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Student Affairs Source - January 2012
Departmental Highlights
Student AccessAbility
Student AccessAbility
In July 2011, Kerry Tate was promoted from assistant director to director of the Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA). More

Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics
The fall athletic teams once again were among the best in the American Southwest Conference. More

Career Center
Career Center
Resumania! – 13 employer representatives from companies such as Ericsson, Raytheon, Chase Bank, Sherwin-Williams, BB&T, Alcatel-Lucent and Fidelity, gave students and alumni the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their resumes. More
Summer 2012 Internship Program in Sydney, Australia – Getting a summer internship will take on a whole new meaning for students participating in the new international program in Sydney, Australia beginning in the summer of 2012. More
Reverse Career Expo – In an effort to further connect employers with student leaders on campus, the Career Center and academic honor society Delta Epsilon Iota co-sponsored a new event: the Reverse Career Expo, in which student organizations set up booths to welcome visiting employers. More

Student Counseling Center
Student Counseling Center
Due to an increased demand for psychiatric services among students, the Student Counseling Center has expanded its services through the addition of a staff psychiatrist. More

Dean of Students
Dean of Students
Students will now be a part of the discipline process at UT Dallas as members of the newly created discipline committee. More

Student Health Center
Student Health Center
Students who have a stabilized chronic illness can now get help managing their medical condition through the Student Health Center (SHC). More

Student Health Insurance
The Student Health Insurance Office is now part of the Student Health Center. More

Student Housing
Student Housing
Last August, while students were settling into the two campus residence halls (one of which was brand new), construction was already beginning on a third hall. More

International Student Services
International Student Services
UT Dallas welcomed 1,470 new international students this fall, with our total international enrollment growing to more than 3,500 students. More

Recreational Sports - Activity Center
Recreational Sports/Activity Center
There is an exciting new feature in the Activity Center: a climbing wall! More

Student Wellness Center
Student Wellness Center
Suicide Prevention Training – The Student Wellness Center offers QPR training (Question, Persuade, Refer) to all interested students, faculty and staff in an ongoing effort to educate the UT Dallas campus community about procedures for dealing with potentially suicidal individuals. More
UTD Speak – The Student Wellness Center and Residential Life teamed up to engage students in UTD Speak – an event held during Suicide Prevention Week to draw attention to the importance of talking about difficult topics and getting help when needed. More
Body Doubles – Everybody benefits from a little extra motivation when trying to get in shape, and the Student Wellness Center and Recreational Sports have been doing their part to help. More

Image of Dr. Rachavong, VP for Student Affairs
A Message from the VP for Student Affairs
What an exciting fall semester! With a significant enrollment growth and our largest freshman class ever, new energy and enthusiasm are everywhere – as well as new challenges and opportunities. More
Shooting Star Award Winners
October 2011
Kacey Luker
Mohammed Rahman

November 2011
Gene Fitch
Mario Villegas

December 2011
Ben Piper
Sue Sherbet

New To Student Affairs
Gloria Adams
Dean of Students

Patricia Lathen
Residential Life

Daniel Hernandez
Fraternity & Sorority Life

Mark Your Calendars
Spring International Student Orientation
January 17

Comet Countdown to Commencement
February 9

Public Agency Career Expo
February 22

Teacher Career Expo
March 7

Alternative Spring Break
March 10-17

Springapalooza
March 19-23

Spring Career Expo
March 21

Health Professions Career Expo
March 27

International Week
April 2-6

National Volunteer Week
April 15-20

Greek Week
April 16-21

Senior Week
May 14-18
Comet Spirit - Get Into Spirit Fridays!