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September 2012, Issue 17



2012 Soccer Schedule

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2012 Volleyball Schedule

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2012 Football Schedule

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Extreme Makeover
Friday, Sept 28

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So You Think You Can Salsa?
Saturday, Sept 15
9 - 11 pm
UC Ballroom

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Rowdy Rally
Friday, Sept 21
3 pm
UC Paseo

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Documentary Series Papers
Stealing America

September - November
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Rowdy Wing Fling
Friday, Sept 21
6:30- 9:30 pm
East Lawn

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The Pro.gres.sion
Social Justice trip
January 8-12, 2013
Deadline Sept 28

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Volunteer Service Opportunities for 2012

The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center offers volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to become active in the UTSA and San Antonio community by giving back. There are many ways to get involved: come by the Volunteer Services office (UC 1.216) to schedule a 1:1 service advising appointment with Cristina Dominguez, sign up for the Volunteer Services newsletter by emailing, or participate in some of our upcoming events!

Upcoming Events:
• Wednesday, September 12, 11am-1pm: Downtown Volunteer Opportunities Fair
• Wednesday, September 19, 9:30am-1:30pm: Main Campus Volunteer Opportunities Fair
• Friday, September 28, 8am-5pm: 2nd Annual Extreme Makeover - UTSA Edition
• Friday, October 19: Roadrunners Give Back Homecoming Service Event

Extreme Makeover - UTSA Edition Sign Up

Sign up will begin Wednesday, September 12 for the 2nd Annual “Extreme Makeover” – UTSA Edition. Last year over 200 students participated in a variety of beautification projects for UTSA and this year the Inclusion & Community Engagement Center hopes to see the number of participants grow. This years projects will include many to beautify the UTSA Convocation Center by painting doors and rails and removing railroad ties from around the area. We will also continue to landscape at Laurel and Chaparral Villages.

The deadline to sign up for a project is Monday, September 24 at 5pm. The date of the project is Friday, September 28 with shifts starting at 8am. For more information about VOICES please visit or stop by UC 1.216.

For more information about this event or similar service activities, please email, visit or call 458-4770.

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Learn about campus, community agencies: UTSA Volunteer Opportunities Fairs

(Sept. 10, 2012) -- The UTSA Fall Volunteer Opportunities Fairs are a great way for students, faculty and staff to learn from representatives of community agencies about community service and volunteer opportunities, learn about social issues and explore opportunities available in the nonprofit world. The information fairs are:

Downtown Campus: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, Frio Street Commons Main Campus: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, University Center first floor outside the bookstore

Representatives from Camp Camp, KLRN-TV, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, San Antonio Youth Literacy, Habitat for Humanity and UTSA VOICES will be at both events, along with reps...

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UTSA to observe Constitution Day September 17

Constitution Day will be celebrated Monday, September 17 at the UTSA Main campus. The nationally observed event centers on the history of the U.S. Constitution and the role it plays today in the lives of U.S. citizens. The events are free and open to the public.

At the Main Campus, Constitution Bingo will be hosted by the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and the Special Events Center from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the University Center Pecan Room (UC 2.01.26). Test your knowledge about the Constitution with the chance to win cool prizes! Pizza and pocket-sized copies of the Constitution will be available to all participants!

Additionally, the Student Government Association along with the Black Student Union will be registering the UTSA community members to vote beginning Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21 at various locations at the Main Campus from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. The first 25 individuals to register to vote each day will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution.

Constitution Day is co-sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and UTSA Special Events Center. For more information, e-mail Charlin Jones or call (210) 458-6110.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day was established by law in 2004. Before the law was enacted, the holiday was known as Citizenship Day. In addition to renaming the holiday, the act mandated that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the U.S. Constitution on that day.

For more resources, visit the UTSA Library Constitution Day Web Site.

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The University Career Center will be hosting TWO fairs in ONE DAY!

The STEM Career Expo is a specialized career expo for students and alumni looking for career opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field! The All-Majors Career Fair is for students and alumni that are looking for career opportunities in various industries. Employers present at both the STEM and All-Majors Career Fairs are recruiting for full-time, part-time and or internship positions. Students and alumni attending are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes with them to the career fair.

STEM Career Expo
Thursday, September 20
UC Ballroom

All-Majors Career Fair
Thursday, September 20
UC Ballroom

UTSA game to honor Hispanic Heritage

The University of Texas at San Antonio football team, together with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host a football game during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tickets for the Sept. 22 game against Northwestern Oklahoma State went on sale Thursday, July 12. It's billed as the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Day football game.

“We have worked very hard to project the concept that the football team belongs to the city,” says UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey.

The Hispanic Heritage Day game will have special food on sale and entertainment that “fits the culture of South Texas.”

Players' jerseys will have “Los Roadrunners.”

“We're a majority minority campus and this is to show we're very proud of the Hispanic heritage of San Antonio,” Hickey says, adding the game will hopefully be the start of a new tradition for the team.

“We have a great opportunity to reach out to all of South Texas,” Hickey says.

Tickets cost $11 for the 300 level and $17 for field level. The cost of the ticket includes entry to the game and a pre-game tailgate party, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Game kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Check out the Hispanic Heritage Day press conference

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Homecoming Shirts Now Available

You can begin your homecoming celebration now by purchasing the official 2012 UTSA Homecoming T-Shirt—only available at Roadrunner Express at the Main Campus, or the Roadrunner Express Downtown (formerly the Durango Building Information Desk). Shirts cost $10.00 for sizes S to XL and $12.00 for size 2XL. Child and youth sizes are also available. The shirt is a limited edition and will only be available through the homecoming football game on October 20, or while supplies last. This year’s shirt is a 100% cotton, jersey-style t-shirt in navy with orange stripes on the sleeves. A stylized football motif featuring the words “UTSA Homecoming 2012” is featured on the front with UTSA and the words “Tradition, Spirit, Pride” in a bold graphic treatment on the back. The shirt was designed by UC student graphic designer Eradio Gomez, a junior in the School of Architecture. Proceeds from the sales of the shirt support programs and activities provided by the University Center..

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University Center Program Council hosts free movie nights all semester

The student-led and student-run University Center Program Council (UCPC) has prepared a semester full of music, food, fun and more. All UTSA students are invited out to join in the fun that takes place Wednesdays-Saturdays in the University Center all semester long. There is always something to do in the UC!

“All of our great UCPC activities are funded by the University Center fee every UTSA student pays” said UCPC President Alice Oseni, a senior studying international business. “Our activities offer a place for fun with on-campus convenience. Everyone should come on out and enjoy.”

UCinema Nights is the UCPC’s most popular activity and feature free screenings of blockbuster favorites before they come out on DVD. Popular films such as Thor, Bridesmaids, The Avengers and more are screened Thursdays at noon on the Downtown Campus, and on Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. on the Main Campus. Free hot and fresh popcorn is also provided.

Can’t wait for Friday? Be sure to attend UCPC’s Coffeehouse. This series of events features live entertainment every..

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UTSA Student Leadership Center Conferences and Events

The mission of the UTSA Student Leadership Center is to facilitate and provide intentional and purposeful leadership encounters through education, engagement and experience. In this upcoming fall 2012 semester the will offer UTSA students the opportunity to apply to attend the Texas Conference for Women hosted by the Texas First Lady, Anita Perry in Austin, Texas, as well as, the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute hosted in San Antonio, Texas. The Student Leadership Center will also partner with the College of Engineering to host the Women in Engineering Storytelling Series Luncheon. Throughout this luncheon students will network and share their leadership stories with student peers, faculty, UTSA administration, and women working in the engineering field. These leadership opportunities offered by the Student Leadership Center provide UTSA students with a way to engage in leadership development, personal and professional growth, as well as, the chance to meet other student leaders. Students who have participated in these events in the past have shared:

"Adelante is not your ordinary conference and institute; it is a three day challenge that will redefine the way you look at business, culture and circumstances. To be afforded this opportunity is only the first step in many changes that I will make in order to be more successful in business and academics, while continuing to appreciate our diverse array of cultures here in America and around the world.”

- Kort Jackson, 2011 Adelante participant. "I heard the wake-up call that it is never too late to become more involved, to network and to accomplish goals of helping the community through leadership." -Rita Adeyinka, 2011 Texas Conference for Women participant. “I have gained strong interpersonal skills and I am more confident when communicating to a group. This is greatly due to my opportunity to serve as a Storytelling Series facilitator and in other SLC programs.”
– Justina Williams, 2011 Storytelling Series participant.

The Student Leadership Center encourages all students from all majors to apply to participate in leadership development conferences and events. Applications and additional information about the center is available through the SLC website at Contact us at 210-458-7967 or

Important application deadlines:
• 2012 Texas Conference for Women on October 24th in Austin, TX
– Deadline to apply: October 3, 2012.
• 2012 ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute on October 27-29 in San Antonio, TX
– Deadline to apply: October 5, 2012.

UTSA staff participate in training on spring break, leadership programs

(Aug. 30, 2012) -- UTSA staff members Cristina Dominguez and Jana Schwartz, participated this summer in training sessions on alternative spring break and leadership student programs, respectively, to help benefit the student experience and community outreach by the university.

Cristina Dominguez, UTSA program coordinator of volunteer services, attended the Alternative Break Citizenship school (ABCs) hosted by Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection at the University of South Carolina, Upstate campus. The ABCs are week long intensive training sessions that combine workshops, discussions, service, reflection and speakers within an alternative break experience.

Dominguez and other participants from universities across the country partnered with a local community agency, Christmas in Action, to rehabilitate the houses of elderly homeowner...

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Student Management Team Retreat

Campus Recreation held a Student Management Team Retreat August 19-21 with 27 students and 12 professional staff members to get everyone started and ready to run for the fall 2012 semester. Our retreat focused on our department’s goals, values, new vision and new mission. We also introduced to our staff the 5 practices of exemplary student leadership from “The Student Leadership Challenge” as a theme that our management team will use this year.

The Management Team Retreat was held both on-campus for one day and at Deer Creek Camp in Medina for all-day Monday and Tuesday morning. At Deer Creek Camp, the staff had the opportunity to learn in an exciting team environment skills and concepts that will be used in the facilitation of services and programs at Campus Recreation.

It was a great way to kick off the year! Hope to see everyone at the Recreation Center!

Special Thanks to Sonia Marin (Student), Crissy Garza (Operations Graduate Assistant), Jeff Podmeyer (Outdoor Pursuits Graduate Assistant), Leigh Darilek, Mandy Castillo, Carlos Garcia, Eliot Howard and Mario Rios for being on the retreat committee.

Campus Recreation Staff Training

Campus Recreation welcomed back approximately 300 student staff on August 23 & 24 during their Annual Student Staff Training.

Campus Recreation partnered with the University Center and Housing, to bring onto campus Dr. Beverly Chiodo, a professor in the Department of Management at Texas State University, to discuss the importance of exhibiting personal character, leadership and empowering others. Thanks to the support of the Transformation Fund, as well as the leadership of each department, in making this first time experience for over 400 students employed in Student Affairs possible.

We want to thank the following guests presenters:
Cie Gee – Registrar’s Office
Dr. Beth Wichman – Student Health Services
Cory Benson – Inclusion and Community Engagement
Leonard Flaum & Nina Sosa – Equal Opportunity Services
Sam Gonzales - VPSA
Dr. Beverly Chiodo – Texas State

Late Night at the Rec

Roadrunner Days kicked off at the Rec Center with it’s annual Late Night at the Rec August 25.

The event was a success totaling out 4,085 participants. The event began at 9 p.m. and featured Group X demos, competition inflatables, Brazilian Jiu Jistsu demos, rowing competitions, dance-offs, dodgeball and more.

“I think this event was one of the most exciting Late Nights yet,” Andrew Chadick, Late Night chair, said. “ We switched some things up, added some new inflatables and the students responded positively. I am excited to see what we can do to make next year’s event a bigger success.”

Campus Recreation Center Renovations

It’s been a busy summer at Campus Recreation!

Campus Recreation, with the help of many others, has renovated several areas of the building to make it more user friendly for students and non-student members.

Entrances were split and pushed back to provide more lounge space and to keep patrons from standing outside in line for I.D. checks. The North entrance was split to create video lounge for members to relax after a long day at work or in class. Three TVs were added throughout the facility to inform students on Campus Rec services and upcoming events.

The largest stride for the Recreation Center this summer was in Fitness and Wellness. Two beautiful murals were added in the new MAC fitness area and the Rowdy Studio. “I wanted to give the member something pleasing to look at while working out, “said, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, Leigh Darilek. Rowdy Studio also got new cycling bikes that will keep Campus Rec’s group exercise ahead of the curve. The biggest change to the Rowdy Studio was the installation of the Lifetime Fitness Synergy 360 playground. This piece creates a functional training space for groups. Members can test drive “the playground” in the Synergy 360 Group X class held Sunday –Friday. Please check for specific times.

The Recreation Center utilized some much needed workout space by turning the MAC Lounge into the MAC Fitness area. Machine weights, cardio pieces, and CORE equipment were added to this space to free up space in the weight room. “We created a multi-functional space for all ability levels,” said, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, Steve Kudika. In the weight room, space was made for four multi-use racks and platforms were added for Olympic lifts. More space free weight space was created and additional free weights were added to increase usage. The Fitness and Wellness staff created a designated PLYO area stocked with jump ropes, kettlebells and PLYO boxes. There were two stairmasters added and an additional elliptical added in order to increase cardio usage. According to Kudika, the facility is utilizing its space to the fullest capacity. They have added equipment to the upstairs CORE and Track area and additional strength equipment to the upstairs cardio/weight area.

Take advantage of what the Recreation Center has to offer, the facility has been renovated for your needs.

Office of the Registrar announcements

A Retirement Reception was held on August 30th for Terry Allison who retired on August 31st after nearly 17 years with UTSA in the Registrar’s office.

Welcome Daniela Borton, Administrative Associate II, effective August 1, 2012.

Congratulations to Daniel Garcia, who has accepted the position of Assistant Registrar, effective September 1, 2012.

Becoming an Ally

The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will facilitate SD 310 Becoming an Ally and SD 425 Advanced Ally Training this semester and welcomes you to become part of the Ally program.

The Allies Program seeks to empower administrators, faculty, staff and students to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and questioning (GLBTQ) members of our campus and community. By providing support, resources, and educational programs, Allies help GLBTQ students find their place and remain a vital part of UTSA. Members of the Allies Program at UTSA may post a placard or wear a lapel pin with the Allies logo to identify themselves. Each Ally has attended a training session prior to becoming part of the Allies Program at UTSA so that they may become familiar with the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally.

SD 310 Becoming an Ally will be offered on October 18, 2012 in UC 2.01.26 – Pecan on the UTSA Main Campus and on October 23, 2012 in FS 1.402 on the UTSA Downtown Campus. Both sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. After taking the course, you will: Be able to raise awareness and be more knowledgeable about issues facing the GLBTQ Community; be a trained member of the UTSA community that will be a support and resource for GLBTQ students; and, be part of a visible network of support comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

SD 425 Advanced Ally Training will be offered on November 15, 2012 in UC 2.01.20 – Oak on the UTSA Main Campus from 10 a.m. until noon. SD 425 Advanced Ally Training will include advanced conversations and training as it pertains to being an ally for trans* students on the UTSA campuses. Information, activities, and conversations will be focused on trans* persons and issues. SD 310 Becoming an Ally must be completed before attending Advanced Ally Training.

To sign up for these trainings, please visit For more information, please contact Ann Margaret Trujillo,, or Corey Benson,, or call the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770.

Community agencies learn about service-learning opportunities at UTSA

(Aug. 30, 2012) -- Community partners representing 35 San Antonio community agencies gathered Aug. 14 at Café College to learn about the new service-learning programs coordinated through the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center. Participating agencies included Communities in Schools, ArtPace, San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.

The event introduced community agency partners to UTSA service-learning staff members, who shared the short- and long-term plans for service-learning. Additionally, they discussed how community agencies can share their projects and needs with the UTSA community.

"The enthusiasm of our community agency partners is inspiring and encouraging," said Jennifer Rames, UTSA associate director of service-learning...

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2012 LeaderShape Graduate’s Reunion

The Student Leadership Center recently hosted the 2012 LeaderShape Graduate’s Reunion during Roadrunner Days. LeaderShape graduates from both 2011 and 2012 were encouraged to attend, as well as students interested in participating in the 2013 LeaderShape Leadership Institute. Students were welcomed with music, snacks, and videos created during the 2012 LeaderShape Institute. A few graduates shared how they have progressed with their action plans and the steps they have taken to achieve the vision of their ideal world.

For the past two years, the Student Leadership Center has sent students to participate in six intense days of leadership development training at the LeaderShape Leadership Institute hosted by UTSA at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. Student participants spend the week completely focused on discovering what drives their passion for change and how they can impact their community. At the end of the institute, students return to UTSA motivated and equipped with the tools to make real change occur within their student organizations, their university, their community and beyond. They also gain a strong sense of self and connection to a growing community of individuals that are committed to leading with integrity and having a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Some of the 2012 graduates shared:

"My experience at LeaderShape is one that touched my mind, body, and soul. The lessons I have learned and the relationships I have forged will continue to live with me long after the experience itself. I feel blessed to have even been a part of it." - Zack Dunn, Finance, Class of 2015

“Because of LeaderShape, I not only have a personal vision that I will accomplish, but also goals and steps to achieve my vision. I learned so much about not only working with and leading others, but also a substantial amount about myself.” - Salina Cram, Psychology, Class of 2014

“I have attended many camps and conferences, but LeaderShape provided me with an experience that I would have never expected in college and with the opportunity to form friendships with new students and UTSA staff from across the UTSA community.” - Caitlyn Silvas, Communications, Class of 2013

For more information on the LeaderShape Leadership Institute, please visit the Student Leadership Center website at or by contacting us at 210-458-7967 or

UTSA downs Texas A&M-Commerce in home opener, 27-16

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 09/10/2012

SAN ANTONIO — David Glasco II rushed for 58 yards and two first-half touchdowns and UTSA built a big lead early in running its record to 2-0 with a 27-16 victory against Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday afternoon in front of 30,416 fans at the Alamodome.

Glasco II helped the Roadrunners rush for 172 yards on the afternoon, giving them 355 through the first two games (177.5 ypg). Evans Okotcha added 46 and Eric Soza tacked on 34 while also throwing for 159 and a score on 12-of-22 passing attempts.

UTSA took a 10-0 lead after one quarter behind a 34-yard field goal from Sean Ianno and an 8-yard pass from Soza to Kenny Harrison, which capped a 13-play, 71-yard drive that chewed up 6:47 off the clock. The Lions (0-2) got on the board when Jacob O’Neill connected on a 21-yard field goal to end a 14-play, 73-yard march.

The Roadrunners answered with Glasco’s pair of scoring jaunts in the final five minutes of the half,..

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Welcome Center has moved

The Welcome Center has moved. Parents, new students and staff are welcome to visit the Welcome Center located in the Bauerle Road Garage.

Student Disability Services is on the move!

This is a picture that shows a person moving a large box on a dolly.

You will be able to do the following in front of our office.
-Pick up letters
-Make requests (letters, furniture etc.)

You will not be able to do the following in front of our office.
-Call our office
-Take a test with us
-Meet with your counselor
- Turn in documentation

Please feel free to send us an email to
We will be back to our normal schedule in MS 3.01.16 Monday, September 17th

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Newsletter distribution changes

The Vice President for Student Affairs Newsletter has changed its frequency of distribution. The next issue will be published October 10, 2012. It will continue to be published every second Wednesday of the month.