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Feb. 15, 2005
The College of Education and Human Development's Research and Development Committee hosts "A Highly Interactive Mini-Grant Symposium" showcasing research projects conducted by 2004 mini-grant recipients. The event is 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, Feb. 18 in the John Peace Library Regentsí Room (4.03.12), 1604 Campus. Faculty members will present poster displays and discuss their projects to address mini-grant questions, findings and implications for future research. The event is open to faculty members and graduate students.
More information: Rosalind Horowitz, professor of interdisciplinary learning, 458-2672
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring the Best Dressed Door and Office contest. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to decorate offices and doors as part of Homecoming Week 2005 festivities. Judges will look for the doors and offices on the Tri-Campuses with the most UTSA spirit, creativity and use of the Homecoming theme, "X Marks the Spot -- 35 and Soaring!" Decorating begins Friday, Feb. 18 and must be completed by 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21. Winners will be notified by e-mail at noon, Friday, Feb. 25. To participate, contact Sara Grafton, 458-4728, by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18.
Read more: http://www.utsa.edu/today/2005/02/door.cfm
UTSA has begun implementation of a new electronic travel-approval process. The new system will reduce delays in obtaining travel authorization and reimbursement for expenses, reduce process costs and includes built-in electronic audits. Testing of the new system has begun in several UTSA offices and will be followed in mid-April with training and implementation for the remainder of the UTSA Tri-Campus community. For more information, contact the Travel Office, 458-4833.
Read more: http://www.utsa.edu/today/2005/02/travel.cfm
The Conversation Partner Program in the Office of ESL Services is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in being conversation partners for one hour per week at times and places of their convenience. The activities help those learning English as a second language. Applications are available at the Office of ESL Services, Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 3.02.05.
More information: J.D. Proctor, 458-7898
How accurate is personal information in your HR record and how do you know? There is an easy way to check your information and update it. Many Human Resources and payroll actions are based on data contained in your employee record. The data is used for the UTSA directory, to route your paper mail and e-mail, and it contains emergency contact information, which definitely should be current. To check your personal information, go to this URL and follow the instructions: http://www.utsa.edu/hr/EmployeeSelfService/index.cfm.
More information: Human Resources, 458-4250
Mark your calendars for Feb. 21-27 and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2005 -- "X Marks the Spot -- 35 and Soaring!" Celebrating UTSA's 20th homecoming and our 35th year as an institution of higher learning, this year's homecoming promises something new (Rowdy Rampage), something borrowed (Diploma Dash), something old (Golf Cart Parade) and lots of orange and blue. Stop by the University Center information desk at the 1604 Campus or the Downtown Campus Office of Student Activities to buy a commemorative homecoming T-shirt and poster and get ready to join the party! Posters and T-shirts are only $5!
Homecoming 2005 schedule: www.utsa.edu/homecoming
UTSA employees who donated to this year's State Employee Charitable Campaign are eligible to receive two free tickets to a Roadrunner basketball game. You can choose between the Feb. 23 game against Lamar or the March 1 game against Stephen F. Austin. The women's games begin at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively, with the men's games tipping off 30 minutes after the end of the women's games. Tickets must be claimed at least 48 hours before a game.
More information: Keith Ford, 458-8872, or http://www.goutsa.com
The UTSA University Center hosts the Black Heritage Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 19 at the University Center Laurel Room (2.02.28), 1604 Campus. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 15. Admission is free for UTSA students and $15 for other students. To make reservations, call 458-4155. Please tell your students about the event.
More information: Anne Englert, 458-4155
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