With the semester in full swing, students are now facing exams and other daily stresses. UTA Bookstore offers merchandise to help students conquer those busy schedules. It’s vital that college students stay healthy and the FitBit is an amazing device that helps us a long the way. The device has a retail value of $99.95. Next up is the reliable water bottle, which is a student’s best friend on hot Texas days. Students should check out the huge selection at the UTA Bookstore where nearly every single water bottle showcases the UTA logo, you can’t beat that! Finally we have Microsoft Office, a product that is an absolute must for students. You can find an incredible value on the program at the bookstore.
- Latresa Mattox
Football, it’s a sport of force, aggression and strength. It’s a place where the alpha male can roam free; where collision and conquering are celebrated. Yet, for every violent collision a player may give, the possibility of receiving a concussion rises. The question, therefore, is what happens when the players return to being people, and our Gird-Irion warriors are left wounded?
For many players, signs of brain injuries go undetected, causing great concern for leagues of all ages. UTA Kinesiology professor, Dr. Cindy Trowbridge, partners with Momsteam (Moms-Team) Institute to oversee a pilot program called Smart Team. Through technology via concussion sensor, organizers hope by tackling the cause of concussions, alleviating the symptom will soon follow.
By Tony Curtis Hughes
The UTA Movin Mavs wheelchair basketball team has a history littered with national championships. However, while the team has lived up to its high standards the past few years, the Movin’ Mavs have failed to bring home a trophy despite being the number one seed in the regular season and also playing in the national championship game in two consecutive seasons. While the Movin’ Mavs seem ready for another season of basketball, only time will tell if all of their hard work over the summer will bring them back to a national championship final.
By: Derek Kaufman
As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, The hispanic Association of Colleges and Univeristies paid tribute to UTA by naming it its 2014 outstanding member for contributing to quality higher education for Hispanic students. Out of the 35,000 students enrolled at UTA 27% are hispanic. UTA plays a crucial role ensuring the education of the future professionals.
By: Karen Ballesteros
En nuestra segunda edición de UTA News en Español les tenemos información sobre la tendencia en la oferta de empleo para los recién graduados y les contamos sobre un nuevo título universitario. En conexión UTA les tenemos detalles sobre los eventos conmemorativos del mes de la herencia hispana y en Deportes UTA tenemos las imágenes del evento Oozeball 2014.
Last Wednesday there was a study abroad information session and booth in the university center from 11 am to 2pm. As students went about their day, the booth got more attention. The people behind the booth explained that there is more than one program for UTA students, especially for those who qualify for financial aid. Although the students were told that the deadline to apply is October 1st, they were still encouraged to apply. For study abroad, there are four programs. The UTA Reciprocal Exchange Programs, UTA Faculty-led Programs, UTA Affiliated Program, and Non-UTA Programs.
By: Brianna Nathaniel
It was another successful sold out night for Excel Campus Activities movie series. Friday night at 8 p.m. Excel Campus Activities showed popular movie 22 Jump Street. The sequel is about Officers Schmidt and Jenko go deep undercover at a local college. After the movie common reactions for students was laughter. The movie played in the University Center in the Rosebud Theatre. Don’t miss the next movie X-Men: Days of our Future Night on Oct. 3rd at 8 p.m.
By: Virginia Villatoro
Dr. Luis Rosado is the Director at College of Education and Health Professions and has been a faculty member at UTA for fourteen years. Dr. Rosado has taught in the elementary, highschool and college levels. He has degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, Boston State College, and Texas A&M University in Kingsville. He is also very involved with community by being part of three bilingual education associations. Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex (BEAM)-treasurer,Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)- treasurer and Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex. Rosado also focuses a lot on how important education is for minorities.
Blaze replaced Sam Maverick as UTA’s mascot seven years ago. The mascots are considered one of UTA’s spirit groups, along with the cheerleaders and the Wranglers. In order to become Blaze, students must go through a tryout process to ensure they can walk and act in accordance with his persona. As compensation for working events on campus and in the community, Blaze performers receive a scholarship at the end of the semester.
by Raegan Cardwell
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.