UTSA Soccer is offering the following camps:
June 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26---Coed Day Camp (ages 5-13)
June 20-23---Advanced Girls Residential & Commuter Camp (ages
For more information go to
and follow the links to camps. Or call Coach Ballard at
458-4660. A 10% discount is offered to all UTSA employees and
captures Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, Men’s All-Sports
Athletics All-Sport Schedule
Office of the
Summer Information Contact Sheet 2008
Ask Me for Help - Summer 2008
Census Dates and Refund Rules
From The Inclusion & Community Engagement Center:
On May 14th, two UTSA students and one student
organization were presented with certificates and scholarships at
Valero in recognition of their outstanding participation in the
Valero Volunteer University. The Valero Volunteer University started
in August 2007 and is a program that encourages UTSA students to
volunteer in collaboration with Valero employees at events
throughout the year.
This year’s winners are:
Casandra Minjarez – 101 Valero Volunteer Hours
Alexander Carter – 98.5 Valero Volunteer Hours
VOICES (student organization) – 154 Valero Volunteer Hours
UTSA alum and Valero Volunteer University
coordinator Gus Villareal wrote, “The VVU, in 7 months, achieved 839
hours of volunteer work with 100 students in the program. We're
very proud of the students and their commitment to the community and
the charities that were represented in each of the 56 events we were
able to participate in.” For more information about the VVU visit http://www.valerovolunteeruniversity.org/
or call 458-4770!
"Getting To Know You......."
Name: Sally Crouser
Title: Administrative Associate II
Department: Special Events Center
Oversee the day to day office matters for the
Special Events Center
Participate in the planning and implementation of
Maintain and monitor the department’s accounting
Assist with the UTSA Ambassador program
Associates in Applied
Science in Management from San Antonio College
Bachelors in progress
from Wayland Baptist University (I’m on the 40 year plan – hopefully
in the next couple of years)
I spent twenty years
at the UT Health Science Center and the last two years working in
the Special Events Center at UTSA.
Describe your job:
Every day is different
and a learning experience for me. Because of the different events
we are involved in, my job is very different. Many of the events we
participate in also involve the UTSA Ambassadors, so it is like
putting a puzzle together.
I’ve learned that
multitasking is a must! An example of my day would be to work on
Ambassador functions, to closing out commencement expenses, to
ordering computers for the office, assisting guests who are
absolutely totally lost, and last, but not least, packing a couple
of boxes for our move to the new UC III in August. I also assist
the Ambassadors in making a lot of their decorations for different
events. However, I’m not allowed to play with hot glue guns – it’s
not a pretty sight. L
the most unusual job related case you have worked on?
My most unusual job
would be sitting through an entire commencement ceremony. Why, you
ask? Because the student I was sitting behind had celebrated a
little too much prior to walking the stage and he needed my
undivided attention! J
Most unusual job
related function for the Ambassadors would be the sewing kit I have
at the office. Because the Ambassadors wear uniforms provided by
UTSA, I always have someone dropping by saying, “a button popped
off, can you help me?”!
What job skills do you
use most often?
How do you unwind?
My husband and I
(along with our two dogs and parrot) go to the beach! Flying a kite
and sticking your feet in the sand (and seaweed usually) will melt
the stress away in no time!
If we can’t get to the
beach, then we just go to our patio. We decorated our patio into a
beach theme so when we can’t get away to the “beach” we go to the
“beach” on our patio.
What advice would you
give to other Student Affairs staff?
Pay it Forward.
Remember, you might be the one person who makes a difference in
How can we reach you?
August 4, we are located in the University Center (1.00.46) right
next to the new Starbuck’s (yes, it is TOO close!). We’ll be moving
to the new UC III August 4. My telephone number is 458-6115 if I
can help you with commencement questions or requests for UTSA
Thank You Rowdy Travels
Across Student Affairs
Thank You Rowdy has a special mission in Student Affairs - to travel
across UTSA recognizing the good work of staff members.
Within the Division of Student Affairs, Thank You Rowdy is presented
from one Student Affairs staff member to another in recognition and
appreciation of work done well - taking extra assignments to provide
support, offering unsolicited assistance, or completing tasks in a
Whatever the situation, contributions like this are made every day
and Thank You Rowdy helps us recognize them.
To: Debra Cummins and Carol Hogan
Services - Downtown
From: The Office of Student Activities – Downtown
Michelle Montanio, Assistant Director
Keith Pilger, Program Coordinator
Carol “C.J.” Lee, Administrative Associate I
The Office of Student Activities-Downtown would like to recognize
and thank one the newest members to the Downtown Campus Student
Affairs team, Debbie Cummins! Debbie became the full time
nurse with Student Health Services on April 1, 2008…no fooling!
She and Carol both have positive “can do” attitude that is apparent
the moment you meet them. Debbie’s personal goal is, “to leap
outside the box to educate, treat, and assist students in choosing a
healthy lifestyle. This holistic approach enables students to
achieve their potential. Most important, I like to have a little fun
and make "someone" smile!” Thank you, Debbie and
Carol, for taking the leap and providing quality service with a
Rowdy continues his
travels to UTSA Downtown!
Michelle Montanio reads the 'Thank
You Rowdy' message to Debbie Cummins and Carol Hogan while Keith
Pilger looks on
Debra comments on her work at UTSA:
I have worked at UTSA ‘full time’ starting April 1, 2008 but started
working as a prn staff nurse on February 26, 2008. I came to UTSA
from Trinity University; where I worked in Student Health Services.
I loved my time at Trinity and the student, staff, and faculty
community. The position at UTSA came available…..opportunity knocked
and here I am.
I was so impressed with the friendliness of the UTSA community and
the many avenues for personal and professional growth. Before we
transferred to San Antonio I worked at Amarillo College in Amarillo,
Texas for 3 years in the Nursing Division as a teacher in the
vocational and associate degree nursing programs. That is my most
My "job" at UTSA….I really don't look at it like work….it is a new
experience every day. My primary responsibility in Health Services
is to provide quality medical care to our student population. Health
Services is blessed to be staffed with so many talented and
qualified health care professionals…it truly is a "team" effort. My
personal goal is to "leap outside the box" to educate, treat, and
assist students in choosing a healthy lifestyle. This holistic
approach enables students to achieve their potential. Most
important, I like to have a little fun and make "someone" smile!
'Thank You Rowdy'
From: Jan McKinney, Assistant Director, Student Judicial Affairs:
Kelsey Bratcher, Assistant Director, Student Activities for being
one of the first staff members to submit new sanction ideas to
Student Judicial Affairs for the E.P.I.C. Journey. Kelsey submitted
new creative ideas from her position in Risk Education, Alcohol and
Drugs through the Office of Student Activities to encourage our
discipline professionals in SJA and Housing to provide students with
new ways to engage in the behavioral learning process including
scrapbooking past experiences with alcohol related accidents or
incidents, viewing the Sam Spady Story on DVD and many more.
Thanks Kelsey for being a great partner in our students' journey.
Your office, too, can submit sanctioning ideas
by submitting the attached
firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are
sanctioned to certain experiences, complete projects, or attend
events that fit their personal learning outcome through the
Journey is a unique collaborative strategy addressing violations of
community standards by assessing skill sets in four areas;
engagement with the university, personal development, interpersonal
development and community membership. This holistic approach forms
an intentional personal journey aimed at transforming
NOTE: Please send your
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Vivis.Lemmons@utsa.edu by Tuesday, June 23, 2008.