Campus-Wide News

    September

  • State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is On!

    Monday, 09 17 2018

    The 2018 State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) has begun and will run through November 1. This annual program encourages state employees to give back by contributing to a non-profit organization of their choice.

  • Update - Strategic Planning Seed Fund Grants

    Wednesday, 09 05 2018

    In spring 2018, the Office of the President announced a call for proposals for strategic initiatives that advance the University's Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform. I am pleased to announce the award of two seed fund grants

  • A&M-SA delegation participate in first Texas Voting Summit

    Monday, 09 03 2018

    A&M-SA representatives participated in the first annual Texas Voting Summit Aug. 20-21, 2018, hosted in Austin by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. This invitation-only affair, expected to be held annually in the Texas Capitol Building, was focused on Texas youth voter trends and how student leaders can encourage peers to engage in civic activities. Three exceptional Jaguar students, Ayla Rodriguez, Danielle Rios and Karl Vonzell Mitchell, represented our institution alongside Christina Guerra, civic engagement coordinator in the Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. 

  • Edwards Aquifer Authority awards grant to A&M-SA

    Monday, 09 03 2018

    The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) recently awarded a $100,000 grant to A&M-SA to provide strategic planning and developmental services. Dr. Rudy Rosen, Principal Investigator on the grant, will lead the effort to help the EAA develop an operational plan, including specific activities required to accomplish the organization's mission, short-term objectives and long-term strategic goals.

  • A&M-SA and Facebook unveil first-in-Texas cyber security program

    Monday, 09 03 2018

    A&M-SA announced Aug. 29, 2018, that it has joined the Facebook Cyber Security University Program, making it the first university in Texas to join the program and the ninth in the nation. Facebook representatives and local leaders joined Dr. Matson on campus for a formal announcement and interviews with media. Following the announcement, Facebook engineers also offered cyber security demonstrations for students. 

  • August

  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio to offer Facebook-sponsored Cyber Security University Program

    Wednesday, 08 29 2018

    Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) announced today that it is the latest university to join the Facebook Cyber Security University Program and is the first in Texas. The program will position A&M-SA as a prominent leader in the cyber security education community and provide students a variety of benefits, such as enhanced curriculum, mentorship opportunities, project development and hands-on training in combating simulated cyber attacks.

  • Texas A&M-San Antonio Receives First NSF Grant for STEM Project Designed to Bolster Student Pipeline, Increase Student Marketability

    Thursday, 08 23 2018

    Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) has been awarded its first National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for support of the project, “New to NSF: Recruiting and Retaining Students into Computing. The $249,948 grant is for the three-year project period from Oct 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2021. The grant was awarded through the NSF’s inaugural Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) program, which aims to enhance undergraduate STEM education and build capacity at HSIs.

  • Welcome to the fall 2018 semester

    Thursday, 08 23 2018

    What a difference a year makes! As we embark upon the fall 2018 semester, I cannot help but think back on the ominous conditions we were facing this time last year.

  • Week of August 20

    Monday, 08 20 2018

    Outstanding news and highlights from around campus...

  • Youth engage in Hola STEM summer program

    Monday, 08 20 2018

    Dr. Young Rae Kim, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and his team hosted Hola STEM, a summer school program for students aged 9 to 11 from Harlandale ISD. Nineteen students participated in the two-week camp held July 23 - August 2. Funded by the University's Strategic Planning Initiative Seed Fund, the program sought to develop a seamless pathway that supports students' increased interest and engagement in STEM majors and bridges their knowledge into the next school year. The Hola STEM campers learned science, math and engineering through participation in mathematical modeling activities, math storybook and integrated STEM activities including coding and robotics.

  • Students move in to Esperanza Hall, filling it to capacity this fall

    Monday, 08 20 2018

    On Saturday, Aug. 11, approximately 290 freshmen and upperclassmen moved into A&M-SA's Esperanza Hall. Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson and a team of A&M-SA volunteers were joined by General the Jaguar and University sponsors, Wells Fargo and Whataburger (including Whataguy), as they welcomed students and their families. More than 370 students are residing in Esperanza Hall this year, bringing occupancy to full capacity.

  • Class of 2022 joins campus community in celebrating Jaguar March tradition

    Monday, 08 20 2018

    A&M-SA's Class of 2022 participated in the traditional Jaguar March on Friday morning, Aug. 17. The incoming freshmen walked the "Miracle Mile" from the Torre de Esperanza to the fountain where they were greeted warmly by an enthusiastic crowd of upperclassmen, faculty and staff. 

  • Lane Closures for Jaguar March on Friday, Aug. 17

    Thursday, 08 16 2018

    Please note that Jaguar March will take place tomorrow morning, Friday, Aug. 17. The Northbound lanes of University Way will be shut down tomorrow beginning around 7 a.m. until the march is completed around 9:45 a.m. The Southbound lanes of University Way will remain open.

  • Dr. Lisa Colvin coaches Team USA athlete to victory at world championships in Denmark

    Monday, 08 06 2018

    Dr. Lisa Colvin, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Health and Kinesiology and a high performance coach, recently traveled to Europe to support one of her athletes, Patton Sims, ....

  • A&M-SA’s “wandering donkeys” land on front page of San Antonio Express-News

    Monday, 08 06 2018

    "I was a little upset that we landed below the fold, but the front page is the front page." Thus brayed one of the two beloved A&M-SA donkeys -- between mouthfuls of fescue and zoysia -- when he learned of his newfound fame.

  • A&M-SA hosts Macondo Writers Workshop for socially engaged writers working toward non-violent social change

    Monday, 08 06 2018

    A&M-SA hosted the Macondo Writers Workshop from July 24 to 29. Thirty-four writers participated in the 2018 workshop, studying fiction, poetry and non-fiction under award-winning faculty, including Reyna Grande, Allison Hedge Coke and Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

  • Week of August 6

    Monday, 08 06 2018

    Outstanding news and highlights from around campus...

  • July

  • Staff Recognition Committee hosts amazing Employee Development Day!

    Monday, 07 16 2018

    On Tuesday, June 19, faculty and staff participated in the inaugural annual Employee Development Day. The event, which ran from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., kicked off with an inspiring keynote address by Bob Beaudine, president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, one of the nation's leading executive search firms in professional and college sports and entertainment. Attendees then participated in a table-top exercise designed to define and enhance teamwork.

  • Dr. Matson moderates "A Conversation with President Clinton"

    Monday, 07 16 2018

    On Monday, June 11, Dr. Matson moderated "A Conversation with President Clinton" at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Following introductions by Michael Fresher, president and CEO of the Tobin Center, Dr. Matson and President Clinton settled into two chairs on the big stage in the H-E-B Performance Hall. What followed was a lively and engaging discussion about a range of issues, from fiction writing to cyber security and education. 

  • Students complete Financial Crimes White Collar intern program

    Monday, 07 16 2018

    Two A&M-SA students, Ira Copple and Maria Harris, recently received certificates from the San Antonio Police Department for completing the Financial Crimes White Collar Intern program under the direction of Gilbert Barrera, assistant professional track in the College of Business. The work performed by these students is an integral part of SAPD's investigation as well as the District Attorney's Office presentation to the grand jury in seeking an indictment and in plea bargain negotiations with defense counsel. It will be admitted into evidence if a jury trial is necessary.