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October 2011, Issue 20



September UCPC Activities
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The State Employee Charitable Campaign
Oct. 1 – 31.

Seeking Area Champions today! (Area Champion Training Main 9/14/11 and DT 9/15/11)

Contact Nikki Lee at
ext. 4150 for more information or visit


2011 UTSA Volleyball Schedule
August - November

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Get ready for some UTSA football and UTSA Family Weekend Oct. 7-8!

UTSA women's basketball team

By Tim Brownlee
Associate Director of Internal Communications

(Oct. 5, 2011) -- UTSA Family Weekend is Oct. 7-8. Spend time with students, meet faculty and staff, and connect with other Roadrunners and their families throughout the weekend. And, the Saturday, Oct. 8 game vs. South Alabama has a special game time of 4:30 p.m. Tailgating and special events will start outside the Alamodome at 11:30 a.m.

On Friday, Oct. 7, don't miss the Roadrunners on the River Walk event starting at 5:30 p.m. and culminating with a pep rally at the Grand Hyatt at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, outside the 'Dome there will be plenty of pre-game activities including a battle of the bands from noon to 4 p.m. at Roadrunner Station, festivities at Rowdy Town on the north plaza and the Spirit Walk at 1:30 p.m. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

>> For more information, visit the UTSA Football Game Day website or the UTSA Athletics website.

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Do you think student affairs is your calling?

Dance with the dead

UTSA Student Affairs Awards and Recognition Committee will be hosting a discussion panel that is geared towards undergraduate students interested in a career in Student Affairs. Facilitated by Dr. Gage E. Paine, Vice President of Student Affairs, students will have the opportunity to hear stories from UTSA’s Student Affairs Professionals as it relates to their personal journeys within the field. No RSVP is required for students to attend this event. For all questions regarding this event, please contact Pesha Mabrie, at 210-458-5879 or

Join us for the Fall 2011
Discussion Panel: Making Student Affairs a Career
October 27, 2011
UTSA Main Campus
The University Center – Phase III
Bexar Room (UC 1.102)

-No RSVP Required-

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Culture / Cultura Commemorative calendar available for purchase

We are pleased to offer Culture/Cultura, 2011-2012 Calendar featuring the photography of President Ricardo Romo. Available for purchase/donation of $10 at the Roadrunner Express on the UC Paseo, room 1.00.43. All proceeds generated from the purchase will benefit the Student Affairs Transformation Fund which provides opportunities to Student Affairs students and staff for professional development.

Donations Needed for SECC

By Amanda Beck
Senior Communications Specialist, College of Sciences

(Sept. 16, 2011)--October marks the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) at UTSA, but you can help now, before the campaign begins, by donating items to the Book Sale or Silent Auction, or by sharing your story of giving with us.

Book Sale

Gather your gently used books and look for the drop boxes with the UTSA SECC 2011 logo in all major buildings on Main Campus from Sept. 19 through Oct. 12....

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Homecoming Window Wars

UTSA Air Force ROTC Detachment 842

Window Wars

1st place: US Green Builders
2nd place: La Despedida

Main Campus:
1st place: Hispanic Student Association
2nd place: Health Ambassadors
3rd place: Filipino Student Association
Honorable Mention: Omicron Delta Kappa

Office Decorating:
Downtown: Downtown Undergraduate Advising Office
Main Campus: Visitor Center

Door Decorating:
Downtown: San Antonio Pre-Freshman Engineering Program
Main Campus: PeopleSoft Project Team

Storefront Decorating:
Main Campus: Special Events Center

Simply Scholarships

Do you want FREE MONEY for school? Attend this FREE event to learn how to apply and compete for scholarships!

Attend Various Sessions:
· Information Fair: Visit with many colleges and universities, as well as UTSA departments
· Scholarship Expert Panel: Scholarship experts will provide institutional and miscellaneous scholarship information
· Essay Writing Tips: Learn how to improve your essays!
· Financial Aid Information: Informational session for parents and family members

Saturday, October 22nd, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm

UTSA Downtown Campus Buena Vista Street Building, Theater, 1.326

Attend Various Sessions:
· Information Fair attended by many colleges, universities, and organizations
· Panel Discussion regarding scholarship applications
· Essay Writing Tips Session for students
· Financial Aid Information Session for parents and family members

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UTSA offices can staff booths at football game day venue at Alamodome

Dr. Ricardo Romo- UTSA President

(Aug. 24, 2011)--UTSA offices and departments can have booths at Roadrunner Station before each home UTSA football game for as little as $100 for a covered booth.

By purchasing Roadrunner Station booth space, departments can provide games, activities and giveaways to Roadrunner fans.

Your department can participate to make the Game Day experience one that no one will want to miss.

Roadrunner Station is an entertainment venue outside the Alamodome...

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UTSA Listens

National Hazing Prevention Logo

Two departments recently hosted Listening Booths on the Main and Downtown campuses. Thank you to the staff who listened and students who allowed us to hear them.

The University Career Center interacted with 58 students near their center in the University Center and Student Conduct and Community Standards met 117 students in the Buena Vista Building of the Downtown campus. KUDOS!

More tallies from Rowdy Wing Fling coming soon.

The UTSA Shouts Outs to Sophmores went well. We connected with 407 students in our first round!! Round two is coming Oct 17th - 20th!

Don't forget to LIKE the new UTSA Listens FaceBook page to get all the updates about the Listening Booth, Rowdy Shout Outs and Roving Surveys.

Western Athletic Conference competition: UT-San Antonio Roadrunners keep pace in a sports-hungry city

UTSA Air Force ROTC Detachment 842

Sunday, 02 October 2011 19:37
Sam Morton, The Shorthorn senior staff

Founded in 1969, it didn’t take long for UT-San Antonio to make waves in college athletics.

The reasons are pretty obvious.

As the only Division I school in the San Antonio area, UTSA has a stronghold on the seventh-largest city in the U.S. Combine that with being the only major football program in the second-biggest city in Texas and it’s clear to see why UT-San Antonio was chosen to move with UTA to the Western Athletic Conference in 2012.

Even though this is UTSA’s first year to play football, the city has come out in droves to watch the Roadrunners play. More than 121,000 fans came to UTSA’s first three games despite playing second-tier schools as a first-year independent.

“The turnout has been phenomenal,” UTSA head basketball coach Brooks Thompson said...

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