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April 2014, Issue 4


Upcoming UCPC Events

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Commencement Volunteers Needed

May 10, 7:30am-10:15am
May 10, 1:30pm-4:15pm
May 11, 11:30am-2:15pm

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Party on the Paseo

April 24


UC Paseo

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UTSA Spring Football Game

April 26

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Abel Martinez, Housing and Residence Life
  • Alexis Lawrence, Campus Recreation
  • David Gomez, University Career Center
  • Jeffrey Driskill, Admissions
  • Kendra Smith, Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Kevin Dearstine, Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services
  • Lydia Borroel, Admissions
  • Marquis Mosely, Athletics
  • Megan Stolz, Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services
  • Tandrianna Cain, University Center

Welcome to UTSA! We are glad you are here!

UCPC Upcoming Events

Here are several upcoming University Center Program Council events. Download all of these announcement flyers with this one UCPC Event PDF file.

Commencement Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time of year again! Graduation Coordination is calling for volunteers to work the graduate line-up before the commencement ceremonies. More information for the day of commencement will be sent out soon. In the meantime, here is a great UTSA Today article about Commencement.

Please sign up by Friday, May 2, 2014, by filling out the linked survey on this flyer, or by clicking this link:

Contact Kayla Larsen x7554, Alex Perez x4603 or Cié Gee x7552 if you have any questions.

Nominations Being Accepted for Annual Awards Ceremony

The Annual Student Affairs Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 15th from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the HUC Ballroom.

The theme is, "Orange is the New Appreciation - #UTSAppreciates."

Please review the awards and nominate a staff member and/or student worker you feel is deserving.

Be sure to email departmental photos by April 25, 2014, to Pesha Mabrie so we can prepare a fun slideshow for the Annual Awards Ceremony.

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New SIS Director to Serve Both the Office of the Registrar
and the Office of Admissions

The Office of the Registrar and the Office of Admissions welcomes Jamie Trevino, Director of Student Information Systems. In this new position shared jointly between the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Admissions, Jamie will oversee student information systems in both areas.

The Registrar’s Office is also pleased to welcome Jesus (“J.D.”) Villanueva, Data Systems Coordinator.

Welcome Jamie and J.D.!

Staff Council Appreciation Award

Show your appreciation for your fellow coworker and nominate them for the Staff Council Appreciation Award!

The appreciation award recognizes a UTSA Staff member who:

  • Provides excellent service
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Has made a significant contribution or improvement within their department, team or the UTSA community

Nominations are due by the first Thursday of each month. Click here to download complete instructions.

Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Offers Rowdy Cents Workshops

Encourage students to contact Rowdy Cents because financial literacy and money management topics apply to every student, regardless of where their income comes from or if they are recipients of financial aid.

If you would like to request a presentation, 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!

Community Engagement & Inclusion Center Volunteer Services Highlights

Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service (VOICES)

  • Meetings every Wednesday at 5pm in UC Retama

We highlight volunteer activities each month in our downloadable UTSA Volunteers Upcoming Events Newsletter. If you have any volunteer opportunities you would like highlighted for next month, send them to Cristina Dominguez by the last Monday of the month.

Student Activities E-Newsletter

Take a moment to view our e-newsletter In the Loop to learn about some of our Student Organizations, upcoming events and an introduction to RowdyLink.

"In the Loop" is a regular publication from the Office of Student Activities with information regarding your connection to campus life and involvement!

Complete Your Education...Get Involved!

New Edition of Community Engagement & Inclusion Newsletter

The latest issue of Expressions, a newsletter publication of the Community Engagement & Inclusion Center, is now available for download.

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

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.

RowdyLink Reminder

Get Connected. Get Involved. Get Rowdy.

RowdyLink Brochure (Front) RowdyLink Brochure (Back)

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 during the 3rd week of every month
  • Newsletter submissions are due by 5pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Thank You Rowdy message for new recipient and photo are due by 5 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.

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