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Welcome to the State of the Union Newsletter

The official alumni newsletter of the University Unions at The University of Texas at Austin.

August 2010 Edition:

by Alumni Relations

In the early days of the Texas Union, students used the ballroom to hold dances on Saturday nights to raise money for the Union programs and expenses. Famous artists such as Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong became frequent visitors to campus to perform. While the Texas Union ballroom hosted the majority of these dances, sometimes they were moved to Gregory Gym to accommodate the growing student population, according to Trinity Smith, student adviser of the Student Events Center. When a student fee was implemented in 1945 to pay for Union activities, the necessity for the dances ended.


by Alumni Relations

The University Unions is taking the social media scene by storm!  Following The University of Texas at Austin and other departments on campus, we would like to announce our Facebook fan page and the Student Activity Center’s new Twitter account!

Be sure to stop in the next time you are on Facebook and become our fan.  Also, following the SAC on Twitter will provide you with exciting real-time news and updates on the new building and all of the new services it will offer and bring to campus....