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Read The Shorthorn

Every Monday-Thursday


Leaders Learn Series

'Life Balance'

September 13            

3-4 p.m., Chemistry & Physics, Room 303


Tier 1 Student Organization Risk Management

Wed., September 14

Thurs., September 15

Tues., September 20

Wed., September 21

Thurs., September 22


Job Fair  

September 21            

10-3, MAC


Fall Leadership Retreat


Sept. 23- 25

Glenrose, TX


Financial Literacy Program                   

October 5

Noon, Guadalupe, UC


Leaders Learn Series

'Making Connections'

October 11           

3-4 p.m., Chemistry & Physics, Room 303


Student Organization Development Session

Perfecting the Paperwork

October 13                 

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto


















































































A Message from SGO

Welcome back, Students


Fall is here!  We are very excited to welcome you back for the start of another great semester.  The Office of Student Governance & Organizations (SGO) has a lot of great things in store for you and we are thrilled to be working with you to enhance your student organization and you, as a student leader. 


If efforts to keep you in the loop with news from our office, campus events, annoucements, and opportunities, we will be sending out this newsletter, The MavOrgs Leader, once a week.  Please share this information with your members!  Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact our office.



Student Governance & Organizations

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New Look, Same Great MavOrgs

 MavOrgs banner

You might notice a new look for MavOrgs, the one-stop-shop website for student organizations (  Don't worry, it's the same great site.


This is a great way to recruit and publicize for your organization!

Just in the past month...

-2,200 active users

-4,300 unique visitors

-more than 100,000 page views


Is your organization's page displaying what you would like all of these people to see?  Re-vamp your page TODAY!  Questions on how to navigate, edit, and make the most out of your page?  Don't hesitate to contact Bailey in Student Governance & Organizations to set up a meeting: or

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Inspiration of the Week

"Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people."


-Lee Iacocca


Opportunities  & Announcements



The Association for Women in Communication- UTA Chapter was nationally recognized for the 2010-2011 school year.  The organization was honored as the large division chapter winner of the Outstanding Student Chapter Award.


The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) here at UT Arlington was recently awarded the highest level of student chapter recognition at the international level, the GOLD Award.  This award was given in recognition of the chapter's improvements, progress, and overall achievements in 2010-2011.


Bryan Bastible, President of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been selected to be an intern for The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covers the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference.  See here for more details about this prestigious position:


Student Organization Development Sessions


Perfecting the Paperwork

Thursday, October 13                 

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto

Become a forms expert!  During this session, we will talk all about the paperwork required for all campus postings, events, food waivers, and purchasing. 

[All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free bowling party for his or her organization at UT Arlington's Bowling & Billiards.]



Having a Productive Meeting

Tuesday, November 15             

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto

Meetings dragging? Not getting anywhere? Morale down?  SGO is here to help, offering your student organization tips, strategies, and resources to improve the effectiveness of your organizational meetings.

[All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a up to $150 of free pizza for his or her organization.]

Who do YOU want for the Fall concert?


University Events is currently surveying students regarding performers for the Fall concert.  Click here to cast your vote now through Thursday, September 15.

Upcoming Events

Risk Management Compliance: MANDATORY 


Tier 1 Organizations

See here for full list of Tier 1 organizations. 

 Mark your calendars now for a Fall Risk Management session!  Per the implementation of House Bill 2639, Senate Bill 1138, and Texas Education Code 51.9361, student organizations are required to learn about potential risks to facilitate safe and successful events and interactions.  The president and one other officer (vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.) must attend for each Tier 1 organization.  No need to register, just show up on the day of your convenience to one of the following sessions:


Wednesday             September 14          Noon            San Jacinto

Thursday                 September 15          12:30 p.m.    San Jacinto

Tuesday                  September 20          12:30 p.m.    San Jacinto

Wednesday             September 21          Noon            San Jacinto

Thursday                 September 22          6:00 p.m.      San Jacinto



Tier 2 Organizations

Tier 2 organization Presidents will be required to complete the online Risk Management module that includes information on hazing, alcoholic beverages, travel and general Risk Management information.  This module must be completed by you, the President.  Additionally, upon completion, you verify that you will present the information covered in the module to your organization within thirty (30) days. 

If you are not on the Tier 1 list listed above, you are a Tier 2 organization. 


Follow the link below to access the module.  Please note that there will be a quiz at the end.  Paying close attention and taking notes is suggested.


This must be completed by Friday, September 23.  The penalty for non-adherence will be placement of that organization on inactive status.  Inactive status will result in the immediate loss of room reservations, inactive campus bank accounts, and probation of room reservations until February 2012.

Hispanic Heritage Month 


Kick-Off Fiesta

Wednesday, September 14, UC Bluebonnet, 6:30 p.m.

The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration begins! Enjoy free arts & crafts, play a game of dominoes, and meet the Association of Mexican American Students and Latin American Student Organization. Shop the "Longoria Girls" table featuring collectible items from UT Arlington Alumnae Stephanie Longoria. Her works are inspired from "La Loteria" and "El Dia de los Muertos." To top it off, sing along with our featured Mariachi followed by DJ and latin dancing! Enter the Hispanic heritage culture game for a chance to win a free ipod!   For the complete Hispanic Heritage Month calendar, visit:


"Celebrando la Vida: Celebrating Life" Dancing Through Latin America

Featuring Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company

Wednesday, September 21, UC Rosebud, 7 p.m.


Experience a joyful dance extravaganza that will thrill and delight you! Don't miss the Hispanic Heritage Month featured performance by the internationally renowned Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company. Ollimpaxqui provides cultural and educational insight into the rich heritage of Mexican and Latin American culture. This highly entertaining show encompasses centuries of traditions that have evolved from European, Asian, Indian and American influences. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets required. For the complete Hispanic Heritage Month calendar, visit: .



"Voces de la Raza; The People's Voices"

Featuring the Tejano Voices Collection by Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez

Monday, September 26, UC Carlisle, 6 p.m.


Multicultural Affairs is pleased to present "Tejano Voices", featuring Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, professor of political science. Dr Gutiérrez will discuss the Chicano perspectives of public leadership, gender inequalities and coalition politics in the 21st century. "Tejano Voices" consists of interviews that emphasize the personal stories and struggles of Tejano leaders, many of whom are the first individuals of Mexican descent in government office. Students will also get the opportunity to meet Hispanic leaders on campus and discuss topics such as education and culture with Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez. Reception to follow. For the complete Hispanic Heritage Month calendar, visit:


Carnaval: 5th Annual Dancing with Mavericks Wednesday, October 12, UC Mall, 6:30 p.m.

(Rain site: MAC Court 133)

 It's the Hispanic Heritage Month closing extravaganza! Newly revamped for 2011! It's time for Carnaval! Amazing changes are in store so gather your friends and get ready to dance the night away at our Carnaval street jam!   With an exciting new competition format, you can enter to play brand new games with prizes awarded in both individual and team categories. Join the masquerade with a major dose of that Latino spirit celebrated to drum beats & pounding rhythms! Stop by interactive booths, learn new salsa steps, and enjoy free give-aways! If you'd like to compete in the costume contest, grab your beads, masks, feathers, boas, and paint your faces to arrive in your best carnaval outfit. And don't miss the thrilling closing finale featuring carnaval queens, stilt walkers, and dancers! Teams can register online by Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. For event details and the complete Hispanic Heritage Month calendar, visit:

Fall Leadership Retreat


The Leadership Center announces that there is still time to register for the Fall Leadership Retreat! If you are a leader on campus and looking for a great way to network with other leaders, staff and faculty and want to improve your leadership skills, then the Fall Leadership Retreat is for you! The fall leadership retreat is an annual event, over the course of 30 years here at UT Arlington. During 2.5 days, student leaders attend educational sessions , participate in critical dialogues, enjoy keynote speakers and interact with other students while learning, growing and having fun!


Register online at  and click on the registration link. The cost is $60.00, if students who need assistance paying the fee, The Leadership Center is offering scholarships. In the registration form under the "payment" section, please write 'Need scholarship" and then download the scholarship application. Deadline to register and turn in scholarships is September 16, 2011, so don't wait another minute! For more information, please call The Leadership Center, 817-272-9220.


UT Arlington Night on the Town

brought to you by College Town, UTA


College Town, UTA invites you to gather the neighborhood for an evening of good food, good music, and good company.


Friday, September 16, 2011

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a mixer at Mavericks Sports Grill, $10 per person, $5 Alumni Assn. members.


6:30-7:30 p.m.

Visit information booths at Founders Plaza to learn more about College Town UTA.


7:30-9:00 p.m.

Join friends at the Levitt Pavilion for a free concert headlined by The Burning Hotels.


9:00-11:00 p.m.

Indulge in specials at participating downtown restaurants, including Flying Fish, Grease Monkey, J. Gilligan's, Mavericks Sports Grill, J.R. Bentley's, and Old School Pizza & Suds.*

*Participating venues subject to change.


For more information visit


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