Message from President Reyes on campus safety
(April 19, 2017) -- Dear 'Runners,
As you know, over the past several days our campus community has experienced some disruption due to two threats that were made against the university. In both cases, there was no reason to believe that the threats were credible. However, our first obligation to you is to provide a safe campus, which is why we asked everyone to leave the buildings that were targeted.
We are working closely with the San Antonio Police Department, the FBI and other federal authorities to thoroughly investigate the threats and identify whoever may be behind them.
Sadly, incidents like this are not limited to UTSA. Unfortunately, this is a time of year when many people feel uneasy because of the anniversaries of American tragedies including the Branch Davidian siege, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Columbine High School massacre.
At times like this, I urge you to remember, hatred wins when we live in fear. I refuse to let either one determine what we do as a university.
Every day, we maintain a significant police presence that includes officers in and out of uniform. These officers are here to protect you. Extensive safety protocols are in place and countless individuals work tirelessly to ensure that your experiences at UTSA are good ones.
While it is always important to be aware of your surroundings, I urge you to go about your regular routine. Students, attend your classes. Faculty, teach your students. Staff, continue your important work.
We are strong when we stand together as the Roadrunner family. Nothing can change that.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
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 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