(March 26, 2014) -- Meet Jared Cruz-Aedo. Soon after the Eagle Scout from Corpus Christi transferred to UTSA, he was elected SGA junior senator and recently won a stint as senior senator. He quickly connected to the university through social media, which he says also had a lot to do with getting elected.
With many Corpus Christi friends already here, he visited UTSA and liked it. He saw opportunities to help establish traditions at a developing university. So, to ease the transition after arriving, he got busy on social media.
In a flash, he learned about classes, special events and sports through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
"There is a lot happening at UTSA," said Cruz-Aedo. "On Twitter, I made a lot of new friends who told me what was going on. I wanted to get involved, so, I went to every event during Roadrunner Days and lots of organization meetings."
His favorite events throughout the year are BestFest and Fiesta UTSA, and he loves going to football and volleyball games. But, to allow for plenty of study time, he knew he could handle only one student organization. He narrowed it down to one group… Student Government Association.
"I like the way SGA members get involved," Cruz-Aedo added. "It's a great place to find out about events around campus, and they inspire me to get the Roadrunner spirit."
Coming in as an accounting major, he soon switched to a double major in communication and sports event tourism. He loves the Olympics… figure skating and Alpine skiing in the winter games, and swimming and track in the summer games… so, his career goal is to become a social media correspondent for the U.S. Olympics team.
With world championships every year the games aren't in session, he is sure a full-time career in social media is there for him. It sounds like a perfect match.
Do you know someone who is doing great things at UTSA? Email us at email@example.com, so we can consider your nomination for our next installment of Meet a Roadrunner.
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics is offering four special panels open and free to the San Antonio public July 31-Aug. 3 to mark the tricentennial next year. The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Research.
Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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