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August 2015, Issue 8



UTSA Family Weekend

October 9 & 10, 2015

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Student Center for
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Fall Event Calendar

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Career Center Events Calendar

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Appreciation is Coming!

Fall Event Calendar

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Fall Into Your Major

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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

  • Marco Barrera, Campus Recreation
  • Olga Salinas, Athletics
  • Cathy Fearing, Counseling Services

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

E-Verify Announcement

On June 10, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring state agencies and institutions of higher education to use E-Verify effective September 1, 2015. E-verify is the federal government’s internet based employment eligibility verification system and the I-9 Form is the key element of E-Verify. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires completion of the I-9 form within 3 days of the start of employment. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in fines against the University by the federal government.

The new state law reinforces the importance of timely I-9 processing through Human Resources and therefore, Human Resources has been collaborating with faculty and staff groups to assist in facilitating the new processes. Human Resources will begin posting all staff and faculty positions and conduct “mini” orientations to process all new employees through Day ONE. It is imperative that every employee hired (including faculty, staff or student) report to Human Resources on their first day of employment to ensure timely completion of both their assignment processing and the I-9 Form. The E-verify system date stamps data entry of the I-9 information; I-9’s entered after the 3 day window will be considered late and UTSA will be subject to fines by the federal government. Therefore, all new employees must start work only after completion of the required processing through Human Resources. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (210) 458-4648.

New Event: Game Week Wednesdays!

Join Roadrunner Productions for a new event this fall! Game Week Wednesday’s will take place from 11am-1pm during the week of home football games!

We welcome students and staff to come out and get to know a few of the football players who will be with us at various locations on campus from week to week.

Look for us on these dates:

  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • November 18

For more information, contact: Roadrunner Productions at x4727.

UTSA 2015 Homecoming Golf Tournament

The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Texas at San Antonio is hosting the 8th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament on Friday, November 6, 2015, at The Quarry Golf Club located at 444 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.

This is a homecoming event for alumni, current students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of UTSA.

The money raised from this event will be used to assist Campus Recreation student staff with attendance fees to national and regional conferences/workshops, which further their education and exposure to the fields of leadership development, university recreation, fitness and wellness, facility management, outdoor recreation and higher education.

Visit the Homecoming Golf Tournament website or contact Mark Munguia at x7373.

UTSA 2015 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, on 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.

Orientation & Family Programs Upcoming Events

Family Programs

  • Family Association Scholarship – deadline Wednesday, September 9 by 4:30pm
  • Family of the Year Contest – deadline Friday, September 18 by 4:30pm
  • Family Weekend – Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10

New Student Camps

  • Nominate Class of 2019 students for ROWDYS Camp – Strengths Building Camp, NO COST, Nominate Students NOW - Deadline to Nominate: Monday, September 14


  • Hiring Orientation Leaders This Fall – Encourage Your Student Leaders to Apply – Available Online NOW through October 12

Gallery 23 Hosts New Works by Dr. Mauli Agrawal

The UTSA University Center (UC) is currently hosting the exhibit, New Works by Dr. Mauli Agrawal, Vice President of Research at UTSA in the UC Gallery 23 (UC 1.02.23). 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.

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.

RowdyLink App Now Available

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

Get Connected. Get Involved. Get Rowdy.

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.

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! 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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