UTA celebrated its annual founders day, this was a day where the college celebrates the day it was founded back in the year 1895. Music was played and games were set up giving away free stuff. Students from all over campus gathered to see all the festivities and to see if they can win some free items. Student organizations were also there making some good food for students to buy for a reasonable price. The college will once again celebrate its founders day on the same day next year, we hope that we will see you there at the same time in October!
UTA students taking Intro to Radio with Proffer Lance Lieugz get the chance to know what it is like to be on the radio. The Students started out by playing the music that was already in the system, but after a few weeks on the board the were able to play the music that they wanted to play. This was a great opportunity for the students to get some first hand experience and learn how to become a great disk jockey. Whether they want to have a future in the business, or just doing it as another class, it was a fun experience
for all students that did it.
The Gallery at UTA featured paintings from two up and coming artist. This exhibit was in the gallery at UTA from late August to early October, it was a great opportunity of students to admire the art work of lesser known artist. UTA’s art gallery will have more art work up as the semester goes along. This was a great opportunity for students that are majoring in art to see so they can get some ideas for their own art work. You can find the gallery at UTA located in the Fine Arts building as you walk right in to the building.
A new building has opened up on the west side of campus. Students who have most of their classes on the west side of the UTA campus now don’t have to walk all the way to the other side of campus just to study or have a good lunch. You can find this building located on the west side of campus right between the Maverick Activity Center and the West Campus garage. It is open everyday so if you are looking for a great place to get a quick bite check out this building to see all that they offer.
The UTA Mens basketball team competed in the Hardwood Showcase tournament at the College Park Center on November 16th through the 18th. After losing the first game on Friday to Texas A&M Chorpus Cristi, the Mavericks were able to bounce back and defeat the UC Davis Aggies 68-59. The win pushed UTA to an overall 3-1 record as they continue their non conference schedule before getting into Sunbelt play. Brain Warren finished with a team leading 18 points and 4 assists while TiAndre Jackson-Young grabbed a team leading 11 rebounds. UTA was able to stand off a fierce come back from the Aggies in order to be victorious.
The UTA Lady Mavericks team was back in action at the College Park Center as they took on Texas State Bobcats on November 9th. This was the last game of the season for the Lady Mavericks and also senior night. UTA came into the game with a 15-11 overall record and a 9-7 conference record. Texas was coming into the game in first place of the Sunbelt at 24-6 overall and 15-1 in conference. The Lady Mavs were unable to close out the season with a win as the Bobcats swept UTA 3-0. Kylie Kapp ended the game with 14 assists and Kylie Jedlicka totaled 15 digs. After the game the seniors were recognized with their families for their commitment to the program.
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.
UTA held a lecture forum with representatives from AECOM where urban mobility and driver-less cars were the main subject of discussion. Technology is constantly changing and AECOM has their hand in creating different projects that will improve peoples lives and overall allow the flow of traffic and time to be convenient for all users. Steven Duong, associate VP of design and planning at AECOM said traveling from Dallas to Austin can be done in as little as 45 minutes with the use of autonomous vehicles that are traveling at high speeds ranging from 700 -750 mph.
UTA hosted it’s annual “World Aids Day ” event on Friday, in the Palo Duro Lounge. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. To show support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to commemorate these who have died from it. There is currently no cure for AIDS/ HIV. The only way to stay safe is to be aware of how HIV is transmitted, and how to prevent infection. Since 1981, more than 25 million have died from AIDS. An estimated two million people died in 2008 alone.