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April 2017, Issue 4

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Beaks Up Speak Up Presents: Bringing in the Bystander®

Beaks Up Speak Up Flyer Bringing in the Bystander Calendar

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Beaks Up Speak Up is the bystander intervention initiative at UTSA. The program is designed to educate, promote, and empower the entire UTSA community to be active bystanders and to care for one another. Through this initiative and its programs, we hope to equip our UTSA family with the ability to RECOGNIZE potential harm, CHOOSE to respond, and take ACTion.

Bringing in the Bystander is an evidence-based sexual assault prevention workshop offered through Beaks up. Speak up. This 90-minute workshop covers:

  • The concept of bystander intervention
  • The continuum of behaviors that contribute to sexual violence
  • The experiences of those who have experienced sexual violence
  • Participants' roles in bystander intervention on campus
  • Ways to intervene safely and effectively

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please refer to the April-May calendar pictured alongside this article. Students may contact Brittany Stevens to register. Student staff and other university employees, please use the MyTraining website to register.

Submitted by —
Brittany Stevens
Program Manager,
UTSA Career Center


March Into Your Major

The University Career Center hosted March into Your Major on Wednesday, March 22, in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom. The event was free and open to all UTSA students.

The event helped students who are unsure of their major, career path or future goals by providing them with the opportunity to speak with a variety of university staff and experts.

Students met with academic advisors to learn about the majors offered at UTSA, visited with student leaders, received a four-year career action plan, and many spoke with representatives from various UTSA academic programs and student services including career counselors from the University Career Center.

The event also featured door prizes, including five $100 textbook credits from the UTSA RowdyCampus store.

In the three years of this event the number of rising sophomores who have declared a major increased from 17.4% to 41.7%.

Submitted by —
Morris Ellington
Program Manager,
UTSA Career Center