(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:
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.
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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