Welcome Back From Spring Break!

Hey Off Campus Mavericks!

Welcome back from a week off from classes and commuting to various events during Spring Break. There’s a lot going on around campus and off campus too that we want to let YOU know about!

This week the student art contest is taking place consisting of three categories: painting, sketching and photography. Students are to submit artwork to EXCEL Campus Activities for consideration into the contest. After the selection has been made, students will display their art in the gallery for a week and students, faculty and staff will be able to view it. At the end of the week a panel of art professionals will judge the contest. There will be a first and second place winner for each category for which a prize will be awarded. The winner announcements will be made on March 31st following a light reception. Students will also have the option of selling their artwork.

Also taking place is The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Roundtable which will feature Bill Nye, along with members of the UT Arlington faculty, in a moderated discussion about the current state of science. This event is part of the ACES 2011 schedule and will be open only to UT Arlington faculty, staff, students, and members of the Alumni Association. Tickets are free but required. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. on March 23, and seating is first-come, first-served. Because this event is exclusively for the UT Arlington community, tickets must be claimed using a UT Arlington log-in. To reserve your free tickets for the ACES Roundtable, visit www.utatickets.com. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

Next month, on April 16, 2011, an estimated 1,000 UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and community members will unite in an effort to make a difference in our surrounding communities at approximately 65-70 project sites. The Big Event is a prominent UT Arlington tradition and continues to grow each year with participants giving over 3,600 hours of community service. The Big Event Site Leaders are provided training for directing volunteers and ensuring project site safety, communication skills, forming relationships with agency contacts and giving back to the community on April 16. Training will take place on March 23 and March 25 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in College  Hall room 101 for Site Leader who have turned in their applications to the Student Activities Department.

Show your Maverick pride on March 25 by wearing your UT Arlington apparel or just blue, orange and white and win gift certificates to the UTA Bookstore and local Arlington restaurants by uploading your photos to the Wear Your Maverick Pride Facebook page! For more information visit www.uta.edu/studentaffairs/about/spirit. Also, visit www.uta.edu/ucomm/shoponline for an assortment of UT Arlington merchandise all online.

Join the City of Arlington and UT Arlington as we dedicate the Community Garden at UT Arlington on March 26 at 10:00am on the corner of Summit and UTA Blvd. The Community Garden is an opportunity for the community to come together to raise crops that will then benefit the local community and food banks. Visit the Keep Arlington Beautiful facebook page to learn more about the project and how to get involved. http://www.facebook.com/keeparlingtonbeautiful.

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Want To Help Make A Difference?

Be a volunteer for The Big Event 2011 on April 16 by clicking here!

Want to help make a difference in the lives of others in Arlington and areas within DFW on Saturday, April 16? Now through April 8 all UTA students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to signup at www.uta.edu/thebigevent for UT Arlington’s largest community service event. The Big Event is student-run by UTA Volunteers within the Division of Student Affairs. There are 36 different service projects to choose from on the website. Pick one that interests you, click the project link and register, then download a required waiver to have ready to be turned in on April 16 at your project. UTA Volunteers’ goal is to have 1,000 volunteers participate this year to make it the biggest number of volunteers in its 11 year history.

Commuter students, this is a great opportunity to meet new people without having to drive all the way to campus for an annual tradition! There are projects in Fort Worth, Arlington, Richland Hills, Glen Rose, Mansfield, and Dallas. Know friends who like to volunteer? Encourage them to signup for one project with you and carpool to the project site on April 16. Anyone can be a volunteer: your family, friends at other Universities, your brother, sister, or cousin in middle school or high school, even your professors.

Projects for The Big Event will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the website. After volunteering at the project, volunteers will get a free shirt and the option to attend The Big Event Thank You Celebration from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the UT Arlington campus for a free meal, various activities, guest speakers, and more.

For more information please visit www.uta.edu/thebigevent or call 817-272-2963.

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Mix and mingle!

Mix and mingle with other commuter students tomorrow at this free event in the MAC, 2nd floor lobby social zone. Enjoy free food, games, bingo, prizes, and much more.  All students are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by the Off Campus Mavericks and UTA Hosts.

Off Campus Maverick Mixer

Thursday, March 3, 2011

MAC, 2nd floor lobby social zone

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join Us for Our Commuter Appreciation Breakfast!

Commuter Appreciation Breakfast February 24 from 7:30am-9:30am!

On your way to class Thursday morning without eating breakfast? It’s the most important meal of the day for your body and Off Campus Mavericks wants to make sure that you start off your day right by hosting a FREE Commuter Appreciation Breakfast this Thursday, February 24 from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in front of the MAC. Stop by in the morning to get free give-a-ways, orange juice, doughnuts, coffee, signup for the Off Campus Mavericks Newsletter, and much more!

What Do YOU Think? We Want To Know!

 

Do you ever stop and realize that something you need on campus isn’t already being provided? We want to know what things you would like UT Arlington to have on campus, or even close by campus grounds.

As the University grows, everyone has an input on what happens whether it is through SGO (Student Governance Organizations), student-run organizations, working with professors in research,  or writing an article for The Shorthorn.

Leave us a post of your ideas, thoughts, and/or recommendations!

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Welcome Back Mavericks!

It’s the last semester of the school year, and it will be packed with fun and exciting events for everyone to enjoy. As you count down to spring break, remember all those good dates to know about dropping, swapping, and adding classes before the Census Date (see The Look Ahead for more information).
The Student Activities Fair is next week on January 26 in the Palo Duro Lounge. Come on out and see how you can become involved on campus with friends who share similar interests, hobbies, and talents that you do!
Do you still have to buy books for class? Make sure to go to the bookstore early because the lines will be long. Don’t forget to buy scantrons, number 2 pencils, and bluebooks for the semester’s quizzes and exams.
Check the UTA Calendar to see all the upcoming on and off campus events for the spring semester. The Off Campus Mavericks will be hosting events throughout the semester as well, so make sure to keep in touch with us either here on the blog, our newsletter, or by stopping by the the Off Campus Mavericks Center in the MAC.

Commuter Issue of the Week

We want to know what YOU think about the Off Campus Mavericks’ weekly commuter issue. Tell us what you what to know, leave a comment about what you think, share information with other commuter students, and more! If you want to submit an issue that you as a commuter are facing and would like feedback on how to address or overcome those problems, send us an email at offcampus@uta.edu or fill out the Commuter Issue of the Week submission papers found at the Off Campus Mavericks Center and leave your comment in the drop boxes.

 

COMMUTER ISSUE OF THE WEEK

COMMUTER INTERESTS

 

 

What kinds of off-campus events would YOU go to? What are your interests and hobbies? Off Campus Mavericks wants to know what YOU think!

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The Look Ahead

NOVEMBER 30 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.- BREAKFAST WITH LEADERS SERIES
“You Don’t Have to be a Quarterback to Star in the Superbowl”. Join Pam Roach from the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Board of Directors to discuss the planning that is being done in Arlington to prepare for such a monumental event. Topics will include marketing, ommunication, and leadership.  Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 9-10 a.m., Guaelupe, UC, Upper Level.  A free light breakfast will be served. For more information please call The Leadership Center at 817-272-9220.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.- ANNUAL ETIQUETTE DINNER  

Come learn the art of formal dining over a delicious three course meal.  Business attire required, please RVSP to Bonnie Rodriguez at 817.272.9220 or email at bonnie@uta.edu, November 30, 2010, 6-8 p.m., Carlisle Suite, UC, Upper Level. Registration can also be completed online.
To register for The Leadership Center Etiquette Dinner visit the following site:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG9ZT2V6RV9DTUpsRUNZekswbk9QcVE6MQ&ifq.

 

DECEMBER 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.- LUNCH-N-LEARN: HEALTHY EATING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS  

People always complain of holiday weight gain- with all the food and parties, the average American gains 5-10 lbs.  Let the MAC help you avoid the New Years Resolution to lose weight by keeping off those holiday pounds. Presented by Brie Woods, MS, RD, LD in the MAC’s room 213.  Brie Woods is a local Registered Dietitian who is now working with the MAC to provide nutrition consultation services to the University community. She has a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from California Polytechnic University and a Masters in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.  She also works as a Clinical Dietitian in Fort Worth, TX.

 

DECEMBER 1 at 7 p.m.- WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. ARKANSAS  
In Texas Hall students get in free with their MAV ID. $8 for the public.

 

DECEMBER 2 from 4p.m. to 5:30 p.m.- GLOBAL GROUNDS INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR  

Come enjoy coffee, masala chai and snacks in the UC Palo Duro Lounge while getting to know the international community at UTA.

 

DECEMBER 3- SPIRIT FRIDAY!

Spirit Friday is a competition among student groups to see who has the most maverick pride.  These groups will be judged on the fight song, UTA gear, and UTA Trivia.  If you are interested in participating please email Ms. UTA at ms.uta@uta.edu or Mr. UTA at mr.uta@uta.edu.  There’s no fee just bring your group and your MAVERICK PRIDE!!! See you there!!!!
GOOOOOOOOOOOO MAVSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

DECEMBER 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.- PINK FLOYD at the PLANETARIUM

Enjoy a 60’s style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd.  The planetarium will play a different album each week, so come on back so you don’t miss out on the fun! $6 for adults, $4 for children.

 

DECEMBER 4 at 10 a.m.- MBA & GRADUATE BUSINESS INFORMATION FORUM 

If you are considering pursuing a master’s degree in business, you will want to attend our Forum for MBA & Graduate Business Programs at 10 a.m. in the College of Business room 147.  Knowledgeable faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.

 

DECEMBER 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.- FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS COMPETITION  

The College of Engineering plays host to a qualifying event leading to the Regional Championship.  Younger students (ages 9 – 14) experience real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing field.  Everyone is welcome to this free event. Nedderman Hall, 416 Yates St.

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What’s Happening This Weekend Around Campus?

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The Look Ahead

November 15 through November 21

What’s going on this week on and off campus? Off Campus Mavericks has the inside scoop for YOU to be upated on what’s happening around campus to be involved with!

 

MONDAY, November 15
Fall Student Elections
09:00 am UNIVERSITY CENTER, PALO DURO LOUNGE & MAVERICK ACTIVITIES CENTER, FIRST FLOOR

MONDAY, November 15
Burgers & Blazers
11:00 am Booth on campus

TUESDAY, November 16
One Night Without a Home
UT Arlington Library Mall

TUESDAY, November 16
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

TUESDAY, November 16
Fall Student Elections
09:00 am UNIVERSITY CENTER, PALO DURO LOUNGE & MAVERICK ACTIVITIES CENTER, FIRST FLOOR

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Greek Letter Wednesday
UTA Campus

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Advertisement Day
11:00 am UC Mall

WEDNESDAY, November 17
3rd Annual Most Awesome Extreme Challenge
6:30 pm Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Presidents’ Workshop
7:00 pm Guadalupe

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Volleyball Nights
7:00 pm Outdoor MAC volleyball courts

WEDNESDAY, November 17
Most Awesome Extreme Challenge
7:00 pm UC Bluebonnet

THURSDAY, November 18
IM Table Tennis entries due
Maverick Activity Center

THURSDAY, November 18
EXCEL Deck the Mall
UC Mall

THURSDAY, November 18
Great American Smokeout
Maverick Activites Center

THURSDAY, November 18
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

THURSDAY, November 18
Intamural Table Tennis Entries Due
Maverick Activities Center

THURSDAY, November 18
MGC Showcase
6:30 pm

FRIDAY, November 19
NWBA Tounament
UT Arlington Texas Hall

FRIDAY, November 19
SPIRIT FRIDAY
UT Arlington

FRIDAY, November 19
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

SATURDAY, November 20
NWBA Tounament
UT Arlington Texas Hall

SATURDAY, November 20
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

SATURDAY, November 20
Mission Arlington
08:00 am Mission Arlington

SATURDAY, November 20
FLOC Holiday Extravaganza
10:00 am UC Palo Duro Lounge

SUNDAY, November 21
NWBA Tounament
UT Arlington Texas Hall

SUNDAY, November 21
Asian Heritage Month
UT Arlington

SUNDAY, November 21
Greek 101
12:00 pm Bluebonnet

SUNDAY, November 21
Safe Haven Community service
2:00 pm Off campus

See more events here.

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