Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Multicultural Mavericks along with the Center for Mexican American Studies hosted their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

Attendees enjoyed live music by Latin Express, a Tejano-style band.

CMAS Director Christian Zlolniski says he wanted the celebration to focus on and emphasize the different genres within the Hispanic culture.

Last year, the celebration’s focus was on the different art painter Frida Kahlo created.

Multicultural Affairs Director Leticia Martinez says students should be open to other cultures, especially with UTA being tied for 5th most diverse university in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

The center has other events planned for the rest of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

— Narda Perez

Students React to iOS 11

 

Students give their thoughts and opinions on the iPhone’s latest operating system update, iOS11, released on Sept. 18. While some are in favor of the update and appreciate new features, others have had trouble adjusting.

iPhone users, what do you think about the update? Share your experience with us on Twitter (@UTANEWSTODAY) or Facebook at UTA News.

— Nick Tarrant

SHELBY, TAYLOR XCOUNTRY

Shelby and I went to the first track meet here at UTA and ran into the Head coach and one of the top finishers in the race, Justin Domain. He is a sophomore and we asked him about strategies he used, plans for the semester, and what goals he is trying to reach. The head coach also said he is a great athlete with alot of potential, and he is excited to see what he will furthur pursue.

Oozeball Tournament

Teams gathered on Greek Row for the twenty eighth annual Oozeball tournament hosted by the UTA Student Alumni Association and Campus Recreation.  There were concessions, music and of course mud!  The teams competed to raise money for various student scholarships.  The Oozeball tournament has been voted the most favorite and time honored tradition at UT Arlington.  The teams consisted of players associated with Greek life, residence halls, and academic organizations.  There are more traditions and events for students to participate in.  For more information about events and happenings at UTA go to http://www.uta.edu/events.

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Managing your money as a college student can be hard. With your focus on your studies and having fun, managing your money can sometimes get over looked. Managing your money and your expenses is very important as a student. By creating budgets and knowing where you are spending money can help in the future. Money mistakes in college can not only have short term effects but also have long term effects when you get out of school.

-Angel Rodriguez

Pia Orrenius explains E-verify

Senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Pia Orrenius, came to UTA for the CMAS Speaker Series for 2017-2018. Orrenius gave a presentation on a report about the impact that the workforce verification system, E-verify has had on several states across the country. She also mentions her opinion on whether E-verify is effective or not when using it to decrease unauthorized immigration in the U.S.

Parallel Construction Program, CAPPA

One class within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs is designing, planning and building a single-family home.

Brad McCorkle is the main instructor leading the Parallel Construction program. The program allows students to have hands on experience from the beginning to the end of an architecture project.

The three-hour class meets several times a week and works together to come up with the best designs for the home.

McCorkle says the home will be built in a neighborhood near the AT&T Stadium.

Housing Channel is the receiving client and will sell the house once completed. The company Fort Worth-based company designs affordable housing for low- to moderate- income families.

Building and finalizations to the plan are scheduled for January.

— Narda Perez

 

 

Blankets for Harvey victims

After Hurricane Harvey caused major damage to cities in South Texas late August, the UTA FabLab decided to come together to help those affected. Already hosting monthly workshops to teach the community new skills and trades, the lab decided the month of September would be dedicated to making blankets for donation. After meeting for a few hours a week, more than 100 blankets were made and other donations were made.

Students, faculty and staff explain what they did during each workshop and how their efforts will help those affected by one of the most powerful hurricanes, that made landfall on the U.S., since 2004.

— Nick Tarrant