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UTSA P-20 Initiatives takes Mobile Go Center to South Texas high schools


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(Jan. 29, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives is about to embark on a series of road trips to support college-bound South Texans. Its Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will help prospective college students and their families prepare college admission applications and financial aid forms.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center tour schedule includes:

Jan. 31, Calallen High School, Calallen
Feb. 19, Sharyland High School, Sharyland
Feb. 21, C.C. Winn High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 22, Eagle Pass High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 26, United High School, Laredo
Feb. 27, J.B. Alexander High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, United South High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, L.B. Johnson High School, Laredo

"Research shows that students who complete a FAFSA are more likely to go on to college," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA assistant vice president for P-20 initiatives. "The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs."

Manuel Maldonado from the Office of P-20 Initiatives and representatives from the admissions and financial aid offices will staff the UTSA Mobile Go Center.

"The selected sites are high schools across South Texas that can benefit from our additional assistance in removing barriers to higher education based on previous data," said Belinda Saldana, director of community outreach in the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We look forward to visiting more South Texas communities and informing students about UTSA through our UTSA Mobile Go Center outreach efforts."

>> To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Saldana, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2904. To schedule the Mobile Go Center in the San Antonio area, visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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