Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

August 2014, Issue 8


Roadrunner Days
Inclusion Block Party

Save the Date!

Aug. 25, 5:00pm
HUC Ballroom

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Football Home Opener
Sept 4th Orange Out

National Television

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Academic Tutors Needed
$10.50 / Hour

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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

  • Courtney Allen, Housing and Residence Life
  • David Hartman, Athletics
  • Karen Gutierrez, Admissions
  • Kwai Chan, University Center
  • Kyle Collins, Athletics
  • Leah Evans, Admissions
  • Mauricio Orellana, Admissions
  • Nigel Harris, Campus Recreation

Welcome to UTSA! We are glad you are here!

UTSA Football Kicks Off New Season

Another exciting season of UTSA Football starts August 29, 2014, with our first game at the University of Houston.

Faculty and staff discounts are available on season ticket purchases, which means there's still time to get your tickets for the Orange Out on September 4th against the University of Arizona, a Nationally Televised, Thursday Night Game!

For tickets call 458-UTSA or visit

Exciting Changes at The Student Leadership Center

Vincent Perez

The Student Leadership Center has undergone exciting changes, with both a new office location (UC 1.00.40) and a new Program Coordinator, Vincent Perez, joining the staff! Vince will be in charge of planning and implementation for all of the leadership opportunities the center has to offer. We encourage you to stop by and congratulate him at the grand reopening of the Student Leadership Center on Wednesday, August 27th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of Roadrunner Days.

The fall 2014 leadership program applications are ready for students to fill-out! For more information please visit the Student Leadership Center website.

Family Association Scholarship Application Deadline: September 10

The UTSA Family Association is currently accepting applications for the UTSA Family Association Scholarships. The Family Association Scholarships goes to deserving UTSA students whose family members have a membership with the UTSA Family Association. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:30pm. For more information and to download the application please visit the Family Association Scholarship website.

Family of the Year Application Deadline: October 3

The UTSA Family Association is currently accepting applications for the 2014 UTSA Family of the Year! The UTSA Family of the Year essay contest is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the University community. To apply, please download the application and submit your completed application by 4:30pm on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Orientation & Family Programs Seeking 2014-15 Orientation Leaders

The Orientation and Family Programs office is currently preparing to recruit 2014-2015 UTSA Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leader benefits include opportunities to meet and interact with UTSA faculty, staff, and campus departments, developing leadership skills, developing communication skills, and invaluable friendships and experiences. The Orientation Leader application is scheduled to open Wednesday, September 10, 2014. For more information, please visit the Orientation Leader website.

University Center Gallery 23 Hosts Special “UTSA Traditions” Exhibit

The UTSA University Center (U.C.) will host the opening reception of its newest exhibit, “UTSA Traditions,” on Tuesday, August 26, from 2-4 p.m. in the U.C. Window lounge and Gallery 23 (U.C. 1.02.23). The reception is free and open to the public.

Welcoming guests to the opening reception will be our current Mr. UTSA, Zack Dunn, and Ms. UTSA, Rebecca Smith. They will be joined by members of the Spirit of San Antonio Band, as well as Rowdy and a few members of UTSA Cheerleading. Presenting a few words on the Gallery 23 exhibit and UTSA Traditions will be our very our UTSA President, Dr. Ricardo Romo. After the welcome, guests will be encouraged to partake in the free reception and to explore the gallery.

UTSA Traditions is an interactive exhibit showcasing our unique traditions that contribute to UTSA’s rich campus culture. Both recent and long-standing traditions will be on display for the public to enjoy. The exhibit is curated by Jana Schwartz. It will run from August 26 through December 12.

The goal of Gallery 23 is to serve a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. Gallery 23 also serves as a professional space to showcase artwork by UTSA students, staff, faculty, alumni and local San Antonio artists.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center 1.02.23. For more information, contact Jana Schwartz.

December 2014 Commencement Dates Have Been Finalized

All December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (200 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205)

  • Ceremony 1
    • Friday, December 19, 4:00pm
    • College of Engineering, College of Liberal & Fine Arts, and University College
  • Ceremony 2
    • Saturday, December 20, 10:00am
    • College Education & Human Development and College of Sciences
  • Ceremony 3
    • Saturday, December 20, 4:00pm
    • College of Architecture, College of Business, and College of Public Policy
  • Please be sure to check out the Commencement website for updates and all information regarding Commencement.

    Welcome to UTSA! We are glad you are here!

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 UC Programs Vision and Logo

The UTSA University Center would like to share with the UTSA Division of Student Affairs the new UC Programs vision and logo. UC Programs now encompasses all UC programs and events, as well as the Roost Game room and Gallery 23.

The vision of UC Programs is a student centered initiative dedicated to University Center programming that is entertaining, educational, and engaging, with the purpose of enhancing the quality of student life for all UTSA students while fostering a strong sense of community and school spirit. These programs will promote the best interests of the University and will contribute to the advancement of the goals and objectives of the University.

We look forward to providing exciting and engaging University Center programming for the 2014- 2015 academic year and invite the UTSA community to join in!

New System Allows Online Ordering of Transcripts

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In collaboration with Enrollment Services and the Office of Information Technology, the Registrar’s Office proudly announces the new online Transcript Ordering System.

Students and alumni can create a Transcript Account and order their transcripts anytime, anywhere.

For more information about this new process, visit

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!

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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