Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Student organizations: Unique Religions


Business as a Calling (BAC)

Goal: Business as Calling is a College of Business faith-based student organization. The group’s goal is to implement learned practices so buisnesses can serve one another and glorify God.

Established: Founded in 2012 with adviser Dr. Tom Thomson and current president Carl Larsson.

Why: The Bible tells us that we should “be imitators of God,” meaning as a business organization we must make a positive impact on society.

Membership: Membership is open to all UTSA students interested in building a life that glorifies God. Weekly meetings discuss the ideas presented in Wayne Grudem’s book, “Business for the Glory of God.”

How to Contact: You can find us on our Facebook page or email us at [email protected].

Club for Applied Spiritual Technology (c-fast)

Goal: The Club for Applied Spiritual Rechnology (c-fast) gives students the opportunity to relax through meditation and have short discussions on human potential and higher consciousness.

Established: Approximately 2 years ago.

Why: We provide spiritual technologies services to disussing alternative topics. We offer an affordable all-you-can-eat vegan lunch to students in the main plaza 5 days a week at noon.

Membership: We welcome all students from different backgrounds and interests. We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery Room. At meetings, we practice an ancient meditation chant called Kirtan and have discussions on topics such as “karma and reincarnation controversy.”

How to Contact: Find us on Facebook and email at [email protected]
or come try our banana bread, rice and burger balls served at main plaza every day at noon.

Chabad on Campus

Goal: We are a student organization that brings Jewish students on campus together to interact and learn about their religion and culture.

Established: We became an official group on campus in spring of 2014.

Why: The group was created so Jewish students at UTSA could practice and learn about Judaism.

Membership: Memberships is for anyone interested in Judaism! We have weekly Q&A sessions during lunch with Rabbi Ari Weingarten, who is available to answer any questions about Judaism. Events, which range from dinners to learning about our religion, are usually held at a house off campus.

How to contact: We have a bulletin board in the center of the MH. We also have a Facebook group:, and you can always contact our Rabbi who is in charge at 210-391-3621.

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