(Nov. 6, 2017) -- As part of “Celebrate America’s Military,” led by the San Antonio Chamber, UTSA will observe Veterans Day with public events, Thursday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 11. The university’s military community is more than 4,200 strong and includes veterans, active duty military members, guard, reserves, ROTC members and their spouses and dependents.
Veterans Day scheduled events include:
UTSA Appreciates Veterans
Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Central Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will present a display of military war uniforms and other displays commemorating those who served. There will be Veterans Day trivia for prizes and an opportunity to share why you appreciate veterans. Veterans and other military-affiliated students are encouraged to attend the fair to learn about the resources offered to them at UTSA.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Central Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Army and Air Force ROTC programs will be in formation, provide a pass and review along with a wreath laying. The featured keynote speaker is Dennis LaRue, retired Air Force member and international executive coach and speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team. A reception follows the ceremony in the University Center Window Lounge.
UTSA Volleyball Game Appreciation Night
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Enjoy the Roadrunners game as they take on Charlotte. Veterans, active duty service members, guard, reserves and their family members get in free with a military ID.
UTSA Football vs. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., Alamodome, Downtown San Antonio
UTSA is proud to honor military veterans and their families during Military Appreciation Night, featuring an ROTC Joint Honor Guard, a special halftime show and a tribute to commissioning ROTC cadets, basic military trainees and Army Advanced Individual Training graduates. UTSA will also feature greetings from Roadrunner military alumni to their friends and family in San Antonio. Contact email@example.com for military member and family ticket information.
Lighting of The Monuments
Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10, Main Campus
The Monuments at the UTSA Oval will shine red, white and blue to honor members of the military in the UTSA community and around the nation.
Other veterans related opportunities at UTSA:
UTSA Veterans’ Writing Group
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS 3.02.32), Main Campus
Throughout the school year, this group helps veterans advance their writing skills in a collaborative environment. Veterans are encouraged to bring any type of writing they are working on. Darrell Stafford, the Writing Group Coordinator, works with veterans in a group setting and individually, focusing on specific projects and goals.
Exhibit: “A Century since World War I”
Now through spring 2018, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures hosts an exhibit honoring Texas WWI veterans a century after the Great War. Through images, stories, and artifacts, Texas in the First World War sheds light on the legacy of a global conflict that still heavily influences world affairs, politics, and alliances to this day.
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs was established in October 2016 to serve as a strategic hub for military affiliated student support. Retired Air Force Colonel Lisa Firmin serves as the associate provost for the office and the university’s military liaison. Some of the initiatives of Veteran and Military Affairs includes onboarding and orientation of military affiliated students, a veteran student success collaborative, and a veterans’ writing group.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Each year, UTSA partners with the San Antonio Chamber in its Celebrate America’s Military initiative, a local tribute to the U.S. military.
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
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
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), 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
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