En nuestra tercera edición de UTA News en Español otoño 2014 les tenemos detalles de la visita de los embajadores a la Universidad. En conexión UTA le informamos sobre el evento “The Shorthorn Press” y en deportes UTA tenemos un reportaje acerca del equipo de tenis de UTA.
With college students having such fast pace lives. We tend to get use to the fast food and go lifestyle. But just as easy as we have gained all those unwanted pounds, they can be lost just as easily. The MAC for most students is like a second home and with so many ways to stay in top shape, its no wonder. But even with so much to do, most college students still don’t take advantage of what all The MAC has to offer. Check out this short VO over The Maverick Activities Center and you might find out just how great it is.
By: Brandon Gordon
Voting is an important aspect of being a citizen, however, according to student affairs, a good majority of the students, whom are eligible, are not registered to vote. The university provides an opportunity for students to register and partake in this fundamental process.
After a partial power outage caused by a severe thunderstorm Thursday afternoon, the campus closed Thursday evening and all day Friday, October 3, with all daytime activities canceled. With damage and power outages throughout the area, campus activities and classes resumed after most of the power was restored Friday afternoon. Events and activities scheduled Friday evening continued and the campus resumed normal operations Saturday October 4.
UTA golfer Paul McConnell is graduating in December and taking his skills to the next level. Paul has wanted to go pro since he was 5 and his natural abilities and hard work are now taking him there. Since finishing classes he has competed and qualified for multiple tournaments and is not stopping anytime soon.
Students, faculty and staff celebrated the launch of a new research center in the life science building. This new facility is the Shimadzu Center for Bio- Molecular Imaging. Researchers from UTA or other universities can use the new facility to submit samples for analysis or use it for their own research purposes. The center will provide expertise for peptide sequencing, protein analysis and micro-organism identification. The new open access research center is located in the life science building basement room B-05A.
By: Virginia Villatoro
On this episode of UTA News we have a researcher that won an award for his human research project and a live in studio interview with the president of “The Dream Factory” at UTA. In entertainment, the university welcomes an organization that promotes Japanese culture and in sports the Movin Mavs keep their heads up after losing past championships.
Wasiu Lawal won first place in the first student essay contest hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His essay titled “Water as a Friend and a Right” discusses the connection between water, human rights and science. Lawal was born in the United States and grew up in Nigeria, where he saw how access to water, or lack thereof, affected the people in his community and the surrounding areas. He is now working to remove the contaminant PFOA, a chemical used in the production of nonstick cookware, from water. He wants to gain more experience working in the U.S. but plans to eventually return to Nigeria and work in a water-related field.
by Raegan Cardwell
For the 13th anniversay of the war in afghanistan, the students for a dmeocratic society are holding a discussion of the effects of the war. Their objective is to fund education, not occupation. They hope to talk about the education and the lives affected by the afghan people after the war. By the end of the day, nearly a dozen people rsvp’d to come. The discussion will be on October 7th at 5:30pm in the university hall.
By Brianna Nathaniel
Every September UT Arlington participates in No Hazing week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and education against hazing. This year the theme was “These Hands Don’t Haze”. Students were able to help the cause by signing a banner that was located outside of the University Center all week. Wednesday evening there was a special showing of the 2008 documentary Haze, starring Robin Wright Penn the film focuses on the death of a college freshman due to hazing activity. New Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Timothy Quinnan had a few words for the students before the film. For more information about how you can stop hazing visit uta.edu/greek.
By Laura Robertson
David Subirats was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela and grew a passion for tennis at a young age. He moved to Spain with his parents when he was fifteen and attended the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, graduating from an American accredited High School before moving to UTA in 2008. In 2012, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Management and left UTA to work at a tennis academy in Spain for two years. Today, David is a graduate student in the Department of Communication and assistant coach for the tennis team. He said he owes a lot to the program and is here to see it succeed.
The Japanese Culture Society had a fundraiser this past week selling Ramune and Yakisoba Noodles. This organization focuses on educating students from Japanese or non-Japanese backgrounds about their language, society, and culture. They are also working on their 1,000 Origami Cranes Project. The goal is to collect 1,000 origami cranes to be sent to the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. So far they have collected over 120 and hope to obtain all 1,000 in the next few months. It takes a lot of work to collect that many cranes but they will keep working until they have 1,000.
Mission Arlington is seeking for volunteers for the upcoming holidays their mission is to be able to have enough supplies and volunteers to feed five thousand families in thanksgiving and Christmas. Mission Arlington has been helping the Arlington community for about thirty years now.
Drunk driving is a problem many campuses and students face. The Gallop Safe Ride Home Program is working to keep UTA students safe after a night of drinking. The organization has now been approved as a nonprofit by the IRS. They expect to be running as soon as end of this year or the beggining of 2015.
UTA started off the week with a 3-0 sweep against ULM Sunday afternoon at the College Park Center. The Mavericks defensive plays were impressive as they out blocked ULM 11-4 in the match. The Mavericks demonstrated to be the dominant team during the match with impressive kills, and digs. The communication between the Mavericks led to minimal mistakes and a win that puts them 13-3 in the season.
by Regina Gutierrez
UTA has been ranked as the fifth most diverse national school. The English Language Institute helps international students learn the English language.
The English Language Institute at UTA provides a welcoming, high quality, and intensive programs in English as a second language. Although UTA is diverse, but English is the language used to connect students from different ethnicities and backgrounds. The English Language Institute programs have helped a lot of students improve their speaking and listening.
By: Zain Abusakran
The Arlington city council passed a new fee for anyone surrendering an animal to the Arlington Animal Shelter. The fee will be implented starting October 1st. The fee is part of a one year pilot program. The fee does not apply to anyone who finds a stray and wants to bring them to the shelter. Some fear that the fee will mean more pets being left on the street and abandoned.
October is domestic violence month. Around the UTA campus the Alpha Chi Omega sorority is taking a stand against domestic violence. The sorority is challenging the men of UTA to sign a pledge in order to pledge against domestic violence. By signing the pledge UTA men are committing to never commit domestic abuse. Several men lined up to sign the petition and thought it was important that they set the example for the younger men in their lives. With the recent events in the NFL bringing a new light to domestic violence women are more committed than ever to stop the abuse.
Anyone who takes Radio one at the University of Texas at Arlington becomes a student DJ for the universities online radio station. So recently UTA Radio has received a slew of first time DJ’s, and perhaps several future radio personalities. UTA Radio is a student run radio station designed to give students experience in operating the radio board, producing content, and teaching students the fundamentals of radio production. After you learn the basics, you can go on to host your own two hour show. Some up and coming students are planning to do just that.