Dec. 2, 2019 — Since launching in January 2019 UTSA’s Office of Inclusive Excellence has implemented several major projects to promote inclusive excellence at UTSA.
These recent milestones promote an environment where people from all backgrounds and diverse points of view can engage, learn and thrive at the university. They include:
All of these efforts are in tandem with UTSA president’s Inclusive Excellence strategic initiative.
Under the leadership of Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Myron Anderson and with the support of President Taylor Eighmy and the president’s cabinet, the office is working to incorporate an inclusive leadership philosophy throughout the fabric of UTSA, creating policies and programs that embrace and maximize differences in systematic ways.
“It is with great intentionality that we approach our work in this way to allow for inclusivity and excellence in capturing ideas, developing programs, maximizing innovation and operationalizing high impact strategies designed to advance our mission,” Anderson said.
The next milestone for the Office of Inclusive Excellence, in close partnership with the Office of Human Resources, is launching UTSA’s comprehensive campus climate survey in spring 2020.
Anderson emphasizes the importance of faculty and staff participation in the survey to shape UTSA’s learning and working environment. “The survey results will help UTSA incorporate the practice of inclusivity and excellence in everything we do,” he said.
Emerging artists work in the full range of traditional methods and materials as well as in interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, Main Campus
Juan Vallejo’s art conveys his experience as a childhood migrant worker. Opening reception: Thurs, Dec. 5, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.UTSA Terminal 136, Blue Star Arts Complex, 136 Blue St., San Antonio
Portions of Cook Road will be closed for construction related to the new Student Success Center project and Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk upgrades.Cook Road, Main Campus
Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. A remarkable true experience, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. UTSA partners with The Public Theater for this event. Contact the theater at (210) 458-3288 for scheduling requests.Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus
Forty-six modular units will be delivered to Main Campus as part of the new Student Success Center project. The units will enter campus at Brennan Avenue and will travel to their final destination, south of the North Paseo Building and Graduate School and Research Building via Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road and Devine Avenue.Brennan Avenue, Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road, Devine Avenue, Main Campus
Enjoy two classic holiday performances. Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will present two of The Nutcracker. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will perform a traditional Pastorela play, a morality tale about shepherds going to Bethlehem and the snares the devil uses to dissuade them. Performances are included with regular ITC admission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio
Celebrating graduating students from the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Guest speaker: Susan Pape '86, chairman of the San Antonio Express-News.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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