UTSA students, alumni and leaders visit state lawmakers in Austin today
(Feb. 14, 2017) -- A delegation from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will make their voices heard today during the 85th Texas legislative session. UTSA leaders, members of the UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) and more than 85 other UTSA students and alumni will travel to Austin for UTSA Day at the Capitol.
This year's delegation is the largest group of students that UTSA has ever had at the Capitol. The trip is an opportunity for Roadrunners to speak with legislators on behalf of the university about the issues that are important in helping UTSA achieve Tier One status.
"We will climb the steps of the Capitol to tell our story to the lawmakers who can create opportunities that help UTSA continue to grow," said Andrew Hubbard, UTSA SGA president. "We will represent our university with pride and encourage students and alumni to become more civically engaged by speaking with those who represent us. We are looking forward to a positive experience."
While in Austin, the UTSA collective will split up into groups, visiting with several members of the Bexar County legislative delegation and many other Texas senators and representatives.
UTSA has four priorities this legislative session. They include encouraging the Legislature to continue providing emergency relief for the legacy exemption under the Hazlewood Act, requesting $5 million to grow UTSA's nationally superior cloud computing research and $4 million to leverage student education and research experiences under UTSA's partnership with the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) and UT Health - San Antonio. UTSA is also asking the Legislature to preserve the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), which provides matching funds to institutions that have raised private gifts and endowments to support research activities. UTSA currently has $10.7 million in eligible gifts waiting to be matched.
UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.
Learn more about UTSA's legislative priorities in 2017.
The Student Success Series offers workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Students are invited to attend the Fraternity|Sorority Life Informational Sessions and Mix & Mingle. This is an opportunity for students to meet-and-greet members of the Fraternity/Sorority Life community, and get together with your new Roadrunner friends.UC Travis and Harris Rooms (HUC 2.202 and HUC 2.212) then UC Lawn, Main Campus
Find out what the Downtown Library has to offer. Stop by to enjoy refreshments and learn more about your library. It’s a great place to study, use computers, work on group projects, or to get help finding material on your research topic. Welcoming staff and a pleasant setting make the library a terrific resource for students.Buena Vista Street Building, 2nd floor, Downtown Campus
Get to know your UTSA student athletes for football, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Howdy Rowdy Bash is when we get excited for upcoming athletic events with games, cheers and giveaways. The event ends with a live music performance. Join UTSA Athletics, Rowdy Crew and Roadrunner Productions for night of fun in the Convo.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Come on by and watch Transformers The Last Knight with fellow Roadrunners.University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Hop on a bus at the UTSA Convocation Center and ride to the Park West Athletics Complex with fellow Roadrunners to support and cheer for your UTSA Women's Soccer Team.Park West Athletics Complex
After the soccer game, return to campus for a late night showing of Transformers The Last Knight.University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Meet your Roadrunners football team, get autographs, and meet Head Football Coach Frank Wilson.Convocation Center, Main Campus