Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

September 2015, Issue 9

Rave Reviews

Charlin Jones-Chavez Receives Faculty Award of Excellence

Charlin Jones PFA Award

Charlin was invited to attend the Professional Fraternity Association Annual Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, where she received the Professional Fraternity Association Faculty Award of Excellence for her ongoing work with students!

In addition to being a Honorary Member of the Epsilon Mu Chapter, as well as being an integral part in the Chartering of the Phi Sigma Pi Chapter on that campus, Jones-Chavez also belongs to 15 other professional organizations. As the Chapter Advisor, Charlin:

  • Meets with every Initiate during the Initiation Program
  • Guides the Chapter to make responsible decisions
  • Attends Chapter Business Meetings
  • Plans an Officer retreat for all of the Honors Organizations on campus
  • Assists with the Epsilon Mu Chapter's Chapter Retreat by planning team building activities

Congratulations, Charlin!

Submitted by —
Barry McKinney
Associate Dean of Students &
Director of Student Activities


Club Powerlifting Members Compete at Junior IPF World Championships

Powerlifting Club member holding US flag Powerlifting woman lifting weight Powerlifting woman putting chalk on hands

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Recently, three UTSA Club Powerlifting members traveled to Prague, Czech Republic to compete at the Junior IPF World Championships.

  • Jaelynn Clark is the Junior IPF World Champion in the 84+ weight class.
  • Allegra Hudson placed 2nd in the 47kg weight class.
  • Dakota Young finished 6th in the 72kg weight class

The US Women finished 2nd overall to Russia in the team competition.

Submitted by —
Leigh Darilek
Assistant Director of Communications
Campus Recreation


New Welcome Windows Contest a Big Success!

Student Life Conduct Team University Center Welcome Center Downtown Campus window Welcome Center Downtown Team University Center Welcome Students Banner Student Life Office Window Decoration with Paint on glass UC The Roost Window Decoration with Paint on glass

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The Office of Orientation and Family Programs began a new tradition called the Welcome Windows Contest to welcome new students and their families to UTSA during the Fall 2015 Orientation sessions this summer. They invited various departments on campus to participate by decorating their office windows and showcasing their UTSA spirit and pride!

The goal of the Welcome Windows Contest was to showcase UTSA spirit and give a warm and inviting welcome to the incoming Class of 2019.

Over 17 departments participated in the first Welcome Windows Contest, and it was an amazing sight to see so many colorful and creative windows on campus welcoming the new students and their families.

Orientation and Family Programs appreciates all the participants and hope you consider participating in next year’s contest as well! As promised, below are the winners for the first annual Welcome Window Contest! Winners will be notified in order to receive their respective items and take a photo with the Orientation and Family Programs Staff.

  • Best Overall Window: The Student Life Office
  • Most Creative Window: The Welcome Center (Downtown Campus)
  • Most Spirited Window: The University Center

Once again, thank you to all of those who participated!

Submitted by —
Cassandra Delgado
Program Coordinator, Orientation & Family Programs


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