(Aug. 30, 2012) -- On Aug. 28, more than 60 UTSA students, faculty and staff took an oath and were sworn in as volunteer deputy registrars, who will promote voter registration on the UTSA campuses and register citizens to vote. The new deputies attended 30-minute training sessions at the Bexar County Voter Registration Department and accepted the position of trust and responsibility for the citizens they will register to vote.
As lead partners in the civic engagement element of the SA2020 initiative and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, the UTSA Student Government Association, UTSA Office of External Affairs and UTSA College of Public Policy are collaborating to get at least 100 UTSA community members deputized to promote voter registration. Deputies will hand out voter registration cards at various events across the campuses, in classrooms and in meetings, and will collect the cards and deliver them to the Bexar County Elections Department by the Oct. 9 deadline.
In November 2010, UTSA students generated some 2,700 newly registered voters. This fall, in preparation for the November national elections, UTSA deputies plan to register at least 5,000 new voters.
Deputy volunteers will be available at several campus events to register voters. UTSA's get-out-the-vote drive is a nonpartisan effort led by students to educate the campus community in the federal electoral process.
How can you register to vote? You will recognize the "Register Here to Vote" signs around campus, and deputies have "Register to Vote with Me" buttons.
Check the Bexar County Elections website to see if you are registered to vote in Bexar County and if your address is current.
Early voting at the UTSA Main Campus runs Oct. 22-Nov. 2 in the University Center Bexar Room (1.102). For more information, contact External Affairs at 210-458-4009.
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
As part of RecycleMania,UTSA will provide sensitive document shredding services for the UTSA community. Bring documents to the parking lot between Student Union & Ximenes Avenue Garage. Document pick up also available for the Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses.
H-E-B Student Union parking lot, Main Campus
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Koichiro Bansho will speak the importance of the Japan-U.S. relations from the historical and security perspectives. He will go over the history and future of the alliance between the two countries.
H-E-B Student Union, Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This panel discussion includes professionals from various careers and fields talking about maintaining a black identity in professional spaces.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Faculty Center presents geneticist, anthropologist, author & entrepreneur Spencer Wells. Join us for a talk about how our DNA informs the way our ancestors populated the planet and how research can change industry and perceptions.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come hear this geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur speak about "The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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