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April 2015, Issue 4


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Party on the Paseo

Thur., April 23
University Center Paseo

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University Center
Study Center

Open 24 Hours
April 30-May 7

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LGBT Career & Resource Fair

Saturday, May 2, 2015
OLLU - Library Community Room

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Alamo Call-A-Ride
4 Vets

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NEW Tobacco Free Poster

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Deyla Elliott, Admissions
  • Dina Garcia, University Center
  • Doyle Hytchye, University Center
  • Elzbieta Mukosiej, Athletics
  • Luisa Ramirez, Admissions
  • Luke Bryant, Athletics
  • Maria Martinez, Child Development Center
  • Ricardo Coronado, Admissions
  • Walid Nader, Admissions

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

UTSA "Study Center" Comes to University Center

Beginning April 30th, the UTSA University Center will transform into the UTSA Study Center with expanded building hours in order to support students as they prepare for final exams.

“The Academic Affairs Committee of the Student Government Association approached us last semester about overcrowding in other study spaces on campus, as the heart of student life – we are happy to help in any way we can. Many student unions around the country expand their operating hours during finals, the UC is the UTSA student union and we are committed to student success,”
— Herb Ganey, Director of the University Center.

The UC North building will be open 24 hours each day, April 30th through May 7th and all rooms will be available for walk-up study space. On Friday, May 8th, the building will close at the regularly scheduled time (1am). During these dates, the HEB UC Building will also have all rooms available for students to use for studying, however the building hours will remain normal hours (7am-midnight).

In addition to study space, the UC supports UTSA students as they prepare for final exams through offering free massage chairs and snacks. Business Auxiliary Services and Aramark will also support this initiative by having Taco Cabana and the UC Starbucks open until 2am, April 30th – May 7th.

For additional information please contact the UC Information Center at 210-458-4735.

Exciting Upcoming Roadrunner Productions

Roadrunner Productions has some exciting programs coming up in the near future, including:

  • April 25, 2015, 9pm-11pm - Roadrunner Late Night in the HUC Ballroom. Come show your artistic side as we have Painting with a Twist. This Painting with a Twist Roadrunner Late Night will be a Fiesta themed painting. Space is limited for those who want to participate. Come out and have fun at our last Roadrunner Late Night of the year.

Main Campus Event Requests Are Going 25Live

On June 1, University Center Events Management & Conference Services will launch a new online event request form for Main Campus spaces scheduled by that office. The new form, which functions directly through the 25Live reservation system, will offer registered student organization and university department planners a more user-friendly, streamlined method for submitting requests for event space. Student and staff test requestors have described the form as “more intuitive,” “straightforward” and “clear and easy.”

Requestors will log in to the system by using the standard university account and passphrase combination, allowing 25Live to recognize user contact information and organization or department affiliations. Availability will show in real-time as the location is selected so that users may choose an alternate if the preferred space is not available. A bonus for those who schedule numerous events is the ability to log in and see past and future reservations.

There will be plenty of help for requestors on learning to navigate the new process. An online tutorial is coming to the EMCS website at, and trainings will be scheduled throughout the summer. Later this month, Main Campus event requestors who are interested in “test driving” the new form will have the option of selecting the new form or the current one when submitting a request.

For more information on the new event request form, contact Events Management & Conference Services at 210.458.4155.

Gallery 23 Hosts New Works by Dr. Mauli Agrawal

The UTSA University Center (UC) will host the opening reception of its newest exhibit, New Works by Dr. Mauli Agrawal, Vice President of Research at UTSA, from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23rd in the UC Window Lounge and Gallery 23 (UC 1.02.23). The reception is free and open to the campus community. The exhibit will run through September 30th.

Curated by Jana Schwartz, associate director of University Center communications and programs, the exhibit will showcase paintings created by Dr. Agrawal.

“It is my honor to share this selection of my art work with our UTSA community”, Dr. Agrawal.

University President Ricardo Romo will introduce the exhibit and Dr. Agrawal at the reception. Light snacks will be available to guests.

Gallery 23 offers cultural enrichment, enhances diversity on campus and provides educational opportunities to explore the arts. The gallery showcases artwork by UTSA students, staff, faculty, alumni and local artists.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. The gallery takes its name from its room number, University Center Room 1.02.23.

Student Activities Welcomes New Organizations to Campus

The Office of Student Activities would like to welcome these new organizations to campus!

  • Texas Boomers
  • IndieVisual Collective
  • Student United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Ambassadors
  • The Graduate Association of Psychological Science
  • Philosophy Club
  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Science
  • American Advertising Federation Student Chapter
  • Check out RowdyLink to get more information on these organizations!

    Any student interested in starting a new student organization can learn about the steps to creating a registered student organizations at one of these meetings:

    New Organization Meeting Dates

    • April 27, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Pecan Room

    For more information, contact

Collegiate Link App Now Available

CollegiateLink 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 CollegiateLink 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 CollegiateLink are proudly produced by Campus Labs in Buffalo, NY.

Save the Date: Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast, a collaborative event hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Housing and Residence Life and UTSA Dining, will be April 29, 2015 9:00pm-11:00pm.

This year's Spring Late Night Breakfast will be in the Roadrunner Cafe. More volunteer information will be coming soon. For any questions or interest in helping with Late Night Breakfast, contact Jacques Watkins.

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.

Announcing the NEW UTSA Career Fair App!

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The UTSA University Career Center is pleased to announce our new Career Fair Mobile App which was rolled out on February 11th for the STEM and All-Majors Career Fair. This easy to download and use app provides an extensive amount of information which makes preparing for, navigating and working the career fair much easier for students.

The app, available free at both the Apple and Google app store, provides the following information on each Career Fair:

  • Company list – Every employer attending is shown, along with detailed information on the organization, majors recruited for, positions available, career fair booth number, a link to the employer’s recruiting website and much more.
  • Fair map – A detailed floor plan is shown with booth numbers. Additionally, if a student “favorites” an employer on the company page, that employer’s booth is highlighted on the floor plan.
  • Announcements – Activities and events related to the career fair are shown with details, including workshops, information sessions and networking events.
  • “Career Fair 101” – Provides detailed tips on preparing for and participating in the career fair including company research, dress and appearance, resume preparation, greeting/elevator speech, follow up and much more.

With 927 active users the app was highly successful and extensively used by students throughout both the STEM and All-Majors Career Fairs. There were 12,530 total screen views of the company listing, over 32,000 total screen views and over 24,000 individual sessions.

The University Career Center is committed to using technology and other resources to help UTSA students better prepare themselves in their career search and present themselves to employers in a highly professional manner. To download the app, go to your app store and do a search for “UTSA Career Fair”.

Emergency Preparedness and Police Sponsored Training Opportunities

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!

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.

New Edition of VOICES Newsletter

The latest issue of the Volunteer Services Newsletter, 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.

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