Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dec. 9: Division holiday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Memories on the Mall volunteers are needed for Dec. 18, 12:15-1:30 and 5:15-7 p.m., and Dec. 19, 12:15-1:30 and 2:45-4 p.m. Contact Liz Ramirez to sign up.
Annual Service Awards
The following individuals recently were recognized at the University's Employee Service Awards ceremony. Congratulations to them for their years of service to UT Dallas and, more importantly, their service to our students.

Five Years
Czarina Cando, Marketing
Marlo Walker, Student Health Center
Natalie Deleon, International Center
Thomas Monagan, Athletics

Six Years
Saniya Naheed, Student Health Center
Lauren Kobee, International Center
Lisabeth Lassiter, International Center
Alfonso Ruiz, Activity Center
Amanda Saucedo, Activity Center

Ten Years
Pamela Mcelrath, Residential Life
Jacqueline Sanders, Student Health Center

Eleven Years
Liz Ramirez, VP Student Affairs
Susan McKee, Community Standards and Conduct
Ellie Hakim, Student Counseling Center
Bryan Whitt, Athletics
Tricia Losavio, Activity Center

  • Jan. 2: Women's basketball vs. Howard Payne, 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 2: Men's basketball vs. Howard Payne, 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 4: Women's basketball vs. Sul Ross State, 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 4: Men's basketball vs. Sul Ross State, 2 p.m.
  • Follow the Comets on the road over the break at
Dean of Students - Health and Wellness Initiatives
Counseling Center
  • Clinical services/sessions for the week of Nov. 23: Intakes, consultation and counseling (51), crisis services (3), psychiatric evaluations and treatment (16).
  • Center for Students in Recovery meetings/services for the week of Nov. 23: 12 step-all addictions (1), other contacts (17).
Recreational Sports
  • Jonathan Bange was hired as the coordinator for Recreational Sports (evening manager).
  • Dec. 3: Spring semester memberships and locker renewals are open. See website for details.
  • Dec. 7: Speed bouldering competition, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Auxiliary Gym.
  • Dec. 12: Last day of group exercise classes.
  • Dec. 17: Hooding ceremony, 1 p.m., Main Gym.
  • Dec. 18: Graduation--9 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 19: Graduation--9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • The Activity Center and Recreation Center West will have reduced hours during graduation and winter break. Refer to the website for details.
Wellness Center
  • Dec. 14 and 15: PHED patrol--healthy study snacks, 2 p.m., McDermott Library and Student Union.
Dean of Students - Student Engagement Initiatives
Community Standards and Conduct
  • New cases for the week of Nov. 23: Academic dishonesty (1).
Student Volunteerism
  • Seeking staff or faculty to volunteer/serve as Responsible University Officials (RUOs) for Alternative Spring Break. Contact Monalisa Amidar at ext. 6393 for details and application.
  • Due to the upcoming expansion of Loop Road, the Community Garden, in partnership with Student Affairs and Facilities Management, is being relocated to the parking island at the southwest corner of the Phase I apartment building.
SUAAB/Meteor Theater
  • Dec. 14-17: Stressbusters, activities vary, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Dec. 16: Star Wars Trivia Night, 9-11 p.m., Galaxy Rooms.
  • Dec. 15: Late Night Final Exam Breakfast, 10 p.m., Dining Hall West.
Dean of Students - Student Transition Initiatives
Career Center
New Student Programs
  • Search for an administrative assistant II is ongoing.
  • Comet Families is recruiting volunteers to participate in Memories on the Mall.
Student Transition Programs
  • Search for an administrative assistant II is ongoing.
  • Dec. 16: Spring 2016 mandatory transfer orientation. Locations will vary.
Veteran Services Center
  • Dec. 15: Cord ceremony for fall 2015 graduating student veterans, 7 p.m., McDermott Library. RSVP and verification of military service required.
Finance and Administrative Services
Business Operations
  • Please enter and approve time and absences weekly. This is especially important in December since there will be early payroll deadlines because of the holidays.
Housing Operations and Residential Life
Housing Operations
  • Dec. 1-9: Housing renewal.
  • Jan. 19-25: Housing sign-up. All new and returning housing applications, renewals and sign-ups are submitted through the MyHousing portal.
  • Maintenance work orders, front desk resources and new features will be added to the portal beginning in spring 2016.
Residential Life/LLC
  • The search for a residential life coordinator (RHSW) is ongoing.
International Center
Education Abroad
  • Kortney House from the Career Center received the 2015 Education Abroad Mentor Award for assisting 30 students with summer internships to Ireland.
  • IEW photo contest winners are posted online.
Leadership, Risk/Safety, Partnerships
  • Seven travelers were in Paris at the time of the Nov. 13 attacks; all are safe.
Marketing and Student Media
Student Media
  • Dec. 7: New issues of AMP and The Mercury on newsstands.

Diversity and Community Engagement
Multicultural Center
  • Jan. 21: MLK Jr. Celebration Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., Galaxy Rooms. Open to all. A registration link will be available soon.

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