The City of Arlington allowed food trucks to park next to UT Arlington a year ago, and were successful. Now, the City of Arlington allows for more food tucks to come more often by campus.
The UTA Library implemented a new security system at the library last week. Students and faculty are now required to scan their Maverick ID card to enter and exit the library. The new requirement caused some frustration for students during the first week. Because of the added scanner, students were forced to wait in line while others got their student IDs out. The University assures that the system will be worth it in the end and all of the kinks will be worked out in no time.
- Morgan Pfursich
THE UTA LIBRARY HAS UNDERGONE CHANGES NOT ONLY TO IMPROVE STYLE AND TRACK STATISTICAL MEASURES BUT ALSO TO ENHANCE CAMPUS SAFETY. OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THE NEW LOOK AND ADDED SECURITY WILL TRANSFORM THE LIBRARY INTO A SAFE HAVEN TO STUDY AND SOCIALIZE FOR UTA STUDENTS.
STUDENTS REACT TO THE RECENTS IMPROVEMENTS VARIES BUT THE COMMON BELIEVE IS THE NEW CHANGES PROMOTES SAFETY AWARENESS BY ALLEVIATING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CRIME. ALLOWING STUDENTS TO ENJOY CAMPUS WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING IN HARMS WAY…. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT A COUPLE OF MAVERICK’S HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE LIBRARY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.
BY: Tony Curtis Hughes
UTA’s television studio, which has been home to many UTA news beoadcasts over the years, recieved some much deserved renovations during the summer semester. When compared to the old studio, the new studio is almost unrecognizable. The studio has been painted, a new background for the anchors was added, a new green screen was put up, new monitors, new cameras, new lights, and a completely new control room combine to create the brand new studio. The studio is already being used by broadcasting students in UTA News and UTA News in Espanol.
The department of Multicultural Affairs kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month 2014. The Fiesta included traditional food, drinks, games, and music for all students. The celebration had multiple UTA organizations present to inform students about their services and promote diversity. The celebrations will conclude October 15 with a ballet folklorico presentation at the UC Rosebud Auditorium.
by Regina Gutierrez
The UTA Men’s Tennis Team continues their competition travels. This weekend, the Men’s team traveled to Houston, TX to compete in their second tournament of this semester in the Rice Invitational. After a succesful firt week of competition in the HEB Corpus Christi Invitational and Midland Invitational tournaments, the Men’s team looked to carry last weekends positive results into their latest tournament. Overall the team had a very solid performance this weekend with most of the guys advancing from the early rounds and one doubles team going as far as the main doubles draw semifinal.
By: Cesar Arce
UTA hosted the 25th annual Oozeball on Friday. Hundreds of students showed up to try and compete in a game of volleyball while also wading through a huge amount of mud. It seems messy but this is one of the most popular events on campus. Getting the mud off afterwards can be more challenging than playing. Many teams were based on student organizations and residential areas.
The Career and Development Center hosted its last Resume Writing Workshop. Students were able to gather inside a classroom at the University Hall where Nikki Dickens, Spokesperson for the Career and Development Center, informed them of many ways they can sell themselves and make those changes in their current resumes which companies would notice. Greg Shirley tells us more about this process and what to do in certain situations. Although this was the last workshop for the semester the centers doors are always open for any student willing to get feedback on their resume.
By: Rikii Montemayor
UTA Alumni Larry Kemp made came to visit a business class on Friday. He spoke to the class encouraging them to fulfill their potential. Plus, he explained useful tips to make it in business. Kemp works now as Vice President of Kemp and Sons. Kemp and Sons was his families business which he pushed to have over 17 million in contracts. He is giving back to the school and has the UTA baseball team dugout named after him.
The Transatlantic History Student Organization attracts various students between classes and lunch breaks around the Library mall. The reason that students are appealed by their booth is the annual book sell they have to raise funds for their annual Conference and Guest speakers. Students gather around to gaze through different books and purchase those they liked. Christopher Malmberg and Lydia Towns are both PhD Students here at UTA and officers of the THSO. They give us more details as to what the Organization does and what the book sell contributes to the organization itself.
By: Rikii Montemayor
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ were launched on September 19th garnering at least a hundred of people outside of their local Apple stores all over the world. UTA Alumni Marco Duran waited in line to get an iPhone 6+ outside of the local Apple store in Southlake. The smart phone is currently on back order after Apple was able to obtain 4 million pre orders in the first 24 hours of pre-sale. But Marco got lucky and was able to obtain the iPhone 6 plus. The phones are available right now but luck will be needed to get one in store.
By: David Bansigan
The university is having many events to celebrate Hispanic heritage month but have you ever wonder who’s behind all the planning? Rafael Viera is a Finance major senior and he is the 2014 Hispanic heritage month chair. Rafael joined the multicultural mavericks on his junior year and motivated by the way he felt been part of this organization and the support from many people, he decided to go for the position and contribute with the organization with his ideas. Rafael also talked to us about the theme that was chosen for the festivities this year.
By: Vladimir Flores
Maverick Spirit Fridays are going on at the Parks mall in Arlington every Friday until November 21st. A total of 19 stores are participating in the program which gives UT Arlington students and faculty various discounts. To receive these discounts you must wear the UT Arlington logo or our school colors, orange and blue. See stores for more information about the specific offers.
UTA went through many renovations and upgrades during the summer, everything to make the campus a more welcoming experience for new and returning mavericks. Some of these changes include the renovation of the university center, the new rules to access the library and the new parking spaces located in the north area of the fine arts building. But there is one change that has been controversial and that is the bike lanes project. The project has received unexpected reactions from the mavericks because even though it’s supposed to promote college life, students seem to be more worried about the traffic it has created.
By: Vladimir Flores
The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in our everyday lives. They serve as personal trainers, organizers, or just a way of staying connected to social media. One of the more obvious ways we use our smartphones is through pure entertainment. Whether you are studying, eating lunch or just walking to your next class. College students love music! DashRadio, a new 24/7 live music stream is looking to take over our devices and change the way we listen to music. While it may be a new music stream, it is looking to take a strong lead early.
By: Brandon Gordon
The Fall 2014 enrollment at UTA hit all time high of 35,000 students. The continuous growth was driven by gains in business, education, nursing, and engineering compared to the same period last year. UTA enrollment has been increasing almost 60% over the past 13 years. Total enrollment for this year is expted to pass 40,000 studetns.
By: Zain Abusakran
Saturday, the Muslim Sudent Association volunteered for Islamic Relief USA’s Day of Digntiy. A Day of Dignity is an annual day of service connecting volunteers and heads of organizations like North Texas food bank and ICNA to low income and homeless people in Dallas, Texas. Many people of different back grounds particiapated in passing out food and drinks, clothes, hygiene packets and more. HIV and medical screenings were also available. Visit irusa.org for more infromaion.
Students may be unaware of the ongoing research being conducted at the Center of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses, located in the Life Science Building. Led by Director Robert Gatchel, the Center is breaking ground in medical research and clinical studies. The Center focuses on a variety of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and wound healing. The name itself showcases the dedication of the staff and students, whom continue to strive towards excellency in the world of healthcare. Students can log onto their website at http://www.uta.edu/psychology/hci for more information on current and past medical research.
- Latresa Mattox
Last Friday and Saturday Flight 12 Improv captivated the audience and kept them laughing both nights. The organization is UTA’s improvisation club. It started several years ago when founder and director Joe Chapa saw the need for students to let out their energy in a positive way. The club has made several appearances around campus in the past. Last semester they took their silliness outside for all students to see. This is just one of many performances to come, however there will not be another show for a while but in the meantime students can catch more comedy when Comic potential hits the stage in October.
By: Brianna Nathaniel
Sigma Chi Fraternity host their own special Philanthropy event each November. “Fight Night” raises more money than any other Greek oraganization on campus. Last year they raised over 25,000 dollars in donations to the Boys and Girls club here in Arlington. This year the event will be held on November 6th starting at 7:00pm. Anyone can come and tickets are $20. Khalil Jadael speaks more on the event and what he expects for their turnout this year. He is hoping for a total of over 2,000 people this year and over 35,000 in donations to give back to the Boys and Girls club.