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Civic identity of San Antonio explored during UTSA Summit

Civic identity of San Antonio explored during UTSA Summit

(Jan. 24, 2018) -- Students, faculty, staff and the San Antonio community are invited to engage in productive discussions about the importance of civic engagement in the community during the third annual Civic Engagement Summit, hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

The free summit and luncheon will be held in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The summit’s keynote speakers, panel discussion and breakout sessions will focus on this year’s theme: Exploring the Civic Identity of San Antonio.

Dennis E. Noll, former CEO of the San Antonio Area Foundation, will deliver the summit’s keynote address. He will discuss how different sectors within San Antonio make up a civic infrastructure.

Noll currently serves as chief executive officer of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and has served in an executive leadership capacity since joining the organization in 2011. 

H. Drew Galloway, Executive Director of MOVE San Antonio, Robert Rivard ’96, Founder and Publisher of The Rivard Report and Sean Kelly, Dean of the UTSA Honors College will come together for a panel discussion on the topic: Shaping the Civic Identity of San Antonio.

The summit will showcase how UTSA students, faculty and staff are making an impact in the community. UTSA student groups will display posters demonstrating their service-learning projects.

Several workshops at the daylong summit will highlight community-based research projects, impactful service-learning or community service projects, community activism and other elements of civic engagement.

The Center for Civic Engagement is nationally recognized for its community outreach efforts in San Antonio and its impact on the global community through teaching and research, public service, volunteerism and civic partnerships.

UTSA is a public urban serving university specializing in health, cybersecurity, energy sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region.

UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected the UTSA to receive its prestigious Community Engagement Classification, recognizing the university's commitment to serving the local community.

The university 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.

UTSA is ranked among the top four universities in the nation under 50 years old, according to Times Higher Education.

- Kara Soria


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