Calendar at a Glance
September 15-October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 30-October 4
Tuition installment #3 due
Maverick Speaker Series featuring Bill Rasmussen
Parent & Family Weekend
Last day to drop classes
Registration begins for Spring 2014 term
Maverick Speaker Series featuring Anderson Cooper
International Education Week
Association benefit of the month: Complimentary MAC passes
|As a member of the Association, you can enjoy two free visits per year to the Maverick Activities Center (MAC). To take advantage of this offer, first have you or your student stop by our office, located in the basement of the University Center, Suite B150, and pick up a MAC pass. You will then take this pass along with your Association membership card to the MAC. |
Membership directory now available
|Thank you to all the parents who agreed to be included in the Association membership directory! If you participated, you should have received an email with the directory. If you would still like to participate but have not opted-in yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org and simply type "opt in" in the subject line.|
Common upperclassman issues this month
|Typical issues upperclassman students face in October include:
- Roommate problems
- Stress from mid-term exams and first round of grades returned
- Balancing school and extracurricular activities
- Anxiety about what to do after graduation
Encourage your student to compete in Bed Races
Bed Races is the university's longest running tradition and involves teams of students pushing beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes.
General admission to this event is free and open to the campus and community; entry into the races requires registration and payment of participation fee by the deadline. This event is sponsored by Campus Recreation and EXCEL Campus Activities. For more information contact (817) 272-2963 or email@example.com.
Free counseling available for students
Currently enrolled students are eligible for free counseling through Counseling & Psychological Services. Several types of counseling are available, including personal, career, and group counseling.
Typical concerns for college students include:
- Adjusting to College Life
- Stress or Anxiety
- Sadness and Depression
- Academic pressures
- Making Career Decisions
Counseling & Psychological Services is available to help students increase their understanding of personal issues and make positive changes in their lives. The office is focused on working with students who can benefit from a short-term counseling model.
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|Register now for Parent & Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27|
Join the Parent & Family Center and the Division of Student Affairs for Parent & Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, 2013!
The weekend features many different activities that allow students to show their families what it is like to be a Maverick. Activities include: a welcome reception, faculty spotlights, a theatre production, a fall festival with live music, glass blowing and sculpture demonstrations, Movin' Mavs basketball, and much more. Click here to see the full schedule.
All students and families are encouraged to attend. UT Arlington students and children under 10 are free with a paid ticket; all others are $30 per person. Everyone who attends will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, as well as most weekend activities.
You can find more information and register online at our website. Online registration will remain open until Oct. 23.
$5.5 million upgrade planned for softball, baseball complexes
Softball and baseball players will have clubhouses and training facilities worthy of a world-class collegiate program by January 2015 as a result of a $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan. The project will add field houses to Allan Saxe Field, home of the softball team, and Clay Gould Ballpark, home of the baseball team. The work also will include field improvements and upgrades to the sound systems and bleachers at the complex, off Fielder Road and West Park Row. Construction is expected to begin following the spring 2014 season and be completed by early 2015.
UT Arlington recognized nationally for diversity
The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in the United States, according to rankings of national universities by U.S. News & World Report. UT Arlington's "diversity index" ranked fifth among national universities - a measure of where college students seeking diversity are "most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own," the news organization said.
The diversity ranking is based on data from the 2012-2013 school year. Preliminary census figures for the Fall 2013 semester show that about 22% of UT Arlington's 33,311 students this fall are Hispanic and about 14% are black or African-American. About 10% were Asian, while 9% were international. This year, almost 1,000 students described themselves as multiracial.
|Maverick Speaker Series presents Bill Rasmussen|
|The October installment of Maverick Speaker Series
features Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN. His presentation, "Share the Dream: The ESPN Story," will be held October 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Texas Hall.
Rasmussen, along with his son, founded ESPN in 1978. The fledgling network, calling itself "The Worldwide Leader in Sports," began broadcasting a year later. For ESPN, Rasmussen pioneered SportsCenter, full coverage of the NCAA basketball regular season and March Madness, and College World Series broadcasting. The paperback version of his well-regarded book, Sports Junkies Rejoice: The Birth of ESPN, was released in 2010.
Tickets are free and available now.
|Business leadership academy accepting applications from sophomore students|
Is your student a sophomore business major? If so, encourage them to apply for the Goolsby Leadership Academy.
The Goolsby Leadership Academy provides a select group of undergraduate students with rigorous development in:
- Developing innate leadership skills
- Management and decision making
- Emotional competence and motivation
- Ethics, personal integrity, and character development
- Goal setting and self-measurement
- Performance measurement and employee evaluation
- Group dynamics and team building
Although there is no application deadline, only about 30 students are admitted into the program each year. Therefore, students' chances of being admitted are greater the earlier they apply during their sophomore year.
|Tutoring resources on campus|
|As mid-term exams approach, remind your student of the various tutoring centers and clinics available on campus, including: |
|Financial education available for students|
| Is your student struggling with managing his or her money? The Student Money Management Center is a great on-campus resource that helps students with their financial needs. The office provides a website full of resources, including a budgeting tool, various money management calculators, and games.|
In addition, the Student Money Management Center offers one-on-one counseling sessions, seminars, and presentations. The staff members educate students on budgeting, savings, and credit awareness. Students can schedule a consultation with a counselor online.