(Dec. 14, 2012) -- The first group of eight parents who participated in the College and Career Readiness Parent Academy will graduate Dec. 19. The University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio Independent School District partnered to offer the program, which offered a series of leadership seminars in the last four months.
The program is a part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP 2) initiative. The graduation ceremony is 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.
UTSA received a seven-year GEAR UP II grant, which provides college-readiness services to a group of students currently in the eighth grade. The parent academy supplements the program offered to the students by taking the college-preparedness message directly to the neighborhood. The lessons help parents develop an understanding of the greater community and how it impacts their children's schools. Each seminar focuses on a particular topic such as leadership development, academic success planning or financial literacy.
"By providing leadership development to parents, we are helping to build a college-going culture in San Antonio ISD communities one family at a time and one neighborhood at a time," said Joseph Kulhanek, director of the UTSA GEAR UP 2 program. "These parents are essential to their students' success."
The Office of P-20 Initiatives provides leadership programs that enable students to develop and complete their educational goals through collaborative partnerships with K-12, post-secondary institutions and other groups in the community.
To learn more about the GEAR UP program, contact Joseph Kulhanek at 210-458-2422.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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
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