(Feb. 14, 2019) -- In celebration of UTSA’s 50th anniversary as San Antonio’s urban serving university, Roadrunners are coming together to give back to their city. During UTSA Day of Service, hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will roll up their sleeves to volunteer at nearly 20 service agencies throughout San Antonio. This year’s Day of Service themes include animals, arts and culture, children, community, educational, environmental, health, homelessness and hunger, and youth and family programs.
The UTSA Day of Service begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the Main Campus. Volunteers will gather in front of the Convocation Center to check in and have breakfast. Shuttles will leave campus at 9:15 a.m. to take the volunteers to their assigned service project.
Je’e Willis, a UTSA senior majoring in geography and environmental sustainability, is taking part for the second straight year.
“Day of Service helps bring the whole campus together to meet new people while volunteering for great causes,” said Willis. “It’s a great way for students to give back to their campus and to connect with their fellow Roadrunner students, faculty and staff.”
Participants should dress comfortably, following the dress code based off project needs and come ready to work. Those who register online will receive a Day of Service t-shirt. Once registration closes at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and prior to the Day of Service on March 2, volunteers will be notified of their assigned service project.
Participating service agencies and projects include:
Inspired by President Taylor Eighmy’s desire to integrate a service component into his Inauguration in 2017, the Day of Service emphasizes one of UTSA's longest standing volunteer traditions for the Roadrunner Nation to come together and give back to the San Antonio community.
>> Read President Eighmy and Peggy Eighmy's message about UTSA Day of Service.
The event also serves as UTSA’s contribution to The University of Texas System’s United to Serve volunteer initiative, challenging each campus in the system to develop a unique service activity. This year marks the 15th year UTSA is holding a Day of Service/United to Serve event.
Learn more about UTSA Day of Service.
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This year’s Symposium will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Tickets are $60 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation Members and $70 for non-members.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
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