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July 2015, Issue 7


Party for the Arts
benefiting UTSA Arts Department
July 23, 6-9:00pm
Plaza Club

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Dr. Ricardo Romo
Bexar County Digital Library

July 25, 10:30am
Gardens at San Juan Square

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Student Activities
Summer Newsletter

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Roadrunner Days

August 14 - 22

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Staff Development
Summer Program:

Your Health: small changes, BIG Results!

June 23 or July 30, 2015
10:15am - 12:30pm
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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

  • Carley Childs, Student Health Services
  • Chad Zimmerman, Campus Recreation
  • Gregory Zimmerman, Student Health Services
  • Jacklyn Olveda, Enrollment Services Center
  • Jeremy Fewell, Registrar
  • Jessica Krause, University Career Center
  • Lydia Placzek, Athletics
  • Terence Ward, Housing and Residence Life
  • Tiffany Jackson, University Career Center

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

Summer Moves

A few Student Affairs offices have moved to different locations to improve operational efficiency:

  • The Office of the Registrar has moved to MS 2.02.24
  • The Admissions Office has moved to JPL 1.01.14
  • The Financial Aid Scholarships Office has moved to BRG 0.304

Office Hour Change: Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services

Office hours for Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services are changing. Beginning Monday, July 6, our office hours at both the Main and Downtown Campus will be:

  • Beginning Monday, July 6, 2015: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Because we have a high volume of student and parent inquiries just prior to the start of classes, we plan to have extended hours August 10-21, 2015:

  • Extended Hours August 10-21, 2015: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6pm; Friday, 8am - 5pm.
  • We have asked staff to work extra hours these two weeks so we have adequate coverage to attend to student questions during that time.

This summer, we will be open the following Saturdays at the Main Campus from 9am - 1pm:

  • July 11, 2015
  • August 8, 2015
  • August 15, 2015

Moving forward, we anticipate extending our work week hours every payment deadline week in the fall and spring semesters, and likely will choose a week in May as well. We will also continue to be open the Saturday preceding fall payment deadline and move-in weekend each August. We have posted this upcoming change to our hours on our website and are also promoting this over social media. Our locations at both Main and Downtown Campus are posting signs as well.

Main Campus Event Requests Are Going 25Live

On June 1, University Center Events Management & Conference Services launched a new online event request form for Main Campus spaces scheduled by that office. The new form, which functions directly through the 25Live reservation system, will offer registered student organization and university department planners a more user-friendly, streamlined method for submitting requests for event space. Student and staff test requestors have described the form as “more intuitive,” “straightforward” and “clear and easy.”

Requestors will log in to the system by using the standard university account and passphrase combination, allowing 25Live to recognize user contact information and organization or department affiliations. Availability will show in real-time as the location is selected so that users may choose an alternate if the preferred space is not available. A bonus for those who schedule numerous events is the ability to log in and see past and future reservations.

There will be plenty of help for requestors on learning to navigate the new process. An online tutorial is coming to the EMCS website at, and trainings will be scheduled throughout the summer. Later this month, Main Campus event requestors who are interested in “test driving” the new form will have the option of selecting the new form or the current one when submitting a request.

For more information on the new event request form, contact Events Management & Conference Services at 210.458.4155.

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.

Announcing the NEW UTSA Career Fair App!

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The UTSA University Career Center is pleased to announce our new Career Fair Mobile App which was rolled out on February 11th for the STEM and All-Majors Career Fair. This easy to download and use app provides an extensive amount of information which makes preparing for, navigating and working the career fair much easier for students.

The app, available free at both the Apple and Google app store, provides the following information on each Career Fair:

  • Company list – Every employer attending is shown, along with detailed information on the organization, majors recruited for, positions available, career fair booth number, a link to the employer’s recruiting website and much more.
  • Fair map – A detailed floor plan is shown with booth numbers. Additionally, if a student “favorites” an employer on the company page, that employer’s booth is highlighted on the floor plan.
  • Announcements – Activities and events related to the career fair are shown with details, including workshops, information sessions and networking events.
  • “Career Fair 101” – Provides detailed tips on preparing for and participating in the career fair including company research, dress and appearance, resume preparation, greeting/elevator speech, follow up and much more.

With 927 active users the app was highly successful and extensively used by students throughout both the STEM and All-Majors Career Fairs. There were 12,530 total screen views of the company listing, over 32,000 total screen views and over 24,000 individual sessions.

The University Career Center is committed to using technology and other resources to help UTSA students better prepare themselves in their career search and present themselves to employers in a highly professional manner. To download the app, go to your app store and do a search for “UTSA Career Fair”.

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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