(March 1, 2018) -- In honor of President Taylor Eighmy's inauguration, students, faculty, staff and alumni from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will begin a greater focus on community service this month. During UTSA's Day of Service, Roadrunners will give back to San Antonio, advancing President Eighmy’s vision for UTSA as an urban serving university.
UTSA's Day of Service will kick off at 8:30 a.m. in Bill Miller Plaza at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Service projects will begin at 9:30 a.m. and offered throughout the day.
>> Register online to participate in UTSA's Day of Service.
>> Watch President Eighmy and Peggy Eighmy’s message about UTSA's Day of Service.
“As Roadrunners, it’s important that we give back to our city,” said President Eighmy. “Putting our time and talents toward the betterment of San Antonio is central to being civically engaged as students, faculty, staff and alumni of this great urban serving university.”
UTSA's Day of Service begins at the Downtown Campus with remarks from President Eighmy, First Lady Peggy Eighmy and San Antonio District 5 City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales. Following a breakfast, volunteers will travel to one of many participating service agencies to participate in community service projects throughout San Antonio.
Participants should dress comfortably and come ready to work. Those who register online will receive a Day of Service t-shirt, which can be picked up at the Main or Downtown Campus before the event. Once registration closes at 5 p.m. on March 20 and prior to the Day of Service on March 24, volunteers will be assigned a service project.
Participating service agencies and projects include:
Members of Roadrunner Community who want to attend the Cesar E. Chavez March For Justice or March for Our Lives San Antonio, which are also scheduled on March 24, have many options to participate in those civic events in addition to UTSA's Day of Service. Volunteer opportunities to assist with the marches are available, as are volunteer opportunities following the marches that afternoon and evening.
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
During this moderated open forum, Roadrunners will hear one of the finalists for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs give an overview of qualifications, interest in the position and vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
During this moderated open forum, Roadrunners will hear one of the finalists for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs give an overview of qualifications, interest in the position and vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus