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Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Editorial Board

February 11, 2020

College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates have passed, and with two remaining, the COLFA Dean Search Advisory Committee is coming closer to making its selection. In these forums, the candidates present their vision for the college and UTSA as a whole. Additionally, the forums provide an op...

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Xavier Richardson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The open forums for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates continued with Dr. Martin Camacho on Feb. 3 and Dr. Kathaleen Amende on Feb. 5. Camacho, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University, opened the forum by acknowledging his limited experience with UTSA and...

COLFA dean candidate open forums continue with Dr. Jason Yaeger

COLFA dean candidate open forums continue with Dr. Jason Yaeger

Xavier Richardson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Open forums for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) dean finalist candidates continued on Jan. 27. Dr. Jason Yaeger, associate dean of COLFA graduate studies and professor of anthropology at UTSA, spoke about how his current role and past experiences at UTSA would make him a good fit for the d...

COLFA dean candidate open forums begin

Dr. Anthony Lemieux presented at an open 
forum. Dr. Lemieux is vying to become the new dean for COLFA.

Xavier Richardson, Staff Writier

January 28, 2020

Open forums, which are opportunities for the UTSA community to ask questions to the candidates for dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA), began Jan. 22. Dr. Anthony Lemieux, professor of global studies and communication at Georgia State University, was the first to present what his v...

Health Communication Concentration Full Interview

Health Communication Concentration

Kat Joseph and Oscar Torres

April 18, 2018

Professors Kim Kline, Shamshad Khan, and Stacey Passalacqua sat down with us to discuss the new Heath Communication Concentration for Com majors.   Host - Kat Joseph Videographer - Oscar Torres Audio - Kat Joseph Video editors - Kat Joseph and Oscar Torres   Check out ot...

Students travel for credit

A student studying in India stretches  his hand for a photo with the Taj Mahal. Photo Courtesy of Brandon Lanners/Education Abroad Services

Leah Feneley

October 25, 2017

Education Abroad Services organize diverse study abroad opportunities in many different international locations for the fall, spring and summer semesters to expand the knowledge and experiences of UTSA students.    Director of Education Abroad Services Brandon Lanners said, “You should go abroad bec...

Faculty cuts affect COLFA class sizes

Old furniture sits in a foreign language classroom in the McKinney Humanities building. Photo Courtesy of  Leah Feneley, The Paisano

Leah Feneley

October 4, 2017

College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ (COLFA) professors and students are feeling the academic strain this fall semester after a 50 percent reduction in the number of classes  taught by nontenure-track faculty (NTT). The news was announced the fall semester of 2016. Since that time, COLFA departments h...

Studying Abroad

Photos by Gaige Davila

Gaige Davila

September 1, 2017

I studied abroad last spring in Italy via the “COLFA in Urbino” program. I returned to the States two months ago and picked up my on-campus job and position at The Paisano where I left them. I’m in the routine I had before I left, and it’s helped with adjusting to living in America again. I h...

Dropped

Graphic by Chase Otero, The Paisano

Samuel De Leon

August 30, 2017

Instructor-initiated drop policy may cost students money and course credit   Beginning this semester, any UTSA faculty can drop students from a course for non-attendance as long as drop requirements are clearly stated in the syllabus attendance policy. The instructor-initiated drop is an effort to c...

Invest in curriculum, not cannons

Editorial staff

April 26, 2017

The student government’s push for an artillery cannon to be used at athletic events (such as football games) is described as an effort to promote school spirit and create a new tradition but as the university currently stands, a cannon purchase would be unnecessary, frivolous and quite frankly, ridi...

State Senator Jose Menendez to speak to COLFA graduates

Courtesey of The Office of Senator Jose Menendez

Samuel De Leon

April 20, 2017

State Senator Jose Menendez is the last speaker for the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony to be revealed. Menendez will address the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Public Policy and University College graduates on May 13 at 10 a.m. Menendez has represented District 26, which serves a large...

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column

Gaige Davila, The Paisano

Gaige Davila

February 8, 2017

All thirty-four hours of travel was experienced second-to-second, with no music, no sleep, little food and no expectations. I thought about the woman from the night before; she kept saying not to worry. I wasn’t worried. Every flight, TSA line, cab train and hour without sleep was like a punch of fe...