In preparation for Valentines day, the Kappa Delta Chi sorority, of the Multicultural Greek Council of UTA, provided a Valentines Themed Sale. The sweets included Cake Balls and chocolate dipped strawberries. The money raise from the sale went towards the American Cancer Society. The event tends to succeed due to its convenience.
On Thursday afternoon, a large crowd gathered in front of the Central Library to take part in a protest organized by UTA’s Progressive Student Union. People of all ages took part in the march which stood against President Trump’s policies, most notably his travel ban which has since been blocked by a federal judge. As protesters chanted and marched around campus, they eventually made their way to Davis Hall where they hoped to meet with UTA President Karbhari to voice their opinions. There were no incidents reported, and overall it was a very peaceful protest.
An organization that has been inactive for some time is back this semester to help students bring their voices forward. The Liberal Arts Constituency Council at UTA was an organization to help students bring their concerns to light. With several students graduating and moving with their career, the organization lacked students who had that spark to take on the rolls that needed to be filled.
Meeting with your senators can make an impact on your college career. Being heard is more important when you are heard by the right people, talking to your senators can help you accomplish goals and help those in the future to come. This past Friday the leaders of UTA and the senators of every college made themselves available to listen to student inputs. They offered a free lunch for those students who made their way around to meeting and offering input to senators of all colleges.
En nuestra segunda edición de UTA News en Español primavera 2017 le traemos una edición especial, sobre una conferencia que se llevo acabo en UTA llamada Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers. La conferencia tuvo discusiones sobre activismo, investigaciones forenses, y foto-periodismo todo relacionada con inmigración.
The UTA men’s basketball team played their rivals, the Texas State Bobcats this last Saturday. The Mavericks quickly took the lead and never looked back. On Military Appreciation Night and Alumni Night, the Mavs beat the Bobcats 76-61. Kevin Hervey lead the team with 19 points and 10 assists, making it his 9th double double on the season. Close behind him, Jorge Bilbao had 13 points and 4 rebounds. The mavericks are 9-0 this season when playing at home, and look to continue their home winning streak next week 2/11 where they will be playing Arkansas State. They game will be aired online at ESPN 3.
Study abroad fair was held on February 1st at the University center.
As one of the most diverse university in the nation, UTA has many study abroad programs. There is a study abroad fair every each semester.
Monday Night’s Showcase marked the beginning of Rush Week for certain Organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council. The showcase included performances from the organizations, other wise known as “strolling.” Strolling serves as a representation of what the organization is about. All while entertaining the audience. Immediately fallowing showcase, Tuesday night’s Meet and Greet provided more of a one on one approach. Kappa Delta Chi, active sister, Laura Espinoza, shares her previous experience.
The 2017 UTA Softball season is steadily approaching and we get a first exclusive look at the team during the annual spring Softball/Baseball media day. Mavericks head coach Kristie Fox along with players Samantha Clakely, Sam Montes, and Shelbi Sikes sat at the podium while taking interviews. The players also debuted their new home uniforms for the 2017 season. Coach Fox said during her interview that “this group of girls has the best talent that we have.” The Mavs start their season in Tempe, Arizona to play Caifornia-Riverside Friday February 10th. They will return to Allen Saxe Field to play Nicholls State Friday February 24th.