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Sept. 28 Is an Important Day at UHD!


By Marie Jacinto

“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” —John F. Kennedy

Here at UHD, the future is ours. 

Your opportunity to learn about the changes taking place to enhance student success is at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. In his second Annual State of the University Address, President Loren J. Blanchard will share the University’s successes over the last year, as well as what’s to come as we look ahead.

To learn more about how the University is expanding its services to transform students’ lives, be sure to register for the State of the University Address. You will be treated to performances by award-winning vocalist Annika Chambers and UHD’s own Mariachi Los Caimanes with a reception to follow at 4 p.m. on the South Deck.

Immediately following the reception, attendees may take in the Magical Realism of photographer Kathy Vargas at the O’Kane Gallery through her exhibition “Este Recuerdo/About Memory,” in conjunction with FotoFest Biennial 2022: Participating Spaces and Hispanic Heritage Month. The reception begins at 5 p.m. with the Artist’s Talk at 6 p.m.

The exhibition is a survey of photography from the 1970s to the present. Vargas, a native and resident of San Antonio, creates multiple-exposure prints that are ethereal and intimate, often incorporating social observations or cues from history, including ancestral ties to Mexico and recognition of pre-Columbian cultures. Using film and a darkroom, the artist’s multi-layered photographs express the idea of simultaneous time, suggesting the fluidity of memory.

Join us on Sept. 28 as we reflect on the past and look to the future, a future filled with possibilities and opportunities for our determined, dedicated campus community.