(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
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown 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.