Student Affairs News
August 11, 2006
In This Issue:
It is a busy time in Student Affairs as we prepare to welcome the Class of 2010 next week. Early move-in has already begun, with most on-campus freshmen arriving next Friday.
Studies show that many freshmen who drop out decide to do so in the first two weeks. As in most situations, first impressions are crucial. Many freshmen, and especially first generation college students, often arrive on campus with a number of questions and a sense of uncertainty. Accordingly, each and every contact we have with our new students is vital.
At UTSA, our Student Affairs staff is known for going the extra mile for our students. This proactive approach is never more important than at the beginning of the academic year. So, thank you for your on-going commitment to providing our students with excellent personal service. Your dedication allows us to get this semester off to a great start!
Kevin S. Price
Annual International Student Welcome Dinner
Monday, August 14, 2006
Please be our guest for dinner and help us welcome the newest
International Students to the Roadrunner family.
Dinner will be informal, and there will be plenty of time to visit.
RSVP to: John White by August 14, John.firstname.lastname@example.org or 458-6200
Leader Summit Seeking Presenters
Student Activities is seeking educational session proposals for the 2006 Leader Summit conference to be held on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM in the UTSA University Center.
Leader Summit’s purpose is to:
Provide opportunities for student leaders to learn from each other
Provide participants the opportunity to learn practical leadership skills
Invigorate our organization leaders as they begin a new academic year
Strengthen the connection between our student organization leaders and the Student Activities office
If you are interested in presenting, please complete and submit the Educational Session Proposal packet. If you have any questions, contact Student Activities at 210.458.4160 or email@example.com.
Let's move it!
The Office of Housing and Residence Life requests your assistance. Volunteers are needed to help the “On-Campus Roadrunners” move into their new home for the Fall 2006 semester. Please donate your time and give a hand. The official move-in dates for all three housing complexes (Chaparral Village @ UTSA, Chisholm Hall, and University Oaks) are August 18th and 19th.
Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. You will be helping the students and their families move personal items into their rooms. Pepsi products will be provided for everyone.
To sign up, please complete the form below. Include the number of volunteers from your area if you are volunteering as a group. Please fax the completed form to Kim Ellicks-Center at 458-6201, or drop it off at the City Center at Chaparral Village near Chisholm Hall.
Contact Information: Phone:________________________________________
Number of participants: ___________________________________________
Date(s) you can volunteer:__________________________________________________
Time(s) you can volunteer: _________________________________________________
Enrollment Services has been busy with personnel changes. Congratulations to the following staffers on your promotions!
Michele Rench was promoted to Enrollment Services Officer III and will directly supervise the Downtown ESC Team. Brandy Farley was promoted to Enrollment Services Officer III in the Call Center. Missy Scripter and Sandra Garza were promoted to Enrollment Services Officer II’s.
More next week on new staff!
Student Government Hosts National Workshop
The UTSA Student Government Association recently played host to the National Association for Campus Activities Student Government Workshop. The conference was packed with sessions to help Student Government leaders and members. Topics included Parliamentary Procedure, Town-Gown Relations, and a mock Tunnel of Oppression. Six facilitators from across the United States conducted the workshop, including our own Marlon Anderson. Barry McKinney served as the workshop coordinator. Approximately 90 students from 30 campuses visited UTSA.
Your Colleagues – Make Their Day
Anne Englert and Leif Endresen, University Center
“Thank you both very much for assisting me today. You and your staffs went above and beyond assisting us with the RA training for today. I want to thank you both for your flexibility on such short notice and your assistance. It was greatly appreciated!!!"
--Kim Ellicks-Center, Housing and Residential Life
John White, Director, Housing and Residence Life
"Thank you so very much for all your help. My husband and I were worried that we would not get any help because we are just one family out of thousands but we are very happy that our daughter chose this school and with the help you gave us, you have made us feel important and confident that if our daughter ever needs help from anyone at UTSA, she will get some kind of guidance. Once again thank you."
Texas Conference for Women -- Students Wanted
The Office of Student Activities will send a delegation of students to the Texas Conference for Women in Austin on October 12, 2006. This annual conference hosted by Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry is an excellent opportunity for our female students to listen and interact with some of the brightest female leaders in our state and the country.
The Office of Student Activities will pay the registration fee and transportation for up to 40 female students to attend this conference. If you know a female student who you think might benefit from this opportunity, please have them contact the Office of Student Activities for registration information. Space is limited and guaranteed for the first 40 female students who complete all of the registration and travel paperwork. More information on the Texas Conference for Women can be found at www.texasconferenceforwomen.org or contact Marlon Anderson at 458-6114.