This school year, students get a load off their heads as tuition does not increase. For this school year tuition has stayed within the same range since the university has achieved greater help from the UT System. The UT System has allocated funds and is managing money from other budgets to help fund the university which results to generate more money than what it would have received from raising tuition. Karen Adler, Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the UT System, explained in detail what happened and why they decided to take this route. We also get a note from a prospective student who lets us know what this means to her and what it can mean to other students attending school at UTA.
La Sexta Edición de UTA News en Español de Otoño 2014
En esta edición de le hablaremos sobre un importante fenómeno social entre la generación milenio. En deportes UTA tenemos una investigación sobre por qué nuestra universidad no tiene equipo de futbol americano y en conexión UTA le tenemos lo que paso en l anoche de Halloween casino night.
On this episode of UTA News we talk about a new restaurant that opened on campus and we have a live interview a researcher working with micro-windmills. In sports we will preview the women’s basketball season and in entertainment we’ll l look at a documentary titled “Asexual.”
Did you know the name Write Club is a reference to the movie Fight Club? Writers around UTA can join the Write Club for a weekly session to improve writing skills and have fun! The club meets every Thursday from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. in Preston Hall, Room 200. Writers of all levels and experience are encouraged to come by, whether you’ve written a novel, poetry or even a rap. During the meeting you are given a prompt to write on and discuss, and also the opportunity to share your own personal works if you wish.
UTA’s own golfer Zach Galiford has traveled over seas for his favorite sport. Coming from Wales, Zach has had to adjust to the American culture. Courses and lifestyle have been difficult for him but he is finally getting the hang of things. He won the Welsh National Championship and has represented Wales for the past 8 years. He has also won the Central Wales Championship. Here at UTA he leads the nation for Fairways hit in the fall 2013 semester with 91% and ended 6th in the nation at the end of the year.
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program took part in the annual Clothesline Event. The goal of this event was to raise awareness and share personal stories of domestic violence. The clothesline shows personal experiences and what people think of domestic violence. There were also flyers hanging above their tent with inspiring words. RVSP hope that this event will help others and change lived for the better. Several different colleges take part in the Clothesline Event every year for the month of October.
In November there’s a really popular Trent called no shave November. I when around the school and ask students about it. Most students knew about it, but they were not aware of the main purpose of it. Is a way to raise money for cancer and create awareness to the public.
Last week UTA’s LGBTQA program screened the documentary (A) Sexual as a part of Asexual awareness week. The documentary is about the lives and different experiences people have of being asexual. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, male or female. The first online community for asexuality was only formed in 2005, and although asexuality is just recently being talked about, asexual people have been around forever. Only now however they have support and resources they needed to feel welcome.
Voting for the Texas General Elections begins on Tuesday November 4 from 7am to 7pm. There are many important issues and candidates on the ballott. One of the major issues is a new Arlington proposal to use $160 million to redo Arlington streets and sidewalks. Remember a valid identification is now required at polling places. Make your voice heard!
The Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball teams started their season this past Friday on Halloween by taking on the University of Alabama. Both the Movin’ Mavs and the Lady Movin’ Mavs played in two contests at College Park Center. The Lady Movin’ Mavs played in their first games since the team was founded earlier in 2014, and through some visible nerves the team struggled to gain momentum against the Crimson Tide as they dropped both contests by double digits in regulation. On the brighter side of the weekend, the men’s Movin’ Mavs came out where they left off at the end of last year and dominated play through both games against Alabama, winning their first tilt by a score of 70-47, and also their second by a margin of 44 points. With high expectations this year of bringing a national championship to UTA, the Movin’ Mavs look to get back on track before they host their next home tournament on November 8th and 9th.
Starting October 13, and continue thru November 15, one of the many Art Exhibition is taking place. The exhibition offers a viewers the opportunity to be amazed by various pieces of art on display from different artist. Artist are selected based on a variety of elements within their work. After careful consideration the Exhibition is featuring works from talented artists Philip Van Keuren and Liz Ward. Don’t miss this great story as I show you my journey to The Art Exhibition at The Gallery at UTA. And don’t forget to visit the Exhibition on your free time!
On this episode of UTA News we’ll show you a project that could keep students connected to campus and we have an update on the petition to bring back UTA football. In entertainment we’ll tell you what the event UTA CAPS was all about and in sports we have an exclusive interview with a Lady Mavs volleyball player.
November is that time of the year where votes are cast for elections, homecoming begins, and preparing for finals starts. However, the month of November isn’t just for elections or thanksgiving. It may be time to set down those books and have some fun before December arrives with finals and long sleepless nights. However, you might want to start preparing your answer to the dreaded questions on Thanksgiving: when do you graduate? What is your major? And what are you going to do with your life?
La Quinta Edicion de UTA News en Español de Otoño 2014
En nuestra quinta edición de UTA News en Español les tenemos los detalles del primer Maverick Speaker Series, les informamos sobre lo que sucedió en el anual del día de la comunicación de UTA y en deportes les decimos si el equipo de voleibol universitario continua invicto.
Darren “Daz” McColl, the Global Chief Brand Strategy Officer for SapientNitro, has developed brand strategies and communications campaigns for brands including McDonald’s, Footlocker, ESPN, Volvo and Coca-Cola. McColl visited campus October 20 to give presentations during a public relations campaigns class and an American Advertising Federation (AAF) meeting. He discussed storyscaping, which connects consumers to brands through technology and storytelling. He co-wrote a New York Times Best Seller titled Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds, which hit shelves in April.
In response to a petition created to bring football back to the University of Texas at Arlington, another student created a petition to keep football away from UTA. Their reasoning is because UTA has made plenty of advances in academic areas since funding hasn’t had to be split with football. Supporters of the counter-petition also state that we don’t support our current athletics enough and it would take too long for a start up team to become competition worthy.
UTA’s Counseling and Psychological services or UTA CAPS for short paired up with a senior Public Relations Campaigns class to raise awareness of it services to students on campus. The event had activities to relieve stress such as throwing balloons filled with paint and a dunking tank as well as freebies such as popcorn, SuperChix and wristbands for those students that completed a survey on how they cope with stress. However, the main goal was to raise awareness of counseling services for students who may need help but are afraid to reach out or simply don’t know how. Some of the services include: career counseling, group counseling, meditation, and psychological screenings. If you or someone you know are seeking help visit uta.edu/caps for more information on these programs.
Maversity’s first workshop was on September 25 with a topic on disability awareness. Students learned that disabilities include disorders such as speech, hearing, and sight. Lead members also had a demonstration on how to interact with those in wheel chairs. At the end of the presentation students had the opportunity to ask questions. Participants shared their personal experiences and also stated how important it is for the Department of Student Affairs to have workshops that inform the UTA community about hot topics.
The library is currently testing out a telepresence robot that students can check out in the library. It is a iPad on a wheel and can be controlled by any PC or Apple product. The screen shows where the device is going and the controls. It can be moved up or down to make it easier to communicate in different situation. The goal for this is to let students attend group meetings when they have to be off campus. Right now they are hoping to do a role out by the end of this semester allowing students to use these.
Holidays are a time to relax and have fun but if you are looking to help others during your holidays you might want to join UTA’s Alternative Breaks. The members of Alernative Breaks spend time helping out different communities in the United States. For winter break they will be collaboraing with habitat for humanity to help rebuild communities in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
LIKE MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS ED DIAZ WAS LIVING OFF OF RAMEN NOODLES, BUT ED ULTIMATELY GRADUATED IN 2001. HIS DEGREE WAS IN MUSIC BUSINESS AND NOW WORKS FOR ROLAND CORPORATION. ED IS THE PRODUCT AND MARKETING SPECIALIST FOR ROLAND AND TRAVELS NOT ONLY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, BUT AROUND THE WORLD DEMONSTRATING ROLAND PRODUCTS. HE TALKS HIGHLY OF HIS FORMAL SCHOOL AND STILL KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH MOST OF HIS PROFESSORS AND HIS UTA COLLEAGUES. ED USES WHAT HE LEARNS FROM UTA BY APPLYING IT TO EVERYDAY LIFE SITUATIONS, AND NOW PASSES ALONG HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHER ROLAND SPECIALISTS.