College Park District includes new student living, dining, and retail options
It's an exciting time to be on campus as College Park District opens this fall! Students have already moved into two new living spaces, Vandergriff Hall and The Lofts at College Park. Vandergriff Hall holds 500 students, while The Lofts at College Park serves another 100 students. In addition, the development includes three new parking garages.
Several of the retail spaces in the development have already been leased. Pie Five Pizza Co., a fast casual restaurant, opened Aug. 22. Other restaurants include Coolberry Frozen Yogurt, Digg's Taco Shop, GRIP Mediterranean Grill, Pho Xpress, and MAVS Sports Grill; these restaurants plan on opening throughout the fall semester.
A grand opening event for College Park District is planned for later this fall. Until then, you can learn more about the project here.
UT Arlington strengthens veterans resources
UT Arlington expects about 1,000 veterans to be enrolled this fall and is taking steps to help these students make a smooth transition into college life.
University College, a one-stop shop for advising, tutoring, and counseling, will host a Student Veterans Workshop Series from Sept. 5 to Nov. 14. Workshop topics include transitioning into college, time management, study strategies, information processing, writing cover letter and resumes, and test-taking strategies. The series is free and requires no advance registration.
University College presents the Success Series and specialized programming
All students are invited to participate in Success Series, workshops designed to improve academic performance and build important life skills. Various workshops are planned from September through November; check out the calendar of events for more information.
In addition to Success Series, University College also has specialized programming tracks to assist various populations and their specific circumstances. Specialized tracks include: FIRST for first-generation students, ADVANCE for sophomores, and FINISH for transfer students. Students who are interested in these specific tracks can sign up for more information.
Maverick Speakers Series announces 2012-2013 speaker lineup
The Maverick Speakers Series provides a dynamic forum for today's brightest minds to examine the people, ideas, actions, and solutions that impact the world around us. Featuring some of the leading voices of our time, the series is more than just speeches on current events or timely issues. These are thought-provoking conversations led by renowned innovators who make change happen.
The 2012-2013 speakers include:
-Frank Deford, sportswriter and commentator
September, 25, 2012, 7:30 pm, Texas Hall
*tickets available now!
-Cokie Roberts, political analyst
October 4, 2012, 7:30 pm, Texas Hall
-Seth Myers, actor and comedian
November 19, 2012, 7:30 pm, College Park Center
-Mark Kelly, astronaut
February 19, 2013, Texas Hall
-Jeff Corwin, television host and conservationist
March 27, 2013, 7:30 pm, College Park Center
Guests have two options for tickets: general admission is free or guests can purchase a premium reserved seat with the Preferred Package option. The Preferred Package is $25 and includes reserved seating and parking, among other benefits.