(May 11, 2018) -- Faculty and staff from colleges and universities across San Antonio will gain new insight into professional development and networking skills at “Knowledge is Forever,” the 10th annual UTSA Student Affairs Conference. The UTSA Student Affairs Staff Development Team hosts the event. It is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus.
“The UTSA Student Affairs Conference gives us one day a year to bring people together to think about the challenges we face, learn from one another and figure out what the future holds,” said Sam Gonzales, UTSA Vice President for Student Affairs. “It provides an opportunity for thoughtful discussions and networking among different departments and institutions in the community.”
Jonathan P. Higgins, curriculum educator for Campus Pride and Lambda Literary writing fellow, will deliver the keynote address: “Change: Letting Go of the Old and Embracing the New.” Higgins is a speaker, writer and social justice advocate with 10 years of experience in education, social justice and grassroots movements.
Following the keynote address, attendees will participate in information sessions covering a variety of topics, including “Access and Success, Disability Awareness for Student Affairs,” “Dreamer 101 Training” and “Improve Both Your Mental and Physical Health by Dancing.” The conference will conclude with the Student Affairs award ceremony.
Each year, the conference brings in attendees from various departments of UTSA and institutions from across the San Antonio area, including Trinity University, St. Mary’s University, Texas State University and UT Health San Antonio.
A pre-conference meeting will be hosted by Beaks Up, Speak Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in the Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24). Attendees will participate in an interactive crisis response and suicide prevention training session, and a bystander intervention workshop. Pre-registration is required.
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This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
Roadrunner Nation! Show off your UTSA pride by sporting blue and orange UTSA swag to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Roadrunner families on and off-campus are encouraged to participate.Everywhere
The UTSA community is invited to attend a series of Community Networking Socials hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population in a come and go setting.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Involvement Ambassadors invite students to stop by the Paseo and take a picture celebrating the first day of classes. Share with friends and family via social media using #UTSARRDays.Theywill also be passing out 1st Day of Classes goodie bags and telling students about ways to get involved.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
Stop by the Sombrilla for a free paleta and say hello to President Eighmy and celebrate the start of the new school year.Sombrilla, Main Campus
The Roadrunner Life Hacks is a series promotes ways to utilize campus resources, solve problems and make the most of what UTSA offers to all students. These workshops provide information about common issues and questions students have as they navigate university life.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) or Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus