Un programa de Justicia Criminal en la universidad beneficiará a los estudiantes. Un nuevo programa de la Ciudad de Arlington facilitará a sus residentes al momento de pagar sus utilidades. En Conexión UTA, tenemos la celebración del cumpleaños del autor, Dr. Seuss. Y en Deportes, no pierdan los resultados del juego de baseball de UTA contra A&M.
Being friends with your professor does have benefits. One of Cheryl Kutcher’s professors told her about Bryan Dietrich, a poet and an author. Kutcher emailed him asking if he could appear at their banquet later this semester on April 26. Dietrich confirmed he will be appearing, however, the club needs to raise $200 to fly him to Arlington, At their first bake sale the club raised $30, not as much as they hoped. Thankfully, they are not alone. Sigma Tau Delta and the Write club are working together to make this banquet a success.
By: Brianna Nathaniel
Students at UTA have the opportunity to make their dreams come true, but focusing on a Major is definitely not the limit. Mirna Gonzalez is a Visual Communication major who manages her time between her classes and pursuing her passion for doing voiceovers for anime. She tells us that even though she doesn’t have the professional equipment to do so, she works with what she has. Mirna hopes to work for a company in the DFW area after graduation where she could use both her degree and her passion to work.
By: Vladimir Flores
The Movin Mavs are set to play in the NWBA championship this weekend. On Monday, UTA students held a pep rally to celebrate the upcoming event and to meet with the players. With a successful turnout of excited players and fans, the Movin Mavs look forward to the weekend with their eyes on a NWBA championship. While UTA is hosting the championship, many of the Movin Mavs feel like the added support could bring a victory. The players hope to see more fans in the stands and hope the trophy stays at home. To see the Movin Mavs schedule, visit uta.edu and search Movin Mavs.
By: Rosa Ramirez & Derek Kaufman
On this week’s newscast, we have an exclusive interview with Frank Lamas about his resignation. The Movin’ Mavs have a pep rally for their three day tournament and Big Sean takes some time to talk about his experience performing at UTA.
The girls explore campus to find it’s hidden beauties and cool stuff that students may overlook while focusing on school.
By: Tracie Hill and Dena Adi
Alternative Breaks, a student organization in the Leadership Center, will travel to Denver, Colorado on March 8 for its annual Spring Break service trip. The 44 student participants will break into three teams that will serve children through PlayWorks Denver, teen moms through Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado and flood victims through Community Collaborations International. At the end of each day, students will reflect as a group in order to become more aware and more active as citizens. Jeong Lee, a site leader for Alternative Breaks, said the organization’s long-term goals are to become stronger and to add additional trips.
by Raegan Cardwell
Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president of student affairs, has announced he’s leaving UT Arlington at the end of the spring semester. Reporter Vladimir Flores sat down with Dr. Lamas to talk about the memories he will take from UTA.
Hip-Hop artist Big Sean perfomed on Friday, February 28 at Texas Hall. VIP and general tickets sold out just hours before the concert started. Students lined up and waited for doors to open. DJ Swerve, a UTA student, and singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter opened the show. Big Sean talks to UTA News about his upcoming projects and new album. This is his first time at UTA and says he feels very welcomed by students. He is glad to be in Texas. Big Sean gives advice to students that are trying to break in the music industry. He says be unique and be youself.
By: Cristina DeLeon
This past week has been a big one for UTA Men’s Tennis team. Sophomore, Carlos Arbiza, has made his way into the national rankings for both singles and doubles play. He along side teammate, Javier Perez, are currently ranked 49th in the country in doubles. Arbiza also made history this week for UTA while becoming the first tennis player to be named player of the week for the Sun Belt. This is the first year UT Arlington has competed in the conference, but Carlos’ name will forever be in the record book. The Mavericks are currently 3-6 overall and have yet to win a match on the road, but head coach, Diego Benitez says the tough competition they have played lately is only making the team stronger. The Mavericks are only half way done with their 2014 season and still have plenty of time left to improve their overall conference rankings.
By: Avery Anderson
The Universiy of Texas at Arlington has seen an increase in student enrollment. This Spring semester of 2014, UTA has set a record of 34,249 students on campus. The sudden increase is due to the innovative programs the College of Nursing and College of Engineering offers. Nursing offers classes online which caters to students that work and do not have the resources to come to campus. The College of Engineering creates recruitment efforts for students in high school and international students interested in UTA. The Engineering department is unique in that it povides a variety of majors. The College of Nursing and College of Engineering expect enrollment to increase once again for the Fall of 2014.
By: Cristina DeLeon
Beginning in March, the University College will host one less restaurant. As Pizza Hut will cease to operate. Although students understand why the Pizza Hut is closing down they will be sad to see it go. The University is currently conducting surveys online to get student feedback about the Pizza Hut closing. Included in the story are many things such as: what restaurants students would like to see in the Plaza, would students like to see prices in the UC go down, and would students like healthier food options readily available. The University hopes to have a new restuaraunt in the UC beginning in the Fall.
UTA Volunteers is a student group that plans and implements volunteer and community service programs for UTA and the surrounding community. Our purpose is to promote active citizenship and strengthen our community by creating a role for students to become involved in community service and provide tools and resources to the UTA community. Upcoming events for the rest of the semester, “Mavs spread the word to end the R word,” “One day without Shoes,” and “Oxfam Hunger Banquet.” For more information about the events and dates, Log onto uta.edu/volunteers or visit their Facebook page: Search UTA Volunteers.
By DeBrandon Pruitt
The UTA Mavericks auditioned to get in to the annual competitions “Mavs Got Talent.” Singers and dancers got up on stage to show their talents on Wednesday February 26th at the University Center. They had the opportunity to perform by themselves or in groups. Some of them, used their musical instrument’s abilities to complement their songs, while others sang acapella. A couple of students who sing together since high school in a band called Hillsdale, said they are very excited to perform for the first time in Mavs Got Talent and are very impressed with the talent UTA students have. A total of 10 performances will be pick by the judges to go to the finals on April 1st.
With new updates of computers, cell phones, gaming sytems, etc. It is safe to say that electronics will forever grow and forever be apart of our everyday lives. With electronics being such a influence on us it is no wonder we live in a world where these devices have completely taken over the way we live and complete task. I decided to go out and investigate just how important electronics are to “UTA Mavericks” in today’s world. How do these electronics impact our lives, do they make our lives easier, or are they just distraction?
As spring break approaches students continue to manage their time. Some are able to juggle school and work. A resident assisant says she does what she can. Another student explained that he plans out his schedule. However, one student stood out amohng her peers. Bregayle Hughes, a nursing sophmore, is taking 12 hours, is handling 2 jobs, and is involved in 7 extracuriccular activities. She says managing her time is critical to success, not olny in school but at her jobs as well.
By: Brianna Nathaniel
The Career Development Center hosted an event for students to learn about dinning etiquette. Guest speaker Collen Rickenbacher is an expert in dinning etiquette. She discussed what each silverware is for and how to use them. She explained the proper way of unrolling your napkin. She also discussed when dinning with potential employers they watch and see how you interact with the waitstaff to get an idea how you will interact with their employees. Rickenbacher explained what and what not to do at the table. For example if you drop something on the floor do not pick it up just leave it and ask for another. Students thought the event was very helpful and will help them in their future career.
By: Virginia Villatoro
Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a technique used by natural gas and oil companies. This method uses water pressure in order to extract oil. North Texas is located in the Barnett Shale which covers the western part of the DFW area. One of the many controversies behind fracking is the contamination of water wells. One group of researchers in the chemistry department at UT Arlington, along with Zacariah Hildenbrand’s private firm Inform Environmental, will look for a better way to test the quality of water in the areas affected by fracking. Once they find a reliable detection of compounds such as arsenic, selenium and strontium, they hope to discover solutions to clean up contaminated waters.
By: Omar Castillon
En nuestra quinta edición:
Una entrevista exclusiva con el Vice Presidente de Student Affairs, Frank Lamas. Residentes del Metroplex organizan marcha en apoyo a Venezuela. En Conexión UTA, no se pierda las audiciones de Mavs Got Talent. En Deportes, le tenemos los resultados del juego de baseball de los UTA Mavericks.
Playing Billiards can be a fun activity for students at UTA to do. It was recently moved to the Maverick Activities Center after it was previously located in the University Center. By playing Billiards, students would be to take their mind off of school. Some students tend to go to the MAC often to play Billiards. They could also spend time with their friends playing this game or even make new friends through it. Students would be able to improve their skills by practicing and playing against an opponent. This activity gives students something to do whenever they have a break from class.
By Andre Glenn
Frank Lamas, the Vice President of Student Affairs at UTA, has surprisingly announced that he is leaving UTA. Lamas has been at UTA for nine years and says this was the most difficult decision he had ever made. He tells us what his position at UTA consisted of and all the important projects he participated on. He also takes the opportunity to clarify a rumor that has been going around regarding the relocation of CEMAS.
By: Vladimir Flores