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.