(April 29, 2010)--Gifts are arriving daily in response to the "Together, We Are UTSA" 2010 faculty-staff initiative coordinated by the UTSA Office of Annual Giving. The first annual effort targeted specifically to inform and involve UTSA faculty and staff was launched in mid-April and will continue through May.
"It is great to see faculty and staff giving to the university, just as the alumni and students do," said Genevieve Lopez, assistant director of annual giving and manager of the student call center.
Similar to programs at other major universities across the country, "Together, We Are UTSA" was started to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to show their pride in the place they work by making gifts to help support the great things happening across the Tri-campuses.
"The size of the gift is not as important as the act of giving, which demonstrates support for UTSA," said Laura Murray, associate vice president for advancement services and administration. "Small gifts add up and can make a real difference in the ability to respond to unexpected opportunities or needs that arise throughout the year."
While the university relies on state funding and tuition to fund basic programs, state appropriations provide for only 28 percent of the university's budget. Gifts from donors like you help provide essential services as well as exceptional opportunities -- opportunities that have helped UTSA become an emerging research university and provided students access to higher education. With your help, the university will do even more, ensuring that designation as a Tier One university remains within reach.
>> To make a gift or learn more about UTSA fundraising programs, visit the Giving to UTSA website.
For more information and inquiries about special gifts such as scholarships, endowments and planned giving, contact Laura Murray at 210-458-5160.
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.
H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
There will be a special UCinema showing following Kickback at the UC at 9pm in Retama Auditorium (located on the 2nd floor of UC North).
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes all new freshmen to UTSA. Join them for breakfast and meet Honors College administrators, staff, and connect with other new Honors students.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Convocation is UTSA’s ceremony to launch the new academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen because it marks the first step students will take in their higher education journey of discovery. It is also highly recommended for transfer students as they continue their higher education journey at UTSA and become members of the Roadrunner Family.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Visit your College to explore your major before the first day of classes.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.