(March 22, 2013) -- As part of the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives road trips to South Texas, a UTSA professor returned to her alma mater, Donna High School, to motivate students to attend college. Associate Professor Maricela Oliva in the UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies returned to the Rio Grande Valley recently to speak to approximately 600 students at Sharyland High School in Mission and Donna High School in Donna about the importance of education beyond high school.
Oliva described her personal academic journey and told students that the support of their families is an important asset in helping them pursue and achieve their academic dreams. Belinda Saldana, UTSA director of community outreach in the Office of P-20 Initiatives, provided students with a UTSA overview and various higher education pathways.
"Students truly benefit from role models that they can relate to," said Saldana. "It was wonderful to see the students seek advice and information from Dr. Oliva, realizing that she was from their community."
Oliva accompanied the UTSA Mobile Go Center on its visits to targeted high schools in South Texas. A one-stop source for college knowledge, the center helps prospective college students and their families prepare college admission applications and financial aid forms.
>> To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Saldana at 210-458-2904.
>> To schedule the Mobile Go Center in the San Antonio area, visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.
The annual Student Affairs Conference provides invaluable professional development opportunities for all UTSA Student Affairs staff as well as faculty and staff throughout UTSA and other local institutions.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
Lisa Carrington Firmin, UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs, will deliver the keynote at this summit where veterans and professional leaders will share best practices regarding veteran-related opportunities.
The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd., San Antnio
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.
South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.
Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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