Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Alpha Omega - Alpha Omega Midweek Wednesday, Aug 27
(7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

Fellowship and a Bible lesson with Alpha Omega Campus Ministry!

Senior Breakfast - Welcome Week 2014 Wednesday, Aug 27
(9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) Location: Galaxy Rooms.

It’s here! It’s finally here! After high anticipation, long nights of studying, and changing your major a time or two, YOUR senior year has arrived! And what better way to kick off the beginning of the end of your undergrad career than breakfast with your fellow Comet seniors?

Join us in the Galaxy Rooms on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30 am for eggs and encouragement, waffles and words of wisdom, and fruit and fun! Get there early for food (while supplies last), but the fun will last until 10:30 am. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

Bring your UT Dallas student ID.  Shirts and giveaways limited to undergraduate seniors.


** While Supplies Lasts.

Tour of McDermott Library Wednesday, Aug 27
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Library Lobby near Information desk.

Join us for a tour of Eugene McDermott Library with a knowledgeable staff member.  Learn about the history, resources, and services on each floor. Library staff will conduct a 30-40 minute tour of the library.  Please register to take a tour:

Social Security Trip Wednesday, Aug 27
(10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Off Campus - Social Security Administration.

If you are an international student who has a job or a job offer and needs to get a social security number, join Intercultural Programs on August 27 for a trip to the Social Security Administration. Trip registration is required by August 21 at

Cometville Carnival - Welcome Week 2014 Wednesday, Aug 27
(11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: SU Mall.

Showcase of registered student organizations and departments. Treats, games and giveaways! Texas Bucks featured here!


*rain location VC Atrium*

Student Development - Leadership Certificate Information Session Wednesday, Aug 27
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Hey Comets!

Did you know that UT Dallas has a program that can help you to develop or enhance your leadership skills???

Did you know that you can earn a leadership certificate at UT Dallas???

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Student Leadership Programs or interested in earning one of our two leadership certificates, please join Student Leadership Programs for a leadership certificate information session to learn more about the great events we have planned for the Fall 2014 semester!

All currently enrolled UT Dallas students are encouraged and invited to attend!

Spirit Rally - Welcome Week 2014 Wednesday, Aug 27
(1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Location: SU Mall Near the Fountain.

Music, Entertainment, and giveaways!  Come learn more about the Spirit groups!

The NEW CMC Open House - NOW located in JSOM 12.110 Wednesday, Aug 27
(11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: JSOM Addition - 12.110 2nd floor.

Come by our new space in the JSOM addition to learn about our workshops and events and see the new space!

Christians on Campus - Bible Study Wednesday, Aug 27
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Come join our bible study and Christian fellowship

Introduction to RefWorks Wednesday, Aug 27
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Learn to use the free online Citation Management Software "RefWorks"  (Provided for students and faculty by the Eugene McDermott Library) 

Refworks can be used to save citation information directly from catalogs and databases and to generate citations in a variety of academic formats.

Please Register by e-mailing

Regional Social: Latin America Wednesday, Aug 27
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building, Room 3.107.

Join Intercultural Programs to celebrate students from Latin America at the Latin American Regional Social on Wednesday, August 27 from 3:00-4:00pm in SSB 3.107. Latin American students will get the opportunity to socialize and meet other students from their region in a fun, informal setting. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Math Club - Meeting Wednesday, Aug 27
(2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Solve interesting math problems and discuss math topics

Volunteer Expo - Career Center & Office of Student Volunteerism Wednesday, Aug 27
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Rooms.

Please join the UT Dallas Career Center & the Office of Student Volunteerism for the inaugural Volunteer Expo! This event will be held during Welcome Week on Wednesday, August 27th from 3-5PM in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. The Volunteer Expo is an opportunity for students to window shop for volunteering opportunities all over Dallas! RSVP online via CometCareers

Volunteering not only provides you the opportunity to help others and positively impact our communities, it allows you to explore your interests and goals, as well as learn valuable job skills. Of course, volunteering adds value to your resume, and it’s a great way to make friends and meet potential employers.

Volunteer opportunities exist on campus and in the community in a wide variety of areas, such as with sports, museums, events, and the environment. You could also work with children and youth, or volunteer with adults with disabilities or at an animal shelter. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Service Matters!  In your home, on your campus, in your community, and around the world!

  • RSVP & View Employer/Organization list on CometCareers
  • Bring your CometCard for entry - if you have forgotten it, we will have paper sign-in sheets available as an alternative.
Greek Treats and Trivia - Welcome Week 2014 Wednesday, Aug 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: The Plinth.

Mingle with members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community all while you enjoy music, fun trivia and cool, refreshing treats.

Chalak Indian Dance Team - Chalak Introductory Social Wednesday, Aug 27
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

An informational session for those interested in joining Chalak.

Corporate Challenge 2014: Tennis Wednesday, Aug 27
(6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: UT Dallas Tennis Center, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Tx 75080.

This is a multi-day double elimination tournament, pairs competition. (6 players - 2 men, 1 mixed team, 2 women)


Play begins: 6:30 p.m.
Warm-up begins: 5:00 p.m.
Play will be continuous. Winners should report their scores immediately upon completion of play to the event coordinator.


B & BB Divisions

UTD Tennis Center

800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080

Detailed Map

Park in Lot "U" to access tennis courts.

Entrance is between Waterview and 
University Parkway and is marked by sign. 


Alpha Omega - Midweek Wednesday, Aug 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Bible Study

Dhunki - Interest Meeting Wednesday, Aug 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Interest Meeting for Dhunki and Sharara

Students for Justice in Palestine - SJP Board Meeting Wednesday, Aug 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Board meeting for SJP officers to discuss and plan events

Baptist Student Ministry - Wednesday Night Community Wednesday, Aug 27
(6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Community and Worship

ANIM3 - A3 General Meeting Wednesday, Aug 27
(7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

UTD's Premier Anime Club's Weekly General Meetings

August SM2 Confirm Wednesday, Aug 27 ]]> Fall 2014 Late Registration 1st 8-week Session Friday, Aug 22 - Tuesday, Sep 2 ]]> Fall 2014 Late Registration Full Term Session Friday, Aug 22 - Tuesday, Sep 2 ]]> Welcome Week 2014 Sunday, Aug 24 - Saturday, Sep 6
(8 a.m. - 11 p.m.) Location: Various locations.

A Series of events hosted on campus to Welcome student back to campus!  Free Food, Free Fun Events, and Free UTD Swag!  check out the Welcome Week Website for more info.

Satellites by Christopher Blay Saturday, Aug 23 - Saturday, Sep 20 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 23, 8 - 10 pm

800 Exposition Ave
Dallas, Texas 75226

The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space opening on August 23. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition “Satellites” focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience. Performers doing theater have the benefit of a live audience who generate real-time reaction, but visual artists rarely get feedback or immediate responses. Art is a form of communication but that does not guarantee or equate to an audible response back to the artist. As Blay puts it, “I’ve had a few conversations recently that made me think about how our work as artists, and how we communicate with audiences outside the world of art. We put a lot of research and time into making work, so it’s not unreasonable that we have a certain expectation that our audiences reciprocate, but I sometimes wonder if our communication is a closed loop.”

This installation hints at a high-tech world with decidedly low-tech materials. Blay constructs facsimile communication satellite equipment using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. There is wonderful ingenuity in reinventing these objects, up-cycling their materials into portraits of more fanciful objects. Blay’s past oeuvre includes creating a “spaceship”, a “time machine” as well as a version of Noah’s ark.

Blay is a current artist-in-residence at CentralTrak and was the recipient of the Meadows Museum of Art’s Moss/Chumley Award in 2013, a prize that acknowledges both an exceptional body of work produced as an artist and meaningful and generous involvement in the arts community.

Christopher Blay is a North Texas artist with a B.F.A. in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth in 2000 and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye towards institutional critique. His work incorporates video, sculpture and performance, (notably as Frank Artsmarter and DJ lo rez).

Blay recently received a Fort Worth Public Art commission for the Rosedale/ Evans Avenue neighborhood, to be completed in 2015. Among his other works, The Ark on Noah Street (a NEA funded work in the Historic 10th Street district of Dallas) will be presented at the 2014conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Nova Scotia. Other recent projects include Dear House, The Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery story projects in Haltom City, Keller, and Southlake, and “Machine Time” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.

In 2013, Blay received the SMU Meadows museum’s Moss/Chumley award, given to artists whose works intersect with both the arts and their community. Blay is currently curator of Tarrant County College’s Art Corridor Gallery


CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.


CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.




Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

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