UTA’s Native American Student Association (or NASA) hosted their annual Native American Heritage celebration last week. This event was free for any student wishing to participate and learn about the Native community in the DFW area. Guests were able to experience the expansive culture and unique stories the members of NASA were able to share. The event was the perfect example of showing UTA’s diverse community and more events like it will happen on campus for Texas’s oldest native student ran organization.
Homecoming week was ‘chuck‘ full of spirited and inciting events to hype up students for the big game. The Chili Cook-off in particular is a student favorite and draws in a larger crowd every year. Multiple organizations came out to the event to flex their cooking muscles but only one took home the title of ‘Supreme Spice Master’. The competition was a major success and cooks are already testing new recipes for next year. Whether you like your chili with or without beans, UTA’s Chili cook-off is here to stay for years to come.
October means a lot for the students of UTA. Leaves falling, pumpkin spice everything, and good old rock and roll outside the library mall. UTA Radio supplies the tunes every year as part of their ‘Rocktober’ event, every Friday in October. The weekly series features local artists to come out to the campus and provide a free concert for students. However, this year’s series was met with several hiccups as rain plagued the month of October. With cancellation after cancellation and with the month winding down, UTA Radio decided to throw one last concert last week with the local band: ‘The Motel Pines’. The sun shined on UTA radio that day and the concert went off without a hitch. The band was rockin’, students were dancin’, and the staff of UTA Radio took a sigh of relief as they were able to have one last concert before the end of the month.
UTA’s Department of History held a live competition in the heart of Downtown Arlington last Wednesday. The competition was to promote the department’s newest class ‘History of Videogames’. Students competed for the highest score on classic games like ‘Defender’, ‘Missile Command’, and ‘Mario Brothers’ to be crowned champion. Like the new class, this event was the first of its kind for the department. However, with teachers eager to teach, and students eager to play, the event was a success and the department looks to add more events like it in the future.
UTA’s 2nd annual Hackathon saw numerous students from across the campus compete to build the ultimate project in less than 24 hours. The competition invited engineering, business, and even art majors to come and flex their brain muscles to capture the attention of the many sponsors that were present at the event. Although, this is only the second time the event was held at UTA, Nedderman hall was filled to the brim with eager Hack Masters and Code Wizards and looks to be even larger next year.
UTA’s college of Business held their annual fall festival to encourage undeclared students to pursue a business degree. Tyler Bergstrom has more info on the events at the festival and how advisers plan to do more events like the festival in the future.
All eyes are on UTA’s Lady Movin’ Mavs this semester as they train for the next season of intercollegiate wheelchair basketball. However, the stakes are even higher this season and the other teams are out for revenge as UTA’s own team claimed the national Championships with an impressive 20-0 no loss record. The stress hasn’t gotten to the Mavs though, and the players seem to take the pressure in stride following the intuition and encouragement of their coach Jason Nelms. Indeed, the Lady Movin’ Mavs are prepared and pumped for the next season.