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Events at a Glance


Read The Shorthorn

Every Monday-Thursday


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 


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

Real Mavs Wear Purple


If you're seeing a lot of purple today, it's for good reason.  Mavericks are wearing purple ribbons and taking a stand against domestic violence, as a part of October's Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness month.  For more information or to seek help, please visit UT Arlington's Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Program (RVSP) in the lower level of the University Center.


-One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.

-Between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence each year, and between 100,000 and 6 million men (depending on the type of survey used to obtain the data.)

-Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

(Domestic Violence Statistics)


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


Student Governance & Organizations

817 | 272.2293



ConAward, Ribbongratulations!


 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.


Drum roll, please.  The winners* of the free Kindle and iPod Nano are...

(Officer Survey) Sarah Whittaker, President of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc.

(Member Survey) Heather Hughes, Nursing Students' Association, Nursing Constituency Council, Chemistry and Biochemistry Society, Maverick Chess Club, Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Student Alumni Association, and Vegan Club

*Winners were selected randomly from all survey participants that completed the survey by the deadline.  The member survey was sent to all members of student organizations via e-mail on 9/27 and the officer survey was sent to all officers of student organizations via e-mail on 9/23.


Want to win a prize?  Complete the next survey that will arrive in your e-mail inbox in late November.

Photos Wanted

  Maversity Image

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 great student organizations.  Submit photos via e-mail to

Inspiration of the Week

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

-Winston Churchill

Opportunities  & Announcements

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. 

Student Organization Development Sessions


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

Want to be a Big Wig?


Student Congress is looking for applicants for student representatives to the UT Systems Board of Regents and the Higher Education Coordinating Board. These incredibly prestigious positions voice the student perspective on major issues concerning higher education.  Applications can be found at and are due by November 4th to the Student Congress office, suite B150 in the lower level of the University Center.

Register for Parent & Family Weekend

October 21-23, 2011
Deadline: Midnight TONIGHT

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

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. He also served as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to his work in government, he served on the full-time faculty of The Catholic University of America's School of Law and as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University's National Law Center.


This event is free and open to the public - no tickets are required. Please visit the Multicultural Affairs website for full details.

Halloween Casino NightHalloween Casino Night

Thursday, October 27

8:00 p.m.-Midnight, Bluebonnet Ballroom


Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Housing and University Center, and EXCEL Campus Activities are sponsoring their annual Halloween Casino Night.  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 

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.

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.


November 2:  Managing Test Anxiety

November 16:  Money Management

November 30:  Building a Healthy Lifestyle


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.

pink ribbonJoin 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

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