Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

March 2012, Issue 6



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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Alternative Spring Break Reception
April 6, 2012
3 p.m.
Hidalgo Room, UC 2.214
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One Day Without Shoes
April 10, 2012
11 a.m.
UC 1.002
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United to Serve
Day of Service
April 14, 2012
UC 1.216
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Save the Date
Student Affairs Awards & Recognition Ceremony
May 18, 2012
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May 20 - 25
Deadline to apply March 29, 2012
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NASPA 2012 (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

At the NASPA 2012 (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Gage E. Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs, received the following recognitions:

  • Appointment to the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors
  • Pillar of the Profession
  • Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Service as a Dean

E.P.I.C. Journey Sanctioning Model

Staff members in Student Life, Student Conduct and Community Standards and Counseling Services (Kevin Price, Jennifer Fueglein, Melissa Hernandez, Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez and Jan McKinney) traveled to NASPA 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona to present the E.P.I.C. Journey Sanctioning Model. The group presented a half day pre-conference session entitled “Discipline with Purpose,” and a concurrent session entitled “Learning in the Conduct Process.” In addition to those well attended sessions, the group contributed to a poster session for winners of the NASPA Excellence Awards in which the E.P.I.C. Journey Sanctioning Model was the Gold Honoree in the Housing and Residence Life, Contract Services, Judicial and related category. The poster session provided attendees a unique opportunity to continue the dialogue started at the educational sessions and spend time speaking with team members about research, assessment and implementation. The response was overwhelming. The team is grateful for the opportunities to keep developmental conduct at the forefront of discussions regarding student behavior.

Colorful Leadership Tool Promotes Positive Interactions

Congratulations to Bob Miller, Associate Director, Student Affairs Budgets and Financial Services, for having his article, "Colorful Leadership Tool Promotes Positive Interactions", published in the 2012 March issue of Business Officer.



If you missed the deadline to register for the March 28 conference, you still have time to register for our April 17 conference date. If you missed the deadline, please attend our April 17 conference date. Each staff member has been sent an email with a personalized Survey Monkey link to register. If you have not received this link, please email

Our conference theme is New Traditions, New Successes. Registration takes place each conference day at 8am at the UC Denman. The conference begins at 8:30 in the Denman with a keynote by Dr. James Studer, retired Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for UT System. Educational sessions begin shortly after the keynote. For a full conference agenda (as well as a sneak peak at our sessions offered and their speakers) check out our 2012 Bio Brochure.

. We look forward to seeing you at this professional development opportunity. Show your excitement by tweeting about it using our hash-tag #utsaSAconf. If you have any questions, please email or Thank you!

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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...

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2012 Texas-San Antonio Football Preview: Larry Coker And Feasibility Studies

By Bill Connelly - NCAA Football Contributor

Years of preparation? Who needs 'em? Not the WAC's UTSA, which takes the FBS plunge in just its second year of existence. Coach Larry Coker has some intriguing pieces with which to work, but does he have enough of them to justify this ambitious a move?

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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.

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

Roadrunner of the Month for February 2012

The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Eliana Briceno as Roadrunner of the Month for February 2012. Eliana was nominated by Jennifer Rames, Assistant Director of Volunteer Services.

Eliana is from Valencia, Venezuela where she graduated from Seven Lakes High School. She is currently a senior studying Spanish and sociology. With her degree, Eliana would love to become attend law school. She has aspirations to open her own law firm and continue to develop her own non-profit organization.

As the President of VOICES, Eliana has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. Eliana showed leadership through serving as the trip leader for Alternative Spring break trips to Corpus Christi and Amarillo, Texas. On both trips, she and fellow Roadrunner volunteers assisted Habitat for Humanity build homes. According to Jennifer Rames,”Eliana truly embodies the Roadrunner spirit. She is very active on campus, works 25+ hours per week, maintains a very good GPA, studies for the LSAT, and is the President of one of the largest student organizations on campus”. Eliana is very active in getting her fellow students involved and engaged in serving their community. For example, her idea for the campus wide program, Extreme Makeover UTSA, brought together 250+ students to complete projects all over campus in one day. Additionally, during her Presidency VOICES inducted 40 new members and completed 3700 hours of community service in Fall 2011 – both record breaking for the organization.

When asked what leadership meant to her, Eliana stated, “Leadership is the responsibility of guiding a group of people to a common goal”. She also shared how important it is to lead by example and to leave a legacy. The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.

Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:
• Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
• Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
• Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
• Nominations should be for actions that positively impact the UTSA community

Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center Website.

Spring Break 2012 Main Campus Visitation Experience

Spring Break is typically a busy week for prospective students and their families visiting the campus. So with Thursday and Friday of spring break as scheduled UTSA holidays, the Visitor Center embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign to direct all potential visitors to campus the beginning of the week. Families had the option to sign up for one of four tour times each day. A short admissions presentation, followed by financial aid, preceded each tour experience. The tours were led by the Visitor Center’s Student Admissions Officers; current UTSA students who were sharing their spring break with prospective students. Orientation, Housing, Financial Aid, and Admissions were also available in a browsing setting in the Bexar Room, providing the opportunity for students to ask questions and receive personalized information. Thanks to this great team effort, we were able to serve 440 students. (That compares to 381 students who visited over the entire week of spring break last year.) With their family members, over 1,200 people were welcomed to UTSA over that three day period.

13th Annual NIUTSA Jazzed Up

The 13th Annual NIUTSA Jazzed Up will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 4pm - 7pm at the Downtown Campus Bill Miller Plaza outside area.

This family-friendly Pre-Fiesta event has become a Downtown Campus tradition and features:
· Two live UTSA student jazz bands: The Alex Sutherlin Project and Atlantis the Band
· An inflatable game
· A professional balloon artist
· Crafts
· Popcorn, drinks and Bill Miller BBQ!

NIUTSA is free and open to the entire UTSA community.

Bring the kids, bring the entire family, bring your lawn chairs! Kick back, relax and enjoy some great jazz music!

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Outdoor Pursuits Makes a Difference

The UTSA Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits Program sent out two spring break trips that were both as successful as they were different.

The Gulf Coast Clean-up Trip took participants to off shore barrier islands near the Mississippi-Alabama border. Participants worked to repair a boardwalk, post signage for raptor nesting sites and restore the famous Civil War site of Fort Massachusetts. They also enjoyed some good kayaking in the bay and relaxation on the beach with new Roadrunner friends. Students returned with wonderful memories and a desire for more such outdoor experiences. Trip leader Heather Thibault was featured on the local ABC affiliate news talking about their volunteer efforts:

The Moab Bike and Climb Trip visited one of the country’s best locales for desert adventure. The group explored historic Native American ruins, climbed sandstone cliffs overlooking the Colorado River, and mountain biked the world famous Slick Rock Trail. Participants commented that they had a terrific time, learned a lot about having fun in safe ways and that they were inspired to remain more active after their return to San Antonio.

Two Great Upcoming Career Fairs

University Career Center

The University Career Center is pleased to announce our final two career fairs of the semester:

Liberal & Fine Arts Career Fair
Tuesday, March 27th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
UC Ballroom

Educator Career Fair
Thursday, April 5th
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Convocation Center

Career Fairs are not just for seniors! All students should attend to network and begin considering career options. For additional information on these two great events, visit our website at

4th Annual Party on the Paseo!

Reserve a booth! 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 for booths is Friday, March 30.

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.

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