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UTSA Student Disability Services hosts March 4 panel on incivility and mental health

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(Feb. 21, 2014) -- UTSA Office of Student Disability Services will host a panel discussion, "Incivility vs. Mental Health: Implications for Higher Education and the Classroom," from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.106) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be a discussion of how to observe and assess classroom behaviors that may be examples of incivility or may be more serious signs of mental health issues. The panelists will discuss strategies of intervention and what resources are available on-campus to assist students and classroom instructors.

The panelists include:

  • Mary McNaughton-Cassill, associate professor of psychology
  • Thomas Baez, director of counseling services
  • Anne L. Jimenez, assistant dean of students and director of student conduct and community standards
  • Dianne Hengst, director of student disability services
  • Panel moderator: Ann Eisenberg, professor of psychology and Honors College associate dean of faculty

The panelists will discuss:

  • What is the cause of incivility in the classroom?
  • When is this behavior more than incivility?
  • When does it become a mental health concern?

Attendees will learn about:

  • What to do about student behaviors that are concerning
  • UTSA resources
  • Who to consult
  • How to manage your stress in a challenging situation

The discussion will be based on real classroom scenarios. There also will be group discussion based on real classroom scenarios and an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists about situations that many may have encountered.

For more information or if you need an accommodation to attend the event, contact Beverly Brown at 210-458-4157 or Raymond Fischer at 210-458-2945.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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