The Paisano

UTSA and UTHSC could merge

January 25, 2010

A panel has been created to explore whether a merger of UTSA and the UT Health and Science Center (UTHSC) would be in the best interest of the two institutions. The panel will explore areas from operations to payroll software. The UTHSC was established in 1959, and has had over 26,000 graduates. I...

Shanty shack provides relief

January 25, 2010

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) built a shanty shack to raise money in support of the victims of the Haiti earthquake that devastated the country two weeks ago. All proceeds and donations raised will be donated to the Red Cross. Derek Trimm, SGA vice president, said that he plans...

What is our QEP?

January 25, 2010

This year, UTSA prepares for its Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Southern Association of College and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC). As required in the accreditation process, UTSA has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). According to the QEP Handbook, "By definition,...

Another parking garage by 2012?

January 11, 2010

UTSA is considering constructing on the East Garage, a $30 million parking garage, in Fall 2011. The garage will be paid for from revenue generated by parking permits, parking tickets and short-term parking. It will located on Lot 4, near the Main Building. According to Pam Bacon, associate vice p...

UTSA mourns the loss of UTSAPD officer

January 11, 2010

Corporal Harold Lee Skipper, a 15-year retired veteran of the UTSA Police Department, died Dec. 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. He continued to work and to give 100 percent even while going through cancer treatments. In fact, he received the Officer of the Semester Award for Spring 2009. Befo...

H1N1 vaccine offered

January 11, 2010

UTSA health professionals will offer H1N1 vaccination clinics in January, one at Main Campus and one at the Downtown Campus so students, faculty and staff can get their H1N1 flu shot before the second wave of flu season hits. The Main Campus clinic is set for Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the University Ce...

Future campus services

January 11, 2010

By midterms, UTSA will have opened Chilli's Too! and Rios Golden Cut Salon. The UPS store opened Jan. 11 in the UC. The store provides a full range of packaging, shipping, mail and document services to the university community. The store also provides over 600 mailboxes for rent. The store will be t...

Rowdy Radio almost ‘hear’

November 23, 2009

Another attempt at establishing a student-run radio station at UTSA is being made by technical communication senior Claudia Loya and public relations senior Brandon Johnson. This attempt is different, however, because rather than trying to start as a full-fledged broadcast station, the club hopes to begin ...

UTSA professor explores stem cell applications

November 23, 2009

At UTSA stem cell research is a current focus of study. In fact, Dr. Christopher Navara, associate professor of biology, recently had his research published in the journal Stem Cells. Dr. George Perry, dean of the college of sciences, said that Navara's research has "huge implications for understanding bi...

UTSAPD Chief resigns, spurs investigation

November 16, 2009

Over the past 18 months, a series of resignations and firings of UT police chiefs, including UTSA's David Hernandez, has sparked a UT system-wide investigation. In June of this year, Hernandez resigned. A complaint was reported against him. The complaint alleged that Hernandez made suggestiv...

Student crashes car, kills power near UTSA

November 16, 2009

A UTSA student crashed his Jeep Liberty into a utility pole on Roadrunner Way, Nov. 17 at approximately 9:50 p.m. The impact damaged the utility pole and a transformer, causing a power outage in the University oaks, Phase III, and the surrounding area. San Antonio Police Department Officer Marte said that the veh...

Professor wins $425,000 award

November 9, 2009

Jeffrey Von Ronne, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, has won a $425,000 Faculity Early Career Development (CAREER) research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). According to the NSF Web site, the CAREER award is one of the "National Science Foundat...