Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

March 2015, Issue 3


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Find Your Path:
March Into Your Major

Mar. 24, 10:00am-3:00pm

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Bart Crow
Roadrunners Late Night
Mar. 28, 9:00pm

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Roadrunner of the Month

Nomination Deadlines:
Mar. 30, Apr. 27

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Graduate Student
Social Hour

Apr. 15
5:00-6:00pm, DB 1.116
Downtown Campus

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GLBTQ Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Apr. 15

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Lavender Awards

Nomination Deadline:
Apr. 15

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UJIMA Awards

Nomination Deadline:
Apr. 15

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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

  • Alexander Nicasio, Athletics
  • Kendra Pittman, Admissions
  • Michael Markuson, Athletics
  • Pamela Jones, Registrar
  • Penny Powers, University Career Center
  • Scott Williams, Athletics
  • Summer Batiste, Athletics
  • Tony Jeffery, Athletics
  • Vanessa Avina-Pena, Counseling Services

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

Personnel Changes in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Downtown

We have a couple of changes or additions to the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for UTSA Downtown and Academic and Faculty Support.

  • Kevin McCollom was hired for the Senior Administrative Associate role in our office. He will continue to oversee the reservation process.
  • Maria ‘Lynette’ Salcido joins our office as the new Administrative Associate II at the front desk. She will be the first point of contact for the DT Events reservation requests.
  • KC Gonzalez is our new Director for Communications and Special Projects. Her role will be to assist in the promotion of the Downtown Campus through social media, newsletters, and other communication mechanisms and to oversee special events and projects associated with our office.

Exciting Upcoming Roadrunner Productions

Roadrunner Productions has some exciting programs coming up in the near future:

  • March 21, 2015 - Roadrunner Late Night Ultimate Game Night. This night consists of board games, door prizes, and free food. Come out and have some fun with us.
  • March 28, 2015 - Roadrunner Late Night with Texas Country Artist Bart Crow on the UC Lawn for a free concert for Roadrunner Late Night. This event is in collaboration with UC Programs, IFC, and PHC. Come out and enjoy some good music and fun with your fellow Roadrunners.
  • April 17, 2015, 11am-3pm - 38th Annual Fiesta UTSA on the Sombrilla at the UTSA main campus. This year's Fiesta UTSA theme is "All It's Cracked Up To Be". This UTSA tradition allows students and their organizations to raise money and connect with fellow students and community members through food and fun activities. The event will feature live music provided by a band named "E7". Fiesta UTSA is a time for the UTSA campus community and the San Antonio community to come together and celebrate this great city that we live in. People of all ages are welcomed to come out and enjoy the Festivities. It will be "All It's Cracked Up To Be".

Student Activities Welcomes New Organizations to Campus

The Office of Student Activities would like to welcome these new organizations to campus!

  • Texas Boomers
  • IndieVisual Collective
  • Student United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Ambassadors
  • The Graduate Association of Psychological Science
  • Philosophy Club
  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Science
  • American Advertising Federation Student Chapter
  • Check out RowdyLink to get more information on these organizations!

    Any student interested in starting a new student organization can learn about the steps to creating a registered student organizations at one of these meetings:

    New Organization Meeting Dates

    • March 30, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Pecan Room
    • April 27, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Pecan Room

    For more information, contact

2015 Homecoming Applications Available

The 2015 Student Homecoming Application is available on RowdyLink. Any student interested in helping to plan the 2015 homecoming week events are welcome to apply. Application closes April 1, 2015.

Applications Open for Student Organization Council Executive Board

The Student Organization Council has been reactivated and accepting applications for the new executive board. The application opens March 23, 2015 and closes April 17, 2015.

Applications are available on RowdyLink. For more information contact

Collegiate Link App Now Available

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

Save the Date: Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast, a collaborative event hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Housing and Residence Life and UTSA Dining, will be April 29, 2015 9:00pm-11:00pm.

This year's Spring Late Night Breakfast will be in the Roadrunner Cafe. More volunteer information will be coming soon. For any questions or interest in helping with Late Night Breakfast, contact Jacques Watkins.

UTSA "Study Center" Comes to University Center

The UTSA University Center would like to announce for the spring 2015 semester, the UTSA “Study Center” during study days and final exams will provide 24 hour access for student study space.

The UC North Building will remain open 24 hours from April 30th-May 7th. On May 8th the building will close at 1am. All reservable rooms will be available for student study space.

The HUC Building will keep regular hours, but rooms will be open for study space.

In addition to study space, the UC supports UTSA students as they prepare for final exams through offering free massage chairs and snacks. Taco Cabana and the UC Starbucks will be open each day until 2am on April 30th – May 7th.

Please help us spread the word to UTSA students!

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”.

Emergency Preparedness and Police Sponsored Training Opportunities

The UTSA Office of Emergency Management and UTSA Police Department – Crime Prevention Unit are offering many courses of interest this semester: learn about personal security and safety awareness, become a Floor Captain, interface with the National Weather Service, and learn how to help others in times of crisis, just to name a few.

Additionally, you may have noticed some changes and additions to the HR Training and Development course catalog regarding Emergency Management and Police Department sponsored trainings. In late fall, a new training category was developed for the course catalog entitled Emergency Preparedness (EP). In the past, all emergency management and Police sponsored trainings were coded under Safety (SA) or Staff Development (SD). Under the new catalog, all emergency management and PD courses will now be recorded as Emergency Preparedness (EP), and all past student history dating back to the inception of these courses have been re-coded with the EP prefix.

To register, visit MyTraining to confirm your seat and ensure you receive credit for the course.

We look forward to seeing each of you. Remember, preparedness is EVERYONE’s responsibility!

Career Center Events - Spring 2015

The University Career Center announces the Spring 2015 lineup of events to help UTSA students and alumni achieve their career goals. See a list below of upcoming events.

The Career Center offers many career and job-search tools and resources including:

  • individual counseling
  • mock interviews
  • resume reviews
  • career and academic major assessments, and much more.

In addition, RowdyJobs provides resources and help with job searches. Students and alumni can:

  • post their resumes for employers to view
  • search for jobs
  • view upcoming career events
  • register for workshops, and much more.

RowdyJobs also can be used by on-campus employers to post their on-campus jobs and internships. Faculty and staff may also access RowdyJobs for a variety of resources, and to post available positions.

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Denman Ballroom (UC 2.01.28)

Downtown Professional Etiquette Lunch

Wednesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Downtown campus

Educator Career Fair

Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Check the Career Center website for more information on:

  • upcoming Group Mock Interview sessions
  • weekly “Lunch & Learn” workshops
  • 65 on-demand workshops on a variety of career-related topics
  • dozens of employer informations visits and/or interview opportunities for qualified and interested UTSA students

For more information, visit the Career Center website or contact Morris Ellington at 210-458-4589.

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.

New Edition of VOICES Newsletter

The latest issue of the Volunteer Services Newsletter, 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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