Upcoming Events
Dog Day at UTA
Library Mall

Friday, May 5

10- 12:00pm


Graduation Celebration

Levitt Pavilion

Friday, May 11 


Commencement Ceremonies
College Park Cener
May 11-13
Congratulations Graduates!
The Leadership Center would like to recognize all of the UT Arlington graduating class of 2012. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.
Leadership Academy Honors Graduates 2012
Maggie Garza
Social Work
Steven Hussain
Political Science
Omar Rosales
Mechanical Engineering
Lori Dunham
Business Real Estate
Adrian Zapporozan
Kwinetta Simien
Social Work
Deepak Silwal
Business Graduate Student

Tips for a successful officer transition


Incoming officers:

  • Write out all the questions you have for the outgoing officers and make sure they are answered clearly
  • Be available for all formal and informal trainings from the group or outgoing officer
  • Go with the outgoing officer to introduce yourself to key people you will be working with

Outgoing officers:

  • Openly share what they believe went well and what they would change if they had it to do over again
  • Organize all files, pictures, and
     froms in a specific CD or DVD of resources or leave the location of the files on the computer
  • Identify the areas of responsibility, people, details, phone numbers, etc. that you wish someone had told you when you took office
  •  Be available for consultation even after your term ends


      Leadership Textbook Seeking Student Essays For Next Edition!

The Third Edition of Exploring Leadership is seeking 100-200 word essays on various leadership topics from students like you. If published, your name and institution will be published with your essay. Topics for publishing in the book include: Understanding Yourself as a Leader, Understanding Others as a Leader, Being Inclusive as a Leader, Being Inclusive as a Leader, Being Empowering as a Leader, Being Purposeful as a Leader, Being Ethical as a Leader, The Process of Leadership,  Leading with Integrity, Leading in Communities,  Leading in Groups and Teams, Leading Organizations, Leading Change, and Renewing Yourself as a Leader. Essays can be emailed to Kerri@uta.edu.

Mentor a new Maverick!
The UTA-HOSTS! program is looking for responsible, involved, and caring students like mentoryou to mentor incoming freshman. UTA-HOSTS! will match you with a new freshman or transfer student in your major this fall for you to mentor. You're there to answer questions about life at UTA (you know, all those questions you had when you started here)-how to get involved, how to navigate all the campus resources, where to go for a quiet place to study, how to sign up for class, etc. Mentoring is a great way to help a new college student, make new friends, and it looks great on resumes. For more information, visit the UTA HOSTS! website.
Alternative Break and The Big Event

Leadership Positions Available

The Department of University Events is seeking applicants for the following positions for the 2012-13 academic school-year:

  • Alternative Spring Break Coordinator
  •  Alternative Spring Break Site Leaders
  • The Big Event Planning Committee Director

Applications are available in the Student Activities office, B140 of the University Center or online at www.uta.edu/thebigevent. For questions or more information e-mail pk@uta.edu

      UTA Volunteers Welcomes Their New Executive Board:




The UTA Volunteers welcomed their new executive board for the 2012-2013 Academic Year at their End of The Year Banquet. Meet the new Directors:

  • Michael Ayala: Michael, a Communications junior will continue his position as president of UTA Volunteers. This will be Michael's second semester serving as the President.
  • Sarah Torres: An Interdisciplinary Studies major and a past resident assistant on campus will serve as the New Vice president of the organization. Sarah has been involved with UTA Volunteers for more than a year and is very excited to start working as the first official Vice President.
  • Devin Nguyen will be serving as the New Membership Director providing socials, study halls, and member recognition for the organization.
  • Yolanda Williams has taken the position of MavsAct director for the 2012-2013 school year. Yolanda has previously worked with Toastmasters International at UTA.
  • Kyndell Bailey is the new director for Animals and Environment Committee of UTA Volunteers. Her committee will work with the community garden and continue animal advocacy and sustainability events.
  • Madison Munson will be serving as the director of Health and Homelessness and continuing traditions like One Night Without a Home and A Day without Shoes.
  • Yesse Navarro will serve as the new director of the Youth and Education Committee leading members towards mentorship, tutoring, and advocacy events for local children.  
Need Stress Relief for Finals - Build Something!

Volunteer with Trinity Habitat for Humanity and relive some end of the year stress by helping others. Available dates are listed on the Volunteer Hub if you would like to sign up to volunteer on an upcoming project. High priority days right now are Wednesday May 9th, Friday May 11th, & Saturday May 12th. All of these projects can be found at http://trinityhabitat.volunteerhub.com .

If you have a group that would like to fill a day, feel free to email Miranda Ebersole, with AmeriCorps Volunteer Services at
miranda.ebersole@trinityhabitat.org. Just send the number of volunteers you're bringing and spots will be reserved for your group. Also, keep an eye out on the Volunteer Hub for more projects to be posted in the next few weeks! Trinity Habitat for Humanity will be updating it with new volunteer dates as they become available.


      Save the Date: Free Outdoor Movies!  

EXCEL campus activities will be showing various movies throughout the summer on Thursday nights at sundown. Movies are free of cost and include free popcorn. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a warm summer night movie. Keep an eye on the upcoming dates on the EXCEL website.

      Keep Calm and Study Hard!

The Leadership Center wishes you luck on your upcoming finals! Here are some tips to help you get through finals without stress:

Make Time to Relax: Everyday, keep half an hour for yourself, to relax. Do not plan every minute of the day.

Stay Healthy: Drink lots of water and eat natural foods. Grapes, trail mix, and fish are great brain foods that help improve concentration.

Take Small Breaks: You may want to try and knock out your final paper all at once or study for hours on end, but taking small breaks (5-10minutes) every hour will help keep your brain functioning well.

Set Realistic Goals: Don't try to accomplish everything in one day, but do not procrastinate your work to the last minute either. Plan ahead of time and realistically.

Get Enough Sleep: Not getting enough sleep causes multiple problems including loss of concentration, and anxiety. Try to maintain your regular sleep schedule.

Remember to laugh:The good old proverb "Laughter is the best medicine" is still true and works as a great stress buster. Take time to do things that make you happy and make you laugh, it might be chatting with a friend or watching television for a little while. 

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