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Late night game night at the UC

November 9, 2009

UTSA's University Center Program Council (UCPC) hosted The Mega-Ultimate Game Night Extravaganza on Nov. 7. The UCPC works to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, offering karaoke, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and many other games. "I like it, I think it is nice. I come here to play pool,...

Student shot at Reserve, suspects still at large

November 2, 2009

On Nov. 2, Lindsey Blair, a 19-year-old St. Phillips student and resident of The Reserve apartments was shot in the thigh as he stood in the doorway of his apartment, according to the San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD) Public Information Office. The wound was not life-threatening and the victim...

UTSA hosts cyber security lecture

October 26, 2009

October commemorates Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM). The UTSA Institute for Cyber Security and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) have held several informational sessions in order to educate the public on how to stay safe online. On Oct. 19, OIT kicked off CSAM with Cyber Security T...

Annual alcohol-free event designed to show students safe ways to have fun

October 26, 2009

Be a Responsible Roadrunner's (BARR) third annual Campus Crawl was an alcohol-free event that taught students how to party safely. The event is best described as a traditional pub crawl, with no alcohol, no bars and the message of alcohol safety and awareness. Campus Crawl is one of our bigges...

Family event encourages involvement

October 26, 2009

On Oct. 24 and 25 UTSA hosted Family Weekend 2009, to encouraged students and their parents to participate in events designed to promote parental involvement in their children's education. On Friday at 9:00 a.m., the Campus Recreation sponsored the Rowdy 5K Run, where participants ran along the out...

Romo discusses tier-one status and master plan

October 19, 2009

The University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Oct. 15 during President Romo's Scholarship and Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. President Ricardo Romo said that dinner's main function was to raise funds for student scholarships. "If we don't raise mon...

UTSA Family Fest celebrates students

October 19, 2009

Student Activities hosted the 3rd annual Family Fest on Oct. 10 at UTSA's downtown campus. This event was free and offered many resources to help both the community and students. Lunch was also provided. Students and guests picked up a ticket at the Student Activities booth, where they could redeem ...

UTSA hosts annual Gala Latina

October 13, 2009

UTSA kicks off October, Hispanic Heritage Month, with a memorable night. On Friday, Oct. 9, the Inclusion in Community Engagement Center hosted the 2nd Annual Gala Latina in collaboration with various Hispanic organizations. Gala Latina is a celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which hig...

University prepares for landmark anniversary

October 13, 2009

The University of Texas at San Antonio will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Oct. 15 during President Romo's Scholarship and Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel. On June 5, 1969, UTSA was established when Texas Governor Preston Smith signed a bill sponsored by Texas Representative Fr...

UTSA screams for ice cream

October 13, 2009

The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) annual fundraiser began on Oct. 6 with an Ice Cream Social in the UC Ballroom 2. The SECC is an annual campaign benefitting charities. Last year, SECC had a 78 percent participation rate at UTSA, which was number one in the UT systems. This year, the goal ...

How long until UTSA is a tier-one university?

October 5, 2009

UTSA is one of seven universities jockeying for position as a tier-one research university. In his recent visit to UTSA, State Representative and Chair of the Higher Education Committee Dan Branch discussed how UTSA could win tier-one status before UT El Paso, UT Dallas, UT Arlington, Unive...

Romo praises university growth

October 5, 2009

Dr. Ricardo Romo's State of the University Address was a simple message about continuing to make UTSA a premier research university. "I want to give students the same opportunities I had," Romo said. In the ten years under President Romo, the university has grown in student population, physical...