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November 2016, Issue 11


Late Night Breakfast
Volunteers Needed

Dec. 7, 9-11pm

Roadrunner Cafe

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Student Affairs Conference:
Call for Proposals

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

Proposal Link

Student Affairs Conference

March 31, 2017

Online Registration Link

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Community Connect Newsletter

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Crisis Helpline
Offered by
Counseling Services

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Alamo Call-A-Ride
4 Vets

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Alyssa Esquivel, Athletics
  • Antonio De La Cruz, Admissions
  • Bradley Howell, Financial Aid
  • Denise Jones, Child Development Center
  • Erika Montez, Student Activities
  • Joshua Lightner, Athletics
  • Katie Garza, University Center
  • Melva Torne-Boyd, Counseling Services
  • Nanette Bourgeois, Child Development Center
  • Nichole Vincent, Counseling Services
  • Shunverie Barrientez, Admissions
  • William Moody, Admissions
  • Yolanda Medellin, Child Development Center

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

New Program Coordinator of Community Engagement and Volunteer Services

The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion is pleased to announce Brandi Raschke as the new Program Coordinator of Community Engagement and Volunteer Services. Brandi will serve as the primary staff advisor for the sponsored student organization VOICES - Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service.

Travel and Expense Workflow Announcement

UTSA Financial Affairs announced a new Electronic Workflow Enhancement for Travel and Expense processing, effective November 1, 2016. Please review this PDF for details.

T and E Workflow Announcement PDF

Volunteers Needed for Late Night Breakfast - December 7

As we prepare to close another great semester, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office Housing and Residence Life, Campus Living Villages, and UTSA Dining, would like to invite you to serve as a volunteer for the Fall 2016 Late Night Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Roadrunner Café from 9-11pm.

Two Ways to Help

  • Event Volunteer roles include serving food, cleaning and most importantly, connecting with our students. We would ask that you arrive at 8:30 p.m. to get familiar with your area. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes, jeans, and UTSA paraphernalia.
  • Can’t make it out to volunteer for Late Night Breakfast, but still want to help? We hope to provide our students with giveaways (bags, shirts, pens, cups, etc.) for the activities that will be taking place. Giveaway items will be picked up by a housing representative before Late Night Breakfast. We look forward to receiving your items.
    • If you, or members of your team, are interested in volunteering and/or providing giveaways for Late Night Breakfast, please send the following information via email to Jacques Watkins, Caleb Amasonor or Ellissia Hill.

      • Name:
      • Department:
      • Email Address:
      • Area of Interest (Server, clean up):
      • Giveaway item (include quantity):

      We hope to see you there and thank you for all you do for our students!

Call for Proposals: Student Affairs Conference 2017

The UTSA Student Affairs Conference will be held on March 31, 2017. Presentation proposals may be submitted via RowdyLink.

Please contact the Staff Development Team with any questions.

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 available positions.

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 5pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.

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