The Paisano

Chili’s Too: a Valentine’s surprise

February 15, 2010

Customers lined up in the University Center (UC) for the Chili's Too opening on Feb. 14. It is one of six in the nation on a college campus, with 64 employees—54 of them students. Chili's Too will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Mar. 9. The restaurant offers about 50 percent of the...

Thirsty Thursday plays to students’ sensibilities

February 15, 2010

Thirsty Thursday is a an event sponsored by Be A Responsible Roadrunner (BARR), a part of the Office of Student Activities, with a goal to educate students on the risks and effects of alcohol and to provide alternative means of entertainment that do not involve alcohol. "The goal of the BARR i...

University launches new program

February 15, 2010

UTSA is launching a new African-American Literatures and Cultures Institute (AALCI) summer program – that includes a trip to New York – in an effort to increase the number of students pursuing careers as professors of African-American literary and cultural studies. The AALCI is a three-...

Restaurant review: Chili’s prices without the service

February 15, 2010

Finally, the repetitive droll of the Roadrunner cafe has been taken into account for on-campus diners. Chili's Too opened Valentine's Day to a modest number of students ready to try the restaurant's popular Americana menu.The half restaurant, half fast-food process is not too taxing for the stude...

2010 Census important for UTSA

February 15, 2010

When UTSA students receive their census forms they will have the rare opportunity of ensuring that UTSA gets the federal funding it needs. Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication Jared Jones said that it is important for students to fill out their census form. "The census forms determine...

Black History lecture promotes equality

February 15, 2010

In honor of Black History month, Dr. Boyce Watkins made clear in his lecture that only action can take Black History where it must go. The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center (ICE) in conjunction with the African-American Studies department hosted the lecture given by Watkins. He immediately stres...

Running for scholarships

February 15, 2010

The UTSA Alumni Association is holding its 26th annual Diploma Dash 5K and Walk on Feb. 27. Diploma Dash is a five km (3.1 miles) certified race that recognizes UTSA alumnus, promotes the school and raises money for UTSA alumni scholarships. Marcia Mattingly, marketing and communications consultant...

Students to vote on fee increase in March 8-10

February 8, 2010

From March 8-10, students will be able to log on to ASAP to vote for or against the proposed $10 transportation fee increase to improve shuttle services. If the transportation fee referendum does not pass, reductions will continue to occur in shuttle transportation services. Even if the fee increase i...

Man injured after 50-foot fall from Biosciences roof

February 8, 2010

Monday afternoon at approximately 1:25 p.m. an unidentified man fell from the fourth floor Biosciences Building (BSB). At this time, it is undetermined whether the action was intentional. According to biology doctoral student Stacie Harris, the man, who was described as an African-American in...

New Main Campus building?

February 1, 2010

A new "tilt-up" concrete building is being proposed for construction on the UTSA main campus. The process behind its construction involves raising precast concrete panels and connecting them using a steel frame. All necessary cutouts for fixtures, doors and windows are boxed-out before pouring so that on...

Second chance given to dropouts

February 1, 2010

Welcome Back, the newest program created by the Graduation Initiative team aims to facilitate the return of students who left UTSA before graduation. The program, established in Fall 2006, has a record of approximately 3,000 students who attended UTSA from 1989 to spring 2009, and have abandoned their...

UTSA museum now Smithsonian affiliate

February 1, 2010

On Jan. 28, the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) in downtown San Antonio became an associate of the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, DC. Present at the signing ceremony were ITC Executive Director Timothy Gette and UTSA President Ricardo Romo, as well as Smithsonian representative Ha...