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Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 11, two UTSA students reported separate incidents to the UTSA Police Department in which a man threw a liquid on them while on campus. The suspect was identified and is not associated with UTSA. The suspect was issued a citation and a criminal trespass warning prohibiting him from UTSA property....

BestFest Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend

Fireworks on display at BestFest. Photo by Emilio Tavarez

Kayla Burford

October 23, 2019

Students, faculty, staff and other members of the UTSA community participated in UTSA’s forty-second Annual BestFest on Oct. 18. Festivities included the Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular, a guest performance from Grammy award-winning artist Daya, food booths, carnival rides and games. “I love...

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

UTSA’s Faculty Senate voted against the Joint Committee on Plus/Minus Grading’s (JPMC) recommendation of a “complete discontinuation of the plus/minus grading system at UTSA” on Oct. 17. The JPCM, composed of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from multiple colleges at UTSA,...

Title IX Annual Report

Graphic by Emma Reeves

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

UTSA released its first Title IX Annual Report, an outcome of the Presidential Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct. A link to the report was included in an email Suzanne Patrick, director of equal opportunity services and Title IX coordinator, sent to the UTSA community on Oct. 16. “The...

Guadalupe Hall set to be completed for Fall 2021

Photo courtesy of Alamo Architects

Jada Teague

October 23, 2019

UTSA has recently started building the new freshman residence hall on the Main Campus. The construction of the 101,351 square-foot building began this fall. It is located at the corner of Brenan Avenue and Tobin Avenue, near the Roadrunner Café and other campus resources for students. The resid...

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

At the beginning of this semester, UTSA became the first four-year public university in Texas designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The Adobe Creative Campus program aims to promote digital literacy in higher education. “As the first four-year public university in Texas to be designated an Adobe...

SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA reduced the number of seats available for their leadership summit from 75 to 50. Out of the 50 seats reserved at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, 45 students and two advisors attended, leaving three seats unfilled. The two-night conference package for 50 people...

Student fee increases proposed for Fall 2020

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

Proposals to increase various UTSA student fees have been recommended to the university. Only one of the student fees will require a referendum, which affords students the ability to vote on the proposed increase. The Library Resource Charge (LM01), currently $5 per semester credit hour (SCH), was...

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

The Office of Information Technology has been renamed. Photo by Ellyson Ortega

Heather Montoya

October 16, 2019

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will now be called University Technology Solutions (UTS). Kendra Ketchum, UTSA vice president for information management and technology, sent out an email announcing that the name change is effective as of Oct. 1. The office is not only changing its name, but...

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Geoffrey Okolo

October 16, 2019

SGA officials have begun drafting the Syllabus, Attendance and Participation Grade Standardization Act. The Act was developed by students concerned about the inconsistencies and ambiguity regarding attendance and participation grades. “There were instances where faculty did not have any points allocated...

Researchers study theme park wait times

New study examines wait times at theme parks. Photo by Ethan Gullet

Kaylee Boggan

October 16, 2019

Researchers in the UTSA Department of Management Science and Statistics Wenbo Wu and Mark Leung, and undergraduate student Dayanira Mendoza studied different approaches to combating the waiting times at theme parks. “The course work in business analytics and supply chain; operations management programs...

SGA is what you make it

SGA is what you make it

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

As a former Student Government Association (SGA) senator and sustainability chair, I know how student initiatives are created. Some of the initiatives I’ve worked on are the UTSA Meditation Room, UTSA Green Fund, Rowdy Global Kitchen, greater food diversity on campus (vegetarian and vegan foods) and...