Vice President for Student Affairs/Business Operations
  • The associate vice president/dean of students search is ongoing. Dr. Amanda Smith is interim AVP/DOS.
  • Campus Carry legislation passed and goes into effect in September 2016. Dr. Alex Piquero will oversee campus efforts to review legislation and recommend buildings/offices that may be exempt from the law.
  • Interviews underway for the newly-created position of director of assessment for Student Affairs.
  • Sept. 1: Men’s soccer vs. UT-Tyler at 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 2: Volleyball vs. Wiley College at 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: Men’s soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran University at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: Women’s soccer vs. Principia College at 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 5: Men’s soccer vs. Whitman College at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 6: Women’s soccer vs. Mount St. Mary College at 12 p.m.
Counseling Center
  • Clinical services (sessions/participants): intakes-2/2, counseling-13/13, crisis services-3/2, consultation-1/1.
  • Center for Students in Recovery (meetings/attendees): Open Recovery Group-1/3, Al-Anon Group-1/3, Eating Disorder Support Group-1/3, Group Check-in-1/2.
  • New personnel: Erin Schrader, Ph.D. (staff psychologist); Sarah Atkins, Kathryn Keller, Odessia Knowles (interns); Melissa Connally, Lena Nguyen, Bethany Rothamel, Jolie Shelton (practicum students).
Career Center
  • Sept. 16-18: The fall career expo will now be held over three days, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Activity Center main gym.
  • Jenna Lovato has been hired as technology and marketing coordinator and will begin Sept. 14.
Dean of Students
Community Standards and Conduct
  • The Office of Judicial Affairs has changed its name to the Office of Community Standards and Conduct.
  • Aug. 17-21 referrals: academic dishonesty—6, misconduct (including BAIT)—14, students of concern/other—14.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Kevin Saberre is the new director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
  • Sept. 2: Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council will host “Meet the Greeks” in the Clark Center at 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 10: IFC Grill & Chill, 5-7 p.m., Phase III pool.
  • Sept. 11-13: College Panhellenic Council formal recruitment.
  • Sept. 14: IFC Meet & Greet, 6-8 p.m., Plinth.
  • Sept. 14-25: IFC informal recruitment events.
  • Sept. 26: IFC bid day, 12 p.m. Hoblitzelle Hall.
Leadership Programs
  • Beth Roller is the new assistant director of leadership.
  • Oct. 16-17: Leadership Challenge retreat. Register via OrgSync.
  • Jacy Barney is the new Power Dancer coach.
  • Cheer coach Jason Dollar will begin a new position as the spirit coordinator on Sept. 1.
Student AccessAbility
  • Abigail Morris has accepted a position at another institution. A search is underway for her replacement.
Student Government
  • Caitlynn Fortner and Grant Branam are SG president and vice president for 2015-16. Read their bios online.
  • Student regent applications are open. Visit the SG office in SU 2.4 for the application packet.
Student Media
  • Aug. 24: The Mercury released its back-to-school issue.
  • Aug. 31: Radio UTD’s on-air programming began.
  • Sept. 4: UTD TV releases its first newscast of the semester.
  • Sept. 8: AMP releases its first issue of the semester.
SUAAB and Meteor Theater
  • Sept. 1: GrooveBoston, electronic dance music/show, 8-10 p.m., Activity Center.
Galerstein Women’s Center
  • Sept. 24: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a film about the modern women’s movement, 5:30 p.m., Faculty/Staff Dining Room.
  • Oct. 9-11: “Out for Work” conference, a career conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. Registration is open. Use the student discount code: UTD2015.
Health Center
  • Patient care specialist Nicole Valentine and licensed vocational nurse Delaine Johnson both started on Aug. 24.
  • Provided 1,652 T-spot blood draws.
  • 189 patient visits since Aug. 17.
  • Sept. 14: Health insurance "lunch and learn" with Academic Health Plans, 12-1 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Sept. 23: Free dental screening clinic with Canyon Creek Family Denistry, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Galaxy Room A. Call the center at 972-883-2740 for a time. First-come, first-served, with limited appointments.
Housing/Building Operations
Comet Center
  • 2,307 people have been served at the Comet Center since Aug 17.
  • Add UTDollars to your Comet Card via the GET portal and save 10 percent at all campus dining locations when paying with your card.
  • Discount tickets available for movies, entertainment and seasonal events. See the website for details.
Housing Operations
  • More than 3,500 individuals have moved on campus since Aug. 15.
  • Search underway for housing operations coordinator.
Residential Life
  • 3,967 students attended nine opening week programs put on by Residential Life.
  • Searches are open for residential life coordinator and housing placement coordinator positions.
  • Sarah Amberson is the new coordinator for community development.
  • Sept. 3: Movie in the Park: “Jurassic World,” 9 p.m., RHW Courtyard.
Student Union
  • The food court (former dining hall) is now open, including Panda Express, Moe’s Southwest, 2mato and an expanded Chick-fil-A. Ben and Jerry’s is open in the former Chick-fil-A location.
  • Regular building hours are now 7 a.m.-2 a.m., with service in the food court closing at 8 p.m.
  • The TV lounge on the lower level has been remodeled, with two TV monitors exclusively for gaming.
  • Staff and faculty may reserve rooms through the EMS system. Website room reservations can be found at
International Center
  • 4.6 percent increase in total international enrollment for fall 2015 (5,693 students).
  • 5.3 percent decrease in new international enrollment.
  • 1,897 attended international student orientation in August.
  • Aug. 20: 480 students attended the International Student Conference.
  • Sept. 1: Changing to F-1 status workshop, SSB 3.107.
  • Sept. 2: American culture workshop (understanding American vegetarian foods), SSB 3.107.
  • Sept. 26: Texas Party with 13 partnering departments, 7-10 p.m., Student Union.
  • Market events, activities and programming via the Drive A sign and Student Affairs’ 19 digital monitors. Submit slides/information/requests to [email protected].
  • Stay connected with Temoc on social media: search for @official_Temoc on Instagram and Twitter and find him on Facebook at
Multicultural Center
  • Susie Pruitt, coordinator of diversity education, starts Sept. 1.
  • Sept. 3: Welcome Week Diversity Poetry Jam, 7-8 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • The Multicultural Center and the Black Student Alliance will be assisting the Office of Admission and Enrollment in a call campaign to increase the yield of African American students who have been admitted to the University.
Recreational Sports
  • Recreational Sports members (Activity Center and Recreation Center West) can purchase a group exercise pass for $50, which provides access to all group fitness classes for the fall 2015 semester.
  • Recreational Sports is now renting camping equipment, including tents, pads, sleeping bags and various other items. Visit Recreation Center West for details.
  • Frankie Branham, coordinator for fitness, and Greg Melton, coordinator for memberships and student development, moved into their new roles this summer.
Student Programs
New Student Programs
  • 2,744 incoming freshmen and 2,323 family members participated in freshman orientation this summer.
  • 331 students participated in Comet Camp.
  • 377 students participated in Succes Camp on Aug. 23.
  • Sept. 9: Road Warriors Commuter Appreciation Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Plinth.
  • Oct. 3: Family Day 2015.
Office of Student Volunteerism
  • Comets performed 850+ volunteer hours at OSV-hosted service events this summer.
  • 197 lbs. of produce was harvested from the Community Garden this summer.
  • View the full calendar of fall OSV events (pdf).
  • Sept. 11: Freshman Engaged in Service Together (FEST), 10 a.m.-1 p.m., RHSW.
  • Sept. 18: In partnership with the International Center, OSV is hosting an iFriend Program Matching Mixer. Register online.
Student Transition Programs
  • Student Transition Programs oriented 523 students in 2015.
  • Sept. 2: Sophomore Advance: A World of Possibilities, 5-6 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Sept. 9: Welcome Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Galaxy Rooms. RSVP is required.
Veteran Services Center
  • The VSC is accepting applications for an additional VA work study student. Contact the center at 972-883-4913 for requirements.
  • Oct. 16 or Nov 23: Green Zone Training for faculty and staff. See registration form for times and locations.
  • Warrior SMART training is planned for the first four Tuesdays in September, 3-5 p.m. or the first four Fridays in October, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: Texas Instruments resume critique, 4-6 p.m., MC 1.204.
  • Sept. 11: Military appreciation soccer games, 5 and 7 p.m., free admission for veterans, military service members and their families.
  • Sept. 16: VETworking mixer, 5-7 p.m., MC 4.404.
Wellness Center
  • Holly Ship is the student leader for the Comet Voice bystander intervention initiative.
  • All incoming new students are required to take Haven, a sexual assault prevention course. To date, 4,686 students have registered and started the course and 3,213 have completed the course.
  • All incoming new students who are under the age of 21 are required to take AlcoholEdu, an alcohol education course. To date, 2,222 students have registered for and started the course and 1,739 have completed the course.

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