SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos to UTSA Athletics ticketholders and donors:
We are excited to welcome our incredible UTSA fans back to the Alamodome this Saturday for our home opener against Lamar. Coming off a thrilling 37-30 win against Big Ten Conference opponent Illinois last Saturday night, we expect a loud and passionate home crowd for the 5 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are still available by calling or texting (210) 458-UTSA (8872) or by clicking here.
As you may have read in today’s message from President Eighmy, the rallying call “Come and Take It” will no longer be used in any form by the university or by UTSA Athletics. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first season of UTSA football, throughout the fall we plan to honor the history of our program in several ways, including by recognizing those who have been instrumental in building our program. Beginning this Saturday during the break between the third and fourth quarters, we will recognize past players, coaches and community members who will enter the field as a special tribute video highlighting the past 10 seasons plays on the video board. We will also host a reunion for our past players and coaches during Homecoming on October 16.
We need all of our fans to help honor our football program’s history and also keep our home-field advantage alive during each home game in 2021. Our student-athletes certainly feed off the energy from all of you and we can’t wait to see you on Saturday!
The Racial Justice Book Club was established at UTSA by members of the campus community to explore social justice following acts of racial violence across the nation over the last few years. We are reading The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez. We will meet every Wednesday in September and October at 2 pm on Zoom.Virtual Event
This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism.McKinney Humanities (MH 4.01.01,) Main Campus
The UTSA Libraries will be hosting a panel discussion on Latiné/x-centric voting and voting rights!Bexar Room (H-E-B SU 1.102,) Main Campus
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our campus community a safer, more caring place to learn. It will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Main campus from 6:00pm-8:00pm on the Student Union Paseo.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
Join Wellbeing Services, UTSA Recovery Operations, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District as we have an informational Q&A session with guest speaker Dr. Anita Kurian from San Antonio Metropolitan Health District discussing Monkeypox.Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02,) Main Campus
We invite you to learn about the process of screenwriting and explore the intersection of identity and pursuing dreams from Jorge Ramirez-Martinez and Raymond Perez, screenwriters for the Selena: The Series, released on Netflix. They will discuss their careers and writing process, including how their identities as Mexican American and gay men have shaped their professional experiences.Virtual Event
Please join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. This workshop will provide the necessary items to create your nicho box, though please remember to bring a photo or small object that can fit in a 3.5 x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box).John Peace Library GroupSpot B, Main Campus
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