(Feb. 18, 2013) -- As part of the top priority to ensure the UTSA community has uninterrupted wireless coverage, the UTSA Office of Information Technology began an upgrade to the Air Rowdy wireless system in January. Phase One of the project involved the network team replacing all of the current access points with new ones.
The new access points can handle more wireless traffic, which is important at a university the size of UTSA, where individuals often operate multiple wireless devices. Access points also were added to the Roadrunner Café, where previously there was limited wireless coverage.
Phase Two of the project began Feb. 18. This portion of the upgrade will address density and coverage issues in each building. Additional access points will be added in high-traffic areas to ensure the best wireless coverage possible.
Added benefits to the new Air Rowdy include cloud-based management and easy-to-add access points to ensure a consistent and strong signal in high-traffic areas.
Additionally, OIT can now monitor Air Rowdy signal coverage and address problems quickly. The upgraded system provides a more secure wireless network where unwanted traffic can be restricted.
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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