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Every Monday-Thursday


Student Organization Development Session

Translating Your Involvement to Your Resume

February 8, Noon

UC Pecos



February 9-11

The Bash

February 10, 9 p.m.

College Park Center


A Night of Soul

February 14, 6 p.m.

UC Rosebud Theatre


 The Roots of Our History

Gallery Exhibit

February 20 - February 24

Open Daily, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

UC Gallery


State of the Black College Student

February 20, 6:30 p.m.

MAC Lone Star Auditorium


Spring 2012 Job Fair

February 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.



Evolution of Hip Hop

February 27, 7 p.m.

UC Palo Duro







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Drum roll, please.  The winner* of the $100 of free pizza for his/her organization is...

Martin Dickson, Linux User Group

*Winners were selected randomly from all survey participants that completed the survey by the deadline.  The officer communication survey was sent out to all student organization officers on December 2, 2011.


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

Inspiration of the Week

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

Opportunities  & Announcements

Show Your Pride and Win $250!

Deadline:  February 10


Want to celebrate UT Arlington Day? Want to show off your spirit? Want to win $250? Then enter the Show Your Maverick Pride photo contest!  All you have to do is dress yourself, your neighbors, your kids, your pets, your house, your place of business, your car, or anything else in your best blue, orange and white Maverick gear, take a picture, then e-mail the photo to the Alumni Association. Three winners will be chosen and will receive $250 each!  Click here for more information.



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 the Student Congress
 office in the lower level UC, B150, or online at

Upcoming Events

Student Organization Development Session

Translating Your Involvement to Your Resume

[in collaboration with the UT Arlington Career Center]

February 8, Noon


Research indicates that employers and graduate schools want to see more than grades or a diploma; they want to know about your leadership experiences that set you apart from other applicants. This interactive session with professionals from the Career Center will help you put your student organization leadership on paper and create a dynamite resume in time for the Job Fair.

[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.]

Study Abroad Fair

February 8, 11-2

UC Palo Duro


Faculty leaders from the various faculty-led programs that UTA offers will be on hand to provide information about upcoming programs as well as representatives from our various exchange and affiliate university partners abroad. Returned students from last summer, spring and fall programs will also be there so you can talk to them about their experiences abroad.

Friday, February 10 | 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | College Park Center


For one night, College Park Center will turn into the biggest club in town. Join your friends for a night of free music, in a posh atmosphere unlike any other on campus that will wow and entertain with visual effects, audio and interactive elements that build in intensity throughout the evening with free snacks, refreshments and energy.  Video DJ, Digital Dance Floor, Aerial Acrobatics, Special Entertainment, Karaoke Lounge, Novelty Photos, a karaoke lounge, novelty photos, and live special entertainment.  Admission is free to students, alumni, the university community and their guest. For information contact Student Activities at 817-272-2963 or For a full list of Homecoming 2012 activities visit

A Night of Soul

Featuring a Performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Co-Hosted by the UT Arlington African American Alumni Association

Tuesday, February 14, UC Rosebud Theatre, 6 p.m.


Under the direction of Ann Williams, founder/artistic director, the ensemble, a contemporary modern dance company, performs a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers.  Enter our door prize drawing for two tickets to the annual African American Alumni Association Banquet to be held on Saturday, February 18th.  No tickets required. For the complete Black History Month calendar hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks, visit

Homecoming Hunt 

Throughout this week


Homecoming Hunt UT Arlington's first Homecoming social media scavenger hunt. Win great prizes including an iPad! Check the Homecoming Homecoming Facebook page for more information.

State of the Black College Student

Film Screening and Public Lecture with Director Dr. Darryl Scriven

Monday, February 20, MAC Lone Star Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.


The Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee and Multicultural Affairs invite all UT Arlington faculty and staff to a special professional development seminar. The State of the Black College Student is a 30-minute documentary that explores college graduation rates, student loan debt, and skill acquisition through the lens of African American students. After the screening, join us for a post discussion and Q&A with guest lecturer and executive producer, Dr. Darryl Scriven.  For questions, please email Rashad Givhan, Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs, at For the complete Black History Month calendar hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks, visit

The Roots of Our History

Gallery Exhibit

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24, UC Gallery, Open Daily, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


"The Roots of Our History" gallery exhibit will include images of prominent African American leaders that helped pave the way for the African American community and our country. The gallery will be open daily for viewing. Join us for a special gallery reception on Wednesday, February 22 at noon, when students will present readings of poetry and speech excerpts from some of history's most notable African American figures. For the complete Black History Month calendar hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks, visit

Evolution of Hip Hop

Monday, February 27, UC Palo Duro, 7 p.m.


Join the Multicultural Mavericks as we conclude Black History Month in a fun and educational way by taking a look at hip hop's footprint throughout the world! Learn about the history of the hip hop movement while exploring its influence on fashion, music, dance, and more. We will also have a live DJ on the 1s and 2s. You do not want to miss this event! This event is also held in conjunction with the 5th Annual UT Arlington Diversity Week. For the complete Black History Month and Diversity Week calendars,

Spring Events Calendar


Your involvement and leadership development are important to us here at UT Arlington.  Throughout the Spring, SGO and our campus partners will offer various workshops and events to enhance your skills as a leader of your organization as well as connect you to the campus community.  See the Spring 2012 Student Organization Calendar for dates and details.

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