Updates for May 4, 2020
UTSA is committed to supporting the university community during remote learning and operations. Here is your digest of university news and tips.
GIVING TUESDAY REMINDER: President Taylor Eighmy and UTSA Annual Giving have issued the Chancellor’s Challenge, an online fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, to raise an additional $25,000 or more for the Student Emergency Fund at UTSA. Donations will add to the $25,000 allocated by UT System Chancellor James Milliken. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day designed as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All UTSA supporters who are able are asked to step up for Roadrunner students.

LEAD WITH SPIRIT: If you’re looking for an opportunity to add leadership experience to your résumé, to lead a group of fellow Roadrunners to cheer and chant at games or leave your legacy at UTSA, apply for a position with the Spirit Advisory Board. Lead role applications are due May 18.
NETWORK & BUILD SKILLS: Join in the inaugural Leadership and Career Summit for skills building and networking with experts for Planning a Project/Event, another don’t-miss Marketable Leadership Skills Workshops event. It’s a highly interactive session that allows you and other participants to collaborate on a mini project. There will be twists and turns as you navigate the seven-step guide, all culminating with participants highlighting their plan’s strengths and improvement areas. Monday, May 4, noon.
SMART VIEWING: If you’ve missed any of the recent livestream events with our experts, you can watch the recorded streams on the Trainings, Webinars and Town Halls page. But here are events coming up this week:

  • So You’re in a COVID-19 World and Graduated. Now What? The graduating class of 2020 is invited to attend the final town hall in our series focused on career development and experiential learning. Graduates will hear from Abreetta Bonner and Adrian Ramirez of the University Career Center, who will share their recommendations and anecdotes in a conversational format. Graduates are encouraged to submit their career-related questions during the town hall. Tuesday, May 5, 2 p.m.

  • What Might K–12 Education Look Like in the Fall? The abrupt switch to remote learning this spring magnified educational disparities in San Antonio. As school district leaders and teachers contemplate the upcoming academic year, many questions remain. Next in the Community Conversations series, UTSA’s education experts will offer insights on the many considerations faced by superintendents, teachers, parents and students as they anticipate how best to adapt to new ways of learning in a COVID-19 world. Wednesday, May 6, noon.

  • COVID-19 Funding Landscape and Awards Management: Listen to perspectives and live chat with panelists on the evolving pandemic-affected funding landscape, including tips on how to interpret sponsor guidelines, deadline flexibility and more. Thursday, May 7, 2 p.m.
’RUNNERS WITH RHYMES: Do you like slam poetry? Catch the Student Union presentation Poetic Virtual Vibes with two UTSA student poets facing off—and be prepared for an opportunity to share your own poem. Wednesday, May 6, 3 p.m.

CRAFT WITH MEANING: Take a break from studying for finals with Make Your Own Intention Bracelet, a virtual meet-up with fellow Roadrunners and an instructor. After choosing a meaningful word, the instructor will show how to make a bracelet. Monday, May 11, 1 p.m.
STAY WELL: The university’s Student Health Services is offering telemedicine appointments via the MyMed Patient Portal to all currently enrolled students. Services are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EVERY PART OF YOU MATTERS: #Tools2Thrive is the theme of May’s Mental Health Month, and we want everyone to know that if you feel you need some assistance, reach out. UTSA’s Counseling and Mental Health Services has multiple ways to access services. If you have questions, email counseling.services@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4140.

NEED TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS? The Happiest Hour (every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.) and Survivors support are just two of the many support groups happening weekly through Counseling and Mental Health Services.

VIRTUAL SERVICES: If you prefer the self-guided approach, the Therapy Assistance Online program provides strategies, mindfulness techniques and ways to manage stress.
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