Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

March 2012, Issue 5



2011-2012 UTSA Men's Baseball Schedule

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2011-2012 UTSA Women's Softball Schedule

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UCPC Events
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May 20 - 25
Deadline to apply March 29, 2012
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Student Affairs Awards & Recognition Ceremony
May 18, 2012
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The Annual Student Affairs Conference: New Traditions, New Successes

The Annual Student Affairs Conference: New Traditions, New Successes will take place March 28 and will be repeated April 17 to provide for coverage. The conference provides an opportunity for all UTSA Student Affairs staff to attend a professional development conference. Session topics are new each year and encompass a wide variety of professional development topics ranging from student development, to leadership skills and much, much more. If you’ve never attended our conference, check out this video to catch the excitement!

This year, we’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. James Studer (UT System’s retired Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs). Our conference kicks off with a keynote and attendees will have the opportunity to choose sessions that are of most interest to them throughout the day. In addition to the opportunity to network and grow, a silent auction benefiting the Student Affairs Transformation Fund will be held both sessions. Registration will take place via email the last week in February.

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UTSA students: Apply for LeaderShape Institute, understand your life's passion


By Jana Schwartz
Program Coordinator, Student Leadership Center

(Feb. 21, 2012) --Students who want to discover and focus on their passion in life and who want to make a difference in the community will want to apply to participate in the LeaderShape Institute. It's not just another retreat or conference -- it's a six-day experience for students no longer satisfied accepting the world as they know it. Through the students desire and passion, the goal is to eliminate the "to-do" list, and create a "to-be" list.

The UTSA Student Leadership Center will select approximately 60 students to participate in the May 20-25 institute. The application deadline is March 29. To apply, visit the LeaderShape website. The center covers all costs for students selected to attend including transportation, lodging, meals and registration.

For the retreat, participants will take a chartered bus to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in nearby New Braunfels, Texas, where they will focus on leadership and personal development. At the institute, students work through challenges in Family Clusters and together as one community...

For the full article and to download the forms, visit: URL

The POC Distinguished Leadership Award

Tony Daniels has been awarded the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association’s (NIRSA), People of Color Distinguished Leadership Award for 2011-2012. He will receive the award at the national conference on Wednesday March 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Leadership is the gold standard that we strive for in our association. There are many that carry that standard for the NIRSA with their good works. However, there are few that embody that standard. John Quincy Adams said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. There is one among us that we would like to recognize as that gold standard.

In 2003 The POC Distinguished Leadership Award was established by the POC Planning Committee to recognize those individuals who best exemplify the hard work and dedication that go into the continuing creation of a diverse and inclusive community. These individuals, through their action and example, provide members a standard of excellence to strive for.

The award is the highest tribute the POC Distinguished Leadership Award Committee can pay to a member of NIRSA. It recognizes and rewards those individuals who have distinguished themselves as truly extraordinary and serve as an inspiration to all of us. One of the elements of the Award is to honor those who have helped further the goal to build a diverse and inclusive culture in our association by fostering equality of opportunity, encouraging diverse perspectives, and creating a welcoming and supportive climate in our association. The Award was created to further highlight our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Student Leadership Center Hosts Storytelling Series: Men in Leadership Luncheon

The Storytelling Series Luncheon is an event hosted by the Student Leadership Center each semester. The purpose of the luncheon is to bring together students, faculty and staff in a casual atmosphere where they can connect and share their leadership stories. Those that attend are given the opportunity to network through sharing leadership ideas, experiences and challenges.

This semester the Student Leadership Center held a special version of the luncheon for men. This suggestion was brought to the Student Leadership Center by students that attended LeaderShape® in May 2011 and were greatly impacted by one of the guest speakers, Mr. Ernest Bromley. Prior to the Men’s luncheon, a Women in Leadership luncheon was held the previous fall semester to provide an opportunity to discuss leadership successes and challenges faced by women.

The February 29th, 2012, luncheon provided an opportunity to share leadership stories and take knowledge back to each individual’s community. Those that attended discussed topics focused on men in leadership, challenges, stereotypes, and role models. The students that attended shared how this was a rare opportunity for men to come together in a room and discuss these topics. They felt that too often it is assumed that men are natural born leaders and do not always receive the leadership development they need.


SGA University Life Awards

(Feb. 23, 2012)--The UTSA Student Government Association will host the 36th Annual University Life Awards at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 5th in the University Center Ballroom (1.106) on the Main Campus. Paying tribute to excellence in all facets of UTSA life, from athletic prowess to outstanding community service programs and academic distinction, a University Life award is one of the most prestigious honors that UTSA bestows.

The University Life Awards is UTSA's oldest tradition and recognizes outstanding students, faculty and staff for leadership, scholarship and commitment to the UTSA community. Every year, people leave the University Life Awards amazed at what our university is achieving in research and publishing, leadership, athletics and community involvement.

This year's event will continue to build on that long tradition with an evening of celebration as SGA members take this opportunity to honor the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff and highlight their contributions to UTSA. Be a part of the University Life Awards and nominate an outstanding student, staff member or organization on Collegiate Link on the Student Government Association page.

The nomination deadline is this Friday, March 9.

Access the nominating form at the link below; log in with your UTSA abc123 ID and select the Forms tab:

More information: John Montoya, student government adviser, 210-458-4936,

Club Wrestling Sends Two to National Tournament

The Men’s Club Wrestling Team, in its second year of competition, is sending two athletes to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Tournament next week in Daytona Beach, FL. Tyler Herrera and Ricardo Reyna will represent the UTSA Club Wrestling Team at the national tournament for the second year in a row.

Reyna, a communications senior from Austin, qualified for the national tournament by placing 2nd at the NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament in the 141-lb. weight class. Herrera, a political science senior from Colleyville, qualified by placing 4th at the NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament in the 149-lb. weight class. The NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament was held on February 25 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Reyna finished 2nd in his 141-lb weight class at the Texas State Championships in February at UT-Arlington. Herrera also finished 2nd in his 149-lb weight class at the Texas State Championships.

The NCWA National Tournament will be held in Daytona Beach, FL at the Ocean Arena March 8-10.

Campus Recreation would like to wish both athletes the best of luck in Florida!

Brandon Vaughn Memorial Tournament

Submitted by: Campus Rec

On February 17 and 18, UTSA Intramural Sports hosted the 4th Annual Brandon Vaughn Regional Basketball Tournament.

This tournament is to determine which men’s and women’s basketball teams will represent UTSA at the NIRSA-NCCS Region IV Basketball Tournament at Oklahoma State University. More importantly, this tournament is held to honor the memory of Brandon Vaughn; a former UTSA student and Campus Rec employee who passed away in December of 2008.

This year, 12 men’s teams and two (2) women’s teams competed for the tournament title in front of 15 of Vaughn’s family members. “We were very excited for the turnout this year and we are looking forward to hosting this tournament and honoring Brandon for years to come,” Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Andrew Chadick, said.

Intramural Basketball Teams Defends Regional Championship

Submitted by: Campus Rec

This weekend, UTSA Campus Rec is sending four (4) Intramural basketball teams (three men’s and one women’s) to compete at the NIRSA-NCCS Region IV Basketball Tournament at Oklahoma State University.

Over 40 UTSA students will spend their weekend competing against students from more than 50 different colleges and universities from across the country. The ultimate goal of the tournament is the championship and claiming a bid to the NIRSA-NCCS National Basketball Championships at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, one of UTSA’s students, Ayo Lawal, has been selected to officiate at this year’s tournament. He also hopes to earn a bid to officiate at the National Tournament.

“We are very excited for our teams and for Ayo as they get an opportunity to travel to another university and meet people from all over the country,” said Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Andrew Chadick. “UTSA is the defending regional champion and we hope to claim another title this year!”

TexFit 2012 Boasts Big Numbers and Happy Customers

Submitted by: Campus Rec

TexFIT, a one day Fitness conference, was Saturday, February 25 and had an encouraging turnout of 284 participants. This is the largest TexFIT to date.

TexFIT started 16 years ago. It’s hosted at different campus rec facilities each year to give fitness instructors and trainers the opportunity to see what other facilities look like, policies and procedures for the host program and the opportunity to learn from other fitness professionals. Most students don’t get the opportunity to attend major fitness conferences for their continuing education. TexFIT is the alternative, local answer to that problem.

The theme for 2012 conference was Commit 2B Fit. Participants included fitness instructors, personal trainers and fitness professionals from more than 20 colleges and universities across Texas.

Participants were able to go to a variety of presentations that included; Tabata, Zumba, Sych Step, Yoga Beatz, Piloxing, Program Training for Runners and much more.

"It was fun and I got to experience so many different activities. That was the coolest part, to be able to try out something new that may not be offered here,” said, Group Exercise Moniter, Christin Coffey.

Next year, TexFIT will be hosted by The University of Texas at Austin RecSports.

UTSA Orientation and Family Programs

UTSA Orientation and Family Programs (OFP) has launched a new and improved website to better serve new students, family, the UTSA community and beyond!

We would like to invite you to take a moment and VISIT OUR NEW SITE to become familiar with its new features

As always, THANK YOU for your continued support!

OFP would also like to extend a special thanks to University Publications and the Recruitment Information Systems team for all their help.

Go ‘Runners!

Western Athletic Conference unveils UTSA's 2012 football schedule

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) released its 2012 football schedule on Monday and UTSA will open its first season in the league on Sept. 29 at New Mexico State.

The Roadrunners will host San Jose State on Oct. 20 and Utah State a week later before a Nov. 3 trip to defending conference champion Louisiana Tech. The slate continues on Nov. 17 at Idaho before I-35 rival Texas State comes to the Alamodome the following Saturday for the Nov. 24 season finale.

UTSA will open the year with non-conference contests against South Alabama (Sept. 1 in Birmingham, Ala.), Texas A&M-Commerce (Sept. 8 at the Alamodome), Georgia State (Sept. 15 in Atlanta, Ga.) and Northwestern Oklahoma State (Sept. 22 at the Alamodome) before heading to Las Cruces to face the Aggies. The Roadrunners' other non-WAC games are at Rice (Oct. 13) and against McNeese State (Nov. 10).

All UTSA home contests will kick off at 1 p.m. this fall (subject to change).

The Roadrunners, who were 4-6 in its inaugural campaign, set NCAA start-up program records for its opening-game (56,743) and average season (35,521) attendance last fall.

For the full article visit: URL

4th Annual Party on the Paseo!

This April 26, 2012 marks the 4th Annual Party on the Paseo! UTSA is celebrating FIESTA-style with free food, a concert and games. Party on the Paseo provides a safe, fun, and educational environment that allows students to gather in an alcohol-free space. Information will be available to students on the risks and consequences of underage drinking, alcohol abuse and dependence, other drug use, and sexual health and responsibility. Last year’s event reached over 2,000 students.

We would love for you to join us Thursday, April 26 from 6:30-10:30 pm at the University Center Paseo to help us reach our students! If interested, please complete the registration included in the link below. If you decide to attend, we will provide a table and chairs for any displays or information that you would like to disseminate. We also encourage tables to participate with themed activities, games and give-aways that will make the table more attractive and fun.

We truly hope that you will attend and we look forward to a very exciting and informative event! After your registration form is received it will be followed with a confirmation email including a map and parking instructions.

Thank you so much!

Deadline for registration is Friday, March 30.

2012 UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year

The UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year Award honors an outstanding student for their time, effort and personal commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in their community. Applicants should embody the true spirit and UTSA mission of civic engagement and volunteerism.

The award and a $500 Sandra Cisneros Scholarship will be presented to the winner at the University Life Awards on April 5, 2012*

Apply by March 9th!

All applications must be submitted by 3/9/12 via CollegiateLink:, log in with your abc123 and complete the form. Or visit Collegiate Link (, log in, click “Organizations” tab, search “Volunteer Services”, click Forms option, and apply.

For more information contact: Jennifer Rames at 458-4770 or
*eligibility requirements on application

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Spring 2012 Career Events

University Career Center

Liberal and Fine Arts Fair (COLFA)
Tuesday, March 27th
UC Ballroom

Educator Career Fair
Thursday, April 5th
Convocation Center

For questions, contact the University Career Center at 210-458-4589.

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