(July 31, 2013) -- Nash Horne, student regent of the UT System Board of Regents, began his UT System campus visits today at UTSA, attending the closing ceremony of the signature Prefreshman Engineering Program and touring the campus.
A senior studying political communications at the University of Texas at Austin, Horne was appointed for a one-year term as student regent by Governor Rick Perry. While at UT Austin, Horne has been heavily involved in student government. His work led to founding the Bastrop Fire Relief effort, through which more than 8,000 student volunteers aided fire victims, and founding the Jessica Fertitta Endowment Fund. He plans to continue his education by earning a law degree.
"I came here to UTSA today to meet President Ricardo Romo and SGA President Zack Dunn and to talk with students," said Horne. "I walked around campus with President Romo and visited your great Rec Center and saw a number of other impressive buildings. This is the first campus I have visited, and I liked walking around to get to know the culture of the campus with a first-hand perspective.
"Being a student regent is a big task," he added. "It's an exciting time to be on the board, and I'm looking forward to visiting all of the UT campuses to see what students need and then sharing what I learn with the board."
Editor's note: Kris Rodriguez contributed information for this story.
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
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
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