(Jan. 7, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will present throughout the spring semester the ongoing Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships for parents and their teenage students. The free series kicks off this semester with a session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 on FAFSA preparation. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important financial aid form. The series will be at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd., with free parking available in lot D3.
Presented in an engaging, fun and practical style, the series is designed to help parents and their teenagers learn together how to access college financial aid. The series, which began last fall, has been well received by parents and students and is a component of UTSA's community outreach efforts.
The spring sessions will feature Nippy Betz from Empowerment 21, a nonprofit organization that helps teens prepare for life after high school. Betz is the founder of EP21, which has helped provide educational and job training opportunities for thousands of teens and college students. A retired Air Force second lieutenant, he has been a guest speaker for many area organizations helping teens earn merit-based scholarships and pursue their educational goals.
UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships
All sessions are in Frio Street Building Room 1.406, UTSA Downtown Campus.
Jan. 8 -- Getting Your FAFSA Done and Finishing the Rest of the Year Strong
Feb. 12 -- Counselor Strategies, Guided Discussion and Q&A
March 12 -- Junior Colleges vs. Public Universities vs. Private Universities
April 9 -- The School Year is Over: Now What Do You Do?
May 14 -- EP21 Alumni Panel
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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