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Texas A&M-San Antonio will play an active role in SA300 Tricentennial – Celebrating San Antonio for 300 Years, with President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, serving as president of the Tricentennial Commission.

In summer 2017, the University hosted a booth at the Tricentennial Summer Institute, which was held at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Staffers handed out information and JagSwag to teachers, counselors and others in attendance, including Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who sported his A&M-SA t-shirt in a photo on the cover of MD Monthly. In addition, Dr. Amy Porter, assistant professor of history, participated on a panel whose remarks were broadcast via Livestream.

Upcoming A&M-SA Activities and Events for Tricentennial


Mujeres en Accion/Women in Action: Grassroots Scholars and Intellectuals in San Antonio (1800s to Present)
March 7, 2018
Our Lady of the Lake University
Thiry Auditorium

Our Lady of the Lake University will host a symposium featuring scholar-activist histories of women in education beginning with the convent, a refuge for women seeking educational opportunities.  It will explore education of women of color during the civil rights era and flash forward to Gloria Anzaldua's feminist legacy.  Visit http://bit.ly/OLLU-SA-300 


Origins - Native People, Spaniards and Early Education in San Antonio
April 15, 2018
University of the Incarnate Word
CHRISTUS Heritage Hall, The Village at Incarnate Word

This event will begin with an Indian ceremony at the Headwaters and continue with Thomas Evans, Ph.D., President of the University of the Incarnate Word; archeologists Steve Tomka, Ph.D., and Kristi Nichols; historians Gerald Poyo, Ph.D., and Gilberto Hinojosa, Ph.D., actor Jesse Borrego, and Ramon J. Vasquez, Executive Director of American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions. Visit http://sa300ccvi.org 


Students Remembering the Past and Creating the Future
May 2 - June 3, 2018
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures will host an exhibit of posters and films by college and university students in San Antonio showcasing our fascinating past and helping to create a bright future of sustainability, diversity, inclusiveness and compassion.  Students from many diciplines will share their research, ideas and hopes.


Symposium to Explore 300 Years of History and Advances in Health at San Antonio
May 12, 2018
UT Health San Antonio
Holly Auditorium

This event will highlight the past, present and future of medicine in San Antonio. Visit http://UTHealth-SA300.org 


Community Colleges in San Antonio (Past and Present)
September 12, 2018
St. Philip's College
Watson Fine Arts Center, Auditorium

The Alamo Colleges District Tricentennial event will highlight the history of the colleges - Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College and San Antonio College - and their contributions to the city, while showcasing performances by students reflecting the city's rich cultural diversity.  http://alamo.edu/tricentennial 


Choose.Act.Impact. - Day of Service
September 29, 2018
8 a.m. - noon

Enrich your life and university experience through a day of selfless service! This spring's lineup features fabulous non-profit organizations where you can donate your time.

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Private Higher Education in San Antonio: Past and Present
October 18, 2018
St. Mary's University
University Center, Conference Room A

The first universities in San Antonio were private, faith-based institutions.  This event will explore the history and importance of private universities in San Antonio, including their liberal arts missions, religious traditions and service to traditionally underserved populations, especially Mexican-Americans.  An exhibit, cultural event and reception will follow that will highlight St. Mary's University's history and presence.  Visit http://bit.ly/StMu-SA-300 


Public Universities: Mexican Americans and Education in San Antonio
November 7, 2018
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building, Vista Room 402

Bill Bush, Ph.D., and Philis Barragan Goetz, Ph.D., present and discuss the history of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the education of Mexican-Americans in San Antonio and the role the Texas A&M University-San Antonio plays in the higher education of Mexican-Americans. Visit http://bit.ly/TAMUSA-SA-300 


Higher Education in San Antonio: Considering the Future
November 29, 2018
Trinity University
Holt Center

Trinity University will host a one-day symposium with higher education scholars Laura Rendon, Ph.D., Sarita Brown and Enrique Aleman, Ph.D.  A cultural event will close the symposium. Visit http://bit.ly/Trinity-SA-300 

Past Events


San Antonio as a Crossroads: 300 Years of an Evolving Frontier Community
Exhibit opens January 17
Presidio Gallery
126 E. Nueva St.
San Antonio, Texas 78204

San Antonio is a crossroads that links the great state of Texas to its past. For more than 300 years San Antonio has served as an intersection for nations, rivers, roads, people and their experiences. The Tricentennial exhibit will explore San Antonio’s vibrant history through photographs, artwork, maps, documents, artifacts and ephemera to tell the story of an evolving frontier community as the heart of the region.

For more information, contact Pru Morris 


Authentic Historic Preservation of African American History and Place in San Antonio
Speaker: Everett Fly
February 22, 2017
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Vista Room 402
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
Directions to the A&M-SA

For more information, contact Dr. Francis Galan or Dr. Philis Barragan Goetz


Anna Rado: A Survivor's Story
April 24, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Vista Room 402
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
Directions to the A&M-SA

Holocaust Speaker Series. 
For more information, contact Dr. Edward Westermann.


Texas A&M University-San Antonio Tree-Centennial Ribbon Cutting CeremonyRibbon Cutting Ceremony Flyer
May 2, 2018
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Courtyard
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
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A&M-SA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrating the planting of a Red Oak Tree on campus for the city-wide Tree-Centennial Event.


Tricentennial History and Education Roundtable
May 2, 2018
10 a.m. - noon
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Vista Room 402
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
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The history of the Land of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. For more information, contact Amy Porter.


Texas A&M University-San Antonio Tricentennial Founders Day Art & Culture Event
May 3, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Courtyard
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
Directions to the A&M-SA

A&M-SA will be representing the South Side of San Antonio with an “Art & Culture Event” on the Main campus


Public Universities: Mexican Americans and Education in San Antonio
November 7, 2018
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Texas A&M University – San Antonio
Central Academic Building (CAB), Vista Room 402
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
Directions to the A&M-SA

Bill Bush, Ph.D., and Philis Barragan, Ph.D., present and discuss the history of Texas A&M University – San Antonio, the education of Mexican Americans in San Antonio, and the role Texas A&M University-San Antonio plays in the higher education of Mexican Americans.