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Every Monday-Thursday


Parent & Family Weekend

October 21-23


Student Organization Development Session

MavOrgs 101

October 24

12 p.m., San Jacinto


Leaders Learn Series

'Group Dynamics'

October 25

3-4 p.m., Chemistry & Physics

Room 303   


Diversity Lecture Series

October 26

6:30 p.m., UC Carlisle



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...

Cool Weather, Cool Opportunities


Finally, a reprieve from the heat!  October has not only brought wonderful fall weather, but an abundance of neat opportunities for our students.  From the Leaders Learn Series to the Diversity Lecture Series and Halloween Casino Night, UT Arlington's Division of Student Affairs offers activities throughout the month to engage students on campus.


As always, if there is anything our office can do for you to aid in your advising efforts, do not hesitate to contact us.



Student Governance & Organizations

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We know that advertising your student organization events on campus is key to success.  Remind your students when they are creating their banners and flyers to post on campus to include a 2" x 2" white space in the bottom right-hand corner of the document.  SGO needs room to date-stamp each posting and would really appreciate your help! 

Student Organization News

Award, RibbonCongratulations!


Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity won first place at the 5th annual Greek Step Show on Friday, October 7.


Arlington Hall took Maverick Stadium by storm for UT Arlington's annual Bed Races.  Their "Pirate Ladies" earned first place in the women's divison and the "Scooby Doo Gang" won first place in the co-ed division for Bed Races 2011.


Tell Us Your Accomplishments!

 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.

Spring Room Reservations

Opening Monday, October 24, 8 a.m. 


Plan ahead!  All reservations for 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, a Campus Events Planning Sheet signed by you, the advisor, will need to be stamped and approved by SGO prior to reserving a room or outdoor space.

Photos WantedMaversity Image


Advisors, do you have photos of your student organization's events or meetings?  SGO is seeking photos that showcase the leadership and activities of UT Arlington's student organizations.  Submit photos via e-mail to

Filing for Campus Elections

Deadline:  Friday, October 28th


Encourage your students to run for a campus-wide leadership position!  Applications are now 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.
Is your student organization looking for money?  Program Assistance Funds are University-granted monies supplied every year to provide campus organizations supplemental funding for their events and attendance to conferences.  Student Congress oversees the distribution of these monies, and applications are available in our offices in the lower level UC, B150, or online at
Student Organization Development Sessions


Student Governance & Organizations is committed to the development of student leaders and the betterment of student organizations.  This Fall, we are hosting a series of workshops to help students (and advisors) advance their organization: 


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 up to $150 of free pizza for his or her organization.]

Student Veterans' Workshop Series


University College is proud to offer the Student Veteran 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 12:00pm to 12:50pm unless otherwise specified.


November 2:  Managing Test Anxiety

November 16:  Money Management

November 30:  Building a Healthy Lifestyles

McNair Scholars Program- Now Recruiting
October 1 to November 4


Do you have a student interested in attending graduate school? That enjoys research? That is interested in becoming a professor?  If the answer is "YES," then the McNair Scholars Program may be right for them.  Learn more by letting the McNair Staff speak at your student organization October meeting. Contact NaKeshia Guillory @ 817-272-5844 or

Division of Student Affairs

How Leaders Behaviors/Actions Affect Team Members

Tuesday, October 25

3:00 p.m., Chemistry and Physics 303

The Leadership Center and EXCEL Campus Activities' Leaders Learn Series brings you How Leaders Behaviors/Actions Affect Team Members , featuring Dr. Nicolette P. Lopez, Clinical Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Typically, the fairness of a leader is judged by a team member during or soon after an exchange between them. However, depending on the situation, there may be others affected by the leader/team member exchange. The question then is does the behavior between a leader and a team member affect the perceptions of fairness from an observer's perspective? Good leaders are charged with modeling appropriate behavior because their actions provide cues regarding the appropriate attitudes and behaviors of team members.

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.

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.

Halloween Casino NightHalloween Casino Night

Thursday, October 27

8 p.m.-midnight 


Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Housing and University Center, and EXCEL Campus Activities are sponsoring their annual Halloween Casino Night in the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center. Come celebrate Halloween a little early!Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy games, music, food, dancing and casino games.  The night includes costume contests, mocktails, "drunk" goggles games, mock field sobriety test, other alcohol awareness activities and more.  For more information, contact Jeremy at If you are interested in volunteering sign up at

Leadership Coaches 



The Leadership Center invites you to share your knowledge and skills to enhance the development of student organizations here at UT Arlington.  Leadership Coaches are faculty and staff partnering with the Leadership Center that have a passion for leadership and student development. Different roles of a Leadership Coach vary from a facilitator or presenter on a broad range of leadership topics, student leader mentor, scholarship committee member, and a resource for students and student organizations.


Contact Kerri Ressl @ TODAY for more information!

Join the Pink Ribbon Run and Help Breast Cancer Research

Throughout October

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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
Asian Heritage Month, November
One Night in Asia

Thursday, November 3

UC Rosebud Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Amplify your Thursday night with stylish performances by student organizations including Asian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Fine Arts Society of India and many more! This event is free and open to the public. If you are an organization or group wishing to perform, please contact Kevin Shyu at by Wednesday, October 26. 


 Most Awesome Extreme Challenge Challenge

Thursday, November 10

UC Bluebonnet, 6:30 p.m.

Take on sumo wrestlers or race your way through an obstacle course in the 4th Annual MAX Challenge! Form a team and compete against others in tournament-style games including inflatable obstacle course, sumo wrestling and more! For information on registering a team, visit Deadline to register is Monday, November 7 at noon.


Thoughts of Now and Then

Tuesday, November 15

MAC Lonestar Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.

Ever wondered how different the viewpoints can be on Asian traditions and identity? Come hear what our panel of UT Arlington professors and students think and share your viewpoints at this open forum. Discussion topics include culture, dating, education, family values, stereotypes and politics.

 For the complete Asian Heritage Month Calendar, visit

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
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