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Student Organization

Development Session:

Perfecting the Paperwork

October 13                 

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto


Parent & Family Weekend

October 20-23


Student Organization Development Session

MavOrgs 101

October 24

Noon, San Jacinto


Leaders Learn Series

'Group Dynamics'

October 25,  3-4 p.m.

Chemistry & Physics

Room 303   



November 9

11-1, Library Mall 


Student Organization Development Session:

Having a Productive Meeting

November 15 

12:30 p.m., Palo Pinto


A Message from SGO

Maverick Madness, Organization Development Sessions, Hispanic Heritage Month and MORE!


The beginning of October brings more events and opportunities for our student organizations.  We hope to see you out at Friday's annual Maverick Madness for the kickoff of basketball practice for our men's, women's, and Movin' Mavs teams.  Bring your friends and represent your student organization for your chance to win T-shirts and prizes.  Keep reading for more information.


Also, don't forget to take advantage of our free printing here in SGO for all registered student organizations.  For more information, see the Student Organizations Printing Sheet in the Documents section of SGO's MavOrgs page. 


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


Student Governance & Organizations

817 | 272.2293


Don't Forget the WHITE SPACE!

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When you are creating your flyers and banners to post on campus, be sure to include a 2" x 2" white space in the bottom right-hand corner of your advertisement.  SGO needs room to date-stamp each posting and would really appreciate your help! 


Tell Us Your Accomplishments!

 Award, Ribbon

Has your student organization recently won an award?  Has one of your members been recognized for something amazing?  Student Governance & Organizations wants to know!  E-mail and your entry could be featured in the next The MavOrgs Leader.

Inspiration of the Week

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

                                                       -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.]


MavOrgs 101

Monday, October 24

Noon, San Jacinto

Come learn how to maximize the use of MavOrgs to enhance your student organization. 

[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.]


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.]

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

Register for Parent & Family Weekend

October 21-23, 2011
Deadline for registration: October 19

Join the Parent & Family Center and the Division of Student Affairs for Parent and Family Weekend, October 21-23, 2011. Activities include faculty spotlights, a fall festival with live music and a live petting zoo, a glass blowing demonstration, a real-life game show, student performances, theatre productions, Lady Mavs Volleyball, Movin' Mavs basketball, and much more!
All students and families are invited and encouraged to attend. UT Arlington students and children under 10 are free. All others are $30 per person.  Students and families can get more information and register online at

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 or outdoor space.


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. 

MavOrgs Updates:

Event-Related Improvements

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1.)  There is now an option to export event invitees from the "Manage Invitations" page on any event. (Making it easy to create attendance check-off sheets for meetings.)


2.)  The maximum limit for sending a single batch of e-mail invitations to attend an event has been increased to 500. (Making it easier to invite large numbers of people to events.)


3.)  The search boxes on the submission pages for Forms will now return results for searches based on the submitter's first or last name. (Giving you one more way to find specific submissions for forms with a large list.)

Annual Fire & Safety Report Now Available


The 2011 Campus Fire and Safety Report, which includes crime statistics for the previous three years, is available from the UT Arlington Police Department.  The report also includes institutional policies about campus security.


The 2011 Campus Fire and Safety Report is available online  or by e-mailing


Upcoming Events

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.

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


ethicsEthical Fitness

Tuesday, 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. 

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 19:  Improving Your Reading and Note-Taking Skills

November 2:  Managing Test Anxiety

November 16:  Money Management

November 30:  Building a Healthy Lifestyle

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." 

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.

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


Wednesday, November 9

11-1, Library Mall


Still holding on to an old shirt from that OTHER university? Come to MAVSWAP, hosted by the UTA Ambassadors, and trade it in for a FREE UTA T-SHIRT!
*All collected items will be donated.
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