UTA News March 2, 2015

On this edition of UTA News we tell you about a new weekly gaming night held in the library, a report about the increasing hispanic population at UTA, and theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku visited UTA as a part of the Maverick Speaker series.

The UTA Library is Hosting Game Night to Give Students a Study Break

Third Thursday Game Night is a new event happening this semester in the basement of the library. There are several different games students can play ranging from board games to video games. Snacks were also provided for anyone who would come and play. This event is for a study break but it’s also a chance for social connections. Students who often study in the library in the evening have a chance to meet each other. The time slot is from 6-9 allowing for a come and go time slot. The next game night will be the Thursday right after spring break.

-Jessica Stroud

Lady Mavs Versus UALR

The last home game of the season brought The University of Arkansas-Little Rock to the CPC.  For the Lady Mavs it was Senior Night, but against a very strong opponent, they were not able to notch a win against the conference leading Trojans. The final score was 48-38.  The next game for the Lady Mavs will be against Georgia Southern on March 5th.

-Chris Whetstone

Engineering Week

Engineering Week is an time where students can explore the Engineering Department. The week starts in honor of George Washington. They start the week on George Washington’s Birthday. The Week has many activities involved with it to engage future engineering students. The week is for getting students involved with the engineering field.

– Caleb Carr

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Sebastian Erimicoiu

The UTA Tennis Team is mainly composed of international students. One of these Students Sebastian Erimicoiu came all the way from Eastern Europe. He came to the United States to play what he loves Tennis. Family was left behind as well. All of these sacrifices he made shaped him to the competitive player he is today.

– Caleb Carr

Dr. Michio Kaku-Maverick Speaker Series

This past Thursday lodged another chapter into the Maverick Speaker Series, where industry experts and leaders lend their opinions and advice on current trends and topics.  Dr. Michio Kaku, a brilliant theoretical physicist, spoke about what is in store technologically for future.  This included topics on physics, education, medicine, and engineering.  The event was sold out, and Dr. Kaku stayed after his lecture to sign autographs for his fans.  The Maverick Speaker Series continues on March 26th, with guest speaker Henry Cisneros.

-Erik Rosdorff and Chris Whetstone

Tercera Edición de UTA News en Español de Primavera 2015

En esta edición le decimos de qué se trató el seminario anual “Black Leadership Institute” y le hablaremos sobre una nueva aplicación telefónica que le facilitará a los estudiantes pagar por su estacionamiento. En conexión UTA tenemos la celebración del año nuevo lunar y en deportes UTA el equipo de atletismo se prepara para el comienzo de la temporada.

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Segunda Edición de UTA News en Español, primavera 2015

Flight 12 Improv

UTA’s very own improv group, Flight 12, recently completed their first show of the spring semester. Flight 12 is a student run improv group best known for their sketch comedy routines. The group is sponsered by Theater Arts Professor Joe Chapa. You can see Flight 12 next month in the UC when they host their weekly show Flight 12 at 12.

-Martin Perez

UTA News February 16, 2015

On this edition of UTA News we tell you about the new changes to dining services, a plan by the Black Leadership Institute to use social media to eliminate stereotypes, and in sports we have an interview with the student athlete of the week.

Student Athlete of the Week – Jolene Schaefer

I interviewed the Student of the Week for February 8th-14th and asked both her and her coach how they think she earned this award.

-Joshua Pearson

New MobileNow! app to help for parking

A new application will now help UTA visitors pay for parking using their smart phones.  This new app does not replace the UTA parking permit required for students, faculty and staff. The UTA police uses a handheld cellphone to check license ploates for the MobileNOW parking permits.   Spring semester students can purchase a permit for $87.50 at a pro-rated price.  Another parking option is the privately opertated Maverick Parking Garage.  For more information on prorated schedule, visit parking and transportation services or email parking@uta.edu.

By:Karen Ballesteros

Dining Services Added Some Changes to Help Improve on Campus Dining

The start of this semester brought about new additions to dining. The Connection Cafe now offers dining prices for mid-day and mid-morning times instead of just breakfast, lunch and dinner. These mid prices are cheaper out of fairness. During those times, the cafe offers less food options then during regular meal times. The P.O.D. also added more hot food options for students on the go. The idea for more meal times started in Student Congress. A resolution was passed and then presented to dining who puts these changes in. Dining hopes to make more long term changes in future semesters

-Jessica Stroud

Lady Mavs Softball Tournament

This weekend was the Maverick Invitational, which was the Lady Mavs first home series of the young season.  Coming into the tournament with a record of 4-1, the Lady Mavs continued their success with an impressive showing of offense, scoring in the double-digits 3 times over the weekend.  They finished the tournament with only one loss, and notched a big victory over Big 10 foe Ohio State.  The Lady Mavs next play in the UTA Invitational, with the first game coming against Texas Tech University on February 20th, at 7:00 PM.

-Chris Whetstone

Remembering Kelly Walters

Fellow UTA student, Kelly Walters, was killed in a hit and run accident near Ellis Elementary School this past January. A suspect is yet to be found as family and friends continue to mourn the loss of the bright, young student. Walters was a double-major in Political Science and Psychology with aspirations to be in politics one day. She was just a week away from travelling to Morocco to study the condition of women’s rights.

Police are continuing to investigate and are searching for a 2007-2010 dark grey Chrysler. For any tips regarding this case, call 9-1-1 or contact investigator David Szatkowski at 817-459-5786.

By: Kristen Victorin


Chad Nack Profile

Senior right handed pitcher, Chad Nack, started on Friday the 13th to kick off their season. That was his fourth start on the mound here at UTA as well as his 74th appearance overall. Nack has been a mentor to the new freshman pitchers and has taken them under his wing. Even though the Mavericks lost on Friday, Nack threw 6 innings with 0 walks, 1 strikeout and 6 hits.

By: Shayda Nazifpour

Parking Spaces

Parking places are full on Campus during the school days. Some parking places are not full though in which you can park at anytime during the day. One of spaces is the lot near the tennis courts.

-Caleb Carr

First Edition of UTA News February 9, 2015

In this first edition of UTA News we inform you about a new phone scam going around campus, the international football game that was held at UTA, and an interview with a world famous artist hosting an exhibition at UTA

Primera Edición de UTA News en Español Primavera 2015

En nuestra primera edición de Primavera 2015 les tenemos un reporte acerca de una protesta en la cual venezolanos del área metropolitana de Dallas alzaron su voz. En nuestro segmento de entretenimiento les tenemos la reacción de los UTA Mavericks ante la presentación de Katy Perry en el Super Bowl; y en deportes les tenemos los resultaos de todas las actividades deportivas en la universidad.

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Student Congress Host Meet and Greet Your Senators Event

Student Congress is hosting more events this semester for students to get to know their senators starting with the Meet and Greet event. The Palo Duro Lounge was set up with tables representing each college. Students were welcome to come and go as they pleased during the event. This event was not just about meeting your senator but also providing a space where students can raise their concerns. Some senators stood out front of the lounge carrying signs and inviting students in. This is Student Congress’ first Meet and Greet event which they believed to be a success.

-Jessica Stroud