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November 2012    

Calendar at a Glance 

 

November

Asian Heritage Month

 

November 1

Tuition installment 3 due

 

November 5

Registration begins for Spring 2013 term

 

November 15-19

Homecoming

 

November 19

Maverick Speaker Series featuring Seth Meyers

 

November 22-23

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

December 1

Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 study abroad applications open

 

December 5

Last day of classes

 

December 6-12

Final Exams

 

December 13-17

Commencement Ceremonies

Spring registration reminder

Registration for the Spring 2013 term begins Nov. 5. The full registration schedule can be found here. Encourage your student to check his or her MyMav account for more information.

Apply now for the Black Leadership Institute

The Black Leadership Institute (BLI) provides an excellent opportunity for the African American community at UT Arlington. Selected BLI participants will be invited to a series of workshops designed to enhance leadership skills, educate on the African culture from a historical framework, and motivate students to be successful inside and outside the classroom.

 

The next Black Leadership Institute is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Applications are available now and are due by Nov. 21.

Tutoring resources available for students

As final exams approach, remind your student about all of the tutoring resources available on campus. These include:

MAVPACK care packages available for purchase

Send your student a care package to show support during finals! MAVPACK care packages are $25 and include a UTA t-shirt, energizing snacks and goodies, Scantrons and Blue Book, personalized note from sender, and delivery to residence hall or on-campus apartment. 

If you have a graduating senior, you can upgrade your MAVPACK care package. For $50, it will include all of the above as well as a one-year membership to the UTA Alumni Association and an Alumni t-shirt.

Visit the Student Alumni Association website for more information and to order.

Online orientation available for transfer students

Do you have a son or daughter who transferred to UT Arlington with more than 45 transfer hours? If so, encourage your student to review an online orientation specifically for these transfer students to learn about campus resources and involvement opportunities.

The online orientation is provided by New Maverick Orientation. More information can be found here.
Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program!
Follow Us!

Become a fan of the Parent & Family Center's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

Thank you for attending Parent & Family Weekend

Thank you to all who attended Parent & Family Weekend, Oct. 26-28, 2012! This year we had a record-breaking 841 parents, family members, and students register for the weekend. Families had the opportunity to watch a theatre production, participate in a fall Fall Festival festival with live music, see a glass blowing demonstration, attend a Movin' Mavs basketball game, eat dinner with the president of the university, and much more. Most importantly, families were given the opportunity to spend time together in their student's environment.  

 

We hope to see all of you next year for Parent & Family Weekend, October 25-27, 2013!

Association scholarship recipients announced 

This fall, the Maverick Parent & Family Association awarded three, $800 scholarships on Oct. 27, 2012. Recipients included:

  • Robert Moore, sophomore, mechanical engineering major from Arlington, Texas
  • Karim Fatma, freshman, business major from Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Angeline Tolo (not pictured), freshman, nursing major from Sugar Land, Texas.
Fall 2012 Scholarship winners

The two freshman scholarships were selected randomly out of 88 applications, while the upperclassman scholarship was selected randomly out of 39 applications. 

Please encourage your students to apply for the spring scholarship, which can be found on our 
website. The deadline for the spring scholarship application is Feb. 8, 2013.

University News
Homecoming moves to fall semester

Join the celebration as Homecoming moves from spring to fall semester, Nov. 15-19, 2012. One of UT Arlington's favorite traditions, the weekend is full of fun activities for the whole family. Here are some of the highlights, although be sure to check out the whole schedule!

Nov. 15
  • Homecoming Chili Bracket Bowl (12-1 pm, UC Mall)
  • UTA Volleyball vs. LA Tech (7-9 pm, College Park Center)
  • Fall Jazz Big Band Concert (7-9 pm, Texas Hall)
Nov. 16 Homecoming parade
  • Lady Mavericks vs. Oral Roberts (2-4 pm, College Park Center)
  • Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally (5:30-6:15 pm, Pecan St.)
  • Mavericks vs. University of Oklahoma (7-9 pm, College Park Center)
  • The Afterparty (following the game, Pecan St.)
Nov. 17
  • 5K Walk/Run (9 am, Maverick Activities Center)
  • Homecoming Step Show (7:30-9:30 pm, Texas Hall)
  • The Bash (9:30-1:30 am, College Park Center)
Maverick Speaker Series presents Seth Meyers
The November installment of Maverick Speaker Series features Seth Meyers, an actor and comedian. His presentation, Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm in  College Park Center, is titled: "An Evening with Seth Meyers." 
Seth Meyers

 

Meyers is best known for his role on Saturday Night Live as head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor. This year marks his 11th season as part of the SNL cast. Meyers also hosted the 2011 ESPY Awards and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. 

 

Tickets are free and are available now. An audience Q&A will follow the lecture.

Success Series workshops focus on transition to real world
The Success Series by University College is hosting two workshops in November focused on preparing students for life after graduation. 

The first workshop, Backpacks to Briefcases, is presented by the Career Center and will be held Nov. 6, 12-1 pm in 216 Davis Hall. This session will explore the transition from the college setting to a workplace setting and all of the responsibilities that come with it.

The second workshop, Employability/Resume Building, is hosted by University College and will be held Nov. 14, 12-1 pm in College Hall 101. Topics that will be covered include the job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Personalize a brick for your student

Looking for a unique graduation gift for your graduating senior? Purchase a personalized brick to be placed outside the University's new College Park Center! Brick campaign

 

By purchasing a brick, you can leave not only a lasting legacy for your student, but also help lay the foundation for continued excellence at The University of Texas at Arlington. 

 

For more information about the College Park Center Brick Campaign, contact Michelle West, Director of University Development, at mlwest@uta.edu or 817-272-0850.

LGBT Parents of College Students Needed for Survey Participation

The University of Maryland is conducting a national study to explore the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents of college students and recent graduates. The information provided will help colleges and universities better understand the issues faced by LGBT parents, the interactions LGBT parents have with their student's college/university, and the campus climate for LGBT parents and their students.

 

If you're the parent of a college student or recent graduate (within the past 5 years) and you self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, please consider completing the survey.  The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.  Responses are completely anonymous.  Survey participants who choose to provide an email address will be eligible for a drawing to include five $25 Amazon gift certificates.  Winners will be randomly selected, and the email address will not be connected with survey responses.

 

If you do not qualify for this survey but you know someone who does, please forward this request to him or her. We appreciate your help with spreading the word.


The following is the link to complete the survey:
http://studentvoice.com/md/experiencesoflgbtcollegeparents


The deadline for responding is November 15, 2012.

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