(Nov. 3, 2011) -- The UTSA Staff Council has posted a short online survey about smoking on campus. Survey responses are needed from UTSA students, faculty and staff. Completing the survey ensures that your opinion is heard. The survey will be open through Thursday, Nov. 10.
The UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures smoking policy (HOP 9.36) is: "Smoking will not be permitted in any University-owned or leased buildings or vehicles, indoor facility or indoor site at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) except in areas permitted. Smoking is permitted outside any building as long as it is 20 feet or more from the entryway, doorway or common path of travel with one exception. At the Recreation and Wellness Center, the permissible smoking distance is 100 feet from any outside entrance or doorway. Violations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established disciplinary policies of the University."
The UTSA Staff Council is an advisory body through which UTSA staff members convey information and make recommendations to President Ricardo Romo regarding staff-related interests and concerns.
The council is charged by the UTSA president and the University of Texas System Board of Regents with the goal of continually improving university operations and the well-being of UTSA staff.
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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