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UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign has slate of special events

UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign

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(Sept. 26, 2013) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo invites UTSA faculty and staff to celebrate the kickoff of the university's 2013 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). Learn about the agencies that benefit from SECC donations at three events around the UTSA campuses.

The kickoff events are:

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, University Heights picnic area
  • 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124), Downtown Campus
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, Institute of Texan Cultures auditorium

Last year, UTSA employees donated $229,774 through SECC to support their favorite Texas charities. UTSA was ranked second in donations among all state agencies and institutions of higher education in SECC District 41, which includes San Antonio and surrounding counties. This year, UTSA's goal is $245,000.

>> As a reminder, the 2013 UTSA SECC Annual Fundraising Online Auction opened Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 11. To view the great items in this year's auction, visit the UTSA SECC website, follow the link to the Online Silent Auction, check back daily and bid, bid, bid!

And, mark your calendar for UTSA SECC Book Sale, which will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 23-24 at Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus. Stop by for great deals on great books. If you have books you have read that are sitting on the shelf, consider donating them to the SECC Book Sale to help raise money for those in need.

This year's giving campaign runs Oct. 1-31. Online donations are encouraged but not required, and employees who make donations will be entered into special prize drawings scheduled throughout the month.

Last year, Texas state employees raised $957,501 for charities.

 

 

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Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

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Sept. 7, All Day

Labor Day Holiday

All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
All Campuses

Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture Connects

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series begins Sept. 9 with Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Manhattan-based Toshiko Mori Architect.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown 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


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