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.
This session will cover Texas' high school graduation requirements and more. It is geared toward parents and families of middle school students planning for high school entry and students already in high school considering going to college.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Music Biz Day is an annual music symposium for the San Antonio community and students to network with music professionals and learn about how to get involved in the industry independent of experience. The event is free and open to all.Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
This session will discuss implications of students' undocumented status for college admission and financial aid.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA hosts workshops that focus on the national need for the preparation of deaf educators to fill teaching and administrative roles. This event is designed for educators and policy makers.Café College, 131 El Paso Street, Downtown San Antonio
UTSA hosts this session that focuses on the school to college pathway and what educators can do to facilitate a successful path of young men through school and college. This session is designed for educators and policy makers.Café College, 131 El Paso Street, Downtown San Antonio
Stop by the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Vendor Fair and meet with representatives from minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned companies that serve UTSA. Bring your business cards and perhaps information regarding potential bid opportunities. Meet great new vendors.Durango Building, Southwest Conference Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
Stop by the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Vendor Fair and meet with representatives from minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned companies that serve UTSA. Bring your business cards and perhaps information regarding potential bid opportunities. Meet great new vendors.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
The Policy Studies Center is hosting its first statewide Latino Policy Symposium to address public policies that contribute to the well-being of Latino families. The theme is Path to Power and Prosperity. This working summit provides an opportunity for public agencies, non-profits to review the impact of local and state policies targeting education, labor/employment/housing, and health and human services.Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus