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University College’s Study Tips

Unfortunately the semester is coming to a close and that means it’s time to take finals. The thing students dread the most just got a little easier with the help of University College’s Success Series. Featured before on UTA News, the Success Series is a program from University College that teaches students about the resources on campus and ways to be a better student. The student-led program focused on study skills and habits that will prepare them for exams. Students that attended the session discuss new ways to study as well their experiences while studying.

-Brian Walker

Student’s Social Media Etiquette

Us college students love to share moments of our lives on social media, but sometimes we may share to much. University College breaks down social media etiquette in their ‘Social Media Etiquette’ session. In this session students discuss their interactions with social media and their experiences. Students also discuss what to post and what not to post on social networks, especially when applying for a job. The tip session included facts and statistics from CareerBuilder.com.

-Brian Walker

Students dive for a good cause

The cold temperatures didn’t stop this group of mavericks from celebrating the 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and the cause it is donating to. This year the Campus Recreation Center hosted the polar bear plunge in a effort to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is an opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities to discover their strengths and abilities through athletics. According to Marketing and Fitness Assistant, Sarah Ayala the Special Olympics is a cause that is “very close and dear” to the Campus Recreation Center’s heart. After plunging into cold water students were rewarded with a participation shirt for their donation. See the reactions of your fellow mavericks above.

-Brian Walker

This Track Student Has It Under Control

Being a college student can be stressful, but being a college athlete can be overwhelming. Although UTA Junior, Ryan DeLeon seems to have it all under control when it comes to school and a personal life. Ryan is a kinesiology major from Corpus Christi, who not only maintains a full course load, a personal life, and extracurricular activities but also runs the 800 meter on the UT Arlington Track Team as well. In this profile I ask Ryan how he does it all and what are his plans for the future. You also find out what special hobby he likes to do in his spare time. Hear also what one of Ryan’s fellow teammates has to say about him above.

-Brian Walker

Noted Scholar Visits UTA

The UTA History Department invited Heather Thompson, an activist and professor at the University of Michigan to speak on campus Wednesday, February 10th. The noted scholar intrigued students, faculty, and visitors to hear her lecture on “Why Mass Incarceration Matters?” The lecture was hosted in the Central Library and students had the opportunity to not only hear Thompson speak, but also discuss the issue with one another. Thompson included an amount of statistics and images to bring the facts to life. After the lecture many were in awe on how the issue affects them personally and how it affects the country as well. To see more of the lecture click on the video above.

-Brian Walker

Fridays Just Got Better

You’ve survived your weekly case of the Mondays and now it’s time to celebrate the weekend. Fridays just got even better with “First Fridays”, an event that occurs on the first Friday of every month hosted by the University Advising Center. The event opens its doors each month to raise awareness to the resources offered to students. The cause may sound a bit boring to students, but the University Advising Center knows how to attract a college student. Not only does the event give students and advisors the opportunity to meet and greet, but it also is a chance for free food and free goodies. Academic advisors Anna Holis and Steven Latos enjoy providing this opportunity for students to not only have fun, but to learn a thing or two.

-Brian Walker

Success Series & Your Goals

Each semester is a new opportunity for mavericks to challenge themselves differently, and with the help of University College those challenges are exceeded. The spring semester welcomes the first Success Series event of the semester. The Success Series is program designed by University College to help students be successful throughout the semester. In this particular session students and peer academic leaders discuss goals, graduate studies, and studying abroad. The Success Series also informs students on which campus resources are available to them. Students who have participated in the Success Series describe them as “very helpful” and “relatable“. Although don’t take their words for it, learn more about the Success Series above. 

-Brian Walker