On-campus food pantries are becoming more of a need on campuses across the nation. The UTA Food Pantry provides students with the opportunity to receive a mixture of non-perishable foods to supplement their monthly food costs. This food pantry is held once every month at the Tri C Ministries building by the University Center. It is open to any student, faculty, or staff member that has a UTA ID. Even if you do not need to use the food pantry, you can still help out Tri C Ministries by donating food or by helping run the food pantry when it is open.
The Goolsby progam give Business students at UTA a place where select students can learn based on leadership principles, which challenges students to be problem solvers and ethical leaders. The program was founded to help students realize their potential to be good leaders in the business world. Not only do students get this specialized learning, but they also get to meet with executives in the classroom and in the real world through internships, study, and special projects that they have to do. The program is designed for the best and brightest Business students, and you have to apply in order to be accepted.
Intramural sports at UTA is one of the many ways students get involved on campus. With a variety of sports to choose from, such as basketball, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, and dodgeball, there’s a sport for everyone. Many students join their dorm teams, or find a group of friends to play with. There’s several leagues students can join, such as Men’s league, Co-Ed, and if they’re a member of Greek Life, the Greek league. The leagues run both semesters, so there is always a sport to play. Playing intramural sports is one of the best ways to make new friends on campus.
The UTA Basketball team is coming off a disappointing second place finish in the Sun Belt last year after losing to Georgia State in the championship game. After losing 8 seniors and firing head coach Scott Cross, the Mavs look a lot different this year. They hire Chris Ogden from Texas Tech, to come in and lead the Mavs, as well as bring in several transfer players. With 2 letter winners returning in Scott Muirhead and DJ Bryant, the Mavs look for new leaders to step up. With a lot on the line this year, the team has a positive attitude as they head into Homecoming against Northern Iowa.
Imagine having the opportunity to represent your country on a national team. Camilo Avila, a golfer here at UTA, had the opportunity to play for his home country of Bolivia in the Copa Los Andes Cup over Thanksgiving break. The Copa Los Andes Cup is a golf tournament played in Latin America every 2 years. With 9 Latin American countries participating, the competition is extremely tough. Reporter Joe Scanlan had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Camilo about how he felt playing in the tournament, and representing not only Bolivia, but UTA on the world stage as well.