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February 2013    

Calendar at a Glance 



Black History Month

Career Month


February 8

Spring Maverick Parent & Family Association scholarship deadline


February 19

Maverick Speaker Series, featuring Mark Kelly


February 20

Spring job fair


March 4

Tuition installment #2 due 


March 11-15

Spring Break


April 1

Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2013


April 2

Parent & Family Association reception and night at Maverick Speaker Series, featuring Aaron Neville


April 3

Tuition installment #3 due


April 27

The Big Event

Association benefit of the month: Scholarship 

Each month we will be highlighting benefits available to you as a member of the Maverick Parent & Family Association. Hopefully this will remind you to take advantage of these great resources!


This month we are highlighting the Association scholarship. Each semester, the Association awards 2-3 scholarships to students of parents in the Association. This spring, we will award three, $800 scholarships. One scholarship is awarded to a freshman student, one is awarded to an upperclassman student, and the third is open to all students.


Don't forget to remind your student to apply for the spring scholarship by the Feb. 8 deadline. The application can be found here.


The winners will be announced during halftime at the UTA basketball game on Feb. 28.

Black History Month events

Check out the Multicultural Affairs website for a full schedule of the Black History Month programming. 


The entire campus community is invited to participate and increase their awareness of the positive impact that the African American and Black community has made on society. Featured events include cultural performances, social and educational events with UT Arlington professors, and the annual Black Leadership Institute (BLI).

Free training for women interested in leadership and student government 

Elect Her: UT Arlington Women Win is now accepting applications! Elect Her is a free student leadership training program that encourages college women to run for student government. During the training, students will learn the nuts and bolts of running a student government campaign, how to develop and communicate an effective message, and key leadership skills.


Elect Her will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 4-9 pm in Concho in the University Center. The event is free and open to all students currently enrolled at UT Arlington. Dinner will be provided. Students can find the application here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Kliesen at 817-272-2128 or kendrak@uta.edu

Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program!
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University News
Maverick Speaker Series presents astronaut 
Mark Kelly, Feb. 19


The February installment of Maverick Speaker Series features astronaut Mark Kelly. His presentation, "Endeavoring to Build a Better America" will be held Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm in Texas Hall. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the lecture. Tickets are free and available now. Mark Kelly


Mark Kelly is an astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain, best-selling author, and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. As an astronaut, Kelly flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He became the center of international attention after the 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly's identical twin brother is also an astronaut, and they are the only twins and only siblings to have both traveled in space.

Save the date!
Join us on campus for a reception for Association members, April 2
Mark your calendar now for April 2, 2013 and make plans to join fellow Association parents and family members on campus for a night of complimentary wine and music! The Parent & Family Association will be hosting a wine reception at Digg's Taco Shop on campus in the new College Park District from 6-7 pm, followed by a night at the Maverick Speaker Series, featuring music legends Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis, at 7:30 pm in the College Park Center.  
Aaron Neville is a music legend with four top-20 hits in the United States, including three that hit No. 1 on Billboard's adult contemporary chart and one that went to No. 1 on the R&B chart. He has four platinum-certified albums. Over the years, Neville has teamed with his brothers to form the Neville Brothers and recorded many popular duets with Linda Ronstadt. Hit singles with Ronstadt include "Don't Know Much" and "All My Life," which also earned Grammy awards. A proud Louisiana native, Neville has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as well as the Delta Music Hall of Fame in Ferriday, La. His latest album is My True Story.

Aaron Neville will be accompanied by Ellis Marsalis, a New Orleans native, and one of the most respected pianists in jazz. In 2011 he was honored with the opening of the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in Musicians' Village in New Orleans. Each of his four sons are jazz musicians, including music legends Branford and Wynton Marsalis. Ellis Marsalis is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.


RSVP here! There is no charge to attend the wine reception or the Maverick Speaker Series program.

Parent volunteers needed

Each year, the Parent & Family Center (PFC) brings important stakeholders together for a round table discussion to provide feedback and suggestions on current programs and services offered through the PFC. We value feedback from members of the Parent & Family Association and are seeking volunteers for this advisory board. The date/time of the discussion is to be determined, but the time commitment would be approximately one hour on campus. If you are interested in providing feedback or new ideas on how we can better serve parents, please email parents@uta.edu.  

Maverick Parent & Family Association membership directory now available

Thank you to everyone who opted in to the membership directory! The directory is ready for you to access and begin connecting with other Maverick parents in your area. As a reminder, this document is only available to members of the Parent & Family Association. Please do not distribute the list or make it public; it is only for the personal use of members to connect with other parents. 


Please follow this link to access the directoryIf you have any problems accessing the directory, please call or email us for directions. Remember to check back occasionally, as the directory will be updated as members continue to opt-in.


If you have not opted in but would still like to be included, please email parents@uta.edu with your preferred email address(es) to include for your family. The directory will be periodically updated to include late additions.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email parents@uta.edu or call 817-272-2128. 

February Career Month events

Although your son or daughter is only a freshman, it's never too early to start preparing for life after college. This month, the UTA Career Center hosts Career Month. 


Encourage your student to check out all of the events on the Career Month Calendar to learn how to start preparing now to secure internships and part- or full-time jobs during college and beyond. Events include mock interviews, resume critiques, and more.


Student should also mark their calendars for the spring job fair, Feb. 20 from 10 am to 3 pm in the MAC. For a list of the attending employers, click here.

Upcoming Success Series workshops

University College invites all students to join "The Success Series", a workshop series designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills. 


There are several workshops scheduled for the spring semester on a variety of topics. The full schedule can be found here. February topics include:
  • First college student in the family
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Collaborating with others and conflict resolution
  • Study abroad for transfers 
  • Goal setting and motivation
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