All posts by Sonia Salas

Gill Collins: Remember a Hero

We had the great oppurtunity to interview Mr. Gil Collins. He was born in San Antonio, TX. At age five Mr. Collins’ parents past away, and with her sister moved to Dallas to an orphanage. After graduating from high school, he was drafted and served in countries like Italy and Austria. He got married twice and has a wonderful family. In his spare time he loves playing golf with his close friends. Also spending time with his family, specially his great grand children and enjoys attending events around the Metroplex. It was a great pleasure to meet and interview Mr. Collins.

By: Sonia Salas & Karen Ramírez


Kana Harada & Ruben Nieto Art Exhibition

Unique sculptures and paintings can be admired in the new display at the UTA Art Gallery.

The art exhibition features site specific sculptural installations created by Kana Harada and oil canvas paintings created by Ruben Nieto.

Kanas’s works consist of organic pieces made out of black and white foam and wood that creates a peaceful, mystical experience that reflects the artist view of nature. The hand cut foam pieces have an abstracts quality that makes the sculptures unique and personal.

Ruben Nieto derives his inspiration from comic books and reformats the imaginary and colors to create high energy and statement making pieces.

If you would like to visit this art gallery its free and open to the public and runs until March 31. For more information on this and future exhibitions you can visit   

By: Sonia Salas

MavFest 2012

UTA is most commonly knows for its diverse student body and to celebrate Mavunity and different cultures and races the department of Multicultural Affairs brings us MavFest.

For the fifth consecutive year, diversity is celebrated with a verity of games, food, and cultural dances. Check out the video to find out what the fun was all about.

By: Sonia Salas

Performances at College Park Center

College Park Center oppened its doors the Wednesday and the celebration could not have been the same with out the entertainment. Some of the half time performances included the maverick cheerleaders, drumline, Pep Band, the UTA Wranglers and a pecial performance of by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

The opening of College Park Center marks the begining of a new era.

By: Sonia Salas

Deck The Mall

UTA welcomes the holiday season with Deck the Mall, and event full of lights, holiday refreshments and crafts for everyone.

Student organization were also present at this event and they had the oportunity to display information about benefits and exciting events that occur throughout the year.

This event took place at the Central Library Mall, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m where UT Arlington’s very own Santa Saxe (Dr. Alan Saxe of the Department of Political Science) flipped the switch that illuminated the christmas tree and thousands of surrounding lights.

The goal of this event was to share with the university community, celebrate the rich diversity of customs, and traditions represented by the student body.

By: Sonia Salas

Hispanic Heritage Carnaval

Students danced the night away at the 5th annual dancing with the maveriks carnaval. It’s the Hispanic Heritage Month closing extravaganza! Newly revamped for 2011! Amazing changes took place and friends gathered to dance the night away at our street jam! With an exciting new competition format, games, and prizes awarded in both individual and team categories. Students droped all books, pens and pensils and headed to the University Center to take part of the bigest latin party of the year.

With a live DJ, amazing performers, face painters, and creative artistic displays, students had a festive and unforgetible time.

By: Sonia Salas

Car Charging Stations to Open Fall 2012

The office of sustainability announced that starting in the fall 2012, UTA will be opening several car charging stations throughout campus.

Each station is capable of charging two cars at a time and were donated by City Electric Supply’s Arlington office. City Electric Supply is a distributor for General Electric, the maker of the EV Charger.

These car charging stations are completely free for students and faculty.

If you would like more information about this innovation, you can visit

By: Sonia Salas