Category Archives: Education

School Supply Drive: Arlington ISD Alumni’s SLAMfest Event Aims to Fill 100 Backpacks

When it comes to spreading kindness through the community, the Arlington ISD Alumni SLAMfest and Back to School Supply Drive is a slam dunk. This annual basketball tournament and fundraiser, set for 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Saturday, August 11, aims to collect enough school supplies to fill 100 backpacks for…

UTA One of Three Universities to Win Excellence in Sustainability Award This Year

The University of Texas at Arlington has won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, or NACUBO. The 56-year-old association represents more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. The annual NACUBO Awards recognize institutional success in various areas. The Excellence in…

Kindness Grows Here: Arlington’s Community Garden Supports Mission Arlington

Summer is the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many North Texans enjoy maintaining a backyard garden. Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington, even those with a small  yard or no yard can also grow their own produce. Arlington Today recently…

Achieving the Dream: Former AISD Students Land Lockheed Martin Jobs After Internships

When Austin Smith started his Lockheed Martin internship his senior year in 2014 at Martin High School, the hope was that it would lead to a full-time job.“That was kind of the dream of mine,” said Smith, who will start his senior year at the University of Texas at Arlington next month…

Former, Current UTA Formula Racing Students to Compete in Great Britain

Former and current University of Texas at Arlington formula racing students are traveling to the United Kingdom to participate this week in the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Formula Student United Kingdom event at Silverstone Circuit. During the event, set for July 13-15, former FSAE students will race the original 1998 car…

Back-to-School Events Scheduled for Arlington and Mansfield ISD Students

Both the Arlington and Mansfield independent school districts will host their annual back-to-school events next month to help students prepare for the  upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Arlington ISD Back-to-School Kickoff 2018When: 8 a. m. to noon Saturday, August 11Where: AT&T StadiumWhat to Know:  Eligible AISD students must pre-register to receive backpack…

Public Invited to Help Welcome Journey of Hope Cyclists to Arlington July 13

The Arlington Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs will host the Ability Experience Journey of Hope South cycling team for the 22nd year on Friday, July 13, 2018. The Journey of Hope cyclists are traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C. on their…

Arlington ISD, Dan Dipert Partner for Fine Arts Center Piano

The Arlington ISD has formed a partnership with Dan Dipert to provide $135,000 in funding for a piano to be located at the AISD Fine Arts Center, scheduled to open in fall 2020. The Steinway Spirio Model B Grand Piano will be located in the pre-function space of the Fine Arts…