Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Aug. 11: All staff meeting, 2 p.m., Galaxy Rooms. Dr. Benson is scheduled to attend and provide comments.
  • Carla Garner has been selected as the Director for Programs for Minors. Her start date is Aug. 15.
  • Aug. 21: You are encouraged to attend University Convocation, 4 p.m., Activity Center.
  • Division shirts have arrived. Information about distribution will be emailed this week.

  • The new Athletics website has launched.
  • The men's golf team was named NCAA Division III Academic National Champions by the Golf Coaches Association of America in recognition of its team GPA of 3.75 during the 2015-16 academic year.
  • The Comet volleyball team was honored with the Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second consecutive season. The Comets finished the year with a 3.54 team GPA.
  • Sophomore Hailey Hollas is the first UT Dallas women's golfer to earn All-America Scholar recognition by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.
  • Tom Monagan was honored with the Excellence in Athletic Training Award from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association for his life-saving work during a men's soccer match last fall.
  • Natalie Marlowe joined as assistant women's basketball and assistant women's golf coach.
  • Rayn House is the new assistant softball and head women's cross country coach.
  • Valerie Hoops was promoted to the newly-created position of marketing, promotions and social media coordinator.
Dean of Students
Community Standards and Conduct
  • New cases for the week of July 25: Academic dishonesty (10).
Health & Wellness Initiatives
Counseling Center
  • Clinical services/sessions for the week of July 25: Intakes, consultation and counseling (62), crisis services (4), psychiatric evaluations and treatment (20), couple and group counseling (11), testing (2).
  • Center for Students in Recovery services for the week of July 25: Individual recovery support (3), other contacts (11). Group meetings: Nourish eating disorder support group (1).
Student Engagement Initiatives
Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • 48 women are registered for Panhellenic recruitment, scheduled for Sept. 9-11.
  • Aug. 18: FSL fall kick-off meeting, FN 2.102 & GR 2.530.
Student Development
  • Cometville (formerly Cometville Carnival) is a great way to promote your office and interact with hundreds of students. It's scheduled for Aug. 24 on the SU Mall. Sign up via OrgSync.
  • Cheer and dance recently attended camp at Southern Methodist University, and for the first time in program history, the Power Dancers received a Silver Bid to NCA Nationals and two dancers received All-American recognition.
Student Union
  • Remodeled bathrooms outside the Galaxy Rooms and The Pub are now open. In addition, a gender-neutral bathroom was added near The Pub.
Student Volunteerism
Student Transition Initiatives
Career Center
  • Annmarie Hageman joined the Career Center today as secretary III for the front desk.
New Student Programs
Student Programs
  • Administrative assistant II search is ongoing.
Student Transition Programs
Veteran Services Center
  • Aug. 19: Green Zone training for staff/faculty, 9 a.m.-noon. Contact the center for details.
Finance and Administrative Services
Business Operations
  • As the fiscal year is coming to a close, please pay attention to deadlines. More information can be found online under 'Year End Resources.'
  • An email was sent on Aug. 5 with updated information about FY 16-17 payroll. Please note new year-end procedures, as they're different from previous years. Contact Liz Ramirez with questions.
Housing Operations and Residential Life
Residential Life/LLC
  • Aug. 11: In anticipation of fall move-in, 138 PAs will begin training.
  • Aug. 17-20: Move-in. Contact Kaytie Farrell to volunteer.
International Center
Education Abroad
  • UT Dallas will send 25 students on exchange in fall 2016, and welcome 25 incoming exchange students to campus.
  • Pre-departure orientations are planned for the fall semester. See the events schedule for dates.
Intercultural Programs
International Student Services
  • The August edition of Immigration News is available.
  • Numerous upcoming OPT and STEM OPT webinars are available for international students.
Leadership, Risk/Safety, Partnerships
  • Sally Stewart will join the International Center's administrative team on Sept. 1.
  • The director of global engagement position has been reposted.
Marketing & Student Media
  • Sept. 5: Headshots for new Student Affairs staff, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., SSB lobby.
  • Julie Spanos recently received two awards from the University & College Designers Association, known as UCDA, for her 2016 iWeek design. She was recognized in two categories: special event (silver) and poster (excellence). Her art was chosen from among 1,100 print entries.

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