(Oct. 15, 2010)--Once again, the UTSA Main Campus has been designated one of 41 Bexar County early-voting sites for the Nov. 2 joint general, special and bond elections. Early voting runs Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 29 in the lobby of the University Center ballroom. Any registered Bexar County voter can use the UTSA site.
Over the years, UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) leaders consistently have sought a UTSA voting site because of student requests. SGA and UTSA Alumni Association representatives say that an on-campus, early-voting site encourages students to do their civic duty by voting and getting involved in the political process.
Since early voting sites have been designated at UTSA, nearly 8,500 ballots have been cast on campus, making it one of the busiest polling locations in Bexar County. This semester, SGA and several registered student organizations (RSOs) helped register more than 1,600 students to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 elections.
On Monday, Oct. 18, the first day of early voting, SGA will offer free pizza at the University Center paseo to increase awareness and remind students they can cast ballots at the UTSA site. Last week, SGA and RSO members welcomed to the Main Campus more than 40 candidates participating in the Nov. 2 elections.
UTSA officials also are encouraging faculty and staff and others in the surrounding area employed at Valero, NuStar and Security Services Federal Credit Union to take advantage of the convenient voting location.
When UTSA employees cannot vote before or after working hours, supervisors may grant employees a reasonable period of time off for voting during business hours. Employees must be registered voters to qualify for the time off; time off for voting must be requested in advance and approved by the supervisor. No reduction in vacation allowance or salary will be made for the time taken to vote, as long as supervisory approval is obtained.
>> For more information, visit the Bexar County Elections website.
>> View a sample ballot for the Nov. 2 Bexar County elections.
Bexar County early voting
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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.