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September 2015, Issue 9


Graduate Student Social

9/16, 10/14, 11/18
5pm - 6pm DB1.116
Durango Building
Downtown Campus

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Student Center for
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Fall Event Calendar

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Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition

10/1 - Downtown
10/2 - Main Campus
Register Online

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Career Center Events Calendar

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Appreciation is Coming!

Fall Event Calendar

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Civil Rights & Social Justice Experience

Application Deadline: 9/25, Noon

Trip is 1/5-1/9/2016

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Fall Into Your Major

10/14, 10am - 3pm

HEB UC Ballroom

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Alamo Call-A-Ride
4 Vets

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NEW Tobacco Free Poster

Please replace
existing posters

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Adam Lotfi, Counseling Services
  • Cerise Edmonds, Registrar’s Office
  • Courtney Boyd, VPSA Office
  • Jeffrey Luster, Athletics
  • Kristina Orquiz, Enrollment Services
  • Maria Austin, Counseling Services
  • Megan Gibson, Athletics

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

Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition

Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition has been a UTSA tradition since 2011 at the UTSA Main Campus. This year, we are proud to announce our VERY FIRST Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition for the Downtown Campus!

The Downtown Campus event will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 8am-12pm. UTSA students will volunteer to plant flowers, mulch, and generally help beautify the Downtown Campus, located in the heart of San Antonio.

The Main Campus event will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015. We will have a variety of projects and shifts that UTSA students and student organizations can sign up for. Volunteers are needed for projects that include painting, mulching, planting, litter pick-up, and much more!

Come be a part of UTSA's largest campus beautification project! Register online now!

You will login with your ABC123 and pick a shift; you are more than welcome to sign up for multiple shifts! Student organizations are also able to register as a group!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

2015 UTSA Homecoming T-Shirts Now Available!

The 2015 UTSA Homecoming theme is “Rowdy Around the World,” to celebrate the variety of cultures and groups that make up our Roadrunner Nation, as well as welcome home our alumni from all around the world!

Each year the official UTSA Homecoming shirt is designed by a UTSA student and sold exclusively in the Roadrunner Express Store (next to Rios Salon on the UC Paseo). The shirt is available in various sizes — including youth — so the whole family can show their spirit and pride!

The shirts are $10.00 and bulk purchase discounts are available. This shirt is a limited edition and will only be available for a short time, so don’t miss out!

Proceeds from the sales of the Homecoming shirt support student programs and activities provided by the University Center.

Roadrunner Express accepts cash, checks with proper ID, major credit cards, and Interdepartmental Transfers (IDT’s). Roadrunner Express Downtown accepts the UTSACard only, and has a UTSACard recharge station nearby. For information regarding the shirts, please follow @THEUTSAUC or call 210-458-5099.

Homecoming Golf Tournament and Rowdy Rec Run

Homecoming Golf Tournament

Rowdy Rec Run 5K

Graduate Student Social Hour - Downtown Campus

The Graduate Student Social Hour is an involvement opportunity sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at the Downtown Campus that allows graduate students to connect and communicate with other students, faculty and staff outside of the classroom in a relaxing, informal setting with live music, information tables and refreshments that fosters meaningful social interactions and healthy, balanced living.

Held once a month on Wednesdays from 5pm – 6pm in DB 1.116 the Fall 2015 dates are:

  • September 16 - Diez y Seis de Septiembre featuring Mexican Folk Music by Los Inocentes
  • October 14 - FALL in Love with UTSA featuring classical guitar music performed by UTSA Music Major Jesus Villanueva
  • November 18 - Don’t Stress. Do Your Best! Featuring music and comedy by UTSA Alumnus Rene Sanchez

Contact Michelle Rocha for additional information.

E-Verify Announcement

On June 10, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring state agencies and institutions of higher education to use E-Verify effective September 1, 2015. E-verify is the federal government’s internet based employment eligibility verification system and the I-9 Form is the key element of E-Verify. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires completion of the I-9 form within 3 days of the start of employment. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in fines against the University by the federal government.

The new state law reinforces the importance of timely I-9 processing through Human Resources and therefore, Human Resources has been collaborating with faculty and staff groups to assist in facilitating the new processes. Human Resources will begin posting all staff and faculty positions and conduct “mini” orientations to process all new employees through Day ONE. It is imperative that every employee hired (including faculty, staff or student) report to Human Resources on their first day of employment to ensure timely completion of both their assignment processing and the I-9 Form. The E-verify system date stamps data entry of the I-9 information; I-9’s entered after the 3 day window will be considered late and UTSA will be subject to fines by the federal government. Therefore, all new employees must start work only after completion of the required processing through Human Resources. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (210) 458-4648.

New Event: Game Week Wednesdays!

Join Roadrunner Productions for a new event this fall! Game Week Wednesday’s will take place from 11am-1pm during the week of home football games!

We welcome students and staff to come out and get to know a few of the football players who will be with us at various locations on campus from week to week.

Look for us on these dates:

  • September 23
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • November 18

For more information, contact: Roadrunner Productions at x4727.

Orientation & Family Programs Upcoming Events

Family Programs

  • Family of the Year Contest – deadline Friday, September 18 by 4:30pm
  • Family Weekend – Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10


  • Hiring Orientation Leaders This Fall – Encourage Your Student Leaders to Apply – Available Online NOW through October 12

RowdyLink App Now Available

RowdyLink now has an app for android and iphone devices! The app is called Corq and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple Store!.

Corq helps college and university students discover and locate engaging co-curricular opportunities on and around their campus. Taking advantage of the vast library of events and organizations from the RowdyLink co-curricular management system, Corq also helps institutions of higher education clearly tell their outside-of-the classroom story in an interactive way to prospective students, family members, and community stakeholders. Corq and RowdyLink are proudly produced by Campus Labs in Buffalo, NY.

Get Connected. Get Involved. Get Rowdy.

Expanded After-Hours Counseling Services Program

UTSA Crisis Help LineThe UTSA community can contact Counseling Services at 210-458-4140 for support both during and after office hours. UTSA Counseling Services has offered after-hours on-call services since 2003, utilizing existing staff members. On-call services were previously accessed through UTSA Police Dispatch and so were limited to client crisis/emergency or police consultation.

Going forward, UTSA Counseling Services has contracted with ProtoCall, a leading provider of third-party telephone behavioral services, to provide after office hour counseling services. By contracting with ProtoCall, the entire UTSA Community will have immediate access to a qualified mental health professional 24/7. Protocall professionals are experienced with college student mental health and will have access to UTSA and San Antonio-specific information and resources. ProtoCall will alert UTSA Counseling Services of over-night calls so that staff members can provide timely follow-up.

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.

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! 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.

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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