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Message from the Vice President

Dr. Gage Paine

We hope that you've had a great summer, and that success surrounds you as preparations speed up for the Fall.

We present a shorter yet celebratory version of the newsletter this week. We look forward to sharing news from our departments as the new year begins in two weeks. I hope you find ways to stay cool during this unusually long spell of hot temperatures this summer.

Best wishes,


Announcements/Departmental Events

Awards & Recognition Team Survey

The Awards & Recognition Team would like to hear from you! Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the following survey concerning events that were offered by the committee. Your open and honest feedback will help us to better meet your needs and expectations.

Click on the link below to begin the survey:

Thank you.

Awards & Recognition Team

Celebrate UTSA! Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections: Meet UTSA's most dynamic students, faculty & staff!

The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host the fourth annual Cultural Connections receptions to welcome new and transfer students who are part of the diverse population of UTSA during Roadrunner Days. Open to all UTSA students, faculty, and staff, the receptions will be in the Denman Room at the University Center, Main Campus.

Receptions are scheduled for students who self-identify as members of particular groups. These include students who are African-American and Black, Hispanic, GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning), Asian, and Pacific islanders.

Each reception will include a short program with a welcome, short activity, comments from a faculty and staff members, and a student presentation. Snacks and beverages will be provided, along with displays by student organizations.

To RSVP for the Cultural Connections receptions please visit the Roadrunner Days ( website and complete the registration form.

For more information, call the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at (210) 458-4770.

Cultural Connections receptions

Monday, August 24
GLBTQ Students
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), 2-3 p.m.

African American and Black Students
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25
Asian and Pacific Islander Students
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), 1-2 p.m.

Hispanic and Latino/a Students
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), 3-4 p.m.

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Fall 2009 Work-Study Job Fair

All UTSA departments looking to hire fall work-studies are invited to participate in the University Career Center's Fall 2009 Work-Study Job Fair taking place on Thursday, August 27 in UCII-2nd Floor from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is FREE and includes one table with two chairs, a department sign and access to the University Career Center's interview rooms. Please log into the Jobbank at to register. Once you have logged in, click on "Career Events" and select "Fall 2009 Work-Study Job Fair" from the list. If you have any questions about the fair, contact Leslie Bagnoche at 458-4588 or Tiana Terry at 458-4769.

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University Center launches monthly newsletter

The University Center has launched the monthly newsletter, Center Points, to inform faculty and staff about UC changes and happenings. Check it out each month to learn about UC services and programs as well as event planning tips

To have your department or organization UC-based event featured in the newsletter or for more information, contact Jared Jones at 458-5099.

Preschool Graduation Ceremony 2009

The UTSA Child Development Center was honored to recognize some of our Littlest Roadrunners during our Preschool Graduation Ceremony 2009. The ceremony was held in the UC Denman Room on July 10th. It is always a great joy to see these children, some since infancy, grow and learn through the years right before our eyes. With pride, and a little sadness, we confidently sent them on to the next step in their life's journey. Congratulations to the Preschool Grads of 2009 and their families, and a great "Thank You" to those who attended and participated in our graduation ceremony.

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Photo Galleries

Office of Student Judicial Affairs Open House - July 23, 2009

Photo Gallery

Student Orientation Leaders 2009

We are down to our last two in-person orientation programs coming up next week; Aug 10-11 & Aug 13-14. At this time we would like to thank all constituents that have helped make orientation a huge success this year. Thank you!!

Photos from the event


All Sport Schedule - Area Events

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Complete Schedule



Business Procedures Tips


Stay up-to-date on end-of-fiscal year procedures and recommendations.
Visit for complete end-of-year information.

Have a Business Procedures Tip to share? Please send it to Bob Miller.

For previous Business Procedures Tips, please visit the archive.


Wellness Tips

More than 18 million Americans have diabetes and another 41 million have pre-diabetes ( Exercise has been shown to be a great method to treat and prevent diabetes by improving blood sugar levels and other symptoms. Some studies have even shown that exercise and diet are more effective than medication for the prevention of diabetes. All of these benefits can be achieved with as little as 150 minutes of exercise per week and a low-fat diet. The Rec has a registered dietician on staff to give nutrition assessments, and we also offer numerous ways to get in your 150 minutes of exercise per week. Today is a great day to do something for your health!

Heather Stark
Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness
Campus Recreation


Thank You Rowdy

Thank You Rowdy

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 unique way. Whatever the situation, contributions like this are made every day and Thank You Rowdy helps us recognize them.

Thank you Rowdy reflects UTSA's spirit of community and reminds us to remember it takes everyone to make UTSA a great place to work and to learn.

- Gage Paine

Thank You Rowdy is presently visiting with Julie Flores and Sandra Smith

See past Thank You Rowdy Recipients

Thank You Rowdy is visiting with Julie and Sandra. He'll be on the move next issue.



To: Student Judicial Affairs
From: Clifford Ray- Graduate Intern
RE: Thank You

As we like to say at Texas A&M University… HOWDY!!!

I hope that all is well and that everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer day! I am writing in regards to say that this is my last day as an intern in the Student Judicial Affairs department and wanted everyone to know that I thank you with MUCH LOVE for the knowledge that I have gained from each and everyone of you! Your experiences and ideas that you shared with me will be not only helpful but beneficial in my future endeavors within the department of Student Affairs. I know that thanking each of you will never be enough for allowing me this summer to come into your lives, environment, and careers but wish to continue to say THANK YOU so much in so many ways. Each of you have helped me in discovering not only who I am but as well the direction in which I would like to go in and can now embrace my journey with enthusiasm knowing that the information you have supplied me with will cause for this journey to be just that much smoother.

Again, thank you for all of the help and support that you have given me and look forward to one day proudly calling each of you my colleagues in this wonderful profession we do! Who knows, maybe even your boss one day…!! I wish each of you the best in all of your endeavors as well and may this opportunity be given to someone else and hope that they too learn just as much as I have not only about the University of Texas but also this department and purpose nationwide as a whole! I want to conclude by thanking everyone in residence life, student activities, UTSA police department, counseling services, I.C.E., AND everyone within the Student Affairs umbrella and may God continue to shine his light upon each and everyone of you! (please pass along to everyone within your department to share!)

Go Roadrunners!!!

…this is for my AGGIES of course, WHOOP!!!!

Clifford P. Ray, Jr.


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