(Aug. 6, 2013) -- Meet Sarah Gibbens, a 21-year-old English and political science major at UTSA, who was one of 13 Bexar County recipients to receive a $2,000 scholarship last month from the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. This fall, the San Antonio native also will serve as the news editor for the UTSA student newspaper, The Paisano.
Gibbens has been a Paisano writer for three years and has enjoyed the variety of stories she has pursued, ranging from politics to arts to sports. She looks forward to her new responsibilities at The Paisano.
"I want it to have a cohesive mix of student life, UTSA news, and news locally and abroad that is relevant to UTSA students," said Gibbens. "As the news editor, I will work with a great team of really talented writers, and I hope to foster that passion for news journalism in everyone else who joins our team."
According to Gibbens, journalists play an important role in purveying truth and are responsible for conveying the heart of a matter to their readers.
The UTSA junior is considering graduate school or entering the workforce to achieve her goal of being a political correspondent in Washington, D.C., or traveling the world as a writer for National Geographic.
Since SAAHJ was established in 1986, it has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to journalism and communication majors from Bexar County.
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District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez host a Cultural Conversations event at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to talk about issues of intolerance and ways to unify the community.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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Main Building Auditorium, MB 0.104, Main Campus
The UTSA International Conference on Aging inthe Americas seeks to address the important context in understanding how characteristics of physical, social and economic environments give rise to disparities in Latino health in older adults.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
UTSA Mexico Center director Dr. Harriett Romo and program coordinator Olivia Mogollon, along with U.S. and Mexican scholars discuss migration between Mexico and the U.S. during this panel presentation.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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