(Nov. 14, 2011) -- If UTSA relied solely on tuition and support from the state, this semester would have ended Nov. 9. Student-paid tuition and state monies cover only approximately 70 percent of the semester's costs -- the rest is funded by other sources including donations from foundations, corporations, alumni and other friends of UTSA.
Hundreds of students attended Thank You Day to sign the thank-you banner and record thank-you video messages for donors. Thank You Day is an event sponsored by the Roadrunners for Life (RR4L), a student-led campaign dedicated to educating students about supporting UTSA.
At the annual event, students express their appreciation for donor support.
"Students are at the heart of everything we do here at UTSA -- including thanking our donors," said Marjie French, UTSA vice president for university advancement. "I think it's a great idea to give students the opportunity to express their thanks in their own words."
Grace Adeyemi, a volunteer for the RR4L, said, "I had no idea so many people give to UTSA. I am grateful for their support, and I plan to do the same when I graduate from UTSA."
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
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.