Quentin Butler has been named the Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Week, for his performances at the Indoor Track Championships and the TCU Relays, where he won the 60 meter dash and the placed 2nd in the 200 meter. At TCU, he won the 100 meter dash, beating some of the top sprinters in the country.
If you were to exclusively watch the news or just glance at the police bulletins around campus, you may think crime runs ramped around the United States and here at UTA. But if you look a little closer, you may find that the truth at UTA isn’t so grim. According to UTA’s annual campus fire and security report, crimes reported in 2013 are relatively low and do not happen often. I talked to Captain Mike McCord about Crime here on UTA.
The Peace Corps held a panel last Tuesday. The event was held in the University Center by the Career Development Center. The Panel discussed what it was like being part of the Peace Corps. As well as the challenges to apply to the Program as an volunteer. The Peace Corps Helps Countries around the world by sending volunteers to help develop the Countries as well as expose them to the culture differences between the United States and the developing Country. http://www.peacecorps.gov/
The UTA Theater Department performed the Musical “Into The Woods.” The musical is a twist on fairytales that we all know well. The musical was an exciting change to the stories mixed with some comedic relief.
STUDENTS SHOWED THEIR GLASS BLOWING TALENTS ON SATURDAY IN A SALE HELD ON CAMPUS.. I VISITED THE GLASS STUDIO TO SEE SOME OF THEIR WORK
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ON SEEING HOW THE STUDENTS WORK WITH GLASS YOU ARE WELCOME TO GO AND VISIT THE GLASS STUDIO
STUDENTS SOLD AROUND 1500 PIECES BY 3:30
BY: KAREN BALLESTEROS
The week after Spring Break, the lawn in front of the Arlington Police Department was occupied with protesters demanding answers for the death of Johnathan Paul. Mr. Paul was picked up the Monday of Spring break and taken into custody for outstanding warrants. Tuesday night he was found unresponsive in his cell and taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital where, on Friday March 13th, he was pronounced dead. There is video of the cell where Mr. Paul was being held but has yet to be released pending the completion of the investigation APD is conducting.
It’s still seven weeks until graduation but senior are already preparing for the big day. Last week was Grad Week on campus where students would visit the UTA bookstore and purchase your cap and gown. Honors cords could be purchased as well along with the specific tassel for each college. The cap and gown went through several changes last year. A blue sleeve was added along with a orange trim to show both of the school colors. It personalizes the experience and makes the event feel more special. This is also a time for students to be thinking about plans after graduation.
The Newest Exhibition at UTA’s art gallery is built around the subject of disability. The exhibit features nine artists from around the United States whose work focuses on disability today. The artwork is used to express the experiences and stereotypes that someone with a disability may face. The exhibit also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Starting today, UTA’s central library will have telemerobots available for check out to help increase connectivity between faculty, staff and students in and away from campus.
This telemerobots can be very helpful to online or distant students. Another great thing about this innovative robots is that you can move them around yourself using a video-audio connection and a control mechanism.
The robots are rented for three consecutive hours to any student, faculty or staff member interested in using them.
The time to file your taxes is here, and college students around the nation have the opportunity to receive free money to pay for school. The only thing they have to do is to fill out and submit the free application to receive federal financial aid or better known as FAFSA. In the years 2011-2012 over 2 million students nationally did not complete the application to receive financial aid, and over 9 billion dollars were left on the table. Students sometimes can only qualify for loans when attending a community college and get discouraged to apply again.
It’s Social Work Month at UTA and the school is getting involved to promote and raise awareness. One event was a lunch party for everyone connected in the school. Students and Faculty participated having lunch together and socializing. Blaze even stopped by to take pictures with everyone. UTA Radio was present to provide music and entertainment. This month serves as a recap over the past few years. Faculty and Staff are proud in how the school has grown in numbers and expanded in research. The School of Social Work is also participating in the Big Event in celebration.
The UTA softball team celebrated the re dedication of Allan Saxe Field with two Sun Belt Conference victories over Georgia Southern University on Saturday. The team is excited for all of the new renovations and expects it to bring more fans out to watch them play.
Welcome to the first edition of What’s Cooking UTA? On this episode, I went inside Mad Mike’s Ice Cream shop located in Pantego, Texas. Here you can find a variety of amazing ice cream, shakes, and fresh made waffle cones. Owner Mike Stephens offers traditional flavors as well as seasonal flavors such as peach and lemon crunch. He values every single customer and hopes to create not only a place to have ice cream, but a complete experience! Visit Mad Mikes everyday, except on Mondays for a great and tasty trip into the world of Mad Mikes!
– Latresa Mattox
After the Re-Dedication of the renovated Allan Saxe Field, the Lady Mavs took on the Georgia Southern Eagles this weekend. UT Arlington swept the doubleheader on Saturday before losing the last game on Sunday 13-10. The Mavericks play on the road for the next week before they head home again for a game against North Texas on April 1st.
The Mavericks Baseball team versed The University of Texas on Tuesday the 18 in the Globe Life Park. UT ranks number fourteen in the country. The game was almost over with UT up three runs. UTA managed to tie the game and steal home base for the win.
– Caleb Carr
UTA associated with Mission Arlington to educate the Hispanic families of the Arlington community about diabetes type two by facilitating apps,videos and health information to the patients at the clinic. Diabetes affects more and more people every year and raising awareness can prevent the number from increasing. Changing your unhealthy life habits to more healthy ones can help prevent yourself from getting type 2 diabetes. La sweet vida provides with meal plans and excercise routines to help patients with their health. If you know of someone with diabetes please visit lasweetvida.com
By: Karen Ballesteros