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Frost Bank comes to UTSA

September 11, 2008

Frost Bank financial center, the first full-service bank to operate on campus, was opened at UTSA Aug. 25. in the University Center. "Having a bank on campus will be more convenient to the university community," University Center director Lowa Mwilambwe said. "In addition, students, faculty and staff w...

UTSA extends degree programs offered

September 11, 2008

UTSA has received approval for two new master's programs: the Construction Science and Management offered in the finance department, and Health and Kinesiology Science in the department of health and kinesiology. Previously, students could get a concentration in health and kinesiology from a Masters in Educat...

UTSA prepares for reaccreditation

September 1, 2008

UTSA will be reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) in 2010. College accreditation is a formal recognition, or guarantee of some sorts that an entire school or college or one of its programs meets certain standards and provides quality educa...

UTSA freshmen admission standards change in 2008

August 25, 2008

There is no question that things are changing at UTSA, from the addition of academic and parking buildings, to the rise in tuition and fees and effective fall 2008, and now, the admissions criteria for first-time freshmen. Students who applied for admission into UTSA for the fall of 2008 were the first to s...

Professor Puts UTSA’s English Department on the Map

April 21, 2008

Sue Hum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the English department, and students in her English 3303 Theory and Practice of Composition, and English 3313 Advanced Composition, are all part of something as large as Texas. The Literary Map of Texas is an ongoing project in Hum's upper division writing int...

A.C.T. for UTSA

April 21, 2008

As part of a an 80 million dollar project to improve youth and amateur athletic facilities, UTSA may receive $15 million if Proposition Two is passed in a vote on May 10.Beginning April 28-May 6 voting booths will be available on the ground floor of UTSA's Main Building for early voting. Proposition...

Protect UTSA pedestrians

April 21, 2008

I have been having a problem since the beginning of the semester about the crosswalk from the dorms to the campus around the tennis courts. For some reason, the vehicles that travel that route seem to think that they have the right of way when actually the pedestrians do.It has been irritating me since...

Food fight: Vendors bid for UTSA contract

April 7, 2008

This year UTSA will decide if it wants to continue a relationship with Chartwells or sign a five-year contract with one of Chartwell's competitors, Aramark or Sodexo.UTSA entered into a five-year contract with Chartwells in 2003 without a real focus in mind. "At that time we didn't have a broad plan,"...

Studenet organization to make UTSA campus beautiful

March 31, 2008

The Beautification Society formed because of their belief that there is a need for aesthetic improvement to aid UTSA's goal of becoming a nationally renowned institution."Our organization plans to dramatically improve the aesthetic aspect of our campus. Although we recognize the difficulty of these goal...

UTSA cracks down on drug use

February 4, 2008

Drug arrests for January are up 114 percent on the 1604 campus. So far, in 2008 there have been 60 arrests on the 1604 campus, more than half of them attributed to alcohol and drug law violations. No arrests were reported for the remaining two campuses- Downtown and Institute of Texas Cultures (ITC).Com...

UC expansion features new amenities

February 19, 2006

    UTSA's new phase III project is expected to expand the University Center (UC) and bring many new amenities to campus.    The idea to expand the UC started when students expressed their desire to expand campus facilities.    St...

Projects to enhance campus life

November 16, 2005

    UTSA is going to be making some big changes in the next few semesters.    There are four major construction projects scheduled to begin in the spring and summer of next year: Laurel Village, a new on-campus housing facility, UC phase III, Rec/Wellness center expansion and a therma...