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.
UTA hosted its annual International Week activities, which kicked off with student organizations showcasing some of the cultural dance moves incorporated in their ethnic groups. Many different types of dance were displayed, from K-Pop to Bollywood. International week not only had a dance showcase, but throughout the week held a Food Fair, study abroad information meeting, and allowed clubs the opportunity to recruit new members.
UTA has many different intramural sports and table tennis is a hot commodity for many students. A competition for bragging rights and a free t-shirt were on the line at the end of semester table tennis competition, including single and duo team participants. Students stated this is a great way to distress amid finals, and that they also get some good exercise in as well. Graduate student, Ivin Mathew, mentioned that table tennis involved more than just hand-eye coordination, but that mental strength played a big part in being great at the game.
UTA hosted an intimate discussion with, Reddit owner of MensLib, to talk about how difficult it is for men in a world that is moving towards feminism every day . MensLib is a community for the development and well-being of men, where they can gather and discuss the challenges they encounter in a positive manner. They do consider themselves pro-feminist community, and allowed for a open non-judgmental panel for male students, especially, to ask questions and vent about the roles they are forced to play on a day-to-day basis.