Please join us for our first Dean’s Distinguished Lecture of the Spring 2016 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. featuring Mayor Ivy Taylor. Her topic is “Cities and Citizens: Why Public Service?” The Mayor is looking forward to attending and speaking to the UTSA community. The lecture will take place in the Buena Vista St. Bldg. Theater (BV 1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Also, we have partnered with NOWCast SA to provide you with the opportunity to view webcast video live or replay the video later. Please visit www.nowcastsa.com to follow the program.
The event is free and open to the public. Free guest parking will be available in Lot D-3 under I-35 in unmarked spaces. A map and directions are available at http://www.utsa.edu/dtcamp/visit.html.
About Mayor Ivy R. Taylor
Ivy R. Taylor was elected Mayor of San Antonio on June 13, 2015. Prior to that, she was appointed to the office of Mayor in July, 2014, to fulfill Julian Castro’s unexpired term. She had served as the District 2 City Council Representative for a total of five years beginning with her election in June, 2009.
Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department. While at the City, she worked with a variety of neighborhood associations, developers and nonprofit organizations in order to facilitate inner city redevelopment. After six years, she left employment with the City of San Antonio to become Vice President at Merced Housing Texas. At Merced, she worked to create and implement programs to improve family stability for apartment community residents. For six years, Mayor Taylor also lectured at UTSA in the Public Administration Department.
During her tenure on the City Council and as Mayor, she has remained focused on balanced growth throughout our city and targeted investment in areas where opportunities have been limited. She led the effort to bring over $50million in federal funding for revitalization of San Antonio’s Eastside. As Mayor, she and the City Council worked with San Antonio Water Systems to achieve unanimous approval for the Vista Ridge Water Supply project which will help ensure water supply for our growing city.
Mayor Taylor currently serves on the board for Healthy Futures of Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. She has served on the City's Planning Commission and as a Commissioner for the City's Urban Renewal Agency (SADA). Mayor Taylor completed the Leadership San Antonio class sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and in 2004 was acknowledged by the San Antonio Business Journal as a "Rising Star" in their "40 under 40" class.
Mayor Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University. Mayor Taylor is a devoted wife and a mother.
The UTSA Office for Community Services and the College of Public Policy present
The Historical Impact of Henry B. Gonzalez on Politics and Public Policy
A Panel Discussion to Commemorate Henry B's Centennial
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. Theater (BV 1.326)
(Please note: room has changed due to attendance size)
Event is free and open to the Public
Reception to follow
NowCast SA to live-stream event. Click on link to view the program live on May 3rd. The program will be available to view on Youtube after May 3rd.
Special thanks to Max Navarro and Jane Macon for sponsoring the webcast.
Dr. Ricardo Romo, President, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Francine Romero: Opening remarks and introduction of panelists
Lionel Sosa (confirmed)
Henry B.: A child of the revolution--the social, cultural and political environment of the Mexican community in San Antonio in the early 20th century.
Gene Rodriguez (organizer)
Henry B: A brief profile of his career
Dr. Henry Flores (confirmed)
Henry B.: Reflections on his impact on the politics of the city, state and nation
Dr. Henry Cisneros (confirmed)
Henry B.: Reflections on his impact on the public policies of the city, state and nation
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez (organizer)
Henry B: Reflections by the son who replaced him in Congress
Dr. Francine Romero
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE DURANGO BLDG., SOUTHWEST ROOM (DB. 1.124)
Erik Sanden and Joe Reyes of the band Buttercup will perform a rock song.
Guests will have the opportunity to share recollections and stories of Henry B.
Free parking is available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge in unmarked spaces only.
For questions, please contact the College of Public Policy at (210) 458-2530 or email Michelle Skidmore at email@example.com
Thank you to all the UTSA support staff, College of Public Policy, Office for Community Services, Downtown Special Events, Anne Marie's Catering, Charlie Gonzalez and Gene Rodriguez, Dr. Francine Romero and the family of Henry B. Gonzalez for helping to make this event a success.
UTSA, the San Antonio Express-News, and Time Warner Cable News will host a town hall meeting about San Antonio’s growing traffic congestion at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016 in the Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
As the region’s population grows, traffic problems grow with it. What can policy makers do to ease the pain?
Four panelists will address the topic at a 90-minute forum. They include Jeff Arndt, president and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit; Leon Valley Mayor Chris Riley; San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldana; and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff. Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the College of Public Policy Dr. Francine Romero will moderate.
Free event parking will be available in unmarked spaces of lot D-3, beneath the IH-35 bridge. Tickets are required for entry to the town hall meeting. To reserve your free tickets, visit www.mySA.com/townhall and click on the image. Seating is limited.
The San Antonio Express-News will collect questions from the audience in advance of the start of the event. Please come early to fill out a Q&A card if you would like to submit a question.
Time Warner Cable News will air a live broadcast of the town hall meeting. To view the program online, visit http://www.twcnews.com/tx/san-antonio.html and click on the “Watch Live” tab.
Source: UTSA Today
Dr. Enrique Aleman, Professor and Department Chair of the UTSA Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, will discuss Mexican American histories of violence, trauma and unequal education in South Texas.
In October 1956, student, parents, teachers and administrators from Driscoll, Texas, participated in a landmark school desegregation court case, Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll CISD. In this case, the district was accused of, and ultimately found at fault for, racially discriminating against its Mexican-American students. The students and parents who testified on that day showed bravery and a belief in the U.S. judicial system. Unfortunately, the story of Hernandez has gone acknowledged and the stories of those that lived through these schooling experiences forgotten. One of the eight children to testify that day against the Driscoll CISD was Lupita Aleman, mother of Dr. Enrique Aleman, Jr. Although he never had the chance to hear the whole story directly from her, Aleman decided to research the case and to document the stories and experiences of those who lived and persevered. The purpose of this presentation is to not only share results from Aleman's study of this case and collection of oral histories from over 30 participants, but to discuss policy options for addressing the unequal schooling conditions that Mexican-American and Latina/o students face today.
The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project will hold a non-partisan "Get Out The Vote" Rally on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The purpose of the rally is to raise awareness about the importance of the Latino(a) vote in the Republican and Democratic Primaries and Caucuses as well as to mobilize millennials to register and vote. The event will take place at UTSA's main campus in the H-E-B University Center's Ballrooms 1 & 2.
Invited Presidential, Congressional and State Candidates include Mr. Rocky De La Fuente, Democratic Presidential Candidate; Hon. Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilman; Dr. Ben Carson; Senator Ted Cruz; Governor John Kasich; Senator Marco Rubio.
Confirmed guests include Ms. America Ferrera, Actress and Star of “Superstore” and “Ugly Betty”; Ms. Illena Gonzalez, UTSA Student Body President, Student Government Association; Dr. Lee Keene, Congressional Candidate CD23; Hon. Jose Menendez, State Senator, (I) SD26 and Vice-Chair Senate Hispanic Caucus; Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, Dean of the College of Public Policy.
A voter registration drive and early voting will be conducted on site.
As a reminder, the last day to early vote for the March 1 Texas Primary is Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. UTSA’s main campus will have early voting available at the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Building, 1.100.
Locations near the Downtown Campus will have early voting available at the following locations:
• Bexar County Elections Department 1103 S. Frio St.
• Bexar County Justice Center, 300 Dolorosa
To confirm attendance at the rally tomorrow, click here: http://svrep.org/summit-2016-texas.php
A Latino Leaders and Activists reception to follow at Espana Bar de Tapas on 5638 Housman Rd. from 6pm - 8pm. RSVP
Registration: $25.00 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, conference materials, and an invitation to our exclusive post-conference networking event.
Group Discounts: Want to bring your school organization or students from your class? Email H.Drew Galloway for more information.
Scholarships: Full registration scholarships are available. Application now open: Apply by Friday, February 26th!
Speakers and agenda to be announced soon!
Questions? contact H. Drew Galloway, New Politics Forum Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 232-9439.
Dr. Ellison will speak about the Religion-Demography Nexus: Recent Developments and Future Directions. Dr. Ellison holds a B.A. in Religion (1982) and a PH.D. in Sociology (1991) both from Duke University. His research centers on several main issues: the implications of religion and spirituality for mental and physical health and mortality risk; religious variations in family life; the role of religious institutions, practices, and values among racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S.; the influence of religious factors on political attitudes and policy preferences; and public opinion surrounding issues of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the contemporary United States.
Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D. has over 35 years of social work teaching experience. She has published over 70 articles and book chapters and has several books to her credit. Her professional interests include social welfare history (especially African-Americans and the Progressive Era) and rural elderly African-American women and social support. Carlton-LaNey has received several awards for her work, including the Feminist Scholar Honoree recognition from the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women; the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Legacy Award; the Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education Award; and UNC-Chapel Hill's Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.
The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series features scholars and policy analysts on a variety of major issues affecting the community, the nation and the world. Events are free and open to the public. Join the conversation at #policyutsa or @policyutsa. Map and directions available here: http://www.utsa.edu/visit/
For questions, please contact Roger Enriquez, J.D., email@example.com
For more information, visit http://utsa.edu/engaged
The Criminal Justice National Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma and UTSA Police Department will sponsor a toy drive. Join them by donating new, unopened toys as well as items on the holiday wish list to benefit the Battered Women & Children's Shelter here in San Antonio.
Boxes will be placed at the following locations:
Here are some other items you can donate on the wish list for the shelter:
Items for children:
Any toy except guns/violent toys to include:
Educational Board Games or puzzles
New stuffed animals
Battery operated cars/trucks
Baby bottles and bottle brushes
Baby bath sets/w Combs and brushes
Gift cards (Heb, Wal-Mart, Target, Starbucks)
Prepaid calling cards
Ethnic hair products
Bed in a bag
DVD movies (PG or G only)
The UTSA PD and the Family Prevention team ask for the following as well:
Gift cards (for clothing and grocery stores)
Robes and slippers
Dinner certificates/gift cards
Prepaid calling cards
Ethnic hair products
For questions, contact Jason Buikema at 210-379-3753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register here: https://goo.gl/fGJvuk to RSVP.
For more information, please visit UTSA Today
Event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. You can reserve your tickets here
College of Public Policy Advisory Council and Alumni social gathering
RSVP on RowdyJobs by selecting "Career Fair and Events" For more information, contact the University Career Center (210) 458-2910
For more information, please visit: http://copp.utsa.edu/news/national-diversity-counc...
Full Commencement Schedule:
The 2015 Civic Engagement Conference recognizes the myriad of efforts by the UTSA faculty, staff and students to respond to needs in the community and make a difference. Peter Levine, Ph.D., will give the keynote address, and the Honorable Ron Nirenberg, District 8 Councilman, will present during one of the breakout session. Click here to register and see the full schedule of events and list of speakers. For more information, visit http://www.utsa.edu/community/cce; contact Brian Halderman at email@example.com; or call (210) 458-2658.
Matthew W. Hughey, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty in both the Africana Studies Institute and the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. A scholar of race, racism, and racial inequality, Professor Hughey examines: (1) white racial identity formation; (2) racialized organizations; (3) mass media racial representations; (4) public and political engagements with race, and; (5) advocacy and engagement with racism and discrimination.
Professor Hughey’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science; American Behavioral Scientist; Social Problems; Social Psychology Quarterly; Symbolic Interaction; Journal of Contemporary Ethnography; The Sociological Quarterly; Contexts; Law & Social Inquiry; Du Bois Review; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Ethnicities and; Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
He is the author or several books, including The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014), The Wrongs of the Right: Race, Language, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama (New York University Press, 2014), The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America? (Oxford University Press, 2011), and White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race (Stanford University Press, 2012).
He serves on the editorial boards for Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Humanity & Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies and he is a co-founding Associate Editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity—the first race-related, official journal of the American Sociological Association.
In 2014, Professor Hughey was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Award by the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
Event is free and open to the public. Free parking available under the I-H 35 bridge in Lot D-3. For more information, contact Michelle Skidmore at (210) 458-3213.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, The College of Public Policy and University Career Center hosted a Career and Internship Networking Event. The event was a huge success. A number of representatives from local, non-profit and government organizations met with College of Public Policy students and provided career advice and helped them to explore opportunities in their areas of study. Many of the students felt that this event was truly engaging and served as a platform for networking with employers. The College of Public Policy and University Career Center would like to thank all of the employers who came to present information that will help in meeting students' academic and career goals.
COPP undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to connect with employers and community organizations and develop professional networks and get an edge in their career. Employers and alumni in the industry will have the opportunity to share their expertise and offer career advice. Light refreshments are available.
If you are a student, please download student flyer for RSVP instructions.
Employer and agency flyer
List of agencies attending: