(Aug. 8, 2018) -- Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced the creation of the Office of Major Scholarships and Special Programs, to be housed within the Honors College.
The Office of Major Scholarships and Special Programs will oversee the university’s Top Scholars Program and serve UTSA students participating in the Terry Scholars Programs, which is supported by the Houston-based Terry Foundation, and the UT System-sponsored Archer Fellowship Program. Additionally, the office will support UTSA students applying for merit-based national and international programs, such as the Rhodes Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, Truman Scholarship and Fulbright Scholar Program.
“Creating an integrated, major scholarships office is integral to President Taylor Eighmy’s broader student success initiative. It’s critical for those students attending UTSA through merit-based programs such as Top Scholars and Terry Scholars to receive comprehensive and consistent support through a one-stop center,” said Espy. “It’s also essential that we provide more robust support for motivated students pursuing highly competitive external awards and grants so that more Roadrunners can benefit from these opportunities for sponsored scholarship and independent research.”
Kristi Meyer will serve as Senior Director for Student Development and Special Scholars for the office and will oversee the Top Scholars and Terry Scholars programs; a search will begin soon for a second staff director, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships, to manage the application processes for external programs.
All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the dean of the UTSA College of Sciences.Various Locations, Main Campus
UTSA is an early voting site for the statewide General Election.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
More than 75 local, state and national graduate and professional schools will showcase their programs at the Main Campus. It's free and open to the public. Interested attendees are encouraged to register for the event in advance.Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA Associate Professor of Anthropology Jill Fleuriet will moderate a neutral dialogue on what is and what is not protected as free speech, what constitutes hate speech and a university's role in supporting free speech on their respective campus.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Hosted by the UTSA Office of Information Technology Student Innovation Coalition, Tech Talk is a forum for students to share thoughts about technology on campus with IT professionals and learn about products and services available to help them succeed.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Claudia García-Louis, assistant professor, at the Downtown Library for her presentation AfroLatinxs: Navigating Blackness and Latinidad in the Age of Trump, as part of the popular Pizza and Research series.Buena Vista Street Building Downtown Library (BVB 2.314), Downtown Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to hear preliminary findings from the UTSA Campus Master Plan Discovery Survey and to offer students, faculty and staff another opportunity to provide input and ask questions about the initiative.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to hear preliminary findings from the UTSA Campus Master Plan Discovery Survey. The faculty and staff forum is from 11am-noon in the Harris Room and the forum for students is from noon-1pm in the Travis Room.H-E-B Student Union (HSU 2.212 and HSU 2.202), Main Campus