(March 31, 2011)--April is right around the corner and with it comes the second annual "Together, We Are UTSA" faculty and staff Initiative, a Tri-Campus fund-raising effort to encourage faculty and staff to make a personal contribution to the university.
Launched by the UTSA Office of Annual Giving in 2010, the first "Together, We Are UTSA" initiative was hugely successful, raising more than $25,000 in gifts and pledges from faculty and staff.
"I'm continually inspired by the generosity and dedication of our faculty and staff," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "We are very fortunate to have so many caring members of the UTSA community who view their role as more than just a job and are willing to make a gift to support UTSA and its students."
While state appropriations and tuition help the university to cover its basic expenses, these sources account for only two-thirds of the university's budget each year. Funding from other sources -- including gifts from individual donors, corporations, foundations and the like -- provide a vital source of funding not available elsewhere. As such, gifts play a critical role in allowing the university to maintain excellence in teaching, learning and research, and propel UTSA toward Tier One status.
Similar to programs at other major universities across the country, "Together, We Are UTSA" provides faculty and staff an opportunity to give where they work, demonstrating with giving their pride in UTSA and how far it has come in its short history.
"Just like we tell alumni, every gift is a vote of confidence in UTSA," said Genevieve Lopez, assistant director of annual giving. "It's not about the size of the gift; it's about believing in what we do at UTSA. It's about participating in something important."
With participation as the initiative's primary focus, gifts of any size are welcome and can be directed to any area of the university.
>> To make a gift or learn more, visit the "Together, We Are UTSA" website.
For more information about this and other annual fund-raising initiatives, contact the UTSA Office of Annual Giving at 210-458-4130.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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