Off Campus Mavericks wants to help YOU plan ahead from the beginning of the week on Monday and be in-the-know about this week’s events, deadlines for academic registration, and more!

HAPPENING EVENTS
 
 
Earth Day Celebration Goes Green With Plants, Demonstrations
Earth Day is sprouting new growth this year. The annual celebration is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, along the E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Bring a recyclable item and exchange it for a plant; limit one per person. That morning, volunteers will plant 90 trees donated by the city of Arlington around campus. Enjoy a compostable lunch for $1, apply for the summer bike program, and watch demonstrations on solar cooking and rain barrel building. Bring electronic waste to be recycled, such as personal electronics or computers.
Be sure to observe the policies and procedures for disposal of departmental computers through surplus. Contact Basil DeMars, surplus property manager, at 2-3012 or surplus@uta.edu. For more information on Earth Day, contact Becky Valentich at becky@uta.edu.
Islamic Scholar to Speak at Art, Culture Forum
The Islamic impact on American popular culture is explored in “Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Arts,” a forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Room 204 of the Architecture Building.
Guest speaker Hussein Rashid, visiting professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, works with major political figures and institutions, advising them on the history and culture of Muslims. He has served as an associate editor at Religion Dispatches and appeared on CBS Evening News, CNN, Russia Today, and State of Belief-Air America Radio. The forum is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Architecture.
 
Tickets Available on Ranger Website for UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark
Tickets are still available for UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark when the Texas Rangers play the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 25. Wear your Maverick blue, and come for the pre-game fun featuring the UT Arlington color guard, performance of the national anthem, and special appearance by Blaze. Provost Donald R. Bobbitt will throw out the first pitch. Pre-game festivities begin at 6:45 p.m. Discount tickets can be reserved at texasrangers.com/uta. Use the password rangers.
 
Extras needed for Vandergriff movie
Break out your ’60s and ’70s garb to be an extra in the movie Tom Vandergriff and the Quest for Major League Baseball, produced by Vandergriff Pictures. Filming will be noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth. To participate, send an email to vandergriffpictures.casting@gmail.com or call 817-277-7104.
 
 
WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND MAVERICK COUNTRY?
 
 
Monday, April 18
Downtown Arlington Music Mondays Music faculty and students perform in a 30-minute concert. Free. 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 S. Center St. Music, 2-3471.
Opera Workshop Performance Students perform songs and scenes from various operas and plays. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.
 
Tuesday, April 19
Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist. Free with UT Arlington ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics, 2-2261.
Clavier Series Piano Recital Features piano students. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.
 
Wednesday, April 20
Administrative Professionals Day Vendor Fair Over 25 vendors, food, giveaways, and door prizes. Live acoustic guitar music. Come and go at your leisure. Free. 9-11:30 a.m. Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources, Learning and Development.
$2 Movie: Morning Glory An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show with warring co-hosts. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Planetarium, 2-1183.
Food Not Bombs Author, artist, and Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry gives his presentation about the history and principles behind his organization’s global campaign. Free. 7 p.m. Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Sustainability, 2-9299.
 
Thursday, April 21
RHA Block Party and Springfest Concert Carnival style treats, games, and activities galore. We the Kings is the featured band. Also performing are The Orbans, winner of the Battle of the Bands competition. Free. 6-10:30 p.m., University Center mall. Student Affairs, 2-0487.
Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert Performances by the ensemble, directed by Michael Varner, and the UTA Samba Band. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.
 
Friday, April 22
Softball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State. Free with UT Arlington ID. 4 p.m. doubleheader, Allan Saxe Field. Also single game 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Athletics, 2-2261.
 
Ongoing Events
Gallery 76102 “Reconsidering Art History,” a solo exhibit by Betsy Williamson (‘06 BFA), who uses pre-existing images to create specific juxtapositions. Free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Through May 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center. 2-0365.
Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UT Arlington Veterans Artifacts, memorabilia, and gear on loan from UT Arlington military veterans and objects carried, used, or found by U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Library and OneBook.
Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah Photographs from the Second Battle of Fallujah taken by UT Arlington student and Marine Corps veteran Joel Chaverri. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Library and OneBook.
Six Flags Over Texas Exhibit Celebrate 50 years of an Arlington landmark. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 13. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.
Planetarium The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the forces at work in Violent Universe. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays. See the complete Planetarium schedule, 2-1183.

 

NOTICES!

ATM Down at MAC on Tuesday

The ATM machine at the Maverick Activities Center will be out of commission Tuesday, April 19. ATM machines located at the Central Library, Davis Hall, and the E.H. Hereford University Center are available for transactions during this time.
UTA Boulevard Closed Near Pecan, Center Streets Starting Today
UTA Boulevard will close between Pecan and Center streets starting today, Monday, April 18, for approximately 10 days for water line projects.