New student orientation
A new student orientation session is scheduled
Saturday, Aug. 27, on the Uvalde campus.
Attendance is mandatory for all students enrolled in ORIE 0100-AUV02.
Students should report to the Tate Auditorium at 8:00 a.m.
College faculty and support staff will make
presentations on a variety of topics including setting up a login and
password to access the college computer network, as well as how to use
The Portal and WebAdvisor.
Lunch will be served and the orientation will conclude
by 1:30 p.m.
next week in Uvalde
The Student Activities Office will host its annual
Welcome Back event next week on the Uvalde campus.
The "Welcome Back Fiesta and Club Social" will be held
in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free burritos, bean or beef, along with all the
toppings will be served to all students. Drinks will also be served.
Along with lunch, students will have the opportunity
to get information on various club activities available this fall.
slated on tax rate
At its regular monthly meeting on Thursday,
Aug. 18, the SWTJC Board of Trustees set public hearings on the 2011 tax
The hearings are scheduled Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 at noon in the Bluebonnet
Room of the Matthews Student Center in Uvalde.
On behalf of the faculty, administration and
staff at Southwest Texas Junior college, I want to welcome you to the
beginning of the fall 2011 semester.
Whether you are a returning student, or are enrolling
with us for the first time, we are proud to have you as part of the
As a new semester begins, let me offer you one piece
of advice that I know will make your college experience more meaningful,
enjoyable and, most importantly, successful. Get involved.
Get to know your instructors and make time to visit
with them one-on-one during their office hours. Take advantage of the
tutoring help available through student support services, the writing
center and the student success center. Join a club, play intramural
sports, visit the student activities center, play with our mariachi
group, take part in a study group.
We have an outstanding faculty and staff at Southwest
Texas Junior College and we are dedicated to helping each and every one
of our students succeed. Help yourself succeed this fall by getting
Letís have a great semester.
SWTJC is ranked
Dr. Ismael Sosa, Jr.
among nationís best
Adrieana Martinez of Kyle makes a return
during a peppering drill prior to volleyball
tryouts on Thursday, Aug. 25. Last day of tryouts is Friday, Aug. 26. The college will sponsor a team this fall
in the inaugural season with South Texas Club Sports League. SWTJC will
play its first game on Oct. 13 at home against Palo Alto College.
Students in the vocational nursing program were in
Uvalde on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for a daylong
orientation session. A total of 90 students, in Uvalde, Del Rio and
Eagle Pass, are admitted to the program each fall.
Fall classes underway
Students in Uvalde crowd the sidewalk in front of
the Espinosa Building on Monday, Aug. 22.
Approximately 5,600 students had registered for classes as of Monday.
The final day of late registration is Aug. 23.
Directions to class
Dean of Instructional Services Hector Gonzales (right) directs
students to class on Monday, Aug. 22, the opening day of the fall
semester at SWTJC. Late registration will be held Aug. 22 and 23 at
sites across the college's 11-county service area.
Time is up;
SWTJC Dean of Admissions and Student Services
Joe Barker reminds students that they must make payment arrangements as
soon as possible or risk being dropped from fall classes.
"Students can sign up for a payment plan, but it is
their responsibility to get that done," Barker said.
According to Barker, phone messages and e-mail will go
out Wednesday, Aug. 23, to all students who have enrolled in fall
classes but not made payment arrangements.
"The bottom line is that students need to make
arrangements or they will be expected to pay in full or be dropped from
classes," Barker said.
To set up a payment plan, or to pay in full, visit the
Flores Student Services Building in Uvalde or the main administration
building in Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Crystal City.
The Testing Center has announced its schedule
for the fall semester.
For a complete schedule in Uvalde, as well as in
Crystal City, Del Rio and Eagle Pass, please visit the links listed
Students begin a campus tour (above) following a
welcome in the Tate Auditorium
on Friday, Aug. 12, during new student
orientation held on the Uvalde campus. An additional new student
orientation is set Aug. 27, in Uvalde.
faculty to fall convocation
President Ismael Sosa, Jr., kicked off fall
convocation at Southwest Texas Junior College with his annual welcome to
faculty and staff, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Uvalde.
Sosa thanked the group for their service to the students and the
college. "It takes a team effort, but there is no doubt about it, you
carry us," Sosa told faculty on their first day back. "I thank you for
your service." MORE
Basketball, volleyballSWTJC basketball teams and the new womenís
volleyball team will all open league play at home, when play begins this
October in the South Texas Club Sports League.
open league play at home
The SWTJC Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams will have their
season openers on Oct. 12 against teams from St. Philipís College in San
Volleyball action will begin on Oct. 13, when SWTJC takes on Palo
All home basketball games and volleyball matches will be played in
the La Forge Hall Gymnasium.
academy taken off