By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist
(April 14, 2010)--For nearly a decade, the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists has awarded scholarships to Bexar County residents majoring in journalism or communication. More than $100,000 in scholarships has been distributed by the organization to promising students who want to further their education. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 14.
Established in 1986, SAAHJ is comprised of local journalists, public relations professionals and students interested in communications or the public relations industry.
SAAHJ has worked to diversify the U.S. newsroom and has offered scholarship awards of up to $5,000 to Bexar County students, committed to pursuing careers in communications. That includes broadcasting and print media, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, visual arts and multimedia journalism.
High school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students who will be enrolled full-time at a college in the 2010-2011 academic year can apply. Scholarships are open to Bexar County students who attend local colleges and universities as well as those who attend school anywhere in the United States.
Scholarship applications are available at the SAAHJ Web site. Completed forms must be postmarked by May 14, For more information, call Jorge Zarazua at 210-250-3234 or 210-250-3514.
In addition to the scholarships, SAAHJ also will recognize Martha Tijerina with the Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism. Tijerina was the first Latina reporter in the nation's first Spanish-language television station, KWEX-TV in San Antonio. Called the "first lady of Spanish-language television," Tijerina was KWEX's first female director of public affairs and a talk show host for 20 consecutive years.
The Community Service Award will be awarded to Rosie Castro, a longtime political activist and community organizer. She ran for city council in 1971 under the Committee for Barrio Betterment and was active in La Raza Unida Party. Today, she is coordinator of the Palo Alto College' Center for Academic Transitions.
Winners will be celebrated at SAAHJ's 12th annual gala in the Grand Hyatt Hotel on July 22. Tickets and table sponsorships are available for the event. For more information, call 210-250-3402.
The UTSA East Asia Institute hosts District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg who will discuss his recent trip to China for the 8th annual Sister Cities International forum. He will discuss how these conversations help citizens connect in an increasingly global world to exchange ideas and tackle issues affecting all of us.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Antonio Petrov, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, invites San Antonio to engage in dialogue to gather a broad understanding of Puro. he symposium, which includes UTSA masters students, will be led by community members who embody the term. It's free and open to the public.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, Bldg. 108, 1414 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, 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.
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