JANUARY 14, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar Mendez to all faculty, staff and students:
As we embark on a new semester we extend a warm welcome to all of you. For those of you who are new to UTSA, we are grateful that you have chosen to become part of our vibrant, growing community. For those who are returning, we want to encourage you to build on the hard work and determination you exhibited during the fall semester. You have all shown persistence and resilience in the face of the daily uncertainty and many unique challenges brought to bear by the pandemic.
While vaccinations offer an abundance of hope for brighter days ahead, escalating COVID-19 rates locally and nationally continue to be a very serious concern. UTSA is staying the course with all the same operational and academic adjustments we implemented this past fall under the guidance of our Public Health Task Force.
As we continue to weather this storm we understand not all Roadrunners are impacted in the same way. We cannot emphasize this enough: Please remember to take care of yourself and reach out for support when you need it.
We are grateful to all of you for the work you do in service to our students and our university. Thank you for your perseverance!
This spring UTSA is hosting a 30-second film festival on TikTok! Your mission? Create a 30-second video that highlights how you relax with Adobe Creative Cloud. This is your chance to take a break from the world around you make something fun. The top three videos will receive prizes that will help you on your creative journey and the top ten winners will receive free Adobe swag!Virtual Event
Ann Margaret Trujillo (from the Multicultural Student Center For Equity and Justice) and Ammi Bui (from the UTSA Libraries & Museum), are hosting a series of discussions with our Racial Justice Book Club for the month of February. Come join us and our current members as we discuss topics relevant to Black History Month and our Book of the Month pick.Virtual Event
Wall Street was once "Black"! Learn about its destruction and what it did to set back the economic prosperity of Blacks both as workers and entrepreneurs. Hear from two Black entrepreneurs who are paving the way for the next generation of Black Wall Street.Virtual Event
A lecture series brought to you by Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness and UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy. Dr. Sara Oswalt is the chair of & professor in the Department of Public Health at UTSA. She is also a certified sexuality educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists.Virtual Event
As part of the annual Campus Race to Zero Waste, the Office of Facilities will provide sensitive document shredding services for our UTSA community. You can bring work-related or personal documents. All we ask is for you to shred away to help recycle!Parking Lot UTSA Student Union and Ximenes Avenue Garade
In many courses, faculty broach relevant but difficult topics surrounding race, ethnicity, civil rights, and much more with sensitivity and caring—-but this may be especially difficult in an online classroom. In this session, Dr. Shelley Howell will discuss how faculty can create an inclusive classroom environment digitally to allow for conducive conversations for all parties.Virtual Event
Great discussions continue this spring with Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Professor of Psychology and Donna Edmondson, University Ombuds. They are providing five 30-minute interactive webinars. Topics include bridge building, stigmas, team building, staying engaged at work and our shared experiences.Virtual Event
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We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
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