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Every Monday-Thursday


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

Finding Balance


Hello from SGO!  We've passed the five-week mark for the 2011 fall semester and things have been picking up speed.  We know that balancing coursework, roommates, co-curricular activities, finances, work, and personal relationships can be challenging.  Remember to take care of yourself and to prioritize your studies.  We believe in each of you and your successes inside and outside the classroom.


Last weekend's Leadership Retreat, "Mavericks Empowering Mavericks," was a huge success.  It was exciting to see many of you out there at Glen Rose participating in the weekend's events.  Never forget those that have empowered you to become who you are today.  If you did not get a chance to attend this year, we hope to see you in September 2012.


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


Student Governance & Organizations

817 | 272.2293


Student Organization Printing Launch

TOMORROW, October 4


Effective Tuesday October 4th, Student Governance & Organizations would like to announce student organization printing privileges for all registered student organizations.   Organizations who are active and in good standing will be allowed to use a $100.00 per organization, per academic year towards printing. 


To ensure the success of this program there are some rules that must be followed.  Please consult the Student Organization Printing Sheet in the SGO Documents Library in MavOrgs.

Spring Room Reservations

Opening Monday, October 24, 8 a.m. 


Plan ahead!  All reservations for your spring semester meetings and events will open to student organizations on Monday, October 24.  All space reservations are on first come, first served basis.  Like always, your Campus Events Planning Sheet will need to be stamped and approved by SGO prior to reserving a room.


Inspiration of the Week

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

- Helen Keller

Opportunities  & Announcements

McNair Scholars Program- Now Recruiting

October 1 to November 4


Are you interested in attending graduate school? Do you enjoy research? Have you ever considered becoming a professor?


If the answer is "YES," then the McNair Scholars Program may be right for you.


Learn more by letting the McNair Staff speak at your student organization October meeting. Contact NaKeshia Guillory @ 817-272-5844 or

Student Organization Development Sessions


Financial Literacy Program

(Ultimate Money Skills)              

Wednesday, October 5

Noon, Guadalupe, UC

College empowers college students to develop smart money management skills and ultimately achieve financial independence. This 60-minute, interactive, assembly-style presentation helps students recognize that the choices they make about money while in college can have a direct impact on their future financial success and gives them the information they need to make better decisions going forward.  A full-color workbook is provided for students to follow along during the presentation and to take with them as a future resource.
[All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $250 for his or her organization.]


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

Thursday, October 6

7 p.m., Maverick Stadium


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.

Visit to sign up today!

Omicron Delta Kappa Applications Due

Deadline:  October 7, 5 p.m.


Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is a leadership society that honors students who make great contributions to their campus and community. Click here to complete your application for membership. You will also need to turn in a copy of your fall 2011 schedule, an unofficial transcript, and resume/CCIR to the New Student Welcome Center in Davis Hall by the deadline.


Contact Danielle Hansen with questions -

A Different Kind of Spring Break

Deadline:  October 7, 4 p.m. 


The Alternative Spring Break program 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.  Come on out to take a break from school and enjoy a different kind of spring break!

For more information please visit the Alternative Breaks MavOrgs page.

Filing for Campus Elections

Deadline:  October 29th


Applications are available for Campus Elections!  Open positions include Homecoming Court, UTA Ambassador and Student Congress Senator.  For applications please visit Student Governance & Organizations in the lower level of the University Center room B120. 

Upcoming Events

Maversity Workshop


"The Multicultural Language(s) of Texas & Oklahoma"

Tuesday, October 4
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Guadalupe

Multicultural Affairs and the Leaders Educating About Diversity are pleased to present the fall guest faculty presenter, Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, Chair of the UT Arlington  Department of Linguistics & TESOL . Dr. Fitzgerald will discuss how residents of Texas and Oklahoma are known for their use of y'all, fixin' to, and might could.  Join us for this event presented as part of the Maversity Diversity Series.  Space is limited to 25 participants. Free lunch served.  For details, visit:

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 the upcoming seminars.  Each workshop is free and open to all students unless specifically posted otherwise.  Highlighted workshops include:


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.  

Boot Camp

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 11-November 17

6:15-7:15 am, MAC

$30 for students/faculty/staff, $40 for others 


Get ready to work with this indoor/outdoor class that will incorporate cardiovascular and strength training to challenge your body and help you reach your goals. Fitness assessments are performed at the beginning and end of the six-week program to gauge each person's strength and speed improvement.


Register at the MAC Front Desk by October 9th.

carnavalHispanic Heritage Month Continues


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.  


For more information visit

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 Lifestyle

Student Organization Night at UT Arlington Volleyball

Thursday, October 5

7 p.m., Texas Hall 


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.

Grad Fest

Wednesday, October 12

University Center


Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree?  Come out to the annual Grad Fest hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies.  There will be panel and roundtable discussions that will provide you with resources and information about various Master's and doctoral programs.


For more details and the full schedule of events, visit the Grad Fest website.

Maverick Madness

Friday, October 14

9 p.m., MAC

Come celebrate the first official night of basketball practice! Meet the men's, women's and Movin' Mavs teams, get pumped up by Blaze and the cheer and dance teams, receive free t-shirts, giveaways and have a chance to make a half court shot where you can win FREE TUITION FOR ONE SEMESTER!

Before the event, join EXCEL Campus Activities for a free screening of Friends with Benefits at 7 pm in the Lone Star Auditorium.


This event is free and open to the entire UT Arlington community. For more information visit the UT Arlington event calendar. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Athletics.

Join the Pink Ribbon Run and Help Breast Cancer Research
Throughout October


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 promote this event through out the month with giveaways! For more information visit

ethicsEthical Fitness

October 18, 7 p.m.

Nedderman Hall 100


Judy Browne, Head of the Shelton Upper School, will present Ethical Fitness:  Young Adult Decision Making.  Judy has an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a Master's degree in education from The University of North Texas.  Judy is a certified trainer for The Institute for Global Ethics in Maine.  Among her responsibilities she has developed of the ethics curriculum for the high school. 

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!

Diversity Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 26

6:30 p.m., UC Carlisle


The Division of Student Affairs and Multicultural Affairs are pleased to host the Fall 2011 Diversity Lecture Series featuring Mauricio Claver-Carone. Claver-Carone will present his lecture entitled "U.S.-Cuba Policy: From the Streets of Havana to the Halls of Capitol Hill."  Claver-Carone is the executive director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C., a non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Cuba. 


This event is free and open to the public - no tickets are required. Please visit the Multicultural Affairs website for full details. If you need accommodations to fully participate in this event, contact Multicultural Affairs at (817) 272-2099. Please allow (5) business days to arrange the accommodation.

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