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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


Parent & Family Weekend

October 20-23


Leaders Learn Series

'Group Dynamics'

October 25,  3-4 p.m.

Chemistry & Physics

Room 303    


Student Organization Development Session

Having a Productive Meeting

November 15 

12:30 p.m.

Palo Pinto




































































A Message from SGO

13,037 and Rising


Greetings, leaders!  Hope your Fall semester has kicked off well and that you are enjoying your classes and activities. 


Following our recent re-registration, SGO is excited to report a record-breaking 13,037 students involved in student organizations, with that number rising each day.  We are thrilled to see so many students involved on campus and a more than 37% increase from last year.


Hope you have a great week and, as always, GO MAVS!


Student Governance & Organizations

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Recent Renovations Give SGO a Fresh Look


SGO renovations

Top to bottom face lifts greet visitors to Student Governance & Organizations as a part of the E.H. Hereford University Center renovations.  The suite reflects new paint, carpet, furniture, pillars, and refurbished desks. 


Drop by to say hello and see the improvements today!

Inspiration of the Week

Opportunities  & Announcements

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.]

31st Annual Bed Races at UT Arlington

 Bed Races

Join the fun as teams of students push beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes at the University's "longest running" tradition. Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in Maverick Stadium. The event is open to attend with free: DJ, dancing, games, giveaways and a half-time competition! Teams must register in advance to participate in the racing.


The event began in 1980 to celebrate the opening of Maverick Stadium. Racing beds are provided. Teams compete against one another in timed heats; top teams advance through finals to win. Best time in each division wins, but awards for "best-dressed team" and half-time competition given. A theme is given each year, and this year the Campus Traditions committee has selected The Flintstones, a cartoon classic, as the event's motif. You'll have a yabba dabba doo time!

Visit to sign up today!


Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Continues


For the complete Hispanic Heritage Month calendar, visit:  Highlights include:


"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.  Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets required. 


"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. Reception to follow. 


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! 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. Teams can register online by Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon.  

University College Success Series


"The Success Series", a workshop series hosted by University College designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills, begins next week.  Various departments within University College will offer innovative, hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, such as time management, study skills, dealing with stress, learning styles, major exploration, and more. 


Visit the Calendar of Events to view all of our up-coming seminars.  Each workshop is free and open to all students unless specifically posted otherwise.  Highlighted workshops include:


Be a Maverick: Student Organizations & Campus Involvement

Wednesday, September 28, Noon

Getting involved is a key component of success in college. This presentation led by Carter Bedford from Student Governance & Organizations will coach students through the process of identifying the organizations and activities that will be the best fit.  


Conversations: First College Student in the Family 

Thursday, September 29, 1:00 p.m.

Are you the first in your family to attend college? Is this your first year at UT Arlington? Discuss issues that may be unique to your experience.  


Employability Skills 

Wednesday, October 5, Noon

This is an interactive workshop designed to assist students with strengthening their job-seeking skills and providing a smooth transition from college life to the work force. Topics include: developing a job search plan, resume writing, and interview skills.  


Student Veterans Workshop Series


University College is proud to offer the Student Veterans' Workshop Series, a new program specially designed to meet the unique needs of student veterans at UT Arlington.  This series of workshops centered around building academic success and confronting transitional challenges is presented by a fellow student veteran along with assistance from some of UT Arlington's faculty and staff.  All sessions listed below are free and require no advanced registration.  If you have any questions or ideas for future workshops, please feel free to email or visit the Veterans' Workshop Series website. 


All workshops are held in Science Hall room 330 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. unless otherwise specified.


October 5:  Understanding Your Learning Style

October 19:  Improving Your Reading and Note-Taking Skills

November 2:  Managing Test Anxiety

November 16:  Money Management

November 30:  Building a Healthy Lifestyles

Student Organization Night at UT Arlington Volleyball

Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. 


UT Arlington Women's Volleyball welcomes student organization members and advisors for a special Student Organization Night when they take on Texas State University!  Tickets are always FREE and the first 100 people will get a $1 hotdog.  Student organization members can drop their ticket stub into a chance drawing for a FREE Bowling & Billiards social.  Also, the UTA Bookstore will raffle off $10,000 cash to one student in attendance at the game. 


Sponsors for the evenings events include the Division of Student Affairs, Student Governance & Organizations, and UT Arlington Athletics.

Join the Pink Ribbon Run and Help Breast Cancer Research

For every mile logged on the pink Cybex treadmills in the MAC during the month of October, 10 cents will be donated by Cybex to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  The pink treadmills can be found on the second floor of the Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation will display the mileage by each participant and will promoting this event through out the month with giveaways! For more information visit

A Different Kind of Spring Break


Alternative Spring Break is ready for 2011-2012! Three new trips are available this year for the first time in the programs history: Perryville, Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Atlanta, Georgia.


Applications are ready and available in the Lower Level of the UC with the secretary in room B140.  Applications are due October 7, 2011 by 4 p.m.


Come on out to take a break from school and enjoy a different kind of spring break!

For more information please visit:


Save the Date! Parent & Family Weekend 2011 

Thursday, October 20-Sunday, October 23, UT Arlington Campus 


The weekend is a time for the whole family to experience more of what UT Arlington has to offer. The 2011 schedule is online and registration is open so be sure to check out the Parent & Family Center website! 


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