Summer Fun

Ripping out your follicles because of boredom? Feeding your cat dog food, because you have nothing else to do? Fear not ye bored ones, for we have the cure to all your ennui.

<strong>ON CAMPUS</strong>

<em>SUAAB & Late Night Programming</em>

The “great people” at SUAAB and Late Night Programming have a long list of summer events. A scheduled movie screening July 15 will show “13 going on 30.” In addition, there will be a Hot house Jazz performance and the return of the Underground Poetry Circus – all this and more in store for you, so grab a copy of their summer schedule anywhere on campus and have a ball!

<em>Galerstein Women’s Center</em>

Really believe that men are from Mars and women from a much higher realm of existence? To help you co-exist with the not-so-fair sex on the same plane of reality, the Women’s Center has put together a “Nurture your Relationship” month during June.

There is a “Relationship for Dummies Support Group” June 1-6, and is every Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. This is an interactive workshop which zeroes in on the key issues that contribute to the battle of the sexes.

The Center has also invited Don Petty, author of “How to Catch and Keep A Man,” to speak at UTD June 22, from noon to 1 p.m.

The book was written from a man’s point of view and according to the author’s website, should be read by those “searching for that perfect relationship.” The author has written this book assuming “equality in the value of purpose of the all – masculine male and feminine woman.”

<em>Career Center</em>

If you are looking for the perfect job, don’t just depend on luck. Learn how to “wow” your interviewer, conduct an effective job search, create an impressive resume and scour a great internship with tips from the career center professionals, all through June.

Visit for times and dates.

<strong>OFF CAMPUS</strong>

<em>Dallas Symphony Orchestra</em>

It’s tickets at your fingertips, free of charge, through the Thomsen Fund for the Meyerson Symphony Center summer festival. Featuring pieces by contemporary composers like Joseph Schwanter, as well as classics by Mozart and Beethoven, the summer festival promises to be a blend of old and new. Performing through June 26, the season includes free summer symphonies in the park.

For tickets contact Ginny Witt at 972-883-4610 or visit MP 3.214

<em>The Eisemann Center</em>

Located approximately 10 minutes from campus, the Eisemann Center is the answer to a college students cultural needs – it’s cheap, accessible and worth it! It is located on 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson and can be reached by the DART Red Line light rail going to Galatyn Park (the center is directly in front of the station). Tickets are sold online and on the location. For more details visit They have an entire summer’s worth of events, but I’ve chosen a few particularly interesting ones!

<em>Maharlika Dancers, “Asian Extravaganza”</em>

Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Eisemann Center Ticket Office in person. 7 p.m., June 11 at the Eisemann Center Theatre.

<em>Carrot Top</em>

A.K.A Scott Thompson – the famous comedian who uses props as visual puns. A show that is not to be missed! 8 p.m., June 5 at the Hill Performance Hall. Tickets are $20-$55.

<em>The Angelika</em>

A movie theatre with a distinct style and ambience of its own, The Angelika shows independent and international films. Every Tuesday, students can enjoy the latest releases for the regular student ticket price of $5.50 and get a free large popcorn ($5 value). Be sure to take your student I.D. with you as proof!

The DART light rail stops at the Mockingbird Station, and the 562 DART bus (which stops in front of the Activity Center) goes to the Arapaho Center station.

Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird Lane



With all the volleyball playing and swimming, one is bound to get hungry! So for the economically challenged who still have working taste buds, here are my top four personal picks for a great deal at less than $10…


With a brand new ownership and a new approach to business, Fresco still continues to be the best place to get your cool on. They offer discounts for UTD students, so you can get a whole lot of ice cream for less than $5. There are tropical sorbets and icy fruit smoothies for the health nuts and the more decadent, calorie-infested gelatos for the reckless. Fresco has a little ice for everyone.

2160 N Coit Road, Suite 146.


<em>Bear Rock Cafe</em>

This newly opened cafe boasts fabulous breakfast selections until 11 a.m., unchallenged bread bowls simmering with steaming soups and every kind of sandwich imaginable. Salads, soup, sandwiches, baked potatoes – pick any two for $7. With a trendy decor, prime location and affordable pricing, this is definitely on my “hit” list!

348 W. Campbell Road.


<em>Java and Cha</em>

Asia’s gift to the world – bubble tea – and no one makes it quite like this hip eatery. With innumerable flavors of tea and opportunities to create your own custom made drink, Java and Cha makes a mean honey dew freeze and has an array of even meaner pastries.

1820 Coit Road, Suite 138


<em>Masala Wok</em>

This restaurant has a great fusion of Oriental and Indian food, with curry and noodles, chicken tikka and spring rolls. Their main entrees range between $7 and $10 while their appetizers are approximately $5. My personal recommendation is chicken tikka masala, named Britain’s No 1. food pick!

1310 West Campbell Road, Suite 110


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