Graduation Tickets

Graduation is on its way and as of right now students have been informed that they will receive five graduation tickets for the ceremony. This number has many students dissapointed because they thought that with the opening of College Park Center, which can hold about 7,000 guests, students clearly expected to get a greater number of tickets. Five tickets would be understandable if the graduation ceremonies were to take place at Texas Hall, a venue with a capacity of just under 3,000 guests. Three graduation ceremonies are scheduled for this May, and two will be held at the new College Park Center.

By: Elia Torres

MissRepresentation

UTA began the celebration of women’s history month with the screening of the acclaimed 2011 documentary MissRepresentation. A film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, MissRepresentation talks about the rising issue of how women are represented in the media. The documentary addressed that this issue affects not only women, but men and even children. The  media has been exposing women of sexual objects of desire through different media vehicles. Audicences exposed to this have come up with the notion that the modern women must look like a famous lingerine model or the women in music videos. The reality is that the majority of women do not look like that.

By: Elia Torres

UTA Volunteer Fair

Student organization UTA Volunteers had the opportunity to host a volunteer fair this past wednesday. The pupose of this event was to encourage UTA students to familiarize themselves with local organizations and get involved with community affairs. There were about fifteen local organizations present such as: The Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arlington, The Texas Ramp Project, The Salvation Army, Arlington Animal Shelter, and many others. At the volunteer fainr, students were encouraged to gather information about the organizations they were interested in. They had the ability to sign up on-site in order to start volunteering. UTA Volunteers also has on campus volunteer work for the interest of students.

By: Elia Torres

A Night Of Soul

UTA continues to celebrate Black History Month and this time with A Night Of Soul, featuring the acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theater Company. The event took place at the Rosebud Theater inside the University Center at UTA. A Night Of Soul featured numerous dance pieces of modern dance theater which included a tribute to Marvin Gaye.Attendants were able to enjoy the magnificent dance techniques of these dancers who brought with them an amazing array of talent and emotions with all of their performances. The event was sponsored by The UTA African American Student Alumni Association and with a grant from The Target Corporation, UTA was able to bring this dance company to its campus.
This event is one of many events that will be offered in honor of Black History month.

By: Elia Torres

Gay Pride 2011

The annual gay pride parade took place on Sunday September 18 at 2pm in the Oak Lawn district of Dallas. People of all sexual orientations came together to celebrate the 28th anniversary of not only gay pride, but freedom and equality for all. The event featured different organizations including UTA’s Gay-Straight alliance. The Alan Ross Texas Freedom parade is an annual event held every September on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas. People of all sexual orientations attended the parade and with this said, the parade is an example of how we can all learn to accept one another for who we are.

By: Elia Torres

Sustainability-Maverick Bike Program

The office of sustainability at UTA is raffling 20 bikes at the beginning of every semester. Normally a $30 fee, winning students will be able to rent a bike free for an entire semester including free accessories, repair and maintenance. The Maverick Bike program encourages the use of bicycles as a mean of transportation that is both efficient and beneficial. For more information or to enter the raffle visit http://www.uta.edu/sustainability

By: Elia Torres