(Aug. 24, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Hispanic Network Magazine has placed The University of Texas at San Antonio on its annual list of Best of the Best universities in the United States.
UTSA is one of just 77 colleges and universities in the nation to be recognized on this year's Best of the Best list. It was published in the magazine's August issue, along with evaluations of top employers, supplier diversity programs, disability-friendly companies and LGBT-friendly companies.
The Best of the Best lists recognize businesses and higher education institutions for their outreach and accessibility to the Hispanic/Latino, African-American, veteran and female populations. The studies provide a valuable resource for the publication's readers, jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management and consumers.
UTSA is a leading Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The HSI designation requires a college or university to be an accredited, degree-granting, not-for-profit institution with a full-time, Hispanic undergraduate student enrollment of at least 25 percent. According to preliminary enrollment numbers for fall 2015, the undergraduate Hispanic student population at UTSA is 53 percent.
UTSA is a top-tier university well known for its commitment to diversity and student success, offering recruitment and scholarship programs, top performing academic and research programs, mentoring and counseling services, study abroad opportunities, service learning and community engagement opportunities, leadership conferences and student support services.
In May, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (HOHE) ranked UTSA's architecture program No. 1 in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanics for the seventh consecutive year. Five other UTSA undergraduate programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics: Mathematics and Statistics, No. 3; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Firefighting, No. 7; Communications and Journalism, No. 8; Engineering, No. 10; and Psychology, No. 10.
The HOHE report also ranked UTSA 6th in the nation for degrees to Hispanics during the 2012-2013 academic year.
For more information about Hispanic Network Magazine, visit http://www.hnmagazine.com/.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.