It is Spirit Week on campus at the University of Texas at Arlington. According to the host, UTA Ambassadors, “It is a celebration of all things Maverick”. Spirit Week is a week long celebration of events. It is where students can attend and participate in showing school pride. They can test their knowledge of school traditions and history. Plus, if a student is part of an organization, the organization can receive points and win prizes for having the most points. UTA Ambassador and organizer, Razeena Moosa, explains about Spirit Week and all events taking place this week.
The sights and smells of food filled the air on campus at UTA. Students gathered to dine on various foods at the International Fall Food Fair. It was held at the University Center Mall. Different student cultural organizations participated to help raise funds for their groups. Students and faculty wandered through the UC Mall deciding which foreign cuisine to try. Some food included Korean, Russian and Vietnamese at this year’s event. The International Food Fair was part of the International Education Week and hosted by the Office of International Education and International Student Organization.
While many students at UTA elect to transfer to other Universities, wether it be through the CAP program, or of their own accord, even more students choose to stay at UTA. But what is the University doing to help keep even more students here? Michael Moore, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate studies, believes that the University is more prosperous then ever thanks to a renewed interest in UTA athletics, the introduction of the College Park center, and all the new ameneties that will come with the Arlington College Park district.
By: Carl Ellis