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September 2013, Issue 9


Family of the Year

Nomination Deadline:
September 18, 2013

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Rowdys Camp 2013

Nomination Deadline:
September 27, 2013

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Civil Rights Exploration Trip (Civil Rights Movement Trip)

Application Deadline:
September 27, 2013

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Roadrunner of the Month

Application Deadline:
September 30, 2013

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Become an
Orientation Leader

Application Deadline:
October 9, 2013

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Staff Development
Team Fall Workshop

Save the Dates:

November 5, 2013
November 20, 2013

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Ashley Cooper, Counseling Services
  • Caitlin M. Murphy, Athletics
  • Evelyn Hunt, Admissions
  • Geetanjali Sharma, Counseling Services
  • Jennifer Cervi, Counseling Services
  • Kimberly Hoggatt, University Career Center
  • Koun Eum, Counseling Services
  • Lori George, Child Development Center
  • Patrick Stangle, Athletics
  • Regina Gomez, University Career Center

Welcome to UTSA! We are glad you are here!

University Career Center Welcomes 2 New Members

The UTSA University Career Center is excited to announce the addition of two outstanding new staff members:

Kimberly Watts Hoggatt has accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Downtown Career Center. Kim comes to UTSA with over 10 years experience in higher education, and has been involved in Career Services in the San Antonio area for the past eight years. Prior to joining UTSA she was the Director of Career Development at Texas Lutheran University.

Kim earned her BA in Philosophy and Political Science from The University of the Incarnate Word where she graduated magna cum laude, a Master of Arts in Counseling from UTSA, and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

Regina Gomez joins the Career Center as the new Employer Relations Coordinator. Prior to joining UTSA she spent over four years with Texas A&M University, the past two as the Program Coordinator for the highly respected Center for Retailing Studies in the College of Business. Regina earned a BS in Management from Western Kentucky University.

The University Career Center is excited to have these two highly talented and enthusiastic individuals join our team, and we hope you will join us in congratulating and welcoming them to UTSA!

Fraternity & Sorority Life

It is the time of year for many chapters within our fraternity and sorority community to recruit new members. Below are important dates noting the activities related to joining their lifelong communities.

  • Panhellenic Council (PHC) Recruitment Dates:
    • Formal Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment
      • September 12-16, 2013
      • Must Register to Participate
      • Deadline: September 8
    • Bid Day
      • September 16, 2013
      • 5:00 PM
      • Central Plaza
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Events:
    • Chapter Showcase
      • September 13, 2013
      • 6:00 PM
      • HUC Ballroom 1
    • Beat the Heat
      • September 19, 2013
      • 6:30-8:30 PM
      • UC Denman
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment Events:
    • Bid Day
      • September 16, 2013
      • 4:00 PM
      • Central Plaza
  • Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Conference
    • October 5, 2013
    • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • University Center 

Family Weekend & Family of the Year Contest Details

All family members of new and returning students are invited to participate in Family Weekend! Guests will enjoy a Family Weekend package which includes a t-shirt, football tickets, entrance to the Alumni Tailgate and much more! Family Weekend will also include the Family Association hosted Rowdy Rally; and the Family Association Fiesta! To learn more about ALL the Family Weekend Events visit

Family Weekend Package Includes

  • Tickets for UTSA vs. Tulane Football Game
  • Invitation to the Family Association Fiesta
  • Admission to the Alumni Association Tailgate
  • Special edition UTSA Family T-Shirt (limited sizes available)
  • Special ticket discounts for Institute of Texan Culture and Alamo Tours

Family of the Year Contest

Encourage your students to apply and nominate their family for the Family of the Year! Here's how:

  • Contest Deadline: September 18th, 2013
  • Contest Guidelines: Essay contest open to all UTSA students and their families
  • For entry form and essay details- visit

Here is what a family can win:

  • VIP treatment at the November 8th Rowdy Rally
  • Up to Six Tickets to the UTSA vs. Tulane Football Game
  • Entrance and VIP treatment at the Alumni Association Tailgate
  • Gift basket valued at $1000

Inclusion & Community Engagement Center

Many events coming up, and please be on the lookout for information about the Documentary Series and other great programs!

  • September
    • 9/18 10:00-1:30 pm Volunteer Opportunities Fair (Main Campus)
    • 9/24  12:00–3:00 pm  Calle UTSA (UC Paseo)
    • 9/24  11:00-1:00 pm  Volunteer Opportunities Fair (DT Campus)
    • 10/4  ALL DAY        Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition

University Career Center Upcoming Events

  • S.T.E.M. Career Expo
    • Thursday, September 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • HEB UC, Ballroom
  • All-Majors Career Fair
    • Thursday, September 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    • HEB UC, Ballroom

New Program Alert! Downtown Graduate Student Social Hour

Office of Student Activities is now offering a Downtown Graduate Student Social Hour.

  • An involvement opportunity sponsored by the Office of Student Activities
  • Allows graduate students to connect and communicate with other students, faculty and staff outside of the classroom
  • A relaxed, informal setting featuring live music and refreshments
  • Held once a month at the Downtown Campus to foster meaningful social interactions, stress relief and healthy, balanced living

For more information, contact Michelle Rocha at x2817.

Student Government

Student Government will be hosting a National Voter Registration Day event in the afternoon on Tuesday September 24th on the Paseo.

Student Leadership Center - Roadrunner of the Month

The Student Leadership Center recognizes UTSA students each month for their leadership contributions and qualities by honoring them as the Roadrunner of the Month. The monthly recipients will be highlighted in UTSA Today and the Vice President of Student Affairs Newsletter. In addition, they will be featured on a plaque displayed on the UTSA Legacy of Leadership wall in the University Center, outside of the ballroom.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit nominations for students, and the nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered as a recipient of the award:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominations should be for actions that positively impact the UTSA community
  • Deadline for nomination submissions is by 4 p.m. on Monday, September 30th

Place your nomination(s) through

Orientation and Family Events

  • Orientation Leader Recruitment
    • Applications available online Sept. 16
    • Application deadline Oct. 9
    • Encourage a student to apply
  • R.O.W.D.Y.S. Camp, Oct 12-13 at TBarM Ranch
    • Nominations accepted online until  Sept. 27
    • Selected students have until Oct. 3 to accept/decline  camp
    • Visit to nominate a student today!
  • Fall Family Weekend, Nov 8-9

Rowdy Wing Fling

An Alcohol Education Event that is open to all UTSA students sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Risk Education, Alcohol and Drug Programs.

  • Both campus and community offices are invited.
  • Free wings, games, booths and concert to promote responsible drinking.
  • Held on Friday September 27, 2013 at UTSA’s Main Campus from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.
  • For more information, contact Keith Pilger at ext. 2836

Dental Screenings & DT Health Fair

Student Health Services is now hosting free dental screenings at the Recreation and Wellness Center 1.806 classroom, offered via a collaboration with the UTHSCSA Dental School faculty and their students, who will conduct the dental screenings.

  • A dental professional will:
    • Examine your mouth, gums, and teeth.
    • During the screening they will look for signs of infection, cavities, periodontal disease, receding gums, and oral cancer.
    • If problems are identified, the dental professional will follow up to make an appointment or will refer you to an area dentist for care.
  • Call 458-4142 to schedule an appointment.
  • Dental screening days are Thursdays and Fridays throughout the Fall semester except holidays.

DT Health Fair, Save the Date!

  • Student Health Services is hosting the Health Fair at the DT campus on Wednesday, October 2nd. Details to follow as we get closer to October.

Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Offers Fall Rowdy Cents Workshops!

Please encourage students to RSVP for a Fall Rowdy Cents Workshop!

Credit Basics

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, from 1 PM-2 PM @ UC Pecan (2.01.26)
Learn how to manage credit cards, establish good credit, and how to obtain a free credit report.

Scholarship Workshop (Downtown) with the UTSA Writing Center

Thursday, Nov. 7th, from 3 PM-5 PM @ BV 4.301B
Discuss scholarship tips and leave with an outline of your next scholarship essay!

Scholarship Workshop with the UTSA Writing Center

Friday, Nov. 8th, from 3 PM-5 PM UC Harris (2.212)
Discuss scholarship tips and leave with an outline of your next scholarship essay!

If you would like to collaborate or learn more about Rowdy Cents, please contact Financial Aid Outreach Specialist, Lara Crouch at 210-458-2803. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and check out our other resources and upcoming Fall workshops at!

UTSA Day - October 19, 2013

UTSA Day is the perfect opportunity to see what it's like to be a Roadrunner. Attendees spend the day exploring our scenic campus bustling with student activity and excitement. Our information fair and presentation sessions will feature our nine colleges, financial aid, scholarships, housing and our many student services. Future students and their families should circle October 19, 2013, on their calendar, and visit UTSA between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

  • Information Fair
  • Presentation Sessions
  • Campus Tours
  • Housing Tours

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at 210-458-5145.

Student Affairs Staff Development Team Fall Workshop Series

Title IV Aid.  ADA Accessibility.  Ban on Tobacco & Smoking.  Skateboarding on Campus. GRIP.  These topics affect your programming and interactions with students more than you think.  Come to our Fall Workshop Series “Hot Topics…Burning Issues” and “Get Your Grip on Grip” to learn how these topics will affect your job. Save the dates: November 5th and November 20th!

Student Leadership Center Upcoming Events

There are many events on the calendar for the Student Leadership Center:

  • Storytelling Series
    • November 13, 2013
    • Interest forms for students available on RowdyLink
  • Texas Conference for Women
    • November 19, 2013
    • Application deadline: October 28th
  • 2014 Civil Rights Exploration Trip
    • January 7-11, 2014 & MLK March, January 20th
    • Application deadline: September 27th
    • Student Facilitators Application deadline: September 27th
  • Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference
    • January 16-19, 2014
    • Application deadline: November 6th
  • Roadrunner of the Month
    • Nominations due by 4 p.m. on the last Monday of every month

For more information contact the UTSA SLC at 210-458-7967.

Texas Conference for Women

The 14th Annual Texas Conference for Women is being held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Austin Convention Center. The Application Deadline is October 28, 2013. The UTSA Student Leadership Center is offering a scholarship to attend this event.

For more information contact the UTSA SLC at 210-458-7967.

Let Us Show You Around!

Prospective students and their parents, guardians and families can take a tour of our Main and Downtown campuses to feel the energy at UTSA. Talk to students, grab a bite to eat and learn what it's really like to wear the orange and blue. Also, be sure to save time after your tour to explore our beautiful city of San Antonio.

  • Main Campus Daily Tours
    • Weekdays 10am and 2pm
    • Select Saturdays at 10am and 12pm
    • For tour availability and to register, please visit
  • Downtown Campus Daily Tours
    • Weekdays at 10am
    • For tour availability and to register, please visit
  • 2014 Springbreak Tours

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at 210-458-5145. Can Help UTSA Departments Fill Student Job Positions

UTSA departments in need of student employees have an excellent resource in the website, hosted by the University Career Center.

At, UTSA faculty, staff and departments can post job openings. Both work-study and non-work study positions on campus should be posted there for all eligible students to view and apply for.

Posting your on-campus student job position is simple, fast and flexible. To post a job:

  • Log on to
  • Click on the "Employer" tab at the top.
  • Log on or create a new account.
  • Select "My Jobs" to post a new position or repost an existing, vacated job.

Career center staff can assist in creating new positions or in recruiting eligible students. The University Career Center has other excellent online resources for students and employers. For more information on University Career Center services, visit or contact Victoria Tesillo at 210-458-4588.

Housing and Residence Life Looking for Resident Assistants

Do you know a student that will be perfect for the Resident Assistant position?   The Office of Housing and Residence Life is searching for students to apply to be a Resident Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year!  More information to come later.  Any questions, please contact Susanna Knouse.


University Career Center Hosts Career Conference

On Friday, August 23rd the University Career Center and USAA hosted a Career Conference for seniors, graduate students and recent alumni. Over 120 attendees participated in the full day event which focused on job search, networking and professional development training.

After an opening welcome from UTSA University Career Center Director Audrey Magnuson, the keynote address was presented by Robert Lagoudis, Executive Director of IT Business Management for USAA. Following the opening session, speakers from the Career Center, USAA and other corporate guests presented on financial literacy, LinkedIn, social media, professional dress, resume preparation, salary negotiation, interviewing skills and personal branding. In addition, an employer panel consisting of professionals from a variety of industries discussed job search techniques.

During a working lunch, formal dining etiquette was taught, and the day wrapped up with a presentation on professional networking, followed by a networking mixer with students, staff members from UTSA, USAA and other corporate representatives. Throughout the day a LinkedIn photo booth was available for students to update their LinkedIn profile photo.

The event was highly successful and received numerous positive responses from students and employers alike. The Career Center thanks USAA for their generous sponsorship of the Career Conference, the many other corporate representatives who participated, and especially the students and alumni who took ownership in their professional development and success by attending.

National College Colors Day

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day. UTSA joined the wave, led by our very own Sam Gonzales, Interim VP Student Affairs. Check out the terrific displays of staff pride in our College Colors Day Facebook Album.

Big Thank You to Our Rowdy Leaders at UTSA Roadrunner Camp

Thank you to all of our Rowdy Leaders who helped facilitate Roadrunner Camp 2013 this past August. The freshman campers truly appreciated the insight and knowledge that each of you provided to them! We could not have done it without each of you, enjoy these pictures of our Rowdy Leaders!

RowdyLink Reminder

Get Connected. Get Involved. Get Rowdy.

RowdyLink Brochure (Front) RowdyLink Brochure (Back)

Gender Identity and Gender Expression Protected under HOP

As of August 1, 2013 Gender Identity and Gender Expression are now protected under UTSA's Non-Discrimination Policy. For more details, please refer to Chapter 9 of the UTSA HOP.

UTSA begins move to tobacco-free and smoke-free campuses

The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and smoke-free status began June 1, 2013. Through this one-year transition period, smoking and the use of tobacco products will be restricted to designated areas on campus.

UTSA is committed to supporting students and employees who wish to stop using tobacco products. For students, resources are available through Student Health Services. For employees, resources are available through the Employee Assistance Program.

For the full article, visit UTSA Today.

Important Newsletter Deadlines

  • Newsletter is distributed the 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Newsletter submissions are due by 5pm on the Monday before the newsletter is distributed
  • Thank You Rowdy message for new recipient and photo are due by 5 pm on the Monday before the newsletter is distributed

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