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March 2012     

March  Calendar

March 2   Installment is due


                 Sign up for

               Cooking Around

            the World Saturdays,

             March 3-31 2-5pm

        with Continuing Education.


March 6 MaverickSpeaker                    

               Series presents:

                 Robert Ballard

                  7:30 p.m. in

                  Texas Hall


March 9  Application deadline

              to be a Site Leader for

                 The Big Event

                 is due by 5p.m.


March 12-16 Spring Break


March 19  Volunteer Registration

                    is open for

                  The Big Event



March 23   Maverick Speaker

                  Series presents:

                      Jeb Bush  

                      8p.m. in

                 College Park Center


March 30   Last day to drop 



April 2     Installment is due


April 3    Registration begins 

                for Summer and

                Fall 2012 terms



Click here for UT Arlington's

Athletics Calendar for the month of March.


Live Where Your Life Is!


University Housing tours have officially begun.  We tour several communities three times a day to assist students in making the best choice for them.  Check out our map to see all the locations we tour. Have your student

sign up today and Live Where Your Life Is!


On-Campus Interviews

The Career Center will host several companies this month to conduct On-Campus Interviews. Your student must be registered with HIREAMAVERICK to request an interview and be selected for these great interview opportunities. Your student can stop the office to fill out the registration form. Some of the companies coming to campus are FritoLay, Inc., Amazon.com, Mattress Firm and Lane Gorman Trubitt, L.L.P. For more information visit The Career Center's calendar.

Quik Tip: Now is a great time to begin preparing for summer jobs and internships. The Career Center at UT Arlington can help with resume critiques, mock interviews, and more information about employers in the area and around campus.   

Alternative Spring Break Service Trips 

 Do you like to travel?

 Do you enjoy helping other people?


If so, Alternative Spring Break is for you. For the week of Spring Break-March 11-17-consider heading to Arkansas, Atlanta, or New Orleans to help kids, work in homeless shelters, or help with farm animals.


Costs range from $300 to $450. Deadline for application has been extended to 4 p.m. Friday, March 2. Apply in Room B140 on the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Please click here for student application. 

Maverick Activities
Maverick Activities Center is a great recreation facility where you can meet, relax, workout, and continue to be engaged in UT Arlington's campus life. We have it all; a 20,000-square-foot weight and fitness room; computer lab; two indoor tracks; basketball, volleyball, racquetball and badminton courts; multipurpose rooms for things like yoga, martial arts and aerobics; a game room; a climbing wall; an open social corridor; an indoor soccer gym; health club-style locker rooms, a video game area; outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, and more.


Fall and Spring Hours



6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.



12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

UT Arlington hosts camp for humanities and technology 

The intersection of the humanities and technology is explored at THATCamp Texas 2012 Friday-Saturday, March 9-10. The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) starts with technology workshops Friday and an "unconference" Saturday at the Central Library.


Topics include GIS-for-humanities, video creation and editing, teaching and using search tools in the classroom, open-source screencasting, XML and text encoding, and e-book creation.


The camp is free and open to anyone interested in humanities and technology. For more details, go to the THATCamp blog or contact Cathy Corder at ccorder@uta.edu.


Volunteer Opportunities

Here is a listing of upcoming volunteer opportunities for your student with UTA volunteers. For more information please contact them at 817-272-2963 or by email at pk@uta.edu.


FRIDAY, March 09 - 3:00 pm  Boys & Girls Club Visit


FRIDAY, March 23 - 4:00 pm  River Legacy

                                                  Tents and Tails


SATURDAY, March 31 - 7:30 pm  Arlington Animal

                                                             Shelter Visit


SATURDAY, March 31 - 7:30 pm  Epilepsy Stroll



Volunteers are needed for Health Fair


Give some time as a volunteer at the Health Fair on Tuesday, March 6.The Health Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and volunteers are needed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will be in the Palo Duro Lounge and the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

To be a volunteer, send your contact information, time available, and T-shirt size to Latoya Oduniyi at latoya.oduniyi@uta.edu.


Donate to Worldwide Book Drive


Golden Key International Honour Society is working with Worldwide Book Drive to promote literacy by donating books to organizations and individuals, both locally and globally. The society is collecting all types of books in any condition, and textbooks are needed. Marked boxes are in the E.H. Hereford University Center, University Hall, Life Science Building, and College Hall.


Quik Tip: Midterms are an important time to remind students about the use of academic resources. Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Counseling Services, and their academic advisor are all important parts of the university's academic support system. If your student is struggling with a class, encourage them to make sure of these important resources early to help them get back on track to meet their goals. Learn more click here.
Don't Forget to File for FASFA!
Opening of College Park Center

Casey CPC 

Mavericks fans who packed College Park Center witnessed the dawning of a new era Feb. 1 as a spectacular multimedia and pyrotechnic extravaganza christened the new special events venue.

The four-sided Daktronics video display showed President James D. Spaniolo shooting a basketball on the Texas Hall stage. His shot burst through the wall of Texas Hall, zoomed across campus, and crashed through the ceiling of College Park Center, "cutting" a giant blue ribbon amid explosive special effects.


"UT Arlington alumni and supporters have dreamed of a special events center that would be a true home for basketball and volleyball for decades, and we are seeing that dream realized," President Spaniolo said. "It's an historic occasion for our university, our students, and our alumni, and also for the City of Arlington and all of North Texas."


College Park Center is a 218,000-square-foot center that features a split-bowl arena that places more seats close to the action and intensifies the fan experience. Designed to achieve LEED Gold standards for sustainability, the building incorporates many energy-saving features and makes artful use of natural light throughout its grand atrium and concourses.


Fans will find 7,000 seats in the arena, which includes 600 premium seats below the 2,800-square-foot hospitality suites, and bleachers reserved for students. The action plays on the four-sided, Daktronics center-hung video display and one end-hung video board as well as 101 LG televisions throughout the center.


For 47 years, UT Arlington's basketball and volleyball teams played on the stage at Texas Hall, which hindered recruiting, surprised visiting teams, and underwhelmed spectators. There were no training rooms back stage, and basketballs and volleyballs occasionally ventured into the orchestra pit.


Athletes now enjoy two full-size practice courts that allow team workouts. The Athletics Suite provides a spacious weight room, attractive team and visitors locker rooms, an academic center for student-athletes, and a state-of-the-art Sports Medicine Center highlighted by a hydrotherapy room with underwater video cameras that trainers can use to help athletes recover from injury.

College Park Center will host not only University sports, speakers, and commencement ceremonies, but also concerts, entertainment and sporting events, area high school graduations, and more.


The center anchors the emerging 20-acre College Park District. To the south is The Green at College Park, which recently was honored for its sustainable landscaping. North of the center and still under construction is the mixed-use College Park development that features a residence hall and apartments for students as well as street-level retail shops. Two of the development's three parking structures are now open.

Spurred by the College Park District, downtown Arlington is enjoying a revival of new businesses, such as restaurants and entertainment venues like the Levitt Pavilion.



 Homecoming Week 

Thank you to all who came out for UT Arlingon's 2012 Homecoming events. The weekend was filled with spirited activities that honored many students, such as:



Parent & Family Association

Scholarship recipents:



                     Jamie Denson & Kristen Hodges



                   Homecoming King and Queen:


                     Jeff Hazelrigs & Ify Okonkwo


             Congratulations to all the students who were 

                        recognized this weekend!


Mavs claim regular season title


The men's basketball team clinched the 2011-12 Southland Conference regular season championship Saturday night with a 79-70 victory over Northwestern State at College Park Center.


"This was our goal," says UT Arlington coach Scott Cross, who is the third coach in UT Arlington history with 100 career wins. He now has 101. "We wanted to win a conference championship. I'm so proud of our guys for what they accomplished."

The Mavericks improved to 22-6, breaking the school record for wins in a season. More importantly, UT Arlington is 14-0 in conference play and has secured the No. 1 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament.


The men have two regular season games left. Watch the final home game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at College Park Center. Print free tickets online or get them at the box office. The Mavericks play at UT San Antonio on Saturday, March 3, in the regular season finale.

Southland Conference Tournament quarterfinal action starts at noon Wednesday, March 7, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The semifinals, which will be televised by the Southland Conference Television Network, are Thursday, March 8, and the championship game tips off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and will be televised by ESPN2.


Reserved all-tournament passes are $75, while general admission passes are $60. Session and championship game tickets go on sale Monday, March 5. Session tickets are $18 for reserved seats and $13 for general admission. Championship game tickets are $15 for reserved and $10 for general admission. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.


Car Care for your Student

Before your Students travels for Spring Break, here is a suggestion on which parts of their car that should be checked out. (This is not meant to be all inclusive but here are some suggested items to look at).




Lubricants and Fluids






 Engine Oil


Air Filter


Cables, Clamps or



 Transmission Fluid



Carrier/Hold Down


 Washer Fluid


PCV Filter

Charge Indicator






Windshield Wipers


 Power Steering Fluid




 Windshield Wipers


 Brake Fluid




Travel Safe


 Clutch Fluid


Tire Pressure



Upcoming events to affect parking lots


Events at College Park Center will result in partial closings for some parking lots this month.


* Until 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, Lot F11 will be used for valet parking for the Development Board Spring Meeting. Reserved spots will not be affected.


* After 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, Lot F13 will be used for Drake concert parking.


Campus police encourage visitors and members of the UT Arlington community to park in the Park North and Park Central garages at Center Street and UTA Boulevard or in the large lots south of Mitchell Street and east of South Cooper Street.


An additional 700 spaces will open in the southern College Park garage this summer to help accommodate event traffic.


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