(March 12, 2015) -- Two UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) staff members traveled to Austin this week to participate in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Summit at the SXSWedu Education Expo. The summit brings educators together to discuss ideas and plans for postsecondary student achievement and success.
Vanessa Hammler Kenon, assistant vice provost for IT, and Rosalind Ong De Trevino, CRC project coordinator, represented UTSA and OIT at the South by Southwest event. They attended multiple Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sessions held on Tuesday and Wednesday, including a session with Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden..
OIT is a recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation IPAS Grant utilized for GRIP technology projects. The Gates Foundation also sponsored their attendance.
“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Integrated Planning and Advising (IPAS) grant has offered our staff a wealth of opportunities to work with colleges and universities across the country on ideas for improving technical data collection and utilization to benefit student graduation rates,” Kenon said. “Tuesday’s session with Doctor Biden was interactive, rewarding, and left us all with many issues to contemplate concerning student graduation rates and career success.”
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Learn more about SXSWedu and the summit.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
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