The UTA Lady Movin’ Mavs are preparing for a collegiate tournament that will be held at UTA Valentines Day weekend. They hosted an invitational tournament last weekend. Championship teams and Division three teams attended. They went 3-0 in the tournament defeating Tulsa 46-16, Houston 56-44 and Nashville 64-48. The Freshman team member Rachel Kroener says the team gets along well both on and off the court. To keep up with the Lady Mavs follow them on their Facebook page.
Staying fit is important. Most UTA students interested in fitness seek work out options at the Maverick Activities Center. With many classes offered, most students find exactly what they are looking for. But, some are looking for more. CrossFit is an emerging sport with fitness as the main goal. Each year the winners of the CrossFit Games are awarded the titles of “Fittest Man” and “Fittest Woman” alive. The sport has rules and regulations and its coaches must have certifications. Some of UTA’s own have found a passion for CrossFit and a gym just five minutes from campus.
Muslims of UTA began as an idea to showcase the American Muslim community. From growing up in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex, to highlighting the international perspective that exists on campus and getting to know the aspirations driving Muslim Alumni in the area.
Muslims are often motivated by their Islamic faith to contribute to the well-being of society.
Alia Salem is a proud alumna graduating with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008. In search for a meaningful career, she moved from working in training and development at a hotel for several years to humanitarian and relief work for a local non- profit, furthering her skills and following her passion. She became an executive director for a civil rights and advocacy organization , CAIR, in 2013.
She shares her experience and insights with UTA News.
A few weeks ago a reporter at Texas Tech University asked students basic political questions about the United States, and got troubling answers. Would UTA students have the same amount of trouble as students out in Lubbock? See for yourself.
By: Derek Kaufman
Net neutrality is defined as the principle that internet service providers should allow access to all websites and content regardless of the source, without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Essentially, if the internet is deemed as not a public utility, ISP’s can and will be able to charge you for different websites and content you view on the internet. In a speech given by the President last week, Obama urged the FCC to keep the internet open and free. While the internet has been neutral from its creation, and at this point in time still is, the White House also stated that an open internet is not only essential to the American economy, but increasingly to our very way of life. A new study, published by Rasmussen Reports in November of 2014, showed that 61% of Americans are against government regulation of the internet, and believe it should remain open without regulation and censorship.
By: Derek Kaufman
The Lady Movin’ Mavs matched up against two different wheelchair basketball teams from the DFW area Saturday in exhibition matches. Playing agaisnt the Dallas Jr’s as well as the DFW Freewheelers, who are both made up of mostly male athletes, the Lady Movin’ Mavs set out to gain game experience that will help them in collegiate matches. Out of the three games, the Lady Movin’ Mavs took one from the Dallas Jr’s by a score of 50 to 39, but dropped two to the DFW Freewheelers. Going into the half, the Lady Mavs were tied with the Freewheelers at 26, but unfortunately couldn’t hold on in the second half. Week by week the Mavs look to continue improving, and with a team of mostly freshmen, have the time and talent to do just that.
By: Derek Kaufman
The Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball teams started their season this past Friday on Halloween by taking on the University of Alabama. Both the Movin’ Mavs and the Lady Movin’ Mavs played in two contests at College Park Center. The Lady Movin’ Mavs played in their first games since the team was founded earlier in 2014, and through some visible nerves the team struggled to gain momentum against the Crimson Tide as they dropped both contests by double digits in regulation. On the brighter side of the weekend, the men’s Movin’ Mavs came out where they left off at the end of last year and dominated play through both games against Alabama, winning their first tilt by a score of 70-47, and also their second by a margin of 44 points. With high expectations this year of bringing a national championship to UTA, the Movin’ Mavs look to get back on track before they host their next home tournament on November 8th and 9th.
By: Derek Kaufman
Darren “Daz” McColl, the Global Chief Brand Strategy Officer for SapientNitro, has developed brand strategies and communications campaigns for brands including McDonald’s, Footlocker, ESPN, Volvo and Coca-Cola. McColl visited campus October 20 to give presentations during a public relations campaigns class and an American Advertising Federation (AAF) meeting. He discussed storyscaping, which connects consumers to brands through technology and storytelling. He co-wrote a New York Times Best Seller titled Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds, which hit shelves in April.
by Raegan Cardwell
UTA’s Counseling and Psychological services or UTA CAPS for short paired up with a senior Public Relations Campaigns class to raise awareness of it services to students on campus. The event had activities to relieve stress such as throwing balloons filled with paint and a dunking tank as well as freebies such as popcorn, SuperChix and wristbands for those students that completed a survey on how they cope with stress. However, the main goal was to raise awareness of counseling services for students who may need help but are afraid to reach out or simply don’t know how. Some of the services include: career counseling, group counseling, meditation, and psychological screenings. If you or someone you know are seeking help visit uta.edu/caps for more information on these programs.