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Still time: Vote through Friday, Nov. 2 at UTSA early-voting site

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On the last day of early voting, UTSA community members line up to vote at the UTSA early-voting site at the University Center Bexar Room on the Main Campus.

 

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(Nov. 1, 2012) -- You still have time to early-vote. Anyone who is a registered Bexar County voter can vote at UTSA and other early-voting sites through Friday, Nov. 2. For those who do not early-vote, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6; on Election Day voters must go to the precinct in which they are registered to vote.

>> Early-vote at UTSA from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2 in the University Center Bexar Room (1.101) on the Main Campus.

"Having early voting on campus is not only a great benefit to all of our students, faculty and the surrounding community, but also serves as a reminder of the significance voting plays in all of our lives," said Austin Hagee, legislative affairs representative with the UTSA Student Government Association. "Voting on campus gives students the opportunity to use their voice in the electoral process in a convenient and relevant location."

"For the College of Public Policy, our experience in the 2012 general election cycle provides us with a solid foundation for moving forward as lead partners for the SA2020 Government Accountability/Civic Engagement element," said Patricia Jaramillo, lecturer in the UTSA Department of Public Administration. "Through the motivation of students, commitment of faculty and staff, and dedication of groups such as Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, we've seen how community engagement can have such a strong impact."

"The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project is delighted with its partnership with UTSA. By working with faculty, staff and students, we were able to register 7,123 at the UTSA campuses," said Lydia Camarillo, SVREP vice president. "This number represents 23 percent of the student body, and now our goal is to make sure these UTSA voters and others will take the opportunity to vote early at the UTSA voting site. The UTSA partnership is a model we want to duplicate with other institutions of higher learning across Texas and nationally."

UTSA student organizations, the College of Public Policy, and faculty and staff have been active for the past year in registering voters through SA2020 Government Accountability/Civic Engagement initiatives and SVRFEP. This fall, more than 100 UTSA students, faculty and staff attended 30-minute training sessions at the Bexar County Voter Registration Department and were sworn in as volunteer deputy registrars, who then promoted voter registration on the UTSA campuses and across Bexar County.

UTSA student groups that participated in voter registration events on campus included the Student Government Association, College Republicans, Young Democrats, Black Student Union, Alpha Kappa Alpha, GLBTQ, Students United for Socioeconomic justice, Young Americans for Liberty and M.O.V.E.

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Identification at voting sites

Voters must bring to the voting site a voter registration certificate or other form of identification. According to the Texas Secretary of State website, acceptable other forms of identification include:

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (or similar document issued by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired);
  • Form of identification that contains photograph and establishes voter's identity;
  • Birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person's identity;
  • U.S. citizenship papers;
  • U.S. passport;
  • Official mail addressed to voter by governmental entity; or
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows voter's name and address.

 

 

Events
Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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