(Dec. 16, 2009)--As a service to UTSA employees and their dependents, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to offer guidance on how to combat the "holiday blues" and focus on what is truly important this season.
The holiday season is a time full of joy, cheer, parties and family gatherings. However, for many people it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures and anxiety about an uncertain future.
According to many studies, numerous people try to cope with emotions resurfacing during the holiday season and this leads to depression. These emotions are often caused by failure to meet high expectations, loneliness, anxiety from too many commitments and finances, and memories of loved ones passed on.
>> EAP services will be available by phone during the holidays. However, onsite counseling services will not be available Tuesday, Dec. 22; Thursday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 31. Onsite counseling resumes Tuesday, Jan. 5.
>> For assistance, contact Deer Oaks at 210-615-8880 or 1-866-EAP-2400 or visit the UTSA Employee Relations Web site.
For more information, contact UTSA Human Resources at 210-458-7891.
The UTSAPD and UTSA Outdoor Pursuits will teach and assist students, staff and faculty in basic bike repair.
Recreation Wellness Center, Outdoor Resource Center, Main Campus
he celebration will feature live music, food and drinks, Fiesta medals and royalty, and plenty of cascarones! The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Shari Huhndorf, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and specializing in Native American Literature and Culture will present her current work during two public lectures.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
A brand new official Fiesta event is sponsored by UTSA and San Antonio Parks Foundation. This live country music festival features artists all day and night, dance lessons, merchants, a mechanical bull, food and drinks.
UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
The winners of the vocal area of the Concerto and Aria Competition will perform accompanied by the UTSA Orchestra.
Arts Building Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to come grab a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons, Downtown Campus
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.
Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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