September Meeting Recap

September 6, 2012 – 3:27 pm

Today’s UTAAA meeting was a great success. Several representatives discussed new programs, events and resources for our students.

The meeting started with basic announcements:

For those of you that may be new to advising, MARK (Maverick Advisors Reaching for Knowledge) Training for Tier 1 and 2 will be coming up soon. Click here for more details and registration.

The UTAAA Conference has been scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013. The conference title is “Advising Tune-Up: Becoming Mechanics for Student Success.”

The Maverick Major Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 2012, 10am-2pm on the Library Mall. Hosted by the University College & University Advising Center, the Maverick Major Fair will offer students an opportunity to meet with department advisors before the big, spring advising rush. Interested in participating? Contact Soyla Santos for more details at

Presenters included:

Sebastian Fuentes from the Office of Graduate Studies gave attendees information about the upcoming Grad Fest. Grad Fest 2012 will be held October 17, 2012 and more information can be found online.

Schnavia Smith Hatcher, PhD from the new Center for African American Studies discussed the mission of the center. She stated that community outreach, social justice advocacy and life enhancing transformations are part of the goals for the center. For more information, Dr. Hatcher can be reached at The Center for African American Studies is currently located in the Social Work Complex, Building B, Room 115.

Matt Hendricks, University College Director of Programming and Marketing, described the Success Series as a series of workshops designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills. The Success Series has three specialized tracks; FIRST-to help first generation students , ADVANCE-for sophomores, and FINISH for transfer students. Faculty, Staff and Students can find out about upcoming Success Series workshops here.

Elisabeth Cawthorn, PhD, is the Director of the new Pre-Law Center at UTA. The Center does not currently have a physical address, but utilizes their website to reach out to the UTA community. The Pre-Law Center offers help and guidance for any UTA student interested in pursuing a law degree or a career in law. For more information visit

Final announcements included a reminder about UTAAA Membership for 2012-2013 and to visit the UTAAA website and blog for updates and information.

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