Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

January 2016, Issue 1


Dr. Romo 2016 Calendar
King Ranch: Las Norias

Proceeds benefit Transformation Fund
3pm Receptions:
1/28 Main, Univ Center
2/3 Downtown, Durango
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Lecture Series

Mayor Ivy Taylor

1/26 5:30pm
UTSA Downtown Campus
Buena Vista Bldg. Theater, BV1.326

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Rachel Podger
Renowned Violinist

1/28 11:30am, 1/30 3:00pm
UTSA Recital Hall

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UTSA Career Center
Spring 2016
Recruiting Events

2/16, 2/23, 2//25,
3/23, 3/28, 4/5

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Black Heritage Month 2016

Calendar of Events

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Rowdy Gras 2016

February 9


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Black Heritage Gala

February 25
H-E-B UC Ballroom

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Volunteers Needed!

Student Affairs Conference

March 4, 2016

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Student Affairs Conference

Register Online

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40th Annual
University Life Awards

April 7, 2016

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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

  • Amber Aboud, Financial Aid
  • Ashlee Guerra, Admissions
  • Gerardo Salinas, Housing and Residence Life
  • Jacqueline Nicholson, Athletics
  • Jeffrey Miller, Athletics
  • Kellie Elliott, Athletics
  • Luke Bryant, Athletics
  • Susana Martinez, Counseling Services
  • Veronica Rodriguez, University Career Center

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

2016 Calendar Featuring Photography by Dr. Romo

Dr. Romo Calendar

For a limited time, commemorative calendars featuring photographs from President Ricardo Romo’s King Ranch: Las Norias collection are available for $10, so order yours online today!

Proceeds from the sale of this calendar will benefit the UTSA Student Affairs Transformation Fund that provides opportunities for staff and students to develop and expand their leadership and other skills for success.

Rowdy Gras 2016

Rowdy Gras 2016 poster

February 2016 marks the 3rd year for the annual UTSA ROWDY GRAS! This year we have added MORE music, food and fun ways to connect with your campus community!

Fat Tuesday on February 9th kicks off with a Cajun/Creole food tasting with music by DJ Ephlat on the UC Paseo from 11am-1pm.

Later that afternoon the Rowdy Gras Parade starts lining up around 5:45pm on the UC Paseo - everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in! The parade will be led by Rowdy the Roadrunner as we make our way over to the UC Lawn where the King and Queen of Rowdy Gras will kick off the event around 6pm!

Throughout the event from 6-9pm there will be lots of free activities and food. Students can explore the event and learn more about the history of Mardi Gras and the cultural and community history. Giveaways for students include the official Rowdy Gras t-shirt and medallion while they last!

Keep up with updates and contests throughout the weeks leading up to Rowdy Gras with the ROWDY GRAS DUCK HUNT! Mardi Gras themed rubber duckies will be hidden in and around the UC buildings and we will tweet out clues and riddles for their locations. Students can find a duck, take it to the UC Programs Office and exchange it for the Rowdy Gras t-shirt before anyone else even has one! (and skip the line!). Follow us @THEUTSAUC #ROWDYGRAS16

Go Green! Go Roadrunners! Go UTSA! - RecycleMania 2016

Recycle Mania Logo

The University of Texas at San Antonio has begun its countdown for Recyclemania 2016 – this is a nationwide college and university recycling competition meant to bring awareness to recycling and waste reduction. As in past years, UTSA will be going up against some of the largest schools in the nation as well as 20 Texas colleges. Early warm-up competition starts January 24 – February 6, 2016. Then it’s off to what we hope will be another great year for our 2016 competition which will start on Sunday February 7, 2016 and goes through Saturday April 2, 2016.

Sponsored by the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, UTSA’s success on Recyclemania needs the help of our community by ensuring we all do our part to recycle. We believe our university has the best team of students, faculty, and staff which will enable us to place high in the Recyclemania competition and we are asking for everyone’s help and cooperation. So don’t forget to do your Environmental Duty and RECYCLE.

This will be our 8th year to participate in Recyclemania. We hope to continue placing in the top 10% of all participating schools. Our 2015 placement was 22nd out of 232 colleges and universities. REMEMBER: We are UTSA Roadrunners taking responsibility to clean the environment for a better future. Let’s recycle together Roadrunners!

Mark your calendar – no cost paper document shredding service! As part of Recyclemania, Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management will be providing paper document shredding on February 17, 2016 by a local shred company to include sensitive documents. This shredding services is available to all of the UTSA community and will be held in the HUC parking lot, between HUC and Ximenes Garage, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please take advantage of this opportunity to shred sensitive documents either from work or home. Please contact Anastacio Alvarez at (210) 452-7252 for additional information.

Student Affairs Conference: March 4, 2016

Courtney Clark headshot

The Staff Development Team is excited to announce our keynote speaker for the 2016 Student Affairs Conference is Courtney Clark! Courtney’s presentations are designed to help individuals and businesses adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high, which fits right into our theme of “Together-Transform-Transcend.” She is passionate about sharing her techniques for bouncing back, letting go of the plan, and getting clarity when life, love, or work throws you a curveball.” Check out the Student Affairs Conference website to read more about Courtney!

Registration for the UTSA Student Affairs Conference is now open! The deadline to register is February 23.

You can also follow us on twitter @UTSAStaffDev using the hashtag #utsasaconf.

RowdyLink Departmental Consultations Now Available

RowdyLink Department Consultations poster

Please contact Jessica Horace or Toni DeGuire for a departmental consultation to be sure your department is getting the most out of RowdyLink!

  • Visit RowdyLink
  • Remember to sign in with your abc123 (students and staff)

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. 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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