MEGA DACATHON! — Sat., Sept. 23rd

MEGA DACATHON UTAThe Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and Proyecto Inmigrante ICS will be holding a “MEGA DACATHON” this weekend to assist any students who are currently studying under the DACA program. INFORMATION:

DATE:     Saturday, Sept. 23rd
TIME:      9 a.m. (Volunteers @ 8 a.m. – See info below)
PLACE:   MAC (Maverick Activity Center), Lone Star Auditorium, 2nd Floor
550 W. Nedderman St., Arlington, TX 76013

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. If you can volunteer, even for just a few hours, please come to the MAC (Maverick Activity Center – see above) for the Volunteer Training Session from 8-9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 23rd. Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided for volunteers. TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER, CLICK HERE.


1. If your work permit expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2017, YOU MUST FILE YOUR RENEWAL BEFORE OCTOBER 5, 2017.

2.  If your work permit expires after March 5, 2018, you will not be eligible to renew your work permit. Come to this session to speak to a lawyer to find out how to proceed.

3. Please bring the following to the MEGA DACATHON:
*Copy of your current work permit and social security card (front and back).
*Date & place of last entry into U.S.
*2 passport pictures.
*IF applicable: information about any police arrests or immigration detentions.
*IF possible, a copy of a prior DACA application.

Tel. 888.793.2182 or or CMAS at UTA: 817.272.2933
NALEO DACA HOTLINE:  844.441.3222

Problems Accessing Connect: 9/16/17

Hola estudiantes,

Blackboard has informed us that many BB tool functions are currently not working properly, and that students have been unable to access assignments due since Friday, Sept. 15th.  This has apparently affected us with our publisher tool that pairs Connect work with Blackboard. Blackboard technicians are working on resolving this issue as soon as possible, and (as of this writing), Blackboard will be unavailable as of 2 PM CDT (on Sat., 9/16/17) and will last from 4 to 6 hours. In the meantime, instructors have been advised to give extended due dates for any work due *during this period.* PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to access your Connect assignments from Course Materials on Blackboard, please remember that *you can still log on to Connect directly from this page* in order to complete your Connect work:
Please also remember to use either FIREFOX or SAFARI as your browsers.


Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator – Lower Level Spanish

La Sociedad Hispánica – First Meeting will be Monday, Sept. 18th!

LSH First Meeting Fall 2017BLa Sociedad Hispánica (LSH) is an organization for students of Spanish heritage or those simply interested in promoting the culture on campus. All UTA students with an interest in the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture may join this club. For those who are interested in becoming members, be sure to join them for their first Monday meeting of the Fall 2017 semester:

DATE:    Monday, Sept. 18th

PLACE:   Trimble Hall 216

TIME:     12-12:45

Free tacos will be served!

See contact information below:

La Sociedad Hispánica de UTA


DACA Informational Forum at UTA — 9/11/17


CMAS, the Center for Mexican-American Studies at UTA, in conjunction with Proyecto Inmigrante, is organizing a “DACA Informational Forum” about the implications of the recent decision made by the government in order to discuss available options for DACA students. See specific information below.



Date:   Monday, Sept. 11th

Time:  12 noon – 2 p.m.

Place:  Science Hall Building, Rm. 121

NOTES:   The window period to renew DACA applications is Oct 5th. The clinic will provide information on this issue and have a Q&A section to address students’ questions.

Please spread the word about this important event to any of your fellow students who might be affected by this.