Tuesday, October 06, 2015


UTSA and H-E-B partner to help college-bound South Texans

UTSA Mobile Go Center

UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) with Fox Tech High School students and principal at UTSA Mobile Go Center

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(April 14, 2010)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and H-E-B Grocery Co. are partnering this year to support college-bound South Texans at a series of Mobile Go Center events.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will be staffed with UTSA representatives and parked at H-E-B locations in San Antonio, Crystal City and Lytle to help prospective college students and their families research colleges, prepare applications for admission and answer questions about financial aid forms.

UTSA and H-E-B will host jointly seven Mobile Go Center events. The first, a public kick-off, is 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 at the H-E-B Plus store, 10718 Potranco, in San Antonio. On From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 19, The Mobile Go Center will visit the H-E-B Crystal City store, 514 E. Zavala.

Additional visits are scheduled on these dates from 3 to 7 p.m.:

  • June 16, H-E-B Plus, 6818 S. Zarzamora, San Antonio
  • June 30, H-E-B, 1956 Interstate 35 South, Lytle
  • July 14, H-E-B, 108 N. Rosilla, San Antonio
  • Aug. 18, H-E-B, 2130 Culebra, San Antonio
  • Sept. 15, H-E-B Plus, McCreless Market, 4199 S. New Braunfels, San Antonio

"We are proud to support education initiatives in our community," said Dya Campos, H-E-B public affairs director. "Our partnership with UTSA will see that valuable information on college options is made available to our customers, helping them to realize that the goal of higher education is within their reach."

The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas colleges and universities received more than 132,000 first-time undergraduate applications for college admission in the summer-fall 2009 admission cycle.

"The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs, and we are so pleased that H-E-B shares that commitment," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA associate vice president for P-20 initiatives.

To learn more about the Mobile Go Center visits to H-E-B stores, contact Darrell Balderrama, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2769.



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Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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