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July 16, 2009
UTSA is in the process of making federally mandated changes regarding the designation of race and ethnicity on certain forms. The final guidelines authorize individuals to make multiple selections regarding their racial and ethnic background. In order to do this, UTSA's current/future students and employees will be asked to identify or re-identify their race/ethnicity using new categories.
The data of UTSA students and employees is confidential; disclosure is regulated to the extent possible by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state regulations. Your patience is appreciated as changes are made to improve the quality of our data. These changes will help UTSA to better serve students and employees. Additional information with specific instructions will be sent at a later date.
UTSA Police Department staffers have begun placing the new UTSA Community Emergency Response Guide across the Tri-Campus community and plan to complete the project by the start of the fall semester. The brochure was developed as an informational tool for students, faculty, staff and visitors in case of an emergency. The guide deals with protective actions that should be taken during emergencies such as active shooter, suspicious mail, tornadoes, hazardous materials and medical emergencies and also provides emergency contact phone numbers.
Read more on UTSA Today.
The UTSA Office of Events Management and Conference Services in the University Center recently began publishing a newsletter, Center Points (PDF format). The goal of the new publication is to provide information about University Center services and procedures in order to plan campus events. University Center resources are available for the entire UTSA community.
Pedestrian traffic will be closed through July 31 on a portion of the sidewalk at the intramural fields on the UTSA Main Campus. The sidewalk will be closed as a safety precaution while large earthmoving equipment is used for field renovations.
Read more and view maps on UTSA Today.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk has been renamed OIT Support Services. The new e-mail is email@example.com. For a period of time, e-mails sent to the old e-mail account (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be forwarded automatically to the new address. The phone number remains 458-5538.
In the UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP), the following policies have been updated or created to address institutional requirements. Periodic updates to the HOP online will be announced in @UTSA.
More information: Office of Institutional Compliance and Risk Services, 458-5537
The July issue of HIV News, a newsletter from UTSA Student Health Services, is available now on the Student Health Services Web site. The newsletter includes stories on prison sentences for knowingly transmitting HIV, disclosing HIV status, free HIV testing at UTSA and San Antonio resources.
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Editor: Tim Brownlee, Assistant Director of Public Affairs