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September 2012, Issue 17

Rave Reviews

Roadrunner Days 2012 was a rousing success. Developed in 2005, Roadrunner Days was created to help students answer three questions. First, will I make friends? Through events such as the Involvement Fair, the Spiritual and Religious Fair, and the ICE Block Party, students are given many opportunities to interact with their peers and find a support group. Second, will I succeed academically? Events such as the Fall Convocation and the College Orientations are designed to help students make the academic connections needed to succeed as students. Finally, will I find a place to call home? Events such as Late Night at the Rec, the Housing Move-in and Welcome Dinner, and Fall into the UC are created to introduce students to the places on campus where they can go to relax, meet with friends, or study. Each year, the Roadrunner Days Committee strives to help new and incoming students answer these three questions at the beginning of their college careers and each academic year for returning students.

There were several events this year reporting record attendance. The Housing Welcome Dinner had over 1300 students and their family members eat dinner and enjoy fellowship. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Housing and Residence Life, the students and their families were treated to numerous games, a performance by the UTSA Pom Squad, and lots of great prizes. The Fajita Fest also had a record crowd with over 2700 students in attendance. The event, sponsored by the fraternity and sorority community, is designed to be a showcase of the different Greek organizations on campus. Other notable events included Late Night at the Rec (over 4000 students), the ICE Block Party (500 students), and the College Orientations (over 3000 students total).

The Roadrunner Days Committee would like to thank everyone for their help and support of our students during this important time in their college careers. All of the events offered for students would not be possible without staff support.

John Kaulfus
Associate Dean of Students
Interim Director of Housing and Residence Life


Thank You Rowdy visiting with Sally Bench

See past Thank You Rowdy Recipients

To: Sally Bench, Director of Registration and Records, Registrar's Office
From: Linda Tidd, Administrative Associate I, Registrar's Office

You began your career in the Registrar’s Office in 1991, worked in several other departments, and returned as the Director of Registration and Records in 2006. You work tirelessly on a variety of projects to help our students. You frequently receive calls from students with problems and do a great job of assisting them to move forward, ultimately toward graduation. These “kids” as you often call them might have lost their way a bit, but when they connect with you, you put them back on the right path. For the past 5 months you have been doing the work of three managers and acting as supervisor for half of the employees in our office. You deserve our thanks and recognition at all times, but now, more than ever, you deserve a Thank You Rowdy.