UTA’s FitSTEPS for Life motivates cancer patients to be active

Through a partnership with the Cancer Foundation for Life, UTA is providing free exercise and nutrition programs to cancer patients and survivors.  College of Liberal Arts professor Cindy Kilpatrick is positively impacted by participating throughout her battle with cancer.  “As a cancer patient, I can’t control how successful my treatment is.  I can’t control whether…

UTA Student Meets Political Idols

Though classroom time is invaluable for the typical undergraduate experience, the University of Texas at Arlington offers students real-world internships to deepen the practical application of their studies.  The Archer Fellowship Program was established by The University of Texas System in conjunction with former U.S. Representative Bill Archer as a way to bring highly motivated…

American Sign Language Course Offered at UTA

UTA is making history by introducing its first ever American Sign Language course. The offering supports the institution’s mission statement of embracing diversity and public service, as well as a longstanding commitment to serving students with disabilities.  “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to a thriving Deaf community that considers itself to be a cultural and…

UTA Alum Expands Business, Helps Children’s Hunger

Tamara Hext Hilliard, 1987 UTA graduate with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting, is bringing affordable healthy gourmet to the everyday consumer with her woman owned, Texas based health food company. Tay’s Gourmet Superfood Granola introduces their all-natural, non-GMO health food to Walmart stores across the country this month.  As families and shoppers seek…

UT Arlington Department of Music presents Opera Extravaganza

The UT Arlington vocal department will present an “Opera Extravaganza” as part of its Distinguished Alumni series. The evening’s concert of various opera selections will feature two acclaimed UT Arlington alumni, mezzo soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis and tenor Kwan Kyun Joo along with distinguished UT Arlington professors Soo Hong Kim, soprano, David Grogan, baritone, and collaborative…

UTA only US Undergraduate Moot Court Team invited to Austria for Competition

In March, students from UTA’s Moot Court team went up against teams from Belgium, Germany, Japan and Romania at the 2016 Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. UTA was the only undergraduate institution in the United Stated that qualified to participate in the competition based on submissions of Claimant and Respondent Memoranda.  The competition…

A Maverick Family Affair: Karen Blair McAlister

Karen Blair McAlister is a second generation Maverick. Her father, mother, brother, and husband graduated from UTA and she received undergrad degrees in Communications and Public Relations in 2013. Her path through grad school was paved with loss, but she faced down challenges and will receive a master’s degree this week.

Daniel Winston-Ruiz: Pre-Law Success Story

Just before his senior year began, UTA student Daniel Winston-Ruiz suffered a deep personal loss. But he battled through grief, worked incredibly hard, and gained acceptance to all of the top law schools in the nation.  He credits 3 things at UTA that helped him get into law school:  Mock Trial Team, Pre-Law Society, and…

UTA Modern Languages and Arlington Public Library host El Dia del Nino

Almost 500 participants, including UTA volunteers, families and children gathered at the Maverick Activity Center for El Dia del Nino. The event, built out of a partnership between UTA Modern Languages and Arlington Public Library, celebrated childhood and literacy for the entire family.  It is a multicultural celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates…

UTA Students Win Awards for “Outside the Box” Package Designs

During the Spring 2016 semester, Visual Communication Design seniors Elena Chudoba, Andrea Ortega, and Andrew Czap won first place in a national ICPF design contest. UTA’s Visual Communication Design program, part of the Art + Art History Department in the College of Liberal Arts, was recently ranked among the top public graphic art design schools and colleges in the…

UTA Students represented Iceland at MODEL NATO Conference

  Six student delegates from the UTA Model North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) travelled to Washington, DC in February for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Iceland.  The trip was part of the highly competitive Model NATO international competition, hosted by Howard University, where university students from the United States and Europe compete in model…