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SPEC COLL B.O X E D LD 5 3 13 . A3 P34 7 PAi^ARO '1^ April 14,1998 Volume 21 Number 12 New associate VP to focus on retention, recruitment mSM3 7KS 'iELVBEST: SP 7Eis§ i? Ml M^H® ©SCiiHtaTL" Rachael Hill Managing Editor Afler conducting a naiionwide search, UTSA named ils new associaie vice presideni for enrollmenl inanage- mcni on Wednesday. Sylvia Rodgriguez, who currently serves as Ihe dean ^¦—¦— to nurture and fosler Iheir develop¬ meni while they're there." Rodriguez will oversee Ihe universiiy's enrollmenl managemeni plan, focusing on communiiy college and high school relalions, new studeni advising, and career and personal coun¬ seling. .-- L,_,.. When "In enrollment services, asked whether we hope to work with utsa would place apnorityonminor- StudentS from the time ny enrollment in of enrollmenl ser¬ vices al Ihe Univer¬ sity ofTexas in El Paso, will begin al UTSA on May 25. ff^gy eproll Untll the time ^^^ f"'"^^' ^^"^ ^ald utsa presi- , r4 * t Lr a university should denl. Samuel tney graOUate to maKe reflect the diversity Kirkpalrick, rec- SUre that the ServlceS We of its cily. "Obvi¬ ously in San Anio¬ nio ommended Ihe cre¬ ation oflhe new po¬ silion afler a Iwo- year sludy of UTSA's enroll¬ menl services. The recent decline in enrollmenl growth could mean a loss of funding under Ihe Texas legislature's new funding model. "All schools are facing reduction in enrollment, soldon'i Ihink il's UTSA's exclusive problem," Rodriguez said Monday from herUTEPoffice. "Whai Ihe universities have to do is look al how we're serving the studenis and iry provide them are going I- cr %y nio and soulh to help them remain in Texas, utsa is a school " magnet for Ihose students. I think thatjusi serving the -Sylvia Rodriguez, new constituency of a associate vice president for enroliment services region would auto¬ matically represent the diversity il's serving," she said. ^^^^^^^^^ Presideni Kirkpatrick said Rodriguez has tieen successful in all areas of enrollment services. "This is a critically important leadership posi¬ lion for UTSA as we strive lo become Continued on page 3 Nathan Lamhrechl/The Paisanci UTSA (19-23) will host the Texas Longhorns tonight at Wolff Stadium. UT's visit will be their first ever to San Antonio to face UTSA. In UTSA's 1998 season opener, the 'Runners defeated the Longhorns 3-0 at Disch-Fall( Stadium In Austin for the first time in the program's history. They loolc to sweep the season series tonight. Southpaw Randall Biggs (1-2) is slated to get the start. First pitch is at 7:07. See story pg. 6 Graffiti puts bad maric on UTSA image University's best honored at ULA ceremony Rachael Hill Managing Editor Numerous students, facully and staff were recognized Apr. 9 al UTSA's 21st annual University Life Awards. Outstanding individuals in the univer¬ sity communiiy were honoied with trophies al a special banquet spon- .sored by the UTSA studeni govern¬ ment. According lo Randy Degner, assis¬ tant direcior of studeni leadership and activities, nomination forms for Ihe awards were distributed lo students, facully, slaff and studentorganizations on campus. Each individual nomi¬ nated Ihen had td submit an application for review by selection committees composed of faculty, staff and stu¬ dents. Degner, who serves as the advisor 10 Ihe student govemmeni, says they pul a lol of work into the nomination process and awards ceremony. "I had a lot of compliments from many of the finalisi and adminislralors saying how elegant Ihe night was. Il was very prestigious," he said. Regina Hurtado News Editor Markings etched inlo a third floor glass door and scrawled across a meial stairwell door-both in Ihe HSS build¬ ing-are examples of graffiti encroach¬ ing on Ihe UTSA campus. "From lime to time we do have criminal vandalism, and grafflti is spray painted or painted wilh some kind of marker on various campus facilities like, walls, doors, balhroom walls, lhal sort of Ihing." said Ll. Dan Pena, uni¬ versity police. If a person is caughi vandalizing, consequences can range from expul¬ sion from school to Ihe filing of crimi¬ nal charges, with a possibility of serv¬ ing jail time, said Pena. In the pasl year, Ihree to four people "On campus at least more than half of the graffiti that we see is of the nongang-oriented type where someone just thinks they're being smart or they're being cute by leaving a message, a mark on a wall, or a cartoon of some sort." -Lt. Dan Pena, university police were caughi in Ihe process of damag¬ ing universiiy properly. When Ihe person is caughi Ihey are arresled and a decision lo book ihcm is based on Ihe amount of damage involved. These people are usually caughi by officers on patrol of lhe campus. "Il depends on Ihe amouni of dam¬ age ihat's done, in the course of thc markings, the paintings, ihal's involved in Ihe graffiti." Pena said. "It's based on a damage value ihal's necessary lo repair or replace the area." When a case of vandalism or graffiti is reporied, a UTSA officer looks over the sile, talks lothe person who discov¬ ered the graifili and reports what the graffiti says or what it looks like. A criminal mischief offense report is filed and arrangements are made with physi¬ cal plant to have thc graffiti removed, which according to Pena is usually removed within a day or two depend¬ ing on how fast physical plani can respond. Damages can range from $ 100 for vandalism cither painted or marked on university properly and in aboul a year's lime, total vandalism damage can range from$I.(K)()-$2.()(K). "One oflhe things wc have found in working with other agencies and with the cily. as graffiti relates to gang ac¬ tivity, is that its best to immediately remove the graffiti as soon as lis dis Continued on page 3 Fur flies as pros, cons of animal researcli debated on campus Chris Birck/The Paisano Last Wednesday afternoon, animal rights activists and animal researchers debated the moral and beneficial issues of scientific and medical research. Matthew M. Dougan Features Edilor With animal researchers on one side and animal rights activists on the olher, a debate broke out last Wednesday in the UC Relama Room. Tlie two sides met to weigh the morality and ben¬ efits of using animals in scientific and medical research. Dr. Neal Guenlzel, professor of microbiology. Dr. Brian Derrick, a.,- sistant professor of biology, and Dr. Eugene Sprague, associaie professor of radiology and pharmacology at UTHSC, defended animal research while Dr. Mark Bernsiein, associaie ' professor of philosophy. Dr. Sieve Kellman, Ashbel Smilh professor of comparative lileralure, and animal rights activist Donald Barnes opposed Ihe practice. Dr. James McDonald, assistant pro¬ fessor of anthropology, moderated. Guenlzel opened the debate by de¬ scribing his own position as more "moderate" while characlerizing the "I would appreciate it if you (Sierra) would refrain from self-masturbation." -Donald Barnes, animal rights activist animal rights platform as extremists wilh a radical agenda. Some of the cenlrai issues in the debate centered around lhe relative mo¬ rality and societal benefils of animal research and ils possible alternatives. Thc animal rights team accused the animal research team of speciesism — that IS. the practice of assigning a liv¬ ing thing more or less moral consider¬ ation based solely on its being a mem¬ ber of a particular species, something akin to racism or sexism "It is morally wrong to Icl people die." Guenlzel responded. "Speciesism is not a crime. It is a survival strategy practiced all over the world...It's morally wrong not to do il (lo use animals to research life- threatening disea.ses)." he said lo rous¬ ing applause. " The audience of approximaiely 150 people appeared evenly divided and applauded key comments made by both sides. Continued on page 3 A&E: Gary Oldman is Dr. Smith in "Lost in Space" pg-6 Sports: Baseball pg.8 Features: Downtown campus. Isn't it done yet?
|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;|
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