UTA Has A News Director For The Center For African American Studies

Dr. Jason Shelton grew up in South Central L.A., and became aware of social class at an early age. He says this led to his current research on how race, class, and other social factors construct how black people experience the world. Dr. Shelton recently became the director for the Center of African American Studies. He shares what he wants to bring to the center this year.

For more information on the center for African American Studies or minoring in African American Studies, visit uta.edu/caas

By: Camille Connor

UTA Student Ruba Akkad Writes About the Beauty of Syria

UTA student, Ruba Akkad, writes poetry about a place close to her heart – Syria. Her father was born there, and her mother has Palestinian and Syrian heritage. Syrians have suffered terror and many have fled from the country. Akkad hopes to bring a different view of Syria through her poetry. She writes about Syria’s beauty.

To see more of Akkad’s poetry visit RubaAkkad.wordpress.com

By: Camille Connor

President Trump’s Budget Plans Include a Cut Towards Pell Grant Spending.

Thousands of UTA students receive financial aid through Pell Grants. President Trump’s new budget plan for the 2018 fiscal year includes cutting the Federal Pell Grant program by 3.9 billion dollars. For students like Morgan Rubin, that could affect their ability to go to college. UTA gets 47 million dollars in federal funds each year. Financial Aid Executive Director Karen Krause says aid money is allotted to thousands of UTA students every year. The budget cuts could force these students to find new financial resource for college.

By: Camille Connor

POW! – Pitch Of The Week

UTA’s Central Library hosted it’s first ever POW! Which stands for Pitch of the Week, it was held every Wednesday in April on the first floor near the FAB LAB, from noon to one p.m. POW! is a game-show-style contest where teams of three or four students, compete to pitch their proposals to randomly selected prompts. The event consisted of four rounds total, three preliminary and one final.

The final round was this past Wednesday. Team Three, Beardy McBeardo Faces took home the win, for the Pitch of the Week’s 2017 Final Challenge. Their pitch idea was for a holographic interface for video calls. According to the judges, this team had the most dynamic pitch, demonstrated clear teamwork, and appealed to the senses of the audience.


UTA News En Español Decima Segunda Edición Primavera 2017

En esta edición le contaremos como reaccionaron los estudiantes después de que se presentaron folletos alrededor del campus con un mensaje alarmante hacia los indocumnetados. Tambien algunos estudiantes tuvieron que decir sobre la pelea futura de Canelo Àlvarez y Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Ademas descubra una opción de comida en campus que recauda fondos para la universidad.

Finals Preparation

That time of the semester has made its way here. Students talk about what it takes to make it through finals and also give some study techniques that may help you in the future. So don’t sweat it mavericks, if you need help getting you studies in for finals,  you can visit Ransom Hall room 205 to receive information for tutoring.

-Angel Rodriguez

UTA Softball vs. South Alabama

The UTA Softball team played a three game series against South Alabama Jaguars over the weekend. The Mavericks started of the series with a double header on Friday. In game one, the game wasted 4-4 until freshman Reagan Wright hit a walk-off homerun defeat the Jags 5-4. In game two, senior Shelbi Sikes was the hero as her solo home run defeated South Alabama 8-7 in extra innings. In the series finale on Saturday saw the Jaguars defeat the Mavs 5-0. South Alabama pitcher Destin Vicknair had a complete game shut out and only allowed one hit. UTA returns to allan Saxe Fied to play Coastal Carolina for a three game series beginning on Saturday April 22.

-Mark Makinde