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Groundbreaking for Main Campus six-level East Parking Garage set for spring 2011

East Garage
parking lot diagram

Top photo: Artist's rendering of East Parking Garage on UTSA Main Campus
Bottom photo color key: Green: Reserved spaces, Gray: Faculty/Staff "A" spaces, Yellow: Faculty/Staff "B" spaces, Orange: Commuter spaces, Blue: Disabled spaces

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(Nov. 16, 2010)--Providing permit and hourly parking for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the East Parking Garage on the UTSA Main Campus is expected to be open for the fall semester in 2012. It will be constructed on a portion of parking lot 4 east of the Business Building and adjacent to the Main Building.

Changes to current surface parking are necessary to accommodate construction of the garage. As shown below, Faculty/Staff "A" and "B" spaces will be added in lot 8 to accommodate demand. No Faculty/Staff "B" spaces will remain in lots 3 and 4, and many Faculty/Staff "A" spaces also will be relocated from lot 4 to lot 8. The number of Faculty/Staff Reserved spaces in lots 3 and 4 will remain approximately the same.

Access to remaining parking in lot 4 from UTSA Circle in front of the Main Building will remain open during most of the construction period. James Bauerle Road also will be open during construction to allow additional access to parking lot 4 from the south. However, there will be at least two periods during construction when access from UTSA Circle will be closed and the only access to parking in lot 4 will be from James Bauerle Road.

Disabled spaces will be added soon in lot 4 on the south side of the Main Building, and additional disabled spaces will open south of the North Parking Garage on completion of the North Paseo Building in summer 2011.

To mitigate the impact on students who park in Faculty/Staff "B" spaces in the evening, Business Auxiliary Services expects to allow students to park in Faculty/Staff "A" spaces in lots 3 and 4 only during evening hours during the construction period. Overall, there will be about 5 percent (300) fewer student parking spaces on the Main Campus during this time.

"This is an important project that will increase the range of convenient parking options, add a significant number of parking spaces on the Main Campus and contribute to moving UTSA to the next level," said Shelley Deats, assistant director of parking services.

UTSA Business Auxiliary Services plans an extensive awareness campaign that will include FAQs, news releases and other informational items.

 

 

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Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

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Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
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