(Nov. 2, 2018) – On Veterans Day, officially recognized on November 11, Americans remember and honor all who have served in our nation’s military. UTSA also honors their patriotic commitment and sacrifices of safety, comfort and well-being, as well as that of their families by hosting a series of events this month that are open to the UTSA and San Antonio communities.
UTSA’s military community includes nearly 5,000 veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their family members plus ROTC, in addition to more than 400 faculty and staff who have served.
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UTSA Veterans Day events include:
Women Veterans Luncheon and Panel
Monday, Nov. 5, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will host the Women Vets of SA for a luncheon and discussion on the challenges women veterans face transitioning out of the military. The panel will feature veterans from the Women Vets of SA organization and be moderated by Jessica Gonzales, Coast Guard veteran and UTSA student conduct coordinator. Lisa Carrington Firmin, retired Air Force colonel and UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs will give a brief introduction highlighting the multiple identities and intersectionality of women veterans.
Pláticas: A cross cultural conversation to deepen the awareness of the intersectional nature of student veterans
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
This event is in partnership with the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. Selected facilitators in small table format will lead discussion about veterans to help educate others about the unique veteran culture; using lived experiences to help clarify both myths and facts. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, even those who are not veterans or military as this event can also serve as cross cultural competency education.
Film Screening: Kilimanjaro Warriors
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
In February 2014, a group of amputee veterans set forth on a monumental goal for recovery, to climb the world’s tallest free-standing mountain: Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet). Consisting of six amputees and five wingman climbers, the Kilimanjaro Warriors hiked the mountain for eight days overcoming insurmountable obstacles and new challenges with each passing mile; trusting that if you have heart and believe in yourself, anything is possible.
Veterans’ Resource Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sombrilla, Main Campus
In partnership with the Vet Success on Campus Counselors and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, several veteran service organizations will provide information and awareness of resources available to UTSA students, faculty and staff who are veterans.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m., Central Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Army and Air Force ROTC programs will be in formation and perform a pass and review parade. The featured keynote speaker is David Lenderman, retired Air Force Colonel and former deputy chief of the Air Mobility Requirements Division. A reception follows the ceremony in the Student Union Ski Lodge.
UTSA Football vs. Florida International University
Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., Alamodome, Downtown San Antonio
UTSA is proud to honor military veterans, first responders and their families during Heroes Day, featuring an ROTC Joint Honor Guard and a special halftime show. UTSA will also recognize heroes throughout the game.
Prior to the football game, UTSA Veteran and Military Affairs will be hosting a tailgate, in Alamodome Lot B, beginning at noon. All military affiliated Roadrunners, and their families, are welcome to attend. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Elevating Entrepreneurs: A Salute to Success
Monday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Various rooms, Durango Building, Downtown Campus
San Antonio Entrepreneurs Week is a celebration highlighting entrepreneurs and the businesses that are creating positive changes and economic development in the community. Through a six-day showcase of the various industries that make San Antonio unique, the goal is to inspire others to take the leap, educate themselves and find the support they need to start or grow.
Each day of SAEW is thematically planned to provide direction for attendees. The theme for Monday, November 12 will be a showcase of the fundamental business elements needed for successful start or growth of a venture, with an emphasis on elevating veteran entrepreneurs.
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All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the position of vice provost and dean of the UTSA Graduate School.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The second of three in the annual holiday concert series which will feature the Chamber Singers (Santa Baby), Saxophone Ensemble (Sleigh Ride), Jazz Ensemble (Sugar Rum Cherry), Flute Ensemble and more performing holiday favorites. Admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Roadrunners close out the regular season at home against North Texas.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium is designed to provide a public venue where UTSA senior engineering students to present advances achieved in their design projects.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Join the Office of Information Technology for the grand opening of the Digital Experience Lab (DEx Lab). The DEx Lab is open to the entire UTSA community and contains innovative learning tools and serves as a virtual reality lab.Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET 0.202), Main Campus
The College of Education and Human Development’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program will celebrate its 25thanniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The students will perform in a showcase of modern, jazz, and ballet dances choreographed by Megan Rulewicz, Randi Miles and Michelle Pietri. Tickets are $10. Parking is free in the Cattleman's Square Lot.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The last concert in the annual holiday music series will feature the UTSA Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and University band. Open to the public; admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus