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Smoking on Campus

UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus. That means, smoking of any sort is prohibited at all times on campus property, but there are students who do not comply with this campus policy. Some students feel as if students should be given the opportunity to have designated smoking areas. All tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes are prohibited at all times. If students are caught smoking on campus they will be given a citation, and if you see smoking on campus contact the UTA non-emergency police at 817- 272- 3381.

UTA Parking Renovations

UTA has began renovations for improved parking around the university. Students are thrilled to know that in the long run parking on campus will be convenient and a lot safer for their vehicles. However, students are not so thrilled about the timing of UTA’s newest renovations. The renovations caused competition with parking making it very difficult for students to find parking in areas where they will not get cited, and can still get to class on time.

-Morgan Rubin

Some students are in school year round..its worth it!

There are students who could not fathom the thought of taking additional classes outside of the normal Spring and Fall semesters. They feel as if they need the mental breaks in the Winter and the Summer, or the additional courses are just too expensive. However, there are those students who just wants to get it done without stopping. These students are enrolled in Winter courses, or have taken Summer courses, and feels that regaurdless of the price, it is worth it. These students are athletes, have children and/or jobs, and the opportunity to take courses through out the year helps them to be able to have a more flexible schedule.

-Morgan Rubin

Kids and Teens University

UT Arlington is not only a great learning place for adults, but for young kids and teens also. There is a program here at the university called Kids and Teens University, which is held in UTA’s Division for Enterprise Development. Kids and Teens University’s camps are designed to provide campers with well-organized and structured Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) focused camps in a safe, fun and educational environment. We offer fun and exciting Saturday camps for student’s grades K – 8 during the months of February and October, as well as summer camps for grades K-12.

-Morgan Rubin

McNair Scholars Recruitment

It is a long commitment to go to graduate school, but it is one that if you are a really good student and you engage in the activities that will make you competitive as a graduate school applicant you should not have to pay for that out of your own pocket. The McNair Scholars Program is designed to assist scholars with that. There are lot of good reasons to earn a PhD, and even now and days not everybody goes into teaching, there are other opportunities to use your PhD really productively outside of academia. Students interested in attending graduate school, and would like assistance, can apply easily apply for the McNair Scholars Program at There is a lot of information about the program there and they will also see the application so they can use that complete it and turn it in to the office, or pick up a paper application in the office Ransom Hall 202. The program recruits yearly.

-Morgan Rubin

What a Friend!

UTA Freshman Austin Nguyen truly saved the day for his friend. Most students forget a Scranton or a pencil for a quiz, his friend Diana crammed so hard for her quiz that she forgot that she could not wear shorts to the class. Austin helped her search for a female friend to swap bottoms with, so that she could take the quiz. After not being able to find anyone the friends had one last resort, Austin offered to swap pants with her. Embarrassed to have on a pair of women’s shorts he sat in the men’s restroom for 50 minutes and took a picture that set twitter ablaze.

-Morgan Rubin



University College Success Series

In day to day world, professional world, and academics world you have to be able to know how to communicate and get your point across in a way that is concise and accurate and in a way that you’re not only able to get the information across to the other person, but that you’re actually able to arrive at some kind of conclusion, or solution, so that you re able actually to problem solve and build connections and network and all of those things that will help you in your career later on. UT Arlington’s University College hosts workshop series through the semester, out of their department to inform students about resources they offer, along with services available on campus, along with tips on how to be successful as a student.

-Morgan Rubin

McNair Scholars Program

There are tons of college students who cancels out the idea of earning a PhD., not because they are tired of school, but because they don t feel like they have what it takes, or they don t feel like they have the proper tools to do so, well there is a program here for that here at UTA called the McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program offers tons of opportunity for their interns, so don t let your education end here. Stop by Ransom Hall and get more information about the McNair Scholars Program.

-Morgan Rubin

Morgan College of Engineering Welcome bash

College of Engineering throws a Welcome Bash to welcome new and returning students along with the new Dean of Engineering. Faculty/staff and students enjoyed free food, live DJ, and departmental and student displays in the COE courtyard. There were lots of fun events and giveaways as the college of engineering greeted engineering students upon their return to, or arrival, on campus for fall semester; in addition to getting the chance to meet the new dean of engineering. Dean Crouch is determined to encourage DFW students to consider studying engineering in ways other than to become an Engineer; he is looking to learn everything there is to learn about UTA’s College of Engineering, the Welcome Bash was a great way to start his journey along with students in the Engineering program.

-Morgan Rubin