue, orange, art

Pumpkin painting provided a creative outlet for students and their families and friends during the festivities of Parents and Family Weekend. Students shared campus tours, lectures, and other Maverick moments with their guests. See more photos.


Campus elections continue today

Campus elections continue today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, for Homecoming king and queen, Student Congress senators, and UTA Ambassadors. Vote 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the University Center Gallery in the E.H. Hereford University Center. 

Deadline for Alternative Spring Break registration is Friday

Apply by Friday, Nov. 1, for the Alternative Spring Break trip to Denver for a week of community service projects. The trip will be March 9-14, 2014. Learn more at the Alternative Breaks website or email Jeong Lee at

Flu vaccine clinics come to you

Flu shots come to you at outreach clinics. The vaccine is $20. The clinics are:

• Monday, Nov. 11—1-4 p.m., Maverick Activities Center, and 5-7 p.m., Kalpana Chawla Hall

• Wednesday, Nov. 13—1:30-4 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center, and 5-7 p.m., Meadow Run, Timberbrook, Arbor Run apartments

• Monday, Nov. 18—1:30-5 p.m., Business Building

Influenza vaccine is available at the Health Services Center. No appointment is necessary. For more details, call 817-272-2771 or go to the Health Services website.

MavAlert now has opt-out option

Students, faculty, and staff 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.

  MavPic Bill Rasmussen

Secrets to success

ESPN co-founder Bill Rasmussen shared how a love of sports turned into a major television network at the Maverick Speakers Series on Thursday at Texas Hall. Rasmussen said he believed strongly in his business plan and refused to take "no" for an answer.

Light up Homecoming parade by entering a float, cart, or feet

Maverick pride lights the way for the Blue, White, Light Up the Night Homecoming parade, a glowing procession with big floats, marching bands, and special guests.

The parade starts at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, on Spaniolo Drive outside College Park Center.

Student groups are encouraged to participate by entering a float, golf cart, or walking entry. The top three entries will receive cash prizes.

Find the entry form and rules and the Homecoming schedule at Sign up your entry by Thursday, Nov. 7

For questions, contact University Events at 817-272-2963.

Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations needed

Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate faculty adviser and professional adviser. Nominations are due Jan. 27, 2014.

For details, contact Delene Remmers at 817-272-2737.

Sign up for tweets about parking, shuttle service

Parking and Transportation Services has two Twitter accounts to help students get around campus. Tweets from @UTAParking give notices about lot closures and space availability. Look for @UTAShuttles tweets for changes to routes or stop times.

Questions? Email or call 817-272-3907.

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Extending his reach

Darryl Lauster, left, goes over some details of his Focus on Faculty lecture with Seth Victorious and David Diaz, both first-year Master of Fine Arts students. Lauster, an assistant professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History, spoke on how Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of a flying machine influenced his sculpture, Reach, which now sits in the Janet and Michael Greene Research Quadrangle by the Engineering Research Building. His presentation was Wednesday at the Central Library.


IRA charitable rollover to end Dec. 31

The IRA charitable rollover option allowed by Congress ends Tuesday, Dec. 31, unless it is extended.

The provision allows for individuals at least 70.5 in age to have the custodian of their IRA send a distribution of up to $100,000 directly to charity, such as a university. A qualified distribution is not taxable, and there is no charitable deduction. Such distributions can be distributed outright or to an endowment and can qualify toward an annual required minimum distribution.

For more information, contact Jeff Steed at 817-272-9682.

Maverick Orientation Leader applications now available

New Maverick Orientation will soon be accepting applications for the 2014 Maverick Orientation Leader teams.

Students with great leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, and Maverick pride are needed to be freshman and transfer orientation leaders. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a full-time undergraduate, and be in good standing with the University.

Learn more about becoming a Maverick Orientation Leader at the information session at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Palo Pinto Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center

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Words of hope

Doug Davis, history senior, writes "hope" on the Library mall for the Chalk It Up event, part of the domestic violence awareness campaign sponsored by the Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program.

Get in shape for Homecoming 5K

Start training for the Homecoming 5K, set for Saturday, Nov. 16. Training plans for beginners and intermediate runners are on the Homecoming 5K website.

Team and early registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 8.

Young fans see action with this season's Junior Maverick Cheer Squad

Girls and boys in grades 3-6 can join the sideline action as members of the Junior Maverick Cheer Squad. The squad's season is November 2013 through February 2014.

Squad members will train with the Maverick Cheer Squad and perform at UTA athletic events, Homecoming, festivities, and community events.

A parent meeting and uniform fitting is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Maverick Activities Center. Cost is $225 for new members and $125 for returning members. All receive practice T-shirt and shorts, plus uniform and pompoms for new members.

For details, contact

Check List


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Last day to drop a course

Friday, Nov. 1

Deadline for financial aid for spring term

Monday, Nov. 4

Registration begins for winter intersession and spring term

Monday, Nov. 11

Last day to request a master’s exam or dissertation defense and submit a copy to your supervising committee

Six-course-drop alert, check implications before you drop

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 Wednesday, Oct. 30. 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.

Advising for winter intersession and spring 2014 term

Advising for the winter intersession and spring 2014 term has begun. The MyMav portal is your gateway to the schedule of classes and the registration timetable. Priority registration opens Monday, Nov. 4.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. Click here for a list of advising offices. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Concert offers spooky tunes for Halloween night

David Grogan-Halloween

Halloween’s unique sounds come alive when David Grogan, assistant professor of voice, takes the stage for his faculty voice recital Thursday, Oct. 31.

Music for the family-friendly concert includes works with spooky sounds or themes of death. Video, photos, and dance accompany the tunes.

The concert premieres work by Jackson Hill, music senior, whose Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) is on the play list.

Also planned are John Duke’s The Grunchin' Witch, Fragment, Shelling Peas, and Hist Wist; Franz Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden), Ihr Bild (Her Portrait), and Der Erkönig (The Erl-King); Camille Saint-Säens’ Danse Macabre (Dance of Death); Erich Korngold’s Der Kranke (The Wings) and Nachtwanderer (Night Wanderer); and Tom Lehrer’s We Will All Go Together When We Go, I Hold Your Hand in Mine, and Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. 

Opera fans can expect They Wish They Could Kill Me, an aria from The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano; Vous qui faites l'endormie, an aria from Faust by Charles Gounod; and Mein Sehnen, Mein Wähnen, Pierrot’s Tanzlied aria from Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) by Korngold.

Audience members are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes.

The free concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

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

Thursday, Oct. 31

Order of Omega Great Carnival Family friendly Halloween games, activities, and candy. Free. 6-8 p.m., Greek Row. Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Friday, Nov. 1

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Georgia State. Tickets $3 with student ID. 6 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Western Kentucky, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2Athletics.

Coming up

Holiday Extravaganza Bring the kids to this winter holiday event for cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and pictures with Santa. Free. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 9, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshmen Leaders on Campus

Maverick Speakers Series Emmy- and Peabody-winning CNN reporter Anderson Cooper presents. Free general admission but tickets required. Premium Seating package, $25, front-of-house seat, reserved parking. 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.


The Clothesline Project The Clothesline Project raises awareness about relationship violence and sexual assault in our community. The shirts decorated by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault hanging on the clothesline are a powerful testimony to hope and healing. University Center Art Gallery. Through Friday, Nov. 1. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

Gallery 76102: Sweetie Pie Works made of cast granulated sugar by Janet Morrow examine the notion of sweetness and our ambiguous reactions to it. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Gallery 76102, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through Thursday, Nov. 7. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

The Gallery at UTA: Amy Blakemore/Sarah Williams Sarah Williams' haunting paintings and Amy Blakemore's offbeat photographs provide an introspective view of human activity. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 16Art and Art HistoryThe Gallery at UTA

MavsArt View artwork created by UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. Free. First floor, Central Library. Through Sunday, Dec. 8. MavsArt.

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 LibrarySpecial Collections.

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.

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

Tail Waggin' Wednesdays Therapy dogs from Paws with Partners available for unconditional love. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Central Library.

Planetarium The fall schedule includes Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360; and Stars of the Pharaohs. Planetarium.

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

Learn More


Tuesday, Oct. 29

How to Find a Federal Job Workshop Examine how to find jobs in government agencies and how to write a federal resume. Free. 3-4:30 p.m., Room 100, Science Hall. Career Development Center.

One Night Without A Home Learn about why more than 48 million Americans live in poverty and without a home. Experience what it's like to be homeless. 6 p.m.-9 a.m., Central Library mall. Leadership Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Success Series: Study Skills Learn effective study skills specific to your individual learning style to enhance your academic success.
 Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 110, Preston Hall. University College, Success Series.

Curriculum and Instruction Brown Bag Seminar Guest speakers are Professor Ann Cavallo, coordinator of the Academic Partnerships math and science program and co-director of UTeach Arlington; Assistant Professor Kathryn Pole; and Kristina Toth, math education senior. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 112, Nedderman Hall. Education and Health Professions, Curriculum and Instruction.

HCAD Information Forum Learn more about the Master of Healthcare Administration program. RSVP to 817-272-5956 or register online. Free. 6-7 p.m., Room 121, Fort Worth Center.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Biology Colloquium Series Rafe Brown of the University of Kansas discusses "Evolutionary process of diversification in a model island archipelago." Free. 4 p.m., Room 119, Life Science Building. Biology.

MAVS Talk Series Stress, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Register onlineCounseling and Psychological Services.

Friday, Nov. 1

Business Lecture Series Micki Kacmar, the Durr-Fillauer Chair of Business Ethics and professor of management at the University of Alabama, discusses “Nicely Getting Your Way” or the use of political skill in various positions and the benefits and drawbacks of being politically skilled. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 610, Business Building. Business.

Major Exploration Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar Series Nigel Richards
Purdue University presents “Oxalate Decarboxylase: An Enigmatic Enzyme.” Free. 3 p.m., Room 114, Chemistry Research Building. Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator This single four-hour class covers the American Heart Association’s first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, environmental emergencies, adult CPR, and AED use. $50. 1-5 p.m., Room 102A, Maverick Activities Center. Also Dec. 6. Campus Recreation.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Navigating Online Career Information Learn to navigate the online world of career information. Register online. Free. 6-8 p.m., online. Graduate Studies.

Coming up

Student Veterans Workshop Explore how to maximize the value of your military experience on your resume and tips to improve your cover letter. Bring your resume or cover letters for hands-on assistance. Free. 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, Room 303, Ransom Hall. University College, Student Veteran Workshops.

Safe Zone Training Learn to respond in an appropriate, affirming, and supportive manner to LGBT individuals. Free. 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Urban Bus Tour Professor Emeritus Paul Geisel leads a tour of neighborhoods and cultures around downtown Dallas including West Dallas, The Cedars, Lakewood, Oak Cliff, and more. Ages 12 and older. Register online by Monday, Nov. 4. $55, lunch included. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dan Dipert Welcome Center, 600 S. Center St. Arlington, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dallas Housing Authority, 3939 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas. School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Success Series Overcoming Test Anxiety, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Room 104, Preston Hall; Resume Building/Career Preparation, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Room 110, Preston Hall; and Networking 101, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Room 104, Preston Hall. University College, Success Series.

MAVS Talk Series Anger, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Room 213, Maverick Activities Center; Grief, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Red River Room, E.H. Hereford University Center; and Relationships, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Room 213, MAC. Register onlineCounseling and Psychological Services.

The Graduation Process: It's More than a Walk Across the Stage Check the important dates and deadlines you need to follow in your final term, how to apply for graduation, and the difference between graduation and the commencement ceremonies. Register online. For graduate students. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Room 303, Chemistry and Physics Building. Graduate Studies.


Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and Student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

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

Sports Notes
Eric Ojeda

Fast paced: Sophomore Eric Ojeda led the Mavericks to a second-place team finish at the Crimson Classic.


Men's cross country ranked third

The cross country teams rank high heading into the Sun Belt Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 2 in Troy, Ala.

Sophomore Eric Ojeda helped bring the men's team to the No. 3 slot in the South Central Region, behind only Arkansas and Texas. The first-year walk-on from Grand Prairie led the Mavericks to a second-place team finish at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Listed 15th regionally last week, UTA jumped 12 spots to make the biggest move by any team in the country. 

This weekend the men's team will seek its second straight league title after claiming the 2012 Western Athletic Conference championship.

In the preseason coaches' poll, the Maverick men were chosen as the favorites, while the women were predicted to finish third.

Sports shorts

The volleyball team swept Arkansas State 3-0 Friday night and defeated UA-Little Rock 3-1 Saturday night on the road. The Mavericks are 15-9 overall and 8-3 in SBC standings, tied for second. The team plays Wednesday at Texas State in San Marcos.

Baseball's Fall World Series divides the Mavericks into two teams with first pitch at 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, at Clay Gould Ballpark. Admission is free. The Mavericks have won conference titles the last two years, including the 2012 Southland Conference Tournament championship.

Golf junior Joss Gosling tied for fourth at the 2013 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, and the Mavericks tied for sixth in the team standings. The golf team completes the fall season at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, which continues today in Dallas.

Halloween ultimate disc deadline today

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include Halloween Ultimate Disc, Tuesday, Oct. 29; badminton, Sunday, Nov. 3; and poker, Monday, Nov. 18.

An adapted wheelchair division is available for table tennis with requests by Nov. 16. Contact for details.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email

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