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October 2014, Issue 10


Student Affairs
Appreciation Week

October 20 — 25

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Rowdy Wellness Day
Downtown Campus

Oct. 22, 11am - 3pm

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Celebrate International
UC Paseo

Nov. 19, 4pm - 7pm

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NEW Tobacco Free Poster

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Analicia Gonzales, Student Activities
  • Candida Lara, Child Development Center
  • Carly Spencer, Enrollment Services Center
  • Judith Quiroz, Student Disability Services
  • Korey Watkins, Counseling Services
  • Lauren Hoffmann, University Career Center
  • Luis Ramos, Enrollment Services Center
  • Michelle Wiggins, Counseling Services
  • Sharon Foote, Counseling Services

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

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.

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Upcoming Student Activities Events

  • Graduate Student Social
    • Wednesdays- October 15, 2015 and November 12, 2014
    • Time: 5:00-6:00pm
  • Football Watch Party vs. Louisiana Tech hosted by Roadrunner Productions
    • Date: 10/18/2014
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: TBD
  • Roadrunner Productions presents Roadrunner Late Night “Laugh IT Up” featuring Comedian Paul Varghese
    • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Location: HUC Ballrooms
  • Early Voting hosted by Student Government Association
    • Date: Starts October 20, 2014
    • Bexar Room
  • Meal and a Microphone
    • Wednesdays: October 22, 2014
    • Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
    • Location: FS Commons
  • Rowdy Rally
    • October 24, 2014
    • Time: 3 pm
    • Location: UC Paseo
  • Student Organization Tailgating vs UTEP
    • Date: 10/25/2014
    • Time: 12:00- 5:30pm
    • FMI visit
  • Roadrunner Productions and the Student Psychology Club presents Rowdy Runner Brain Inventory Q’s
    • Date: November 1, 2014
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: HUC Ballrooms
  • Football Watch Party vs. Rice hosted by Roadrunner Productions
    • Date: November 8, 2014
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: TBD

Upcoming Career Events

College students training for job interviews

The University Career Center will host several additional career events during the Fall 2014 semester, including:

  • Professional Etiquette Dinner – Wednesday, October 22nd – Denman Ballroom
  • Educator Career Fair – Wednesday, November 5th – Convocation Center
  • College students training for job interviews
  • Downtown Etiquette Luncheon – Wednesday, November 12th – BV 1.338

In addition, numerous Employer Information sessions, Group Mock Interview sessions, on-campus interviews and other events will be held. For more information visit

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Information Sessions

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Logo

On Thursday, November 13th the University Career Center will host senior representatives of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for a series of information sessions and a luncheon focused on career and internship opportunities with the CDC.

Included in the CDC team will be Dr. Ileana Arias, Ph.D., the Principal Deputy Director for CDC and ATSDR and Glorimar Maldonado, Senior Advisor, Strategic Programs Office, Human Capital and Resource Management office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sessions will be available for Veterans, students with Disabilities, Science students, general STEM population, faculty and general student audiences. For more information and to view the itinerary, visit

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

Rowdy Rec Run on November 8

UTSA Rowdy Rec Run

UTSA Campus Recreation will host the 8th annual Rowdy Rec Run, a 5K race with walking and running to promote health and wellness, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Race participants will receive an event t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to winners of each category while healthy snacks, chair massages, and giveaways will be available to all. Everyone is welcome to register for the family-friendly event. Come race on and around the beautiful UTSA campus and help support ProRec, a student run organization focused on professional development for those aspiring to go into the field of recreation.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Registration: 6am - 7:45am
  • Race Start Time: 8:00am
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $15 current UTSA students; $25 non-students
  • Day of Race Registration Fee: $20 current UTSA students; $30 non-students
  • Location: Start/Finish is in front of Campus Rec building

For more information contact Steve Kudika at 210-458-6726, or visit the Rowdy Rec Run web page.

Orientation & Family Programs Seeking 2014-15 Orientation Leaders

The Orientation and Family Programs office is currently preparing to recruit 2014-2015 UTSA Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leader benefits include opportunities to meet and interact with UTSA faculty, staff, and campus departments, developing leadership skills, developing communication skills, and invaluable friendships and experiences. The Orientation Leader application is scheduled to open Wednesday, September 10, 2014. For more information, please visit the Orientation Leader website.

Students For Recovery Hosting Sober Tailgates

It is estimated that nearly 20% of college students meet criteria for substance abuse. To address this challenge, UTSA established the Center for Collegiate Recovery (CCR) to support students who are struggling with alcoholism and other addictions on campus.

We offer a pathway to sobriety and academic achievement for those struggling with addiction as well as provide a “safe space” for those on an active recovery path while they pursue their degrees at UTSA.

Our student organization, Students For Recovery, is hosting the following upcoming sober tailgates — we hope to see you there to support these students in their journey!

  • October 25 — Joint tailgate with youth group from Palmer Drug Abuse Program
  • November 29 — Joint tailgate with UNT's Collegiate Recovery Program

For more information about all things CCR, please contact Clayton Sponhaltz, LCDC at 210-458-8317.

University Center Gallery 23 Hosts Special “UTSA Traditions” Exhibit

UTSA Traditions is an interactive exhibit showcasing our unique traditions that contribute to UTSA’s rich campus culture. Both recent and long-standing traditions will be on display for the public to enjoy. The exhibit is curated by Jana Schwartz. It will run from August 26 through December 12.

The goal of Gallery 23 is to serve a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. Gallery 23 also serves as a professional space to showcase artwork by UTSA students, staff, faculty, alumni and local San Antonio artists.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center 1.02.23. For more information, contact Jana Schwartz.

December 2014 Commencement Dates Have Been Finalized

All December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (200 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205)

  • Ceremony 1
    • Friday, December 19, 4:00pm
    • College of Engineering, College of Liberal & Fine Arts, and University College
  • Ceremony 2
    • Saturday, December 20, 10:00am
    • College Education & Human Development and College of Sciences
  • Ceremony 3
    • Saturday, December 20, 4:00pm
    • College of Architecture, College of Business, and College of Public Policy
  • Please be sure to check out the Commencement website for updates and all information regarding Commencement.

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!

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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