Editor’s note: UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken shared this message today with the presidents of the UT System institutions.
(Dec. 4, 2018) -- The University of Texas System and its 14 institutions honor the memory and distinguished public service of George Herbert Walker Bush, our nation’s 41st President. President Bush was an exemplary public citizen, serving Texas and our country for many years. His example of leading with purpose, grace and dignity is one we cherish.
Governor Abbott has declared that Wednesday, December 5, 2018, shall be an official Day of Mourning in Texas. The Governor has encouraged Texans to “gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance.”
The academic and health institutions of the UT System have diverse missions and daily obligations, including the education of our students and the care of our patients. Each president should determine the best way for his or her institution to remember and honor the memory of President Bush. Presidents are encouraged to allow students, faculty and staff who wish to attend local events honoring President Bush to take time off during the day, to the extent it does not interfere with the essential operations of each institution, and to conduct appropriate events on the campus during the day to honor him.
All of us embrace the Governor’s message, and I call for all members of the UT System community to observe the Day of Mourning tomorrow. At System Administration, we will observe a moment of silence in honor of President Bush at 10:00 a.m., as well as provide a place for employees to gather together to watch the funeral service and allow employees time off to attend local events.
James B. Milliken
De-stress during Finals Week with UTSA Libraries' Relaxation Stations, located at John Peace Library on the second floor, and at the Downtown Library. The Relaxation Stations will include puzzles, coloring and more from Dec. 6-Dec. 14.John Peace Library, second floor and Downtown Library, Main and Downtown Campuses
This UTSA student exhibit features the work of anthropology students who have examined the effects tourism has on local culture.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Students from grades 9 to 12 at Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering delved into their family histories and turned their family photos into artworks.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The first ceremony begins at 10 a.m. honors graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Public Policy.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
At 4 p.m., the second ceremony will be held to honor graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Science and the University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Day is an Open House and one of the best ways to see what it is like to be part of the UTSA Family! Schedule a visit the way you want, based on your interests and time. Learn more about the next steps on becoming a Roadrunner!Various locations, Main Campus
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