(May 11, 2011)--Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for community services, has received the Texas Association of Chicanos In Higher Education 2011 Meritorious Service Award. The award recognizes commitment and service in the improvement of education and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education.
Valdez oversees UTSA's outreach services and extension programs, which are housed at the university's Downtown Campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Community Services includes the Institute for Economic Development, Institute of Texan Cultures, Pre-freshman Engineering Program, Office of P-20 Initiatives, Office of Community Outreach, Office of Extended Education and Special Events, UTSA Mexico Center and the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute.
Over his more than 30-year career at UTSA, Valdez has served in various administrative duties including as founding director for the Institute of Economic Development. He also had primary responsibility for planning the UTSA Downtown Campus.
At the University of Texas at Austin, Valdez earned his doctorate and later served as the university's assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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