(Aug. 13, 2010)--A redesigned UTSA home page will be launched the evening of Aug. 13. The new site better reflects UTSA's strategic goals and features easy-to-find information for the primary target audiences of prospective faculty members, students and parents.
The redesigned site comes with the university push for Tier One research status, recent academic advances, addition of a football program and development of a more traditional university environment. With more students living on and near the Main Campus, the new site reflects evolving campus life with more evening and weekend events and activities.
"The previous site, which was launched in 2007, included a lot of lists and links that made it difficult for users to find information quickly," said Shashi Pinheiro, UTSA associate director of Web services. "Navigation is improved tremendously on the new site. You can immediately see areas for admissions, academics, campus life, athletics, alumni and other areas."
Craig Evans, UTSA executive director of creative services, said, "The redesigned site is more contemporary. We wanted it to reflect our beautiful campuses and to spotlight the exciting things going on at the university, and I think we have done that."
In the design process, efforts were made to accommodate broad internal and external audiences with streamlined access to colleges, degree programs and campus services. The new website promotes news, events, and academic and research information, keeping in mind the primary target audiences, everyday users, the growing number of alumni, research organizations, corporations, businesses and donors.
The new site also reflects UTSA new visibility and outreach efforts in the community with consideration of the university's strategic goals of serving society through research and community outreach, promoting access and affordability, enhancing recruitment and retainment, and enriching experiences by focusing on campus life.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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