Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

January 2015, Issue 1


2nd Annual Rowdy Gras
Feb. 17, UC Lawn

Parade: 10:30am
UC Paseo

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Knowledge Bowl 2015
Feb. 18, 6pm-8pm

University Center
Denman Room
UC 2.01.28

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What's Happening at the 2015 Student Affairs Conference

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Volunteers Needed:
7th Annual Student Affairs Conference

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NEW Tobacco Free Poster

Please replace
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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Bianca Ponce De Leon, Admissions
  • Brooke Lanie, Athletics
  • Ryan Glaser, Admissions

Welcome to Student Affairs! We are glad you are here!

Save the Date: February 17 is 2nd Annual Rowdy Gras!

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The Rowdy Gras Parade begins at 10:30am in the UC Paseo and leads through the UC into the UC Lawn where the event takes place from 11am-2pm. Rowdy and our students will create the parade – encourage your students to attend!

We will provide free Cajun food, t-shirts, giveaways and more! Help spread the word and encourage your students to take part in this fun and growing UTSA tradition!

Emergency Preparedness and Police Sponsored Training Opportunities

As we begin a new semester, let’s all set new goals to engage in staff/faculty development regarding emergency preparedness. The UTSA Office of Emergency Management and UTSA Police Department – Crime Prevention Unit are offering many courses of interest this semester: learn about personal security and safety awareness, become a Floor Captain, interface with the National Weather Service, and learn how to help others in times of crisis, just to name a few.

Additionally, you may have noticed some changes and additions to the HR Training and Development course catalog regarding Emergency Management and Police Department sponsored trainings. In late fall, a new training category was developed for the course catalog entitled Emergency Preparedness (EP). In the past, all emergency management and Police sponsored trainings were coded under Safety (SA) or Staff Development (SD). Under the new catalog, all emergency management and PD courses will now be recorded as Emergency Preparedness (EP), and all past student history dating back to the inception of these courses have been re-coded with the EP prefix.

To register, visit MyTraining to confirm your seat and ensure you receive credit for the course.

We look forward to seeing each of you. Remember, preparedness is EVERYONE’s responsibility!

Save the Date: Student Affairs Conference - March 6, 2015

The Student Affairs Conference is back and the Staff Development Team is asking you to mark your calendars for March 6, 2015. Remember, just the one day.

If you have difficulty viewing the embedded video, click this link to watch the video on YouTube.

Career Center Events - Spring 2015

The University Career Center announces the Spring 2015 lineup of events to help UTSA students and alumni achieve their career goals. See a list below of upcoming events.

The Career Center offers many career and job-search tools and resources including:

  • individual counseling
  • mock interviews
  • resume reviews
  • career and academic major assessments, and much more.

In addition, RowdyJobs provides resources and help with job searches. Students and alumni can:

  • post their resumes for employers to view
  • search for jobs
  • view upcoming career events
  • register for workshops, and much more.

RowdyJobs also can be used by on-campus employers to post their on-campus jobs and internships. Faculty and staff may also access RowdyJobs for a variety of resources, and to post available positions.

S.T.E.M. Career Fair

Wednesday, February 11th, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HUC Ballroom (HUC 1.104)

All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, February 11th, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., HUC Ballroom (HUC 1.104)

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Denman Ballroom (UC 2.01.28)

Downtown Professional Etiquette Lunch

Wednesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Downtown campus

Educator Career Fair

Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Check the Career Center website for more information on:

  • upcoming Group Mock Interview sessions
  • weekly “Lunch & Learn” workshops
  • 65 on-demand workshops on a variety of career-related topics
  • dozens of employer informations visits and/or interview opportunities for qualified and interested UTSA students

For more information, visit the Career Center website or contact Morris Ellington at 210-458-4589.

Nominations Being Accepted for Roadrunner of the Month Award

The Roadrunner of the Month Award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions. Students, faculty, or staff can nominate a student for Roadrunner of the Month, the Dean of Students Outstanding Leadership Award. Each student selected monthly inspires other UTSA students to strive to be leaders on campus, within the community, and beyond.

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 UTSA
  • Completed Roadrunner of the Month Nomination Forms are due online by the last Monday of each month at 4 pm

New Way to Connect with Us: Text Your Good News

Have something to share with Student Affairs Communications? Want to see your information highlighted in social media. Text good news to 210-667-8137 and you will reach the VPSA Media Team.

New Edition of Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion Newsletter

The latest issue of Expressions, a newsletter publication of the Community Engagement & Inclusion Center, is now available for download.

Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Offers Rowdy Cents Workshops

Encourage students to contact Rowdy Cents because financial literacy and money management topics apply to every student, regardless of where their income comes from or if they are recipients of financial aid.

If you would like to request a presentation, collaborate or learn more about Rowdy Cents, please contact Financial Aid Outreach Specialist, Chris Goldsberry at 210-458-6937. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and check out our other resources and upcoming Fall workshops at!

Let Us Show You Around

Prospective students and their parents, guardians and families can take a tour of our Main and Downtown campuses to feel the energy at UTSA. Talk to students, grab a bite to eat and learn what it's really like to wear the orange and blue. Also, be sure to save time after your tour to explore our beautiful city of San Antonio.

  • Main Campus Daily Tours
    • Weekdays 10am and 2pm
    • Select Saturdays at 10am and 12pm
    • For tour availability and to register, please visit
  • Downtown Campus Daily Tours
    • Weekdays at 10am
    • For tour availability and to register, please visit

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at 210-458-5145. Can Help UTSA Departments Fill Student Job Positions

UTSA departments in need of student employees have an excellent resource in the website, hosted by the University Career Center.

At, UTSA faculty, staff and departments can post job openings. Both work-study and non-work study positions on campus should be posted there for all eligible students to view and apply for.

Posting your on-campus student job position is simple, fast and flexible. To post a job:

  • Log on to
  • Click on the "Employer" tab at the top.
  • Log on or create a new account.
  • Select "My Jobs" to post a new position or repost an existing, vacated job.

Career center staff can assist in creating new positions or in recruiting eligible students. The University Career Center has other excellent online resources for students and employers. For more information on University Career Center services, visit or contact Victoria Tesillo at 210-458-4588.

RowdyLink Reminder

Get Connected. Get Involved. Get Rowdy.

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Important Newsletter Deadlines

  • Newsletter is distributed during the 3rd week of every month
  • Newsletter submissions are due by 5pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Thank You Rowdy message for new recipient and photo are due by 5 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.

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