The Paisano

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...

Senator Cornyn visits UTSA, honors laboratory

November 16, 2005

    On Nov. 14, UTSA celebrated the opening of the $10.6 million Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratory Building located on the university's 1604 west campus.    United States Senator John Cornyn joined President Ricardo Romo and members of the UTSA community i...

Building for discovery

November 15, 2004

With construction underway and completion expected for the start of the 2005 fall semester, the new Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering building (BSE) is hoping to set UTSA on the path to becoming a top-tier research institution. The building, at more than 220,000 square feet will cost $83.7 ...

Student focus groups target UC expansion

November 15, 2004

Plans for a complete make-over and a $25 million addition are in the works for the University Center. Student focus groups were held last week by the University Center and student activities program and the architecture firm of Perkins and Will, which is designing the renovations and e...

Election results draw mixed reactions from students

November 8, 2004

UTSA's main voting precinct, 3149, saw a increase in voter registration and in voter turn-out in this year's presidential election. In the 2000 presidential election, precinct 3149 registered 834 voters and of that only 80 actually voted. In the 2004 election, precinct 3149 registered 999 vo...

Student voters take advantage of free ride

November 1, 2004

A record 2.4 million Texans hit the polls during the two-week early voting period. To promote civic responsibility, the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored an early voting shuttle to Stinson Middle School Oct. 19-21 and Oct 26-28. A total of 450 students, faculty, and staff used the serv...

Student wins free tuition

November 1, 2004

Interdisciplinary Studies major John Graham has won the first ever Tuition Raffle. The winner was drawn Friday at UTSA's Best Fest celebration by Mr. UTSA, Stephen Cheney, and Ms. UTSA, Becky Bromley. The raffle was sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, a registered student organization. The Tuition...

Student Worker Teacher Alliance, College Republicans collide in Sombrilla protest

October 19, 2004

   The Student Worker Teacher Alliance (SWTA) and the College Republicans, two of the most vocal student politicalorganizations on campus, collided for the second time this semesterin an afternoon rally at the Sombrilla meant to politicallyenergize the student body.  ...

Golden Key wins award for the seventh year

October 18, 2004

   The UTSA Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society has won the Key Chapter Award for the seventh consecutive year.   The award was presented this summer at theGolden Key International conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Awardwinners must excel in five major a...

Remembering the Roost

October 18, 2004

  At the beginning of the fall semester approximately1800 student meal plans had been sold.  However, the university did not have adequate space to feed the students. "The area that was once the Roost was the easiest and most economical location to convert to a temporar...

Campus Calendar: October 19, 2004

October 18, 2004

Tuesday, October 19"Real Life" meeting, every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.,Business Building room 2.06.04. Sponsored by Campus Crusade forChrist.American Humanics Student Association meeting, every Tuesdayfrom 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., UC Ash Room (2.03.06.) Students from allorganizations welcome.Paisano me...

Land swap to expand campus

October 11, 2004

In a land swap deal with the city, UTSA will exchange a 6.0027-acre tract of land at Hemisphere Park (Institute of TexanCultures) for a 2.077-acre tract of land located at 700 W. CommerceSt. (Cattleman's Square Parking lot) and a 5.297-acre tractof land at 301 S. Frio St. Although the d...