(Jan. 9, 2012) -- The north entrance to the UTSA Main Campus at Peace Boulevard will never be the same. No longer will the entrance be defined by an immediate traffic challenge at the corner of Peace Boulevard and Tobin Avenue, followed by a sea of surface parking.
Instead, UTSA will begin a project in March 2012 that will create a safe and easy-to-navigate traffic roundabout, convenient transportation drop-offs for VIA buses and UTSA shuttles, and an open green area that will serve as a social space for gathering and recreation. The green space, which has not yet been named, tentatively is called the "campus oval."
With the addition of the Bauerle Road Garage just north of the Main Building, this area is one of the first to reflect the long-term planned change from surface to garage parking contemplated by the UTSA Campus Master Plan adopted in 2009. When the traffic roundabout and campus oval are added, the only remaining surface parking in this area will be approximately 80 surface spaces between the Bauerle Road Garage and the Loop 1604 access road. All of what is now lot 3 (north of the Business Building) will be eliminated.
"This loss of surface parking will, of course, disrupt some established parking habits and result in a longer walk between parking and the office or classroom for those accustomed to parking in lot 3, and we regret that inconvenience," said Kerry Kennedy, UTSA vice president for business affairs.
However, there will be sufficient staff parking on the south side of campus to accommodate the elimination of this surface lot. In addition to 80 surface spaces, there will be 1,800 garage parking spaces in the area when the Bauerle Road Garage opens in August.
Construction of the new roundabout and campus oval is slated to begin in March 2012 and will include a more easily accessible visitor information booth.
>> View more on the Campus Oval Project progress, how it will affect you and where you can park.
>> Learn more about the UTSA Campus Master Plan including the campus oval.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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