(Dec. 12, 2013) -- The UTSA Division of Students Affairs will host it sixth annual Student Affairs Conference on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, April 4, 2014. UTSA graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, community members and staff members from area universities are invited to attend or do a presentation. This year's theme is "Act It, Believe It, Live It: Continuing a Culture of Student Commitment."
Sponsored by the Student Affairs Staff Development Team, the annual conference provides UTSA Student Affairs staff members the opportunity to attend a professional development conference. New this year, to further enhance both professional development and networking opportunities, the conference is open to colleagues from across UTSA and other local institutions.
>> If you would like to share your expertise with fellow staff members by presenting at the conference, submit a proposal by Jan. 8, 2014. Download the proposal form.
Topics for presentation include leadership, team building, customer service, student success, student learning, supervision, distinct student populations and much more. Note that the conference is presented on two days to allow for maximum attendance for all staff in the Division of Student Affairs. Presenters must commit to attend both conference dates. Those selected to present at the conference will be notified Jan. 31, 2014.
For more information or for help submitting a proposal, email Steve Kudika and Tammy Casas.
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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