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HIV/AIDS testing available for UTSA students this month

November 24, 2008

HIV is a virus that takes away your ability to have a social life. It attacks your white blood cells and steals away years from your life, especially if you don't know that you have it. Getting tested for this dangerous virus may be a distressing thought for some, but in this case, ignorance is an...

UTSA veteran proud to have served country

November 17, 2008

It brings me great sadness and disappointment to write this letter on a day that is intended to be a day of pride and honor. On the day after the 233rd birthdays of the Army and Marine Corps, Veteran's Day and the two-year anniversary of burying a fallen brother in arms; I read the article written by Jere...

Intriguing courses at UTSA satisfy more than just students’ degree requirements

November 10, 2008

Throughout college, the average student will take around 40 courses to complete their Bachelor's degree. But through taking these courses, most can hope to find at least one course that contributes to not just degree plans, but curiosity as well. Maggie Felder, a freshman marketing major is c...

Romo nears ten years as UTSA president; looks towards future

October 27, 2008

As UTSA President Ricardo Romo nears the completion his tenth year in office, he can look back at a university that has changed in size, shape and academics throughout its 39 year history. San Antonio native Romo was appointed president in May 1999, the first Hispanic president in the young universi...

Organizations gearing up for BestFest 2008

October 27, 2008

This week's 28th annual BestFest will have events, food and drinks which will help raise funds for 69 student organizations culminates on Friday, Oct 31, between 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. under the Sombrilla Plaza. This year's BestFest theme: "Tale of Terrors".Events on Tuesday and Thursday will lead up to the...

Early voting begins on Oct. 20 at UTSA

October 20, 2008

Who's voting?Members of the public, including the 30,000 students and staff members on campus. Some major employers were requested to ask their employees to vote at the UTSA early voting site: Valero Enerty, Security Service Federal Credit Union, USAA, Nustar Energy and the UT Health Scie...

Renovations good for UTSA

September 29, 2008

I found it interesting reading the commentary of Mansee Muzumdar about how UTSA is using money. She expressed her concern that UTSA is spending more money on attracting new students as opposed to making resources better for currently enrolled students. What I find most interesting from this is that while UT...

UTSAPD aims to lower high theft rates

September 22, 2008

Out of all thefts that occurr at UTSA, 71 percent have been crimes of opportunity when property was left unattended in an unsecured area, according to a study conducted by the UTSA police department (UTSAPD).According to the UTSAPD "Secure It. Keep It." program, the items most commonly stol...

International architects visit UTSA

September 22, 2008

The College of Architecture has hosted guest speakers at the downtown campus every Wednesday since Sept. 10. They are planning to continue hosting speakers until Nov. 17.The lecture series is open to all students."We normally conduct the series a bit more internally. This year we decided to g...

UTSA improves safety with Reverse 911

September 22, 2008

UTSA police department (UTSAPD), in conjunction with the office of Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness, has committed to achieving the goal of improved safety on campus with their implementation of the new REVERSE 911 system. The system is an enhanced emergency telephone, text and email...

Student creates UTSASource, online forum for peers

September 22, 2008

Coming into college, students are overwhelmed with questions, and most of them aren't even related to their coursework. More often than not, students are afraid to ask a "stupid question," so they tend to remain uninformed about many things available to them on campus. Kirk Scheidt, sopho...

Rowland, Play of the Week, leads UTSA to tourney championship

September 15, 2008

UTSA completed a perfect week with two more victories on Saturday and won this weekend's DePaul Invitational. Wins against Denver and Ball State gave the Roadrunners (5-6) their first preseason tournament championship since the 1994 UTSA Roadrunners Invitational.Sophomore outside hitter Kendra Rowland...