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SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA reduced the number of seats available for their leadership summit from 75 to 50. Out of the 50 seats reserved at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, 45 students and two advisors attended, leaving three seats unfilled. The two-night conference package for 50 people...

Student fee increases proposed for Fall 2020

Student fee increases proposed for Fall 2020

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

Proposals to increase various UTSA student fees have been recommended to the university. Only one of the student fees will require a referendum, which affords students the ability to vote on the proposed increase. The Library Resource Charge (LM01), currently $5 per semester credit hour (SCH), was...

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Heather Montoya

October 16, 2019

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will now be called University Technology Solutions (UTS). Kendra Ketchum, UTSA vice president for information management and technology, sent out an email announcing that the name change is effective as of Oct. 1. The office is not only changing its name, but...

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Geoffrey Okolo

October 16, 2019

SGA officials have begun drafting the Syllabus, Attendance and Participation Grade Standardization Act. The Act was developed by students concerned about the inconsistencies and ambiguity regarding attendance and participation grades. “There were instances where faculty did not have any points allocated...

Researchers study theme park wait times

Researchers study theme park wait times

Kaylee Boggan

October 16, 2019

Researchers in the UTSA Department of Management Science and Statistics Wenbo Wu and Mark Leung, and undergraduate student Dayanira Mendoza studied different approaches to combating the waiting times at theme parks. “The course work in business analytics and supply chain; operations management programs...

New lab facilitates natural disaster prevention

New lab facilitates natural disaster prevention

Brandon Armstead

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new Large-Scale Testing Laboratory on Oct. 3. The lab will facilitate researchers as they begin developing new earthquake-resistant building technology. This technology called periodic cellular materials (PCMs)...

SGA special election

SGA special election

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a special election for a student body secretary. The election opens at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10. Voting will be held on RowdyLink.

Skeletal remains found near campus

Skeletal remains found near campus

Breahna Luera

October 9, 2019

Human skeletal remains were found in a wooded area outside of the West Campus near Babcock and 1604 on Oct. 1. KENS5 reported that the police believe the remains have been there for about six months. Officials said the offense was an apparent sudden death. San Antonio Police Department Homicide...

Online therapy available for students

Online therapy available for students

Jada Teague

October 9, 2019

UTSA is introducing Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), an online therapy program developed to address matters related to depression, anxiety and other issues students commonly experience. This program is a self-help service that provides tools to assist students with common mental health issues. 159 students...

Texas senator meets with UTSA veterans

Texas senator meets with UTSA veterans

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

U.S. Senator John Cornyn met with student veterans at UTSA to expand on the Edith Nourse Rogers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship. The scholarship was created from the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which...

Professors lead stargazing experience

Professors lead stargazing experience

Amber Navarrete Gonzalez

October 2, 2019

During the spring and fall semesters, the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy will host free stargazing experiences. The event will take place on the first and third Friday of every month at the Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, which is located on the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. All...

The only solution, is a communist revolution’

The only solution, is a communist revolution’

Joseph Torres

October 2, 2019

“Climate change is not a lie, do not let our planet die,” was one of the chants heard in the Sombrilla Plaza on UTSA’s Main Campus Sept. 25. Red Star Magazine, a leftist digital publication, organized a climate strike in support of Climate Week 2019. Student protestors stood in front of the So...