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April 8, 2010
The Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" continues with two special events: From 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 8, Harriett Romo, director of the UTSA Mexico Center, will speak on "Mexican American and Mexican Racial Identity" and Rhett Rushing, ITC folklorist, will speak on "Folklore and Race." Then, RACE Family Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 10. Activities will include guided tours (including some in Spanish) with child-friendly explanations of how the many races are unique but also similar. Educators will share lessons on food, language and cultures, along with puppet shows celebrating the uniqueness of cultures. Admission is free for UTSA faculty, staff and students with UTSACard.
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The University Excellence and Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Awards ceremony is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus. The award winners will be announced Monday, April 12 on UTSA Today. At the ceremony, 2009 retirees and employees who have reached milestones in their length of service with UTSA and the UT System through 2009 will be recognized.
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The Office of Information Technology invites UTSA community members to two information sessions on upcoming IT projects. Ken Pierce, UTSA vice provost for information technology and chief information officer, will speak and address questions about Summer Splash 2010 -- 12 technology projects that will have a positive impact on the UTSA community. The sessions are 11 a.m.-noon, Monday, April 19 in Business Building Room 3.04.18, Main Campus, and 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 in Frio Street Building Room 2.518, Downtown Campus.
More information: Summer Splash 2010 Web site
A representative from Fidelity Investments, one of UTSA's approved retirement providers, will conduct a free seminar from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 21 in the University Center Bexar Room (1.102) on the Main Campus. Faculty and staff members can learn valuable perspectives on the current market conditions -- a unique look at what's been driving the economy, financial markets, domestic and international stock performance, and bond-market interest rates. Enrollment is limited to 25; enroll through TX Class.
More than 40 vendors will participate in the HUB vendor fairs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 15 at the Convocation Center, Main Campus, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 16 in the Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (1.338), Downtown Campus. UTSA faculty and staff members will meet historically underutilized business (HUB) vendors who can provide products and services to UTSA. There will be tables for UTSA representatives of the Wellness Program and the Athletics Department. Sign up for the Rowdy New U program and purchase tickets to upcoming athletic events. Door prizes will be given throughout the day.
More information: Irene Maldonado, HUB program manager, 458-4068
Annual Tri-Campus fire alarm inspections, as required by the State Fire Marshal's Office, continue through August 2011. Below is an updated monthly schedule of Main Campus inspections. Audio and visual appliances including horns, speakers and lights will be tested after 10 p.m. All other testing and inspection of fire alarm system components will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
More information: Facilities Work Control, 458-4262
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