Zeta Tau Alpha hosted their annual Think Pink Week. The goal of Think Pink Week is to raise awareness and teach other people about breast cancer. Throughout the week Zeta Tau Alpha hosted tabling events where they sold baked goods and pink lemonade. The proceeds they collected go to the ZTA foundation as well as Bright Pink, a organization that teaches women how to check and prevent themselves from having breast cancer. Think Pink Week ended with a Bar-B-Que for a Cure on Saturday. Breast cancer rates have dropped almost forty percent since 1989 according to the American Cancer Society, but that does not mean we should stop raising awareness.
UT Arlington has seen a record increase in enrollment this fall. Enrollment exceeded the expected by over one thousand students with the total being 41,715 students. That is a five percent increase from last fall and it also makes UT Arlington the third largest University in Texas. Students express concerns with class and campus size as well as the already troubling parking. Diversity at UT Arlington is also at its highest and will potentially bring more benefits to campus. With the higher enrollment also brings more opportunity for students to connect and grow at UT Arlington.
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Teams gathered on Greek Row for the twenty eighth annual Oozeball tournament hosted by the UTA Student Alumni Association and Campus Recreation. There were concessions, music and of course mud! The teams competed to raise money for various student scholarships. The Oozeball tournament has been voted the most favorite and time honored tradition at UT Arlington. The teams consisted of players associated with Greek life, residence halls, and academic organizations. There are more traditions and events for students to participate in. For more information about events and happenings at UTA go to http://www.uta.edu/events.
The Biomedical Engineering Student Society held their annual cookout. Attendance was a record and students were able to hang out and play games. They served hamburgers and drinks and chips to the students and faculty. The Biomedical Engineering Student Society hopes to increase membership and develop community outreach. They are collecting donations for Hurricane victims in the Engineering Research Building. They are hosting an event at Old School Pizza and Subs where the proceeds will go to help the Biomedical Engineering Student Society. They meet once a month in the Engineering Research Building Room 344.
The new bike share program on campus hopes to bring new sustainability to UTA. Forty Zagster bikes have been placed at seven stations across campus to allow students to have easy access to transportation. You can use the bikes by downloading the Zagster app and registering. The is a twenty-five dollar fee and the first two hours of use are free before there is a one dollar up-charge. Many students have used the bikes and at least two hundred students have signed up. There are more plans to add other features of sustainability to campus and too also add more bikes.