(Oct. 30, 2009)--A recently updated UTSACard provides a range of benefits and services to UTSA students and employees. The ID card features the latest iteration of Rowdy Roadrunner, the UTSA mascot. The new card not only looks great, but can be used to take advantage of benefits across campus and in the community.
The UTSACard can be used at a variety of locations across the UTSA campuses and can earn students discounts when presented at local businesses such as movie theaters and nightclubs. Faculty and staff can use the UTSACard to take advantage of the new Employee Discount Program. With a minimum discount of 10 percent, categories include restaurants, automotive, fashion, health and beauty, sports and entertainment, home and garden, and more.
Like the old card, the new one works as a free ticket for students to all UTSA home NCAA sporting events such as men's and women's basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, and -- coming soon -- football.
Not interested in sports? How about traveling back in time? The UTSACard grants students, faculty and staff free admission to the Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio, where patrons can explore Texas culture and history through a variety of ever changing displays, events and programs.
UTSA students, faculty and staff also receive free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) simply by presenting their UTSACard. The special benefit is a result of the university's corporate benefactor membership to SAMA.
In addition to these and occasional on-campus arts performances, the UTSACard can also be used by students to gain entry to the Recreation Center or check out games and related equipment in The Roost in the new section of the University Center. Additionally, the UTSACard is required for students to receive treatment at Student Health Services or to borrow materials from the UTSA Libraries.
UTSACard holders also can load Rowdy Dollars onto their UTSACard account to be used at campus dining facilities, vending machines, copy machines and the UTSA Bookstores, to name a few. Funds can be loaded using financial aid funds, cash, check or credit card through Fiscal Services, online through ASAP or at one of several kiosks located throughout campus.
Students and faculty member can replace an old UTSACard at no charge by presenting their old card or be subject to a $10 replacement fee for a lost card. New or transfer students getting a UTSACard for the first time and those replacing a lost UTSACard will need a valid, government-issued ID card to receive their new UTSACard.
The UTSA Card Office is in University Center Room 1.02.20 at the Main Campus and Frio Street Building Room 1.506 at the Downtown Campus. Main Campus hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Downtown Campus hours are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.
Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.
Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.
Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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