Student Affairs News

October 31, 2006

In This Issue:

  • Message from the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Faculty/Staff Week at the REC
  • Child Development Center Hosts Harvest Fest
  • Pictures From The Heart ..... Walk
  • Career Services Presents Workshops For Students
  • Congratulations to Student Activities!
  • Annual UTSA Walk for Women's Athletics
  • Academic Support From Chaparral Village
  • Get Cultural!

Dear Colleagues,

     Fall is a change of season in which we celebrate the "fruits" of our labor -- Fall Harvest, Best Fest. I would like to thank every one of you for your daily commitment to working diligently in supporting our students' many needs. We all are richer for this experience.

     As we reach the final stretch of our SECC campaign (ends Nov. 3rd), I'd like to encourage anyone who hasn't participated yet to help us reach President Romo's (and our) goal of 100% participation. The campus on the whole has reached 37% to date. Student Affairs' Area Champions have done an excellent job of getting the message out: that we all have an opportunity to "Be a Part of a Life-Changing Experience."

      We have had speakers from diverse groups such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Earth Share, CrossPoint (community-based residential service for adults referred from Correctional and Health case Agencies to promote successful reentry to the community) share their messages of need. Please let us know when your department has reached 100% participation.

     Special thanks to all of you who have taken the time to support Women's Athletics by participating, whether in planning, administrative or actually walking, in the 19th Annual Women's Walk at UTSA. This year's program has indeed reached a higher level of visibility through its co-chairs, Dr. Harriet Romo and First Lady Linda Hardberger.

     I'd like to share the information on the search for the Vice President for Student Affairs. Four Vice President for Student Affairs candidates will be visiting UTSA November 7-10 to interview and meet with several groups/committees. Their visit includes a group meeting with the Student Affairs AVP's and a meeting with Student Affairs directors. The tentative meeting time are Tuesday, Nov. 7th to Friday, Nov. 10th: Group Meeting with SA Directors - 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Meeting with AVPs - 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

Best regards as you enjoy the change of season!

Kevin Price

Faculty/Staff Week @ the Rec….

Campus Recreation would like to invite all UTSA Faculty and Staff to stop by the Recreation Center on Monday, October 30th through Friday, November 3rd between the hours of 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. to enjoy a small sampling of what our department has to offer the UTSA Faculty and Staff community.


Chair Massages, Fitness Assessments, Nutritional Workshops and Basketball are just a few things that you will find on the schedule....ALL FREE No need to have a membership to enjoy this week's activities, just present your UTSA ID at our welcome desk to gain entrance into these programs. Participants can utilize our daily coin lockers for a mere $.25, as well as our shower facilities.


Please visit for a complete listing of events.

Contact Matt Petty @ 458-4175 or to get registered.

Downtown Faculty/Staff Week @ the Rec will take place on January 16 - 19, 2007. Further information will be posted on our website as the date approaches.

Let us get you on the path towards leading a healthier and more balanced life!

Child Development Center Hosts Harvest Fest

On Friday, October 13th, the UTSA Child Development Center hosted their annual HarvestFest.  It featured a children’s art exhibit, displaying a variety of art projects produced by the children enrolled in the center.  Participants enjoyed fellowship, fun, and a spaghetti dinner.  Some of the activities were face painting, easel art, string painting, chalk drawing, and play dough sculpture making. 

Special thanks go out to the volunteers from the UTSA Music Department for bringing their instruments and singing with the children.  Also, appreciation and thanks go to the members of the Roadrunner Baseball Team for volunteering as face-painters and clean up crew.  All had fun and the festival was a great success. 

The program is designed to enhance children's emotional, social, creative, physical, language and cognitive development through creative learning experiences in an educational environment.


The UTSA Child Development Center provides child care services for UTSA students, staff, and faculty. The Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and accredited by National Association for Education of Young Children.  The Center is a Child Care Delivery Services vendor. 

The curriculum emphasizes developmentally appropriate play experiences based on the children's interest and ideas and encourages critical thinking skills. The daily schedule is organized to meet the children's needs for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interactions and indoor/outdoor activities.

Visit our web page at


Pictures From the Heart......American Heart Walk

September 30th-Milam Park                        


Rachel Finn and Catrina Delos Santos



Kathy Ceresoli, Fermina Alarcon and Rachel Finn

Top row from left


Vanessa Garza and Catrina Delos Santos

Bottom row from left



Career Services Presents Workshops For Students

Career Services Office is presenting Student Workshops

The workshops help students improve their job marketing skills for their chosen majors.

For additional information on these and other workshops OR to RSVP to attend, login to the Jobbank and click on "Career Events", click on the workshop and click RSVP!  Remember to RSVP online through your UTSA Jobbank account

Congratulations To Student Activities!

I am pleased and excited to announce that the Office of Student Activities In The Loop E-Newsletter, won first place in the graphics competition at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Central Regional Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas, this past weekend.

The conference had over 70 schools from 8 states attending. Our submission was selected for first place in the large school category. Kudos go out to Dan Guerrero, the Office of Student Activities Web Specialist Intern, who is primarily responsible for the In the Loop.

To look at the award-winning newsletter log on to:

To learn more about NACA, log on to:

Barry McKinney

Student Activities Events For The Week Beginning October 30th

Academic Support At The Chaparral Village

UTSA experts are providing academic support at the Chaparral Village to students who may have writer's block, need help changing their schedule, or require research protocol can receive help. For more information log on to the above.

Get Cultural - Events

From Jack Himelblau, UTSA Professor of Modern Languages and Literature:

Mark Your Calendars for the following two cultural events that will take place on The University of Texas at San Antonio's 1604 Campus on Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2, 2006.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 

"The Language of Exile"

A Lecture by Professor Paul Ilie

University of Southern California

Location: The UTSA 1604 Campus

 Building: John Peace Library Building (JPL)

 Room: Regent's Room: JPL 4.03.12 (Fourth Floor)

 Time: Reception-Lecture 6:30 PM

Free and open to The UTSA faculty and staff and students and to the general public

Paul Ilie is a professor of Comparative Literature and one of the foremost literary scholars and critics of 20th century Peninsular Spanish literature living today.  His critical, breakthrough studies are legion and include monographs and books on Voltaire, Ramón del Valle Inclán, Camilo José Cela, Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish surrealism, a two volume study on the motif of Minerva in 18th century thought.  The Language of Exile deals with Spain’s literature written during the Franco dictatorship.   


Thursday, November 2, 2006

 The UTSA Art Gallery (Art Building): the 1604 Campus

Draping and Beyond: Current Works

 Marie-Laure Ilie

 November 2 – 30, 2006

 Opening reception is November 2, 6:00-8:00 PM 

Guest lecture November 2, 11 AM

Inspired by the ambivalent sense of permanence and deterioration of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, French artist Marie-Laure Ilie explores metaphors of liberty, justice, woman’s roles, war and peace through her paintings and sculptures.  Using both modern technology and traditional fabric enhancements, she re-images and transforms conventional allegories and archetypes in order to suggest new cultural and emotional interpretations.

Free and open to The UTSA faculty and staff and students and to the general public

Reminder: The newsletter goes out every two weeks.  Please  send newsletter items to Vivis Lemmons.  Next deadline is Monday, November 13th at noon.