Student Affairs News

August 31, 2006

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              Best wishes for a

                Happy and Safe

             Labor Day Weekend

                                                        -- Kevin

You are invited to celebrate Tejano Heritage Month! 

The University Center and Office of Student Activities are sponsoring the Texas Tejano Exhibit.  The exhibit, with the purpose of educating the public on the lives and legacies of Tejano pioneers, will open on Sept. 6 with a reception, ribbon cutting, and the premiere of the documentary A Tejano Son of Texas

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Galleria in front of the Retama Auditorium at the 1604 campus.  Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP.




Jose Antonio Navarro           

Counseling and Health Services allow students to stay in school

How sad it would be to lose students who have problems and feel that they have no one who will listen to them.  Thanks to Counseling Services, located in the University Center at UC 2.01.04, 1604 Campus, students who could benefit from counseling have a supportive place to go.  Weekly support groups address issues of anger management, anxiety, military veterans, undergraduates, graduate student thesis/dissertation, and women.  In addition, the Recovery Center, also at UC 2.01.04, hosts weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.  Crisis counseling also is available.

While Counseling Services addresses students' emotional health, Student Health Services addresses the physical well-being of our students.  Health educators are getting the message out on campus about alcohol use and abuse, HIV/AIDS, weight loss, smoking cessation, and heart health, to name just a few. 

In addition to educating students, Student Health Services provides the most up-to-date medical walk-in care available to an average of 1,500 students each month.  The medical staff consists of nurses, physicians, and health educators who treat an illness and/or provide preventative information. Student Health Services provides a medication self care station where students may pick up an over-the-counter remedy conveniently and quickly. Nurses are available at the 1604 and Downtown campuses on a walk-in basis to provide additional medical suggestions, listen to medical or psychological concerns or to schedule a physician appointment when appropriate.

In keeping with UTSA's commitment to give back to the San Antonio community, Student Health Services encourages campus blood drives in cooperation with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.  In addition, HIV/syphilis testing on UTSA campuses is open to the public at no charge.


UTSA's Child Development Center Receives Accreditation

Congratulations to Child Development Center director Luretta Filberth and staff on earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.  The NAEYC created its accreditation program more than 20 years ago to set professional standards for early childhood education and to help families identify high quality child care and early education programs.

To earn NAEYC accreditation, a child care program conducts a self-study to determine how well it meets the standards.  This phase normally takes more than a year to complete, but UTSA's Child Development Center completed the self-study in just 12 months. After necessary improvements are made, the program is observed by independent, professional validators and then reviewed by a national panel.  UTSA's center did so well that they were asked to host a new program trainee for a day, which says a great deal about the quality of UTSA's program.

The UTSA Child Development Center provides child care services for UTSA students, staff, and faculty.  Licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, the center operates at its capacity of 96 for nine months out of the year.  The waiting list is a long one and currently contains 375 names.


Your Colleagues -- Make Their Day!                                           

Kudos to...

Diane Sullivan and Becky Underwood, International Admissions

"I  sincerely want to thank you for all your help and support during my enrollment process.  I successfully attended to my first day of classes on Wednesday.  I would like to express (to) you how happy and proud I feel in this exceptional school.  Once again, thank you so much for your help."  -- from a grateful student

The Rowdy Wing Fling Committee: Kathy Ceresoli (Student Health Services); Geoff Merrit (UTSA Police Department); Ben Newhouse and Kim Center (University Housing and Residence Life); Todd Wollenzier (Student Judicial Affairs); Chris Hargraves and Barry McKinney (Student Activities)

More than 500 people attended the Rowdy Wing Fling this Wednesday and heard the message about alcohol misuse and abuse!


                Find Student Activities news and happenings "In the Loop."

Roadrunner Days ROCKED -- for real -- when radio Z-106.7 FM (top 40 radio) broadcast live from the Downtown Campus from 2 to 6 p.m. on the day of the Welcome Back Party and vendor fair.  The station wanted to take part in  the back-to-school spirit, and they added a little electricity with their presence.  Their sister station, KKYX-AM, broadcasts the UTSA basketball games.



Rowdy Wing Fling where students chowed down on Buffalo Wings and learned they can have a great time without alcohol...