A message from the president, March 2017
(March 13, 2017) -- Dear Friends,
As one of UTSA's closest supporters, you have probably felt a sense of uncertainty over the past few weeks with the transition in university leadership. I understand how challenging this time has been, especially for a university known for its stability and focus.
At moments like this, it is important to remember that UTSA's mission and vision transcends any one of us, individually. Its culture of success is the result of many years of hard work and investment by the community, by faculty and staff, and by exceptional students.
During my 14 years as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas System, I had many opportunities to work with UTSA. I became familiar with its accomplishments and drive for excellence. But it wasn't until I arrived on campus a few weeks ago that I saw firsthand what a truly exceptional university you have here in San Antonio.
UTSA is an immense source of community pride. It is recognized as the nation's leader in cybersecurity. Its research in brain health and cancer is leading to new discoveries and creating new hope. It is producing leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, artists and policy makers who are enriching communities and laying pathways for future generations.
Student success is at the heart of everything we do, and this mission will not change.
While my service as interim president will last only a few months, I will use my time here to help advance the university and the city I have so quickly come to love. But I need your help. Now more than ever, keep supporting UTSA. Keep advocating for our students. They are counting on us.
Working together, we will build on UTSA's many successes and continue taking bold steps that will bring us ever closer to Tier One. I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve you.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim, The University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admissionBuena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with a leaning towards dark comedy. Dr. William McCrary directs. $15 tickets $10 students military seniors 55+ with IDs $8 groups of ten or more in any price level. There will be a second show Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus