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Consumer Balks at Ads Page 2 Fear is Key to Polygraph Tests Page 4 Football Comes to a Close Page 9 p^i^Ano TUESDAY October 11, 1983 Volume 3, Number 13 Serving the UTSA community ^^^r^ Chavez Addresses Students on Parking by Chria Turnar Parking and other problems were discussed at an open conference with Chief of Police Manuel Chavez held at the October 5 meeting of the Student Representative Assembly. The SHA Traffic Committee had drawn up a list of inquiries and pro¬ posals dealing with the multi- faceted traffic issue. Compiled within the list were problems con¬ cerning access to campus, on- campus parking, and vehicle registration. Access to campus has been made easier with the re-opening of UTSA Boulevard. However, in response to whether or not SAPD officers could be used to provide for smoother traf¬ fic flow at Loop 1604 and John Peace Blvd., Chief Chavez replied that he has conferred with the SAPD, but they do not have enough manpower. On the same note, UTSA's Police Department does not have enough available officers to put on e?ch campus entrance during morning hours. Parking space has not only been increased by the construction ol the mini-car lots, but also by the addi¬ tion of 274 street curb slots and 60 parking lot curb slots. "We have the maximum amount of curb slots at the time," said Chief Chavez. Also, lots 3, 4, and 9 (formerly reserved), are now available to students. In response to the SRA's suggea- tion that an access road be established from Regency Blvd. to Knights of Old Engage in Jousting Battle at Texas Festival. See Related Story on Page 6. Renaissance UTSA Boulevard Opens by Kavin Koch Motorists driving on UTSA Boulevard, located behind the cam¬ pus, would certainly notice signs warning of construction. Crews are building an overpass extending across a low-water crossing in which several deaths have occured. Richard Jones, Chief Inspector overseeing the project, said the work began on March 24. "We ex¬ pected the whole thing to take about 100-120 working days," placing com¬ pletion somewhere in late October or cjrly November. The road is now open to traffic in one lane. Currently, workmen are in¬ stalling guard rails on the bridge. The remainder of the construction consists mostly of laying asphalt on the balance of UTSA Boulevard, soon to be known as Spur 53. Work¬ ing with asphalt requires a temperature above 50 degrees, which may delay completion. The cost of the project Is evaluated at $769,000, two-thirds of which came from the state highway fund. The balance was allocated to the project by the federal govern¬ ment in the form of a grant. New Program Focuses on P/T Jobs by Melissa Knight A new Student Service program Is planned to help all UTSA students jind part-time employment. The program will be officially launched in November and is to be headed by Mr. Sam Gonzales, who will leave his cbrrent position as Director of Student Financial Aid to take charge of the new Job Location and Development Program. "We want students to be aware of the program and to take advantage of it," Gonzales said. Gonzales stressed that the ser¬ vice will be available free of charge to all UTSA students and not just those already receiving financial aid. A major objective of the program is to save students lime, money, and frustration by providing a listing of available part-time jobs. Program personnel will contact San Antonio area employers for job listings which will then be offered on cam¬ pus. Listings are expected to become available in late November. "We hope to catch the Christmas ruah," Gonzales said. "I have already . received an initial Inquiry from a . large retail store which may have up :io two hundred openings for the : holiday season." Besides obtaining work oppor¬ tunities, the program is planned to benefit students by "developing" employment situations. This pro¬ gram is intended to better prepare studants for work after college. Pro¬ gram goals include helping students build self-confidence and self- reliance both personally and profes¬ sionally. "Self-understanding and the maturity to deal with the realities of the working world is an objective of the program," Gonzales added. Statistics show that students who work part-time generally have higher G.P.A.'s than do students who do not work part-time, Gonzales in¬ dicated. "Employment helps students to be better motivated to do well In school," he said. Students should also benefit from experiencing "job exploration, job development, job choices and deci¬ sions as well as to have oppor¬ tunities to make good contacts and references In the business world," Gonzales indicated. "Role models, counseling, and advice are Impor¬ tant for students to develop profes¬ sional growth," he added. The program is different from ser¬ vices offered by the Office of Career Planning and Placement, Gonzales explained. "That service is available only to upper-division students and is oriented to placing graduating students in permanent positions," he said. The Job Location and Develop¬ ment Program was designed through the Division of Student Ser¬ vices headed by Dean of Students, Dr. Oora Hauser. Distinguished Lecturers Speak at Trinity "I would say Trinity has beco ie the place, in the extended San An¬ tonio area, where newsmakers come to lecture," related Christie Lewis, Assistant Director of Public Rela¬ tions at Trinity University. Lewis is speaking of Distinguish¬ ed Lecturer Series at Trinity. The program, now in It's fifth year, has featured such diverse personalities aa Henry Kissinger, Chuck Colaon & Jim Brady. The series was established by the personal monetary gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown. The income drawn Irom this endowment is used to pay all expenses, thus making the lots 4, 8 and future lot 9, Chief Qhavez said that it would not be feasible whereas it would go over the aquifer and costs too much. Changes in Vehicle Registration will also be made. Registration and purchase of parking permits can be made in November during advance registration. Forms, with instruc¬ tions, for registration, will be sent with tuition bills. Additional forms and information will be placed in ac¬ cessible areas of campus. A list of students have been parking in "No Parking " designated areas and zebra stripes. Chief Chavez added that "If you park in an area that might contribute to an accident, you will be issued a ticket." If a car is parked in one of these areas but does not present a problem, no ticket will be issued. Tickets may be appealed within 5 days. In addition, mini-cars with General Parking stickers will not be issued tickets for parking in the brought to the administratii 3 at¬ tention before, and that it is i ad ministrative policy which ame about because the studer, pay large amount of service fee; .vhile the faculty/staff do not. Chave.- nen- tioned, however, that he has nr con¬ trol over parking fees In relation to carpools. hief Chavez said that suggestions lave been made to include a carpooi mat¬ ching program in the school com¬ puters. Matches could be made One stuff member voiced concern over having to pay S8 more than the students, while having to park in the same place. "If we pay more, why can't we get more?" vehicles meeting mini-car re¬ quirements has already been made and Is available to students in the Police Department. In addition, Chief Chavez spoke of ticketing. During September, 2544 tickets were issued, 1699 of which were for no decals and 915 for park¬ ing violations. Due to limited parking space. mini-car lots, while mini-cars with mini-car parking stickers will be ticketed for parking in General Park¬ ing lots. One staff member voiced concern over having to pay $8 more than the students, while having to park in the same place. "If we pay more, why can't we get more? " Chief Chavez replied that this situation has been through schedules, locations, etc. The parking fees and fines are us¬ ed to pay for maintenance, salaries of traffic clerks and security. Overall. Chief Chavez stressed the importance of a student •organization such as the SRA, to get involved with contributing ideas and combining efforts to help Ihe situa¬ tions. Enrollment Reaches 11,890 by Pat Driscoll UTSA's fast rate of growth is a problem in terms of funds allocated to the school. According to the Director of Admissions, John Brown, "the way appropriations are based on formula funding, the fast growing institutions are penalized." The student enrollment this year totals 11,890. Since 1980 the popula Hon has, expanded an average of 6.5% a year. The number of credit hours being taken is almost 25% more than it was three years ago. Because of the biennial sessions of the state legislature, funding is determined two years in advance. This means that money received by the school this year was based on a population figure set last year. The difference is 6.7%. Vice-President for Administration, Rudy Gomez said that, "enrollment has increased at a greater rate than the Coor¬ dinating Board of the State of Texas has projected for the University."' The result is a thinner dispertion of money received. Another problem is that more classroom and parking space is needed to handle the increasing volume of students. Before Ihe Coordinating Board will approve fun ding for these needs, there needs to be more space utilization during non-peak hours. Dr John Brown said, "unless we can convince the student body to take afternoon classes, we have a problem." Eventually more classes will pro¬ bably be olfered in Ihe afternoon This will help alleviate the issues of 5724 6166 crowded parking and Ihe limiled number of classrooms during the peak hours of the morning. Also it will improve the chances of having more money allocated.to the school Dr. Rudy Gomez thinks that it may be a long educational process in getting students to understand the necessity of having more afternoon courses UTSA Profs Examine Origins of Conflict in Central America by Michala Salyards lectures free to the public. Trinity acquires their speakers through the University's Visiting Scholars and Lecturers Committee, which works with guest lecturer's agents. At times popular jpeakers must be contacted as much as two and a half years in advance. The new series' are: The Distinguished Scientist program, featuring speakers as noted en¬ vironmentalist Dr. Paul Ehrlich on March 14; and In Performance, br¬ inging actors of the caliber of Hal Holbrook, famous musicians such as violinist Eugene Fodor, and other artists of all aorta to Trinity Universi- ly. ASYMMSimill Three UTSA professors will speak at a symposium on Central America at Incarnate Word College on Oc¬ tober 14-16. The symposium, "Central America: Is Peace Possible? " will examine the origins of conflict in Central America and the dimensions it has taken. It will feature ' workshops and panels in an effort to provide attenders with tools for understanding the forces at play In¬ the regions turmoil and the human, ethical, and political implications of the Central American crisis. "We hope to provide information," said Dr. John Booth, . Associate Professor of Political Science at UTSA. "There are some serious problems with information that Is available, including the U.S.'s role in the region." Booth will focus on local historical factors that in¬ fluence historical events. Booth has published numerous articles on Central America. He was a Fulbright lecturer in international relations at the Nat onal Autonomous University of Costa Rica and has recently returned (rom a research trip to Central America. Dr Catherine Edwards of Ihe Social and Behavioral Sciences divi¬ sion, will be featured in a workshop on Congress and U.S. foreign policy. In addition. Dr. Thomas Baylis, also with the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will speak on the Soviet Bloc and Central America.' Included in the schedule will be workshops on the Mass Media and Central Ame'ica, and Congress and U.S. Foreigr Policy. Also local political leaders will debate the U.S. role in Central America. Over 25 local civic, religious and peace organizations are sponsoring the event which has been in the making since January. A ten dollar donation is requested but not re¬ quired. Continuing Education Credit will be available through Incarnate Word College. For more Information, contact Dr. John Booth at 691-4620 or Cynthia Chalker at 341-6152.
|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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