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December 2014, Issue 12


Jim Parido
Retirement Celebration

Dec. 16
2pm - 4pm
UC Denman Room

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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
existing posters

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Kevin Terry, Athletics
  • Melissa Carmona, Enrollment Services Center
  • Neva Hughes, Admissions
  • Penny Gonzalez, Child Development Center
  • Rachel Wright, Enrollment Services Center
  • Rose Flanagan, Child Development Center
  • Terry Hamel, Recruitment Information Systems

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

Help UTSA Win the Light Up Downtown SA Contest!

Mayor Ivy Taylor’s Light Up Downtown SA Holiday Contest

Helping UTSA win is EASY: just visit the Vote for The UTSA - Downtown Campus page to vote.

You can vote EVERY day from now until Dec. 19. You may use every valid email address you have (i.e.,, @gmail, @yahoo, etc…). Each valid email address counts as one vote! Contact Michelle Rocha with any questions.

Let’s win this contest!!!

University Center Becomes the “Study Center”

The UTSA University Center is supporting UTSA students as they focus on preparing for final exams and finishing their fall semester strong. During UTSA Study Days and Final Exam Days, the University Center will transition into the “Study Center” for UTSA students. Most meeting rooms will be open and available to students searching for a place to study and prepare for their final exams. The UC also has you covered with the convenient food locations, Starbucks (which is open until midnight Monday-Thursday), and the Roadrunner Express which provides testing supplies including scantrons.

The UC also provides students with a way to take a moment to de-stress from all the exam preparation. During UC Study Breaks on Dec. 15-19th, free massage chairs and snacks will be available each day from 11:30am-1:30pm in the UC Window and Airport Lounges. We invite you to stop by UC, de-stress, and find a place to study. The UC will be open Dec 11th - 19th from 8am to midnight each day. Select rooms are reserved by UTSA Student Disability Services if students are registered with their office and seeking space to take exams. For more information on this specific need, contact the UTSA Student Disability Services at 210-458-4157.

For additional information on study spaces available, follow @UCPrograms or contact Event Management and Conference Services at 210-458-4155.

Come Join Us for Roadrunners Rumble!

Roadrunners Rumble, hosted by UTSA Athletics and Roadrunner Productions, will be held on Wednesday, January 14th from 7 – 9 pm in the Convocation Center. This free, family-friendly event will include inflatables, competitions, food, drinks, free shirts, a dj, and appearances by members of the men and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and track teams. Mark your calendars now to attend Roadrunners Rumble!

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.

Emergency Preparedness Training

The Office of Business Continuity and Emergency Management is offering a new online Emergency Preparedness course – SD 457 which is available to all faculty and staff at UTSA. Go to the Faculty/Staff Development MyTraining section to participate in this online course.

There will also be a new Emergency Preparedness (EP) section in the Human Resources training schedule and former Staff Development (SD) emergency preparedness courses will be reclassified as EP courses. The EP course offerings will include:

  • EP 485 – Floor Captain Safety Liaison Training
  • EP 498 – Evacuation, Shelter-in-Place & Evac-Chair Training (New)
  • EP 457 – Emergency Preparedness at UTSA – Online Training (New) – currently classified as SD 457
  • EP 491 – Skywarn Stormspotter Training – Basic
  • EP 497 – Skywarn Stormspotter Training – Advanced
  • EP 354 – Community Response to Active Shooter Events
  • EP 350 – Personal Security & Safety Awareness

Additional resources pertaining to emergency preparedness at UTSA are available at the following sites:

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.

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