(Dec. 5, 2012) -- The UTSA Office of Orientation and Family Programs announces the Williams family of Fort Worth, Texas, as the 2012-2013 Family of the Year.
Justina Williams, a senior in the UTSA College of Engineering, nominated her family. Originally from New Orleans, Justina's family has played a cheering role throughout her educational career.
"The pressures of being a first-generation college student can be daunting at times," wrote Justina in her nomination essay. "But, thankfully I always have someone I can go to for encouragement."
The Williamses were honored last month at a Rowdy Rally and the Family Day football game on Nov. 10.
The UTSA Family of the Year contest celebrates the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the university community. Family members include parents, spouses, partners, siblings, extended relations and close friends. All UTSA students are eligible to nominate their families by submitting a Family of the Year application and essay.
There was a record number of entries in the 2012-2013 Family of the Year contest, and the selection committee was overwhelmed with the wonderful accounts of UTSA families. For more information, visit the UTSA Family Association website.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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