(Feb. 22, 2018) – Next month, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will hold a special event to officially recognize the selection of its sixth president. The San Antonio community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus.
The festivities will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a prelude and processional. A 3 p.m. ceremony will feature the Spirit of San Antonio marching band, UTSA student music and dance performances and an original poem by Carmen Tafolla, professor in the UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and the 2015 Texas Poet Laureate. Guests will also hear remarks from San Antonio City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, UTSA Student Government Association President Marcus Thomas and University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven. Following the ceremony, all attendees are invited to a reception on the Convocation Center Plaza.
The celebration continues on Saturday, March 24 during a new tradition, UTSA's Day of Service. In honor of President Eighmy's vision of UTSA as an urban serving university, this day provides an opportunity for the university to give back to San Antonio. The Day of Service kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Bill Miller Plaza at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Service projects benefitting a variety of community partners begin at 9:30 a.m.
Eighmy began his service as the sixth president of UTSA on September 1, 2017 after serving as the chief research officer at the University of New Hampshire, Texas Tech University and, more recently, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has developed a strong track record of advancing urban serving research institutions through strategic government collaborations, public-private partnerships and community engagement.
Shortly after beginning his role as UTSA President, Eighmy unveiled a long-term strategy to make UTSA San Antonio’s university of the future and to help it earn National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility and R1 (highest research activity) classification from the Carnegie Commission. The vision leverages UTSA’s strengths as a great multicultural discovery enterprise, an exemplary urban serving university of the future, a world-engaged institution, a university that fosters exceptional student experiences, and an institution with exceptional people and operational and infrastructure excellence.
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
Level up your career with a graduate business degree from the UTSA College of Business. Join us for this Open House to learn which of our 13 degree programs is right for you.Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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