Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Driver's Training for UTD Employees Monday, Jan 23
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Per UT System Policy UTS157, any UT Dallas employee who drives a state-owned automobile is required to take this training once every three years. To sign up, first fill out and submit a copy of Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Exhibit A and Exhibit B to Sandra Mitchell (email:; fax: 972.883.6115). Updated MVRs must be submitted annually. Contact your administrator or supervisor for instructions on how to submit an MVR.

If you drive a 15-passenger van, please mention this when you sign up; You will be required to take additional training.

This training is limited to 5 people per class.

10 Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff Monday, Jan 23
(11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Location: South Engineering and Computer Science (ECSS).

Kick off the 2017 10 Week Wellness Challenge by meeting at South Engineering and Computer Science (ECSS) and walking to Administration (AD). Healthy snacks await you at the end of the walk, where you can learn about this year's challenge: Embrace the Journey. The 2017 challenge runs from January 23 through March 31.

Register online using Group ID LHDUTD to join for just $12 per person; then form a team, elect your captain, and rise to the challenge!

JSOM Resume Writing for Graduate Students Monday, Jan 23
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center Event ID: 5978

This session meets the requirements for MS 6102 and is open to JSOM students. 

Registration for the breakout session begins January 9, 2017.

From this session, students will learn how to write their résumés using the JSOM template:

  • Formatting: JSOM students are required to utilize the JSOM template. Calibri font size of 11 or 12 with minimum 0.6” margin required. No lines on the page. Reverse chronological order within each section. Eligibility/work authorization statement is required.
  • Length: a one-page résumé is required for access to #hireJSOM.  Professional MBA and Executive MBA students may utilize a fully developed two-page résumé if they have substantial relevant experience.
  • Content: compelling bullet points with action verbs, accomplishment statements and metrics
  • Proofread: formatting and organization consistency and appropriate spelling and grammar

You will need your Comet Card to sign in at the event!

Registration is recommended. Please RSVP for this event via #hireJSOM! 

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early so that the session can start on time.  Those arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted.

By registering for this event, I authorize The University of Texas at Dallas to record my participation and appearance on videotape, audiotape, film, photography (or other media) at this event and use it for educational or promotional purposes without further notice or remuneration to me. 

NO SHOWS have a negative impact on the event. Please be respectful of the employers' time and efforts to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, either cancel your registration on #hireJSOM or email to remove your registration.

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Alpha Omega Campus Ministry - Alpha Omega Bible Talk Monday, Jan 23
(11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

This is a short Bible discussion that is open to all who may be interested.

Education Abroad: Information Booth Monday, Jan 23
(11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: SU - Upper Level.

Education Abroad is committed to providing opportunities for students to learn more about study abroad programs offered through UT Dallas.  We cordially invite you to stop by the Education Abroad information booth for more information.

Effective Use of Clickers Monday, Jan 23
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: McDermott Library Auditorium.

Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and

Postdoctoral Associates

are cordially invited to a workshop presented by the

Center for Teaching and Learning on the

"Effective Use of Clickers"

Monday, January 23, 2017


McDermott Library Auditorium - MC 2.410

Lunch will be provided 

Please rsvp at

by Noon on January 18, 2017

Free Flow Yoga Class Monday, Jan 23
(1:15 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.) Location: Activity Center MP Green.

Flow Yoga is one of the most popular styles of yoga.  The poses flow smoothly from one to the next, and the approach is fitness-based.  Come revitalize your body and spirit for free with this Resolution Revolution event.

JSOM "Advanced Resume Writing: Powerful Action Statements and Job Description Analysis" Workshop Monday, Jan 23
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Presented by the Career Management Center  Event Id: 6041

POD SESSION PREREQUISITE: This workshop serves as the prerequisite for the Résumé-Review Pod Session, where a small group of students will work together to enhance their résumés by giving and receiving feedback.

This workshop is an advanced résumé-writing session. Bring a printed copy of your résumé**.  It is strongly recommended that you put your résumé in the JSOM format prior to attending. Participants will learn how to create a strong first impression with their résumés. You will:

  • Analyze job descriptions to determine ideal candidate profiles
  • Improve existing content and write compelling action-oriented statements with metrics.

**NOTE: Individual résumé reviews will not be conducted. Be prepared to self-edit your résumé as you learn the concepts covered in the presentation.  

Additional Information:
Professional dress is not required to attend.

By registering for this event, I authorize The University of Texas at Dallas to record my participation and appearance on videotape, audiotape, film, photography (or other media) at this event and use it for educational or promotional purposes without further notice or remuneration to me.

NO SHOWS are unacceptable and may result in disciplinary actions including loss of CMC privileges. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, either cancel your registration on #HireJSOM or email to remove your registration.

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Lacey J. Hilliard, Ph.D - Tufts University Monday, Jan 23
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Children: Illustrations from Gender Socialization and Media-Based Curricula

6-Week Accent Improvement Workshop Monday, Jan 23
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

This course is full for the Spring 2017 semester. View the Business Communications Center and International Center websites for other events.

Emotional Intelligence Practicum Part 4 Relationshipping Others Monday, Jan 23
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: SPN-Synergy Park North, Seminar Room (SPN 1.121).

Description: In this fourth practicum of our series on emotional intelligence, we continue the discussion began in Part 3 about developing and increasing our social competence. Remember that social competence is about our ability to successfully understand and interact with others.  In the previous session, we focused on becoming more socially aware of what others are feeling and the context in which they find themselves.  Emotional intelligence is very much about being socially aware but this awareness alone is not enough.  We must also develop positive interaction and participation skills in order to have a successful relationships with others, which for this session we will describe as “relationshipping” others. Learning goals for this session are:

  1. Being able to identify the kinds of things that people do which moves them from just interacting with others to forming and maintaining meaningful relationships.
  2. Learning and reviewing key competencies (i.e. people skills) that will help us in fostering and maintaining our relationships with others.
  3. Identifying useful strategies and practice areas for boosting our people and relationship skills.
  4. Developing a personal action plan you can put into place for building, improving and mastering your relationships with others.

 Class Prerequisite: Open to any staff or faculty who previously attended the introductory class, “Emotional Intelligence: A New Standard for Success in the Workplace.

Click Here to Register

Sigma Lambda Alpha - SLA RUSH Monday, Jan 23
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Rush event/ informational session

Pre-Health LLC: Tea Time with HPAC Monday, Jan 23
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Pre-Health LLC students are invited to enjoy various teas and tasty treats while discussing their health career futures with the advisors from the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC).

Fraternity and Sorority Life - IFC Recruitment Social Monday, Jan 23
(1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: SU Mall Plinth.

IFC recruitment events

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Family Group Monday, Jan 23
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Weekly Bible study gathering, involving studying the Bible, prayer, and group activities.

Omega Delta Phi - Information Session Monday, Jan 23
(5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

This will be an information session where we tell those interested in joining our organization more about what we do and what the process for membership is. We will also answer any questions that the interested people may have.

JSOM Workplace Writing Workshop: Sentence Variety & Punctuation Monday, Jan 23
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Capture your reader's attention by learning to write and punctuate a variety of sentences.  This workshop will teach you to create effective sentences for professional emails, memos, reports, proposals, and more! 

She's the First at UTD - STF General Meeting and Social Monday, Jan 23
(7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: RHS 2.002.

First general meeting of the year for members.

iFriend Program: Presented by the International Center & Office of Student Volunteerism Monday, Jan 9 - Thursday, Jan 26

The iFriend program is a cultural exchange program that allows students to learn about new cultures and make new friends! American students and international students will be placed into iFriend groups. You and your iFriend group will meet once per week for eight weeks to discuss cultural topics and to take part in cultural activities.

The program will start in February with the iFriend Kick-off and Matching Mixer, where you will meet and mingle with your new iFriends!

Register online starting January 9. To be put on the Spring 2017 iFriend interest list, or for more information, e-mail 

Recent Work: Ciara Bryant, Ashley Poenisch, Kelsey Webb Friday, Jan 13 - Saturday, Jan 28
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Reception: Friday, January 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ciara Bryant: Incorporating text, photographs, and objects to engage and inform the reader/viewer, Invisible conveys the struggle of being invisible while black and female by exploring themes of power and femininity as well as the objectiveness of black women in society.

Ashley Poenisch: Paneled Progress is a collection of works that elevates the comic format by exploring narrative potential through traditional and non-traditional media.

Kelsey Webb: Altered Gaze is a series of highly saturated self-portraits that explore the relationship between the subject and viewer by altering or concealing the eyes of the female subject.  The artist aims to raise awareness of viewers’ relationships to mediated imagery and their consumption of it.


Ciara Elle Bryant uses the photograph in different mediums to explore the realms of social injustice and bring awareness to cultural issues. Born in Miami Florida, Bryant is a fine art photographer residing in Dallas, Texas where she recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Ashley Poenisch is an illustrator and comic artist from a dot on the map named Jourdanton, TX. She attended UT at Dallas where she received an Arts and Performance degree with a focus on Visual Arts. She works in both digital and traditional painting (usually acrylic and watercolor). Her work focuses on narrative, specifically fairy and folk tales.

Kelsey Webb is a Dallas/Fort Worth photographer from East Texas.  She received her undergrad degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Kelsey’s work focuses on the representation of the female body through an emphasis on the self-portrait; she relies on color and design to transform her photographs. 

Microsoft Classes for January: Open to Students Sunday, Jan 1 (TBA) -
Tuesday, Jan 31 (TBA) Location: Various times and locations.

For details of what is covered in each class, please refer to www.utdallas.ed/OIT/training/

To register, please email your Name and NetID to

Class, date, time NOTE: ALL classes in FO1.206C

  • MS Office Beginner, 1/9, 2:00-5:00pm
  • CANCELED - Intermediate Word, 1/11
  • Formatting Excel,1/12, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Intermediate PowerPoint 1, 1/18, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Intermediate Excel,1/23, 2:30-5:00pm
  • Mail Merge, 1/24, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • RESCHD:Outlook, 2/15, 2:00-4:30pm


OSV January Can Opener Drive Monday, Jan 2 - Tuesday, Jan 31
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Did you know that over 250 students use the Comet Cupboard each week

Not having a can opener limits which food items they can select from the pantry.  Throughout the month of January, help the Office of Student Volunteerism collect at least 50 new or gently used non-electric can openers for the Comet Cupboard. 

Donation boxes are located in the OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), the Administration Building near the 2nd floor elevator, and the Student Union lobby.  Drop off can openers in a donation box near you!

Spring 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-Week Session Wednesday, Jan 18 - Monday, Feb 13 ]]> Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade Saturday, Jan 21 - Saturday, Feb 25
(12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226.

Reception: Saturday, January 21, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

This exhibition will explore the use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-contextualize the object through approaches adopted by Surrealist and Dada artists: the designation of the found object and the readymade.

The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go—chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of an earlier era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which inform the current viewer’s awareness.   These actions address the concept of authorship, while questioning the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.

The exhibition features artists including Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by special appointment.

Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 23
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.