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Greek Letter Wednesday

Mon, Aug 23-
Sat, Sept 11
Maverick Stampede

Mon, Aug 23
Residence Hall Move-In

Tue, Aug 24
Dude, Where's My Class

Tue, Aug 24
Waffleopolis

Tue, Aug 24
Death of a Dancing Queen: Disco Never Dies Until Tonight

Tue, Aug 24
University College Open House


Wed, Aug 25
MavsMeet Convocation and AfterParty

Thu, Aug 26
First Day of Classes


Thu, Aug 26
Welcome Back Splash

Thu, Aug 26
EXCEL Welcome Back Movie: Iron Man 2

Thu, Aug 26
School of Social Work Welcome Week


Fri, Aug 27-Sun, Aug 29
IFC Interfraternity Experience Weekend

Fri, Aug 27
Welcome Back BBQ

Sat, Aug 28
Pajama Jam

Sat, Aug 28
Wings, Wieners & Water

Sat, Aug 28
Movin' Mavs Alumni Game

Sat, Aug 28
Big Howdy Party

Sun, Aug 29
All Greek Meeting and Involvement Fair

Mon, Aug 30
CarterCare Blood Drive

Tue, Aug 31
CarterCare Blood Drive

Tue, Aug 31
Carnival Knowledge - Library Fun House

Tue, Aug 31
Alpha Phi Powderpuff Game

Tue, Aug 31
UTA HOSTS! Welcome Back Mixer

Wed, Sept 1
CarterCare Blood Drive

Wed, Sept 1
Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair Day


Wed, Sept 1
College of Science Welcome Back Ice Cream Social

Thu, Sept 2
University College Dedication


Thu, Sept 2
CarterCare Blood Drive

Thu, Sept 2
School of Nursing Floats 'n' Quotes

Thu, Sept 2
Honors College Games Night: Bowling and Billiards

Thu, Sept 2
Multicultural Mavericks Kickoff Social

Fri, Sept 3
CarterCare Blood Drive

Mon, Sept 6
Labor Day

Wed, Sept 8
College of Engineering Welcome Bash Cookout

Wed, Sept 8
MGC and NPHC Greek Wednesday


Thu, Sept 9
Global Ground Coffee Hour

Fri, Sept 10
MAV Camp: Freshman Day

Fri, Sept 10
PHC Greek Splash

Sat, Sept 11
Mavericks on a Mission

Wed, Sept 15
MGC 'Meet and Greet'

Wed, Sept 15-Fri, Oct 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, Sept 16

MAC 3rd Birthday Celebration and Off Campus Mavericks/New Maverick Orientation Social Zone and Office Opening


Thu, Sept 16

NPHC Meet the Greeks


Fri, Sept 17

Oozeball

Mon, Sept 20-
Fri, Sept 24
National Hazing Prevention Week

Fri, Sept 24

Maverick Speakers Series: Ken Burns

Fri, Sept 24-Sun, Sept 26

Fall Leadership Retreat

Mon, Sept 27

Cyclethon


Thu, Oct 7
30th Annual Bed Races

Mon, Oct 11 Groundbreaking Ceremony for College Park

Thu, Oct 14

Maverick Speakers Series: Rick Bayless

Fri, Oct 22-Sun, Oct 24

Parent & Family Weekend


Fri, Oct 22

Baby Steps Program


Wed, Oct 27

All Greek Activities Fair


Thu, Oct 28
Halloween Casino Night


November

Asian Heritage Month

Wed, Nov 3
Diversity Lecture Series: Kip Fulbeck


Thu, Nov 18
MGC Showcase



Thu, Nov 18
Great American Smokeout


Thu, Nov 18
EXCEL Deck the Mall


Tue, Nov 23

Maverick Speakers Series: Lisa Ling

A Message From Dr. Lamas...
Dear Mavericks,
dr. lamas
This fall looks to be the start of a remarkable year at UT Arlington and within the Division of Student Affairs. As we look forward to the coming semester and our great line-up of events, activities and services, lets look back at the record-breaking summer that was.

New Maverick Orientation is excited to be wrapping up another successful orientation season. Approximately 3,000 freshmen and 2,000 parents and guests attended an orientation session. This summer also saw the return of three transfer orientation sessions with over 300 transfer students participating.

The Division of Student Affairs recently published a new brochure highlighting the Division and its student leaders and departments. The brochure includes some great student quotes, photography and information. Click here to view it.

Many more of this summer's recent accomplishments and our future endeavors are in the newsletter below. A few highlights include Apartment & Residence Life's move from the UC to Arlington Hall and the grand opening of the Off Campus Mavericks and New Maverick Orientation social zone and office space, which will give us the physical space to serve our students better. We also look forward to celebrating two of our signature events, Maverick Stampede, which will begin on August 23rd and MavsMeet Convocation on August 25th.

I encourage you to attend the MavsMeet Convocation and reception if you're a new or returning student or faculty/staff member. The Convocation is a great way to start off the academic year, meet new Mavericks and hear the welcoming words from speakers including President Spaniolo, Provost Bobbitt and myself. Please see the newsletter below for additional information on the event.

I'm looking forward to this new and exciting year at UT Arlington, and would like to welcome our new students and those who are returning back to campus!

Dr. Frank R. Lamas
Vice President for Student Affairs

On-Campus News
Welcome Week 2010
Welcome Week
Maverick Stampede (a.k.a. Welcome Week) is the official kick-off to the new academic year. It's filled with fun and exciting programs like the Welcome Back BBQ, Pajama Jam and more.

Experience tradition, engage with academic departments, meet new students, and become more familiar with campus. Click here for the complete Welcome Week calendar and see the line-up in the calendar to the left.

Monday, Aug 23-Saturday, Sept 11,
UT Arlington Campus
MavsMeet Convocation
MavsMeet Small

Kick off the 2010-2011 academic year with a spirited performance by the UT Arlington Marching Band and a dynamic line-up of faculty/staff speakers including President James Spaniolo, Provost Donald Bobbitt, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Frank Lamas and more.


After the Convocation, students are invited to join us at the AfterParty featuring activities, games, live music, food and our very popular photo booth. The first 500 students in attendance at the Convocation will receive a free nylon tote bag filled with a great assortment of Maverick gear including a t-shirt, picture frame, and more.

Faculty and staff are also invited to join us at the faculty/staff reception following the Convocation in the University Club featuring refreshments and the musical offerings of the UT Arlington Jazz Ensemble featuring Tim Ishii.

Don't miss out on this legendary UT Arlington event.


Visit the MavsMeet website for more information.

Wednesday, August 25, 4 p.m, Texas Hall
AfterParty: 5 p.m., Central Library Mall
Faculty/Staff Reception: 5 p.m., University Club

Commuter Student Appreciation Breakfast Sponsored by Off Campus Mavericks
Commuter Breakfast
Come together for an appreciation breakfast event for our commuter students. We're looking to start the year off right by giving back and helping our off campus students engage with the campus community. Free breakfast and giveaways will be served! For more information contact the Off Campus Mavericks office at 2-3213.

Tuesday, August 31, 7:30-9:30 a.m.,
Parking Lot 49
MAC 3rd Birthday Celebration and Off Campus Mavericks/New Maverick Orientation Social Zone and Office Space Grand Opening
MAC Birthday
Join Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Affairs for the 3rd birthday celebration of the Maverick Activities Center and the grand opening of the Off Campus Mavericks and New Maverick Orientation social zone and office space.

The MAC has become at UT Arlington landmark, welcoming in more than 3,000-3,500 students per day. The new Off Campus Mavericks/New Maverick Orientation (OCM/NMO) social zone and office space looks toward becoming such a space in the near future. This gathering spot will be located in the lobby of the MAC and feature amenities including wireless internet, a new refreshment bar with café style seating, 26 new desktop computers, a large monitor servicing group projects of up to six people, 49 laptop seating spaces, a new four-person office suite and much more.

The social space will serve to meet the needs of our increasingly mobile students and also help to give our students a technologically advanced and stationary work environment on-campus. The OCM/NMO staff members will also be making the move over to this new space from their offices in the University Center during the week of August 16th.


Cake and punch will be served in addition to giveaways and a performance by the UT Arlington Dance Team and a special appearance by Blaze. Call Campus Rec at 2-3277 for more information.

Thursday, September 16th, 4 p.m., Maverick Activities Center (MAC)
Connect by Hertz:
Car Sharing Program from the Office of Sustainability

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The University of Texas at Arlington is offering students an Earth-friendly option for getting around town this fall through the Car Sharing Program.

This program provides students with the freedom of having a personal automobile at their fingertips without the hassle and expense of having a car on campus

Cars are available for rates starting as low as $8/hour and $62/day. International driver license accepted. The price includes:

ˇ Gas
ˇ Insurance
ˇ GPS
ˇ iPod adapter
ˇ Bluetooth technology
ˇ 24-hour roadside assistance
ˇ 24-hour in-house member care center support

Cars are conveniently located in lots 33 and 47 on campus. Just reserve your vehicle online at www.connectbyhertz.com.

Please contact the Office of Sustainability for information.
Follow Us!
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The Division of Student Affairs is now on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan and follow us to keep up with the latest goings on around campus and also to be aware of our frequent giveaways!
Development News
UT Arlington and Pianotex Make Beautiful Music Together
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For years, many UT Arlington students enjoyed playing the piano at the University Center's Connection Café. When the piano needed replacement, the governance of Student Congress, the Division of Student Affairs and the University Center accepted the challenge to fundraise for the piano. Pianotex, Inc., a full-service piano business in Arlington offered an incentive, "After the committee makes their best effort to raise funds, Pianotex will make up for any shortfall."


The result? Students visiting the Connection Café will now enjoy the sound of a beautiful, hi-gloss polished ebony Young Chang studio piano.


The company's financial supplement to the Student Congress fundraising effort will allow UT Arlington students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to make beautiful music at the Connection Café.


For information about Pianotex, Inc., visit their website.


The Division of Student Affairs thanks our associate director of development, Charlyn Webb for her efforts in this development campaign. For more information on ways to give back to the programs and services produced by the Division of Student Affairs, contact Charlyn to speak about the Student Life Fund.

Remember to use the Maverick Discount Program for discounts at many area businesses!
Student Profile
Jerome Kirby
Apartment & Residence Life
Jerome Kirby
Jerome Kirby has been an RA in Arlington Hall for three years and previously was an OA in Lipscomb hall. After four years of service to the department, he still continues to improve with each passing day.
Jerome is the 08-09 RA programmer of the year and the 09-10 RA of the year for the department. Some of his programs last year included, The Spelling Bee, Recyclemania Olympics, Ping Pong Tournaments, Basketball Tournaments & Volleyball Cookouts.
Jerome loves UT Arlington and shows pride for both Arlington Hall and the campus as a whole. He will be working with students in the learning communities of KC Hall this year and plans to graduate and attend medical school in May 2011.
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
Roxana Latifi
Greek Life & University Events

Roxanna Latifi

Roxanna Latifi graduated with her bachelor's degree at Texas Christian University and received her master's degree in educational leadership & policy studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a student development specialist with University College Programs where she works with specific student demographics such as student veterans, transfer students and the Greek Life community.


Greek Life & University Events has had the pleasure of working with Roxanna as she helps develop academic success initiatives for the Greek community as well as helping to design an assessment for the Greek students to see which areas they feel they need more assistance in.

"Greek Life has made a lot of strong changes regarding our academic initiatives this past year and we've really seen improvement on all levels. Having Roxanna as a part of our team is only going to make the academic year of 2010-11 ever more successful." - Julie Murphy, coordinator of Greek Life.
Department Profile

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services provides students with quality legal services which enable students to avert, resolve, or appropriately address personal legal issues. Students are provided with education seminars or forums focused on legal issues students encounter on a daily basis. The information gained helps students to keep their minds focused on their primary task of obtaining a quality education instead of being consumed by the legal issues they encounter.

Student Legal Services offers undergraduate and law student internship opportunities. Undergraduate and law students gain the following skills through the clerkship / internship experience including practical knowledge of legal processes and procedures, research, interpersonal communication, time management, analytical thinking, and knowledge of legal writing.

Student Legal Services has sponsored five legal education programs throughout the school year including The Don't Get Busted BBQ, Immigration Law Seminar, Amicus Curiae: Friends of the Court, Family Law Workshop, and the Landlord Tenant Seminar co-sponsored by the Off Campus Mavericks Center.
New Staff

­­Jacob Becker, FLOC (Freshman Leaders On Campus) Advisor


Lokesh Chikka Kempanna, Student Assistant, Web Design for Student Governance and Organizations




Keith Cleveland, Student Assistant, Marketing/Advertising for Student Governance and Organizations




Eric Fannin, Student Assistant, Poster Runner for Student Governance and Organizations


Melanie Johnson, Graduate Intern for Student Governance and Organizations


Laura Kinch, Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications for the Division of Student Affairs




Troy Maikowski, UTA-HOSTS! Student Coordinator


Asha Mata, Coordinator for Facilities and Informal Recreation for Campus Recreation




Mark Reeder, FLOC (Freshman Leaders On Campus) Advisor




Charity Stutzman, Coordinator for Violence Prevention and Student Intervention Programs for RVSP (Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Programming)



Departmental News
Apartment and Residence Life
Move In Event
The Department of Apartment and Residence Life had a busy summer housing conference groups in their residence halls and continuing to house students in their apartments and plan for the fall.

In August they will relocate to their new office suite in Arlington Hall. They are hopeful the new space will give them the opportunity to be more visible to their on-campus residents.

They are excited to host the 11th annual Move In Event on August 23rd where campus volunteers help residence hall students move into their rooms.

They will also be hosting the 13th annual Waffleopolis on Tuesday, August 24th, which is a Maverick Stampede tradition.

MAC
Boot Camp
A fun and exciting way to reach your fitness goals and get in shape! This is an indoor/outdoor class that will incorporate cardiovascular and strength training to challenge your body and help you reach your goals. Fitness assessments are performed at the beginning and end of the six-week program. Sign up by September 10th at the MAC Information and Services Desk. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday beginning Sept. 13.

IM Open House
On August 30th Intramural Sports will be hosting an open house for the UT Arlington community from 7-10 p.m. in the MAC game lounge. We want to get more information about the program into the hands of the students. Students will have an opportunity to interact with the intramural staff and ask questions about the program.
Visit the Campus Rec website for more information on our upcoming programming.
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Visit the Greek Life website for important dates for the fall 2010 semester.
Movin' Mavs Wheelchair Basketball
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The Movin' Mavs are finishing up a busy summer working with the DISD and several Wounded Warrior events, promoting sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

Recruiting has been strong for the 2010-2011 season with six athletes coming on campus to join the roster. James "Alex" Gonzalez (Houston, TX), Austan Pierce (Spokane, WA) and Blake McMinn (tennis and basketball, Las Vegas, NV) will join the team as freshmen.

Juan Soto (San Antonio, TX), Malcolm Wright (tennis and basketball, Los Angeles, CA) and Ruben Mauricio (swimming, tennis, basketball - Los Angeles, CA) will transfer in.

Taylor Roby will join the team as the new team manager, Lauren Rhoads (Slippery Rock College, PA) will be joining the team as a kinesiology graduate assistant athletic trainer and Tyler Garner (kinesiology) will serve as the graduate assistant/certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Visit the Movin' Mavs website for more information on their events and upcoming schedule.
Multicultural Affairs
Multicultural Affairs
As part of Maverick Stampede, the Multicultural Mavericks will be sponsoring a Kick Off Social on Thursday, Sept. 2nd at 7 p.m. in the UC Bluebonnet. Students interested in joining the Multicultural Mavs student planning committees are strongly encouraged to attend.

Next, the festivities continue on Sept. 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month begins with the "Strength in Unity/Fuerza en la Unidad" Fiesta at noon in the UC Rio Grande.

The Leaders Educating about Diversity (LEAD) team are excited to provide new students a chance to learn from the rich diversity at UT Arlington. LEAD will host seven free Maversity workshops this semester. The first workshop will be Monday, Sept. 20th at noon in the UC Rio Grande.

On November 3rd at 7 p.m. we will host the Diversity Lecture Series featuring Kip Fulbeck, award-winning filmmaker, artist, slam poet, and author. In anticipation for his appearance, we will be filming our own What Are You project this semester. Watch our website for shooting times and locations. Click here for more information on the upcoming lecture series.


Congratulations to Multicultural student employees Ethan De Nolf, Bongani Mlambo, Srikanth Polisetty! They swept the top 3 awards for a recent contest hosted by Shape Collage Software and Facebook for their graphic designs!

Visit the Multicultural Affairs website for the complete line-up of upcoming fall programming.

New Maverick Orientation

NMO

New Maverick Orientation is excited to be wrapping up another successful orientation season! Over 3,000 freshmen students and almost 2,000 parents and guests have attended an orientation session. Both numbers represent a significant increase from last year.

Over 300 transfer students participated in the one-day sessions. A new online Transfer Orientation will be released this fall and is free for transfer students. The online orientation will highlight university services and academic resources as well as co-curricular activities and involvement opportunities.

New this summer, NMO was proud to offer a Veterans Orientation for all of our service men and women who will be returning to school this fall. 56 veterans took advantage of this opportunity to network with other veteran students and learn about the resources provided by the Veterans Affairs Office.

Of course, none of this success would have been accomplished without help from everyone in Student Affairs. Thanks to all who have helped New Maverick Orientation reach new heights this summer.

Parent & Family Center
P&F Picture
The Parent & Family Center (PFC) had an eventful and successful summer. In its third year, the PFC assisted in orienting about 1,700 new parents and families into the university, as well as recruited over 600 new members into the Maverick Parent & Family Association.

Many of these new members have also registered for
Parent & Family Weekend, which will take place on October 22-23, 2010. A large portion of last year's members have also renewed their membership in the Association, making this the largest membership year to date!

Student Activities

EXCEL Photo

This summer, EXCEL presented their annual Outdoor Summer Movie Series on the West Lawn of the MAC. We showed nine movies with a little something for everybody including Shutter Island, Kick Ass, and How to Train Your Dragon. The series concluded on August 9th with a drive-in movie showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on our inflatable screen in the MAC parking lot. Adding to the experience, participants were able to tune in the film through their car stereos! This fall, EXCEL will show Iron Man 2 on Aug. 26th and Toy Story 3 on September 10th.

UTA Volunteers will return in the fall with community service programs throughout each month. Their first project will be the 3rd annual Mavericks on a Mission benefiting Mission Arlington. Co-sponsored with UT Arlington Athletics, students will assist Mission Arlington with their food pantry, donations and other needs. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch following the project. To register, contact Student Activities at 2-2963.

UTA Volunteers first general body meeting will be held on Tuesday August 31st at 2:15 p.m. in the Student Congress Chambers.
OSD
Over the past year, the Office for Students with Disabilities has seen increases across the board on services provided by the office. Test proctoring has increased by 40%, contacts with individuals seeking information increased by 10%, and letters of accommodation increased by 20%. The Delta Alpha Pi honor society, UT Arlington's first honor society for students with disabilities, was established April 29, 2010 with 14 members inducted. Also on July 26th, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This upcoming fall semester, the office is looking forward to joining with Career Services to once again host the Workforce Recruitment Program which connects federal and private sector employees with postsecondary students with disabilities. The office will also be involved in the Veteran's Fair on November 11, 2010.

We would like to say a special goodbye to Debra Root, administrative assistant, who is retiring after 25 years of service. Dr. Dianne Hengst, director, is going to continue her career at the UT San Antonio, and Corin Caridine, disability specialist, is going to UT Austin.

­­Student Governance and Organizations

MavCookout Featuring the SGO
Activity Fair Day
The Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day will be on September 1st. This annual event provides a great welcome back opportunity for new and returning students. Sign up for Activity Fair Day and let our students know of all your upcoming programs and events.
Click here to register.

Wings, Wieners, & Water
The department will host the third "Wings, Wieners, and Water" event on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Mall as part of Maverick Stampede Welcome Week. Student Congress and the UTA Ambassadors will hand out free Buffalo Wild Wings, hot dogs, and drinks while answering questions about getting involved. Water balloon fights will help students stay cool. For more information, contact
Vanessa Balderrama.

MavCamp
The UTA Ambassadors MavCamp is planned for Friday September 10th. This event is part of Maverick Stampede and is also a great way to introduce students to the unique aspects of campus life here at UT Arlington. For more information, contact the Mr. or Ms. UTA @ 817-272-7358.

UTA-HOSTS! Welcome Mixer
UTA-HOSTS! mentors/mentees will meet at the Welcome Mixer on Tuesday, Aug. 25. More than 900 students currently participate in the program, which has helped new students connect to campus for the past 17 years.

Student Publications
The Shorthorn
This fall, The Shorthorn will make one of its most significant changes since the 1950s with a Monday edition of the student-run newspaper. Combined with an increased focus on theshorthorn.com, the Monday print edition is part of an effort to make the content more timely. The Back to School issue will be published Thursday, Aug. 19. The first regular edition for the semester will be published on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Shorthorn staff members will also be available to speak with registered student organizations about marketing their organizations. To schedule a speaker, contact Shorthorn adviser Beth Francesco or Shorthorn editor in chief Mark Bauer.

The Shorthorn will also continue its lowest ad rates to registered student organizations and University departments. Contact ad manager
Tammy Skrehart or campus ad representative Jalessa Clinton for information about rates for paid advertisements.
University Events
Maverick Speakers
The schedule for Maverick Speakers Series (Season 3) has been set for 2010-2011. Please visit the Maverick Speakers Series website for more information.

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