NOVEMBER 10, 2023 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy to all veteran and military-affiliated faculty, staff and students at UTSA:
As we observe Veterans Day this weekend, I want to extend my deep gratitude for your service to our country, as well as your contributions to UTSA. It’s a tremendous source of pride for our university that 16% of our students are military-affiliated, and nearly 300 of our faculty and staff have served. The sacrifices you’ve made have not gone unnoticed, and I’m honored to call you members of our Roadrunner family.
UTSA’s military community is important to me, and we’re continually working to grow our support. This year — with the support of Boeing — we’ve started a new tradition for our military-affiliated graduates, the Veteran Graduate Cord Ceremony. We’ve also partnered with the National Veteran Leadership Foundation to develop an Entrepreneurial Military Community Advocate Program in conjunction with our Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the Alvarez College of Business.
This year, we have a couple of very special events coming up in honor of Veterans Day:
Military Appreciation Football Game and Veterans Tailgate
Saturday, November 11
Veterans Resource and Appreciation Fair
Wednesday, November 15
Visit with more than 30 veteran service organizations while enjoying food, winning door prizes and supporting our student veterans at the Veterans Resource and Appreciation Fair. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Convocation Center.
Thank you for your service to our country and to our university. Enjoy your weekend, and Birds Up for a win against Rice!
Come celebrate the doctoral students graduating this commencement season.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms, UTSA Main Campus
Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the College for Health, Community and Policy, College of Liberal and Fine Arts and College of Sciences.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design and University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
First Friday Stargazing gives anyone free access to the night sky using university telescopes and teaching equipment. Weather permitting, experienced astronomers will provide a handful of telescopes of varying designs, give training on how each operates, and point to various astronomical objects that may appear in the sky for that given time of the year. If you have a telescope and do not know how to operate it, feel free to bring it and get instructions on its use.4th Floor of Flawn Science Building, Main Campus
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