For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MSS-Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta discusses medicine and media tonight

Tickets are still available to see Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, in the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

Dr. Gupta will speak on "Medicine and Media" at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 18, at College Park Center.

Gupta anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta MD on CNN. A practicing neurosurgeon, he is a member of the faculty and staff at Emory University School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Forbes Magazine has named him among its 10 Most Influential Celebrities.

General admission tickets are free but required. The premium seating package is $25 and includes a front-of-house seat and reserved parking near the venue. Tickets are available at and the College Park Center box office.

The Maverick Speakers Series is sponsored in part by Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Military Times

College of Business named one of best for veterans

UT Arlington is one of the best business schools in the United States for military veterans, according to rankings released last week by Military Times.

The University has about 3,000 veterans or veterans’ family members attending classes. Of those, about 2,200 are veterans. UT Arlington placed No. 33 on the list of 64 institutions.

Military Times focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, a nearly 80-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

“We have a great tool in the Goolsby Leadership Academy. Many of our veterans have skills that make them a great fit with our leadership initiatives,” College of Business Dean Rachel Croson says. “And it’s not just the business school. We have an entire university that backs the veterans across many, many platforms.”

Read more about the College of Business' honors.

A Continent Divided

New website features rarely seen items from U.S.-Mexico War

Hundreds of newly translated and transcribed documents relating to the U.S.-Mexico War (1846-1848) are now available online for the first time in A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War.

The website promotes awareness of and scholarly activity in the U.S.-Mexico War and presents the conflicts from both sides.

"Almost all of the material written in English focuses on the American experience," says Sam Haynes, director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies. "We digitized and translated 500 Mexican broadsheets that provide a great window into what the war was like for the Mexicans."

A Continent Divided features maps, letters, diaries, broadsides, and photographs. One newly digitized diary recounts the experiences of a man stationed in U.S.-occupied Mexico City dealing with guerrilla warfare after the war.

The site is cosponsored by UTA Libraries and the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies with support from UTA's College of Liberal Arts and the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

"This is an extraordinary opportunity for teachers, students, and scholars to access original documents and images not available anywhere else," says Rebecca Bichel, dean of UTA Libraries. "A Continent Divided reflects years of work with our collections, and we are committed to continually adding to the site."

Additional materials will go online as additional funding becomes available.

College Park South garage spaces reserved for Maverick Speakers Series event

The College Park South garage has about 200 spaces reserved today Tuesday, March 18, for the Sanjay Gupta appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series. The garage will reopen for normal use after the event.

Spaces in the south garage for Arlington Hall permits, the Dan Dipert Welcome Center, and College Park District businesses will remain open throughout the day. Spaces in the student, faculty, and staff areas will be closed for event guests.  

Parking options include permit spaces in the College Park North and Central garages.

Lunch and news updates at 'Pizza with the President' Wednesday

Students are invited to join President Vistasp Karbhari for lunch and informal discussion. Free pizza will be served starting at noon Wednesday, March 19, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Rick Lynch

Robotic focus: Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, will demonstrate a few robots before the Focus on Faculty presentation Wednesday, March 19, at the Central Library.

Robotics feature of Focus on Faculty

See some of UTA's robotics demonstrated for the Focus on Faculty lecture at noon Wednesday, March 19, on the sixth floor of Central Library. PR2, unmanned vehicles, and 3-D-printed prosthetics will be on display before the program by Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute.

Lynch will discuss how the research and development efforts at UTARI assist people in the performance of dirty, dull, and dangerous tasks and in improving the lives of those with disabilities. UTARI focuses on unique, affordable solutions to complex problems and short-term commercialization of research through innovations in advanced manufacturing, biomedical technologies, and robotics.

A West Point graduate, Lynch earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the United States Army for 35 years, retiring as a lieutenant general. His commands included the Third Infantry Division in combat and III Corps at Fort Hood.

Filings begin for spring student elections

Become a candidate for the spring campus elections. Open positions include Student Congress president, vice president, and senators, Mr. UTA, Ms. UTA, UTA Ambassadors, and Student Service Allocation Committee representatives.

For applications, visit the Student Organizations office in Suite B120 in the University Center. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

  MavPic Heroes for Hope 2014

Heroes for Hope

Superman and Superwoman—aka Matt Geyer and Heather Mazer—sought cuteness advice from superkid Owen Sirmons, 4, recently at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Geyer, premed sophomore, and Mazer, nursing junior, donned their capes along with other superheroes from Beta Theta Pi for the fraternity's Heroes for Hope project.

Bioengineering marks 40th anniversary

The Department of Bioengineering celebrates 40 years at UTA on Wednesday, March 19

Tours of bioengineering labs are 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Engineering Research Building. Poster sessions and a reception are 2:30-4 p.m. outside the ERB. 

At 5 p.m., a reception for John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is set for Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. Dr. Rogers presents "Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body" at 6 p.m. in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall for the Engineering Distinguished Speakers Series.

Business Week begins

Business leaders share their insights with students during Business WeekMonday-Friday, March 17-21.

Guest speakers include several alumni, such as John Terrell ('08 EMBA), vice president of commercial development for DFW International Airport; and Bill Wade ('93 BBA), CIO and executive vice president of information technology for American National Bank of Texas.

The Research Incubator Seminar Series features Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, Jeff McGee, and Susanna Khavul, associate professors of management, discussing "Riding with the Cowboys: Do Entrainment and Entrainment Quotient Matter to Firm Performance?" The program is 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Room 609 of the Business Building. Coffee with the Dean follows in Room 633.

Applications due for service and service learning awards

The Center for Community Service Learning awards three students—one graduate, two undergraduate—each spring with a monetary award and a plaque in recognition of commitment to their communities and/or enrichment of their learning experience through service learning. 

Applications are due today, Tuesday, March 18. For more information, contact Susan Dequeant at 817-272-2124 or

Social aimed at welcoming transfer students

Transfer students can meet new friends and learn more about the campus community at a social 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the clubhouse at The Heights on Pecan Apartments at 1225 S. Pecan St. The Transfer Ambassadors sponsor the event.

MavPic Tail Waggin' Wednesday-March 2014

Molly moment

Ashley Wolff, anthropology junior, offered belly rubs to Molly at Tail Waggin' Wednesday at the Central Library. The monthly event provides unconditional love from affectionate canine therapists such as Molly and Max, who entertained new friends in the background.


Tickets available for TEDxUTA

Hear from some of the most innovative minds in technology, entertainment, and design at TEDxUTA at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Rosebud Theatre in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Speakers include Yolanda Bruce Brooks, a sports medicine clinician; Michael S. Brown, Nobel Prize winner and director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern; Romeo España, co-founder of the North Texas Drone User Group; Bart Shaw, Fort Worth architect; Esther Sternberg, medical professor and mind-body science expert; and Haily Summerford, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center director.

The UT Arlington faculty members and students scheduled to speak are Myrtle P. Bell, professor of management; Kaushik De, professor of physics; Smitha Rao, electrical engineering research associate; Bart Weiss, professor of film; Bob Woods, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Formula SAE team adviser; Jarryd Willis, psychology doctoral student; and Kelly Walters, political science and psychology sophomore.

Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for faculty/staff, and $35 for the general public.

Compete in Spirit Week contests

Celebrate the Maverick moxie with fun and games during Spirit Week, March 24-28.

Exchange your old school attire for a UTA T-shirt at MavSwap. Grab a bite at a tailgate at the Maverick baseball game against Baylor. Test your college knowledge at a UTA trivia competition between student organizations.

Students who sign in at each event can earn points for their student organization and win prizes. See more details at the website for the UTA Ambassadors, who sponsor the fun.

Student organizations interested in competing in the trivia contest should email Jennifer Fox.

Taco tailgate at Friday's baseball game

The Maverick Club is hosting a Taco Tailgate on Friday, March 21, in the picnic area down the third base line at Clay Gould Ballpark.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $3 with student ID and $5 for adults. The Mavericks take on Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m.

The meal is a $5 donation and will include two tacos, rice, beans, and water or tea.

Freshman leaders seek volunteers for MDA fundraiser

Freshmen Leaders On Campus needs volunteers to raise money to send six local children with neuromuscular diseases to a summer camp sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The volunteer who raises the most funds will win a pizza party for their chosen organization.

Donations are accepted through the final fundraising event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, on the University Center mall. Visit the MDA FLOC-UP website or contact the Leadership Center at 817-272-6054.

  MavPic Diversity Week Ball Pit

Grand ballroom

Claudia Cuadra, left, nursing freshman, and Jessica Hernandez, psychology sophomore, hang out in the ball pit during Diversity Week earlier this month.

Applications accepted for First-Year Experience Peer Leaders

The Division of Student Affairs is recruiting involved student leaders to serve as Peer Leaders for the new First-Year Experience course for the fall 2014 semester.

The FYE course is required for all first-time, full-time freshmen. The course orients students to life on campus and assists in the transition to college. Peer Leaders assist with class activities and discussion, serve as a resource to the students in the class, share their love for UT Arlington, and encourage students’ campus involvement and engagement.

Peer Leaders will receive $500 in compensation in fall 2014. Visit the First-Year Experience website, and view the Peer Leader Information page. Applications are due Sunday, March 30.

Registration open for Big Event

Sign up for the Big Event, UTA's annual day of community service, by choosing your volunteer event online. Faculty, staff, and students can participate as individuals or as a group, a new option this year. Groups must have 10-20 people.

Apply to volunteer by Tuesday, March 25. The Big Event is Saturday, April 12.

Provide feedback in student survey

Freshmen and seniors are encouraged to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement that was sent via email. For questions, contact Student Affairs at 817-272-6030.

Grad Finale has what you need for Commencement

Find everything you need for spring Commencement at the Grad Finale on Monday-Thursday, March 24-27, at the UT Arlington Bookstore. Hours are 3-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. 

Check List


Friday, March 28

Last day to drop classes

Grade exclusion and forgiveness sites close for spring submissions at 5 p.m.

Monday, April 7

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 28. A grade of W will appear on your transcript. 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. 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, forgiveness request sites close March 28

UT Arlington will process grade exclusion and forgiveness requests submitted by 5 p.m. on the last day to drop—Friday, March 28—as part of the grading and academic standing process for the spring 2014 term.

Submissions to the grade exclusion site will next be available June 2, when the site reopens for submissions on the first day of classes for the summer I session. It will then be available through the last drop date for the summer II session

Grade forgiveness requests must be made through your academic adviser. A list of academic advising offices is online.

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

Registration begins for summer and fall 2014

Priority registration opens for summer and fall terms Monday, April 7. Advising is already available in your academic department.

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.

Tickets required to attend Commencement ceremonies

Graduates participating in Commencement and their guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. Children age 2 and younger do not need a ticket.

Look for instructions on claiming tickets in your UTA email accounts on Friday, April 11. Visit the Commencement website for details on ticket quantities and availability.

Commencement ceremonies are Friday-Sunday, May 9-11, in College Park Center.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

'Wonder Women' film, discussion Thursday

Wonder Women!

From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

A screening starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room 108 of University Hall. Admission is free.

Go behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others offering an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

Stay for a discussion on pop-culture icons, fears about strong women, and how women achieve their goals in today's society.

The Women’s and Gender Studies program sponsors the Women’s History Month event.

Tuesday, March 18

Afternoon Variety Showcase Singer, songwriter Teddy Geiger performs. Free. 1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State University. Also, vs. Columbia University, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and vs. Arkansas State University, Friday-Sunday, March 21-23Tickets $5 adults, $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Clavier Piano Recital UTA piano students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, March 19

Guest Trombone Recital Tim Smith of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is guest artist. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, March 21

Friends of the Library Professor Emeritus Dennis Reinhartz discuss his latest book, The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History, which explores map embellishments from the 16th through 19th centuries, widely considered the golden age of cartography. A book signing and reception follow. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library.

Friday Night Film: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Rated PG-13. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.


The Gallery at UTA: Alice Leora Briggs /James Sullivan Works by Alice Leora Briggs and James Sullivan. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 29. Art and Art History, The Gallery at UTA.

MavsArt Enjoy a variety of artistic media by faculty, staff, and students. First floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

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

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

Planetarium The spring schedule includes new shows Back to the Moon for GoodExoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360Planetarium.

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

Learn More


Tuesday, March 18

Health Insurance Marketing Information Session and Enrollment Learn about and enroll in the Affordable Care Act. Deadline to enroll is March 31. Free. Noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Rural Health Outreach Program.

Major Exploration Seminar Free. Noon, Room 110, Preston Hall. Also, Friday, March 28University College, Success Series.

MAVS Talk Self-Compassion Learn aspects of self-compassion and how to be more accepting of yourself. Register online. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Wednesday, March 19

Comic Book Superheroines: A Discussion Examine the women of graphic novels with members of the UTA Comic Book Club. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 245E, Business Building. Women's History Month.

COEHP Brown Bag Seminar Tracy Perry and Evie Malaia of the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education present "Improving Reading Strategy for Comprehension: Does Recall Compete with Working Memory Manipulation?" and David Sparks, visiting assistant professor of science education, discusses "Stereotype Threat: Implications for the Science and Mathematics Classroom." Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 111, Nedderman Hall. College of Education and Health ProfessionsCurriculum and Instruction.

Study Abroad Information Session Get the scoop on study abroad applications, scholarships, and financial aid. Free. Noon, Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Study Abroad.

Documentary: 'Searching for Angela Shelton' Filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons and discovers 70 percent of them are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse, or domestic violence. Free. 7 p.m. Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

Engineering Distinguished Speakers Series John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presents "Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body." Free. Reception 5 p.m., Room 601; lecture 6 p.m., Room 100; Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Thursday, March 20

Biology Colloquium Series David Reznick, professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, discusses "Experimental Studies of the Interaction Between Ecology and Evolution in a Natural Ecosystem." Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.

Symposium on Materials and Systems for Tissue Regeneration Research and development, opportunities, challenges, and approaches in regenerative medicine could help to restore the function of diseased and damaged organs and tissues like bones, blood vessels, and the pancreas. UTARI.

Saturday, March 22

CPR/AED Training Hands-on skills training prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturday, April 26Campus Recreation.

Monday, March 24

Geraldine Brooks

Female Heroes in Fact and Fiction Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, right, is guest speaker for Women's History Month. Her recent novel, Caleb’s Crossing, was a New York Times best-seller. Free. 7 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Festival of Ideas Global Research InstituteWomen’s and Gender StudiesWomen’s History Month.

Tuesday, March 25

The Publishing Rollercoaster: Writers Sound Off Expand your knowledge of professional publishing from concept through research, submission, revision, and publication. This webcast is perfect for those hoping to get published for the first time or to improve their skills. Free. 1-2:30 p.m., Room 315A, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Word for Dissertations and Theses Learn advanced features in Word that will make meeting the dissertation and thesis formatting requirements a less arduous process. Register online. Free. 6-8 p.m., Room 315A, Central Library. Graduate Studies.

Wednesday, March 26

MAVS Talk Depression Learn about the effects of depression and ways to cope with it. Register online. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Thursday, March 27

MAVS Talk Stress Learn techniques to manage stress. Register online. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Biology Colloquium Series Jim McGuire of the University of California at Berkeley is guest speaker. Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.


Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program, 7 p.m. Mondays, Room 107, Social Work Building B. Mavericks Group AA Meeting, noon Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery Student Group is a non-12-step social meeting. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Center for Students in Recovery.

Career Development Center Job search assistance, including resume reviews and interview and networking tips; employer events, such as information sessions and on-campus interviews; and career development assistance are provided. Upcoming events are on the website. Call 817-272-2932 for an appointment. Career Development Center.

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

Sports Notes
  NWBA Championships2014

Defense: Jan "Goose" Gans (12), left, Andy Kraft (21), and Jorge Sanchez (42) surround a Wisconsin-Whitewater player in the championship game at College Park Center. See more photos.

NWBA championship slips away from Movin' Mavs

The National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball title slipped by the Movin' Mavs in a 55-54 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 8 at College Park Center.

The game wrapped up the three-day 2014 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Championships on the UT Arlington campus.

"We simply ran out of time," head coach Doug Garner said of the last-second loss.

The Movin' Mavs pushed hard through a tight first half that ended with UWW leading 32-30. Following a Warhawks free throw, Jorge Sanchez rushed down court for a basket to give the Mavs a 54-53 lead with 9.9 seconds left. Another UWW score tipped the balance, and the Mavs' final shot failed.

The win was UWW's 11th title. The University of Alabama, last year's champions, won third place by defeating the University of Missouri 47-45.

The new Lady Mavs wheelchair team was disqualified after a player became ill. Although one player short, the team chose to take on Edinboro University and won 38-26.

For the women's title, Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Alabama 69-54. Illinois claimed third place by winning 65-17 over Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Also competing in the tournament was Southwest Minnesota State University.

Injury sidelines Vaughn for NCAA Indoors

UT Arlington sprinter Clayton Vaughn was forced to miss last weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships after suffering a strained hip flexor in training.

Vaughn had earned the top seed in the 60 meters after posting a school-record and NCAA season-best time of 6.55 seconds in February. The senior was looking to become the fourth UTA track athlete to become a three-time indoor All-American.

The injury ends the indoor season for the Mavericks, who begin the outdoor campaign with the Rice Multis on Wednesday-Thursday, March 19-20, the TCU Invitational on Friday, March 21, and the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Wednesday-Saturday, March 26-29 in Austin.

Nwanguma earns SBC all-conference honors

Women's basketball senior center Desherra Nwanguma has been named second team All-Sun Belt Conference.

Nwanguma scored a career-high 34 points this season when the Mavericks defeated UL Lafayette 73-54. She also racked up a team-high eight double-doubles.

She led the team in scoring and rebounding, with 13.5 points per game and 8.5 boards per game and also led the Sun Belt in rebounding (9.3) and blocks (1.6).

Sports shorts

  • The men's basketball season ended for the No. 6-seeded Mavericks with a 91-85 loss Friday to third-seeded UL Lafayette in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Mavericks finished their first season in the Sun Belt at 15-17 overall. UT Arlington went 9-9 in conference during the regular season to tie for fifth and reached the quarterfinals after Thursday's first-round win over UL Monroe.

  • The women's basketball season ended with 60-57 overtime loss to South Alabama. The Mavericks finished 4-25 overall and 3-15 in conference.

  • The women's tennis team swept Cal Poly 4-0 Saturday then lost 4-0 to Fresno State on Sunday. The Mavs face Sacramento State today, Tuesday, March 18, and San Jose State at noon Wednesday, March 19.

  • The men's tennis team defeated Cleveland State 5-2 last Tuesday, improving to 5-9 overall. The Mavs are on their home court to play Columbia Saturday, March 22; Sacramento State, Sunday, March 23; and Wichita State Monday, March 24.

  • The baseball team was swept by Texas State in a three-game series over the weekend in Sun Belt Conference play. The Mavs face Sam Houston State at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 18, at Clay Gould Ballpark in the first of six consecutive home games.

  • The softball team lost 12-1 to Harvard at the San Diego Classic II Sunday. The Mavs are 14-15 overall. The team opens Sun Belt Conference play Saturday, March 22, against South Alabama in Mobile.

  • The men's golf team finished in 16th place after Saturday's final round of the 2014 Border Olympics. The Mavs play in the Lone Star Invitational on Monday, March 24, in San Antonio.

Intramural sand volleyball, fantasy baseball entries due this week

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include sand volleyball, Wednesday, March 19; NCAA Tournament Pick ‘Em, Thursday, March 20; fantasy baseball, Friday, March 21; March Madness video game tournament, Tuesday, March 25; and NCAA Sweet 16 Bracket Challenge, Thursday, March 27.

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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