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mmmmmi mmmmmm CRRRV R JRNSPORT? Backpacks set a trend UTSR campus SKETCH IN6 NEUI MVTHOLOGV Art eKhibit by Luis Jimenez displayed in UTSR Rrt Gallery FEHTlWB^^Hitff^S RRTS & ENTERTRINMENT, pages 6 & 7 3p^ RND THEV'RE OFFI Men's Tennis and Cross Country begin competition SPORTS, pages 8 & 9 PAi^Ano September 26,1995 VoiumelS, Number 18 SERUWG THE UNIUERSITV OF TEHflS flT.SHN ANTONIO COMMUNfTV Fall enrollment slightly declines By Lindsey Rausch Acting News Editor This semester, UTSA witnessed a slight 1.09 percent decrease in student enrollment. John Brown, director of admissions and registrar, said the de¬ cline may have been due to the fee increase. "It just costs a lot of money to go to school, that's all. We have to ^^^^ raise our fees to try to support , the kinds ofthings that will make this a first class university," Brown said. Because of the lack of state funding. Brown said most schools have raised their fees. "We just have to raise those fees periodically," Brown said. "Everybody did this time, and we may have raised them a little higher than some and maybe a little lower than others." The university has built a budget based on a certain num¬ ber of students. With the de¬ crease, the budget will have to be trimmed. Brown said. ^^ "The decrease in enrollment is not as drastic as it could have been," Brown said. "There are a lot of schools across the state that have had worse declines than we did." Brown said this is not the first lime UTSA has experienced a drop in stu¬ dent enrollment. "We had this same thing happen in 1983 when the state raised tuition. We had a dip in enrollment and we came right forward after that," Brown said. Although the total student enroll¬ ment is down this semester, freshmen enrollment went up. "We were up in freshmen about three and a half percent. That is the first time we have had a nice increase in freshmen in a while," Brown said. 'The decrease in enrollment is not as drastic as It could have been. There are a lot of schools across the state that have had worse declines than we did.. .For the money, UTSA is still the best place you can go to school." - John Brown, director of admissions and registrar Last year. Brown said the univer¬ sity lost about 200 freshmen even though there was an increase in stu¬ dents. He said they were hoping to recover that loss with the opening of Ihe downtown campus. "What really helped bur freshmen increase this time, is to have availabil¬ ity ofthe downtown campus," Brown said. Approximately 1,146 students at¬ tend Cypress Tower and 71 of theseare first time freshmen. The downtown campus does not look like the main campus with land¬ scaping and places for students to go. "It is hard for a new freshman lo come to a university for the first time and go to a place that really looks like ___ an office building. It doesn't have all the things that we have here for students to go congre¬ gate and do things together. Itis juststrictly classrooms," Brown said. Even though the campus looks like office buildings, Brown said the students will receive high quality education. "We have some of our besl faculty down there, so it is not like you are going to get a sec¬ ond rate education; it is going to be first rate," Brown said. Like the decrease in 198S, Brown said he predicts the en- rollment will go back up. ^"~ "I think when people get used to the idea that the price of education is going up everywhere, then students will come back," Brown said. Brown said Ihey will also try to make it as convenient as possible for students to come to UTSA. "For the money, UTSA is still the best place to go to school," Brown said. "Prices we charge are a bargain." Eckhart von Ellenrieder/The Paisano Cruising the pages, Jennifer Krusinsity stops to loolc at the posters being sold in the Sombrilla. MAT 1013 expected to be phased out Photo provided by Communications interim division director of mathematics and statistics, Jim Gaertner said MAT 1013 no longer counts for degree. By Stephanie Oubicic Staffwriter Over the next several semesters, the UTSA division of mathematics and statistics plans to eliminate Math 1013, the Fundamental s of Algebra, because the course no longer counts for a de¬ gree. In past catalogs, MAT 1013 satis¬ fied the math requirement for the core curriculum; however, students follow¬ ing the 1994-1996 undergraduate cata¬ log can no longer take MAT 1013 toward graduation. Jim Gaertner, interim division di¬ rector of mathematics and statistics, said that MAT 1013 will be slowly phased out. Gaertner said, "It will take several semesters to phase out MAT 1013. We are reducing il because it is no longer a requirement, and if it does not have a need, and there is no money to alter courses, we will do without." MAT 1013 is a remedial math course, and because of the plan lo eliminate il, other courses will replace it that will count towards graduation. "Other courses have been created and offered to students as a replace¬ ment to serve thai purpose," Gaertner begin with the spring 1996 term, and will continue Ihrough the fall and fol¬ lowing .semesters. The announcement ofthis plan was distributed on Aug. 2, 1995, lo the deans and directors. It was sent by G. Donald Allen, former interim division 'This happens a lot in universities. Some courses are added and some are taken off, and that is what will be happening here." -Jim Gaertner, interim division director of mathematics and statistics said. Professors currently teaching MAT 1013 will be teaching other math sec¬ tions once the course is gone, accord¬ ing to Gaertner. Exactly when MAT 1013 will be completely eliminated is not known, but the "phasing out" is scheduled to direcior for mathematics and statistics who is now al Texas A&M University. The process is still in effect now that Gaertner is interim. Gaertner is unsure what is going to be done lo omit MAT 1013, but stu¬ dents will have to lake an altemative course to meet the necessary require¬ ments. According to the 1994- 1996 undergraduate catalog, the othercourse options are MAT 1033. Algebra with Calculus for Busi¬ ness; MAT 1063.Collcge Algebra; STA 1053, Basic Statistics; STA 1063, Basic Statistics for Business and Economics; STA 1073, Sta¬ tistics for Psychology; and STA 1003. Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences Higher level math courses also apply. The process to delete MAT 1013 will take time. Gaertner said, "Eliminating MAT 1013 now would not work because some students are under the old cata¬ log, and it would not bc right if all of asudden wedropped the course." Eliminating courses is not an uncommon measure. "This happens a lot in universi¬ ties," Gaertner said. "Courses are added and some are taken off, and that is what will be happening here." Interiibrary Loan Service heip students get documents, periodicals, and boolcs from other college libraries By Shirley Welge Contributing Writer The UTSA Interiibrary Loan Sub¬ system is a service available to help students get particular resources the UTSA libraiy does not have. While the library strives to provide sources needed by its students to help them complete their work, very few univer¬ sities are able to provide students with all the information they need. Head of Access Service, Chris Hanson said the system allows UTSA to locate articles from otiier libraries. "Under this system, books, docu¬ ments, and periodicals can be trans¬ ferred from one four-year academic institution to another four-year aca¬ demic institution," Hanson said. The system was the idea of Ohio University. Title for the system is the Ohio Collective Library Consortium. Years ago, obtaining books and in¬ formation from other institutions was cost-prohibitive, bul now siudents can have access to Ihis service. "Not only was it loo expensive, but this system of shared services was of¬ fered solely to faculty and regents of the university," Hanson said. use it. An individual must be associ¬ ated wilh Ihe universiiy, and may fall inlo the categories of faculty, graduate "Under this system, books, documents, and periodicals can be transferred from one academic institution to another .." -Chris Hanson, head of access service The Interiibrary Loan Subsystem has very few restrictions on who can student, undergraduate, or staff. The process is simple. To begin with, the individual must firsl identify the needed source using the library computer catalog, subject-specific in¬ dices, or olher research tools. Once the individual has determined the UTSA library does not have the needed item, then he or she my obtain a form lo request the library to apply for a loan of Ihe item from member institutions. The form asks for basic informa¬ tion, including the individual's name, affiliation with the university, and any pertinent information describing the source needed. It is often possible lo get a photocopy of Ihe source, provid¬ ing il is short and the individual is willing to pay a nominal fee per page. Once the form is tumed in, the li¬ brary uses the Internet to communicate requests to other institution members. After the item is located, either it or a pholocopy arrives at the UTSA library. Special Collections Department does not participate in this system. Special Collections head, Dora Guerra said, "Our present policy is not to lend rare books, or anything from special collections."
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
|Publisher||The Paisano Educational Trust|
|Collection||UTSA Student Publications Collection|
|Coverage||United States; Texas; San Antonio;|
|Rights||The Paisano Educational Trust|
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