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February 2015, Issue 2


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NIRSA Recreational
Sports & Fitness Day

Feb. 23
Campus Rec Center

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Orientation Kick-Off

Feb. 25, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Mar. 4, 9:30am-11:30am

Travis Rm, HUC 2.202

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Black Heritage Banquet

Feb. 26
HUC Ballroom

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Student Volunteer of
the Year 2015

Application Deadline
Mar. 4, 11:45pm

Application Link

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Graduate Student
Social Hour

Feb. 11, Mar. 17, Apr. 15
5:00-6:00pm, DB 1.116
Downtown Campus

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What's Happening at the 2015 Student Affairs Conference

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Find Your Path:
March Into Your Major

Mar. 24, 10:00am-3:00pm

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NEW Tobacco Free Poster

Please replace
existing posters

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Please join Student Affairs in welcoming our newest staff members

  • Barbara Boesewetter, Student Health Services
  • Camille Cartwright, Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • Carlos Rodriguez, University Center
  • Catherine Love, Counseling Services
  • Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, Counseling Services
  • Guadalupe Vargas, Campus Recreation
  • Jessica Horace, Student Activities
  • Jon Davis, Housing and Residence Life
  • Kelli Nehring, Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • Mercedes Garcia, Registrar
  • Michael Smith, Student Disability Services
  • Ricardo Coronado, Admissions
  • Robert Hernandez, University Center

Welcome to Student Affairs! We are glad you are here!

NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day

Campus Rec is celebrating NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day on Monday, February 23. Please come by and participate - there's lots to do!

This day was established to focus on the positive benefits of recreational sports, fitness activities, and wellness programs to Americans of all ages. It also represents the founding day of the NIRSA organization.

On February 22, 1950, Dr. William Wasson organized twenty African-American men and women intramural directors from eleven Historically Black Colleges to attend the first Intramural Conference at Dillard University in New Orleans. The National Intramural Association (NIA) was formed. Dr. Wasson served as the first President of the association and is considered the founder of the NIRSA. The NIA eventually became the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in 1975.

Today, there are more than 4,000 members on more than 700 campuses and universities, as well as on U.S. military installations, in public park and recreation departments, correctional facilities, not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprises. NIRSA is a non-profit membership organization that leads in many recreational sports areas: training and professional development, intramural sports, fitness programming, sports clubs, recreation facilities, outdoor recreation, wellness programs, informal recreation, and aquatic programs. UTSA Campus Recreation is an institutional member of the NIRSA.

Nominations Being Accepted for University Life Awards

Nominate an outstanding student, faculty/staff member or organization for a University Life Award! The categories and filing documents are listed on the Student Government page on Rowdy Link. There are separate forms for student, faculty/staff, and organization nominations, fill out the form and hit send! Please contact John Montoya.

Save the Date: Orientation Kick-Off Feb. 25 or Mar. 4

Orientation Kick-Off Poster

Please join Orientation and Family Programs for a Kick-Off program and learn about important & exciting new updates for the 2015 season, including:

  • New Student and Family Orientation – New Program Format
  • New Student Camps – Roadrunner Camp and R.O.W.D.Y.S. Camp

We are holding the Kick-Off presentation on 2 different days; please attend either one!

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1:30pm — 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:30am — 11:30am

Both Kick-Off presentations will be held on the main campus in the HEB University Center/Travis Room (2.202).

Student Volunteer of the Year Award Application Deadline

The UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year Award was created to honor an outstanding student for their time, effort and personal commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in their community. Applicants should also embody the true spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism. Please nominate or encourage your students to apply.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio and be in good standing (financial, discipline, academic, etc) with the university and have at least a 2.75 overall cumulative GPA. Nominations and self-nominations are both accepted. The winner will be announced at the University Life Awards on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the HEB University Center Ballrooms. Finalists will be called prior to the event and are strongly encouraged to attend.

Applicants will also have the option to submit their application for consideration for the Sandra Cisneros "Service to Community" Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship can range from $450-$500. To qualify:

  • Student must be in good standing (as described above)
  • Must be enrolled at UTSA for the Fall 2015 semester
  • Must have a FAFSA on file to show eligibility to receive the scholarship

All completed Student Volunteer of the Year Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by 11:45pm to be considered.

For more information contact Cristina Dominguez at (210) 458-4770.

Announcing the NEW UTSA Career Fair App!

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The UTSA University Career Center is pleased to announce our new Career Fair Mobile App which was rolled out on February 11th for the STEM and All-Majors Career Fair. This easy to download and use app provides an extensive amount of information which makes preparing for, navigating and working the career fair much easier for students.

The app, available free at both the Apple and Google app store, provides the following information on each Career Fair:

  • Company list – Every employer attending is shown, along with detailed information on the organization, majors recruited for, positions available, career fair booth number, a link to the employer’s recruiting website and much more.
  • Fair map – A detailed floor plan is shown with booth numbers. Additionally, if a student “favorites” an employer on the company page, that employer’s booth is highlighted on the floor plan.
  • Announcements – Activities and events related to the career fair are shown with details, including workshops, information sessions and networking events.
  • “Career Fair 101” – Provides detailed tips on preparing for and participating in the career fair including company research, dress and appearance, resume preparation, greeting/elevator speech, follow up and much more.

With 927 active users the app was highly successful and extensively used by students throughout both the STEM and All-Majors Career Fairs. There were 12,530 total screen views of the company listing, over 32,000 total screen views and over 24,000 individual sessions.

The University Career Center is committed to using technology and other resources to help UTSA students better prepare themselves in their career search and present themselves to employers in a highly professional manner. To download the app, go to your app store and do a search for “UTSA Career Fair”.

Emergency Preparedness and Police Sponsored Training Opportunities

As we begin a new semester, let’s all set new goals to engage in staff/faculty development regarding emergency preparedness. The UTSA Office of Emergency Management and UTSA Police Department – Crime Prevention Unit are offering many courses of interest this semester: learn about personal security and safety awareness, become a Floor Captain, interface with the National Weather Service, and learn how to help others in times of crisis, just to name a few.

Additionally, you may have noticed some changes and additions to the HR Training and Development course catalog regarding Emergency Management and Police Department sponsored trainings. In late fall, a new training category was developed for the course catalog entitled Emergency Preparedness (EP). In the past, all emergency management and Police sponsored trainings were coded under Safety (SA) or Staff Development (SD). Under the new catalog, all emergency management and PD courses will now be recorded as Emergency Preparedness (EP), and all past student history dating back to the inception of these courses have been re-coded with the EP prefix.

To register, visit MyTraining to confirm your seat and ensure you receive credit for the course.

We look forward to seeing each of you. Remember, preparedness is EVERYONE’s responsibility!

Save the Date: Student Affairs Conference - March 6, 2015

The Student Affairs Conference is back and the Staff Development Team is asking you to mark your calendars for March 6, 2015. Remember, just the one day.

If you have difficulty viewing the embedded video, click this link to watch the video on YouTube.

Career Center Events - Spring 2015

The University Career Center announces the Spring 2015 lineup of events to help UTSA students and alumni achieve their career goals. See a list below of upcoming events.

The Career Center offers many career and job-search tools and resources including:

  • individual counseling
  • mock interviews
  • resume reviews
  • career and academic major assessments, and much more.

In addition, RowdyJobs provides resources and help with job searches. Students and alumni can:

  • post their resumes for employers to view
  • search for jobs
  • view upcoming career events
  • register for workshops, and much more.

RowdyJobs also can be used by on-campus employers to post their on-campus jobs and internships. Faculty and staff may also access RowdyJobs for a variety of resources, and to post available positions.

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Denman Ballroom (UC 2.01.28)

Downtown Professional Etiquette Lunch

Wednesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Downtown campus

Educator Career Fair

Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Check the Career Center website for more information on:

  • upcoming Group Mock Interview sessions
  • weekly “Lunch & Learn” workshops
  • 65 on-demand workshops on a variety of career-related topics
  • dozens of employer informations visits and/or interview opportunities for qualified and interested UTSA students

For more information, visit the Career Center website or contact Morris Ellington at 210-458-4589.

Nominations Being Accepted for Roadrunner of the Month Award

The Roadrunner of the Month Award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions. Students, faculty, or staff can nominate a student for Roadrunner of the Month, the Dean of Students Outstanding Leadership Award. Each student selected monthly inspires other UTSA students to strive to be leaders on campus, within the community, and beyond.

Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for 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 UTSA
  • Completed Roadrunner of the Month Nomination Forms are due online by the last Monday of each month at 4 pm

New Way to Connect with Us: Text Your Good News

Have something to share with Student Affairs Communications? Want to see your information highlighted in social media. Text good news to 210-667-8137 and you will reach the VPSA Media Team.

New Edition of Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion Newsletter

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

New Edition of VOICES Newsletter

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

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, Chris Goldsberry at 210-458-6937. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and check out our other resources and upcoming Fall workshops at!

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.

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