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UTSA celebrates Diversity Month: Kickoff is Nov. 1

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 29, 2005)--The UTSA Office of Student Activities and the Office of Institutional Diversity will co-sponsor UTSA Diversity Month in November. With the theme, "All Different. All Roadrunners," the month's activities will celebrate the cultural traditions and personal stories of the many groups in the UTSA community.

Activities at the 1604 and Downtown campuses will include panel discussions, a culture fair, a showcase event, film showings, sports, food tastings and displays. Watch UTSA Today for stories about upcoming events.

Download the Diversity Month calendar of events (pdf format).

The kickoff event is noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the University Center window lounge on the 1604 Campus. The event, free and open to all, will feature music from around the world, food tasting and other activities in a colorful and diverse atmosphere. For more information, contact Nevil Shed at (210) 458-7365.

The highlight event of the month is a culture fair, "Celebrate UTSA!" set for 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 on the Convocation Center east lawn, 1604 Campus. Activities will include information tables and a showcase of music, dance, skits, cultural traditions and personal stories.

For more information about Diversity Month, contact Diane Pina at (210) 458-4153 or Ann Margaret Trujillo at (210) 458-4160.

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Diversity Month 2005 Planning Committee

Representing student organizations:
Tudor Cotae, International Student Association
Steven Garza, Phi Iota Alpha
Antonio Mills, Kappa Alpha Psi
Kim Pham, Filipino Student Association
Liz Shaw, CAB Awareness (Campus Activities Board)
Polo Trejo, BESO (Bilingual Education Student Association)
Gil Turner, Sigma Delta Pi and Yachai

Representing faculty and staff:
Ann Margaret Trujillo (committee co-chair), Office of Student Activities
Diane Pina (committee co-chair), Office of Institutional Diversity
Grace Hernandez, Office of Institutional Diversity
Barry McKinney, Office of Student Activities
Michelle Montanio, Office of Student Activities, Downtown Campus
Keith Pilger, Office of Student Activities, Downtown Campus
Katrice Woods, Visitor's Center, Office of Admissions
Becca Mathews, Visitor's Center, Office of Admissions
Alicia Triplett, Housing
Lester Samson, Housing
Charlin Jones, University Center Events
Nevil Shed, University Center Events
Lorraine Harrison, Office of Disability Services
Norma Suarez, Office of International Programs
Patti Dunn, Office of the Vice President for Extended Services, Downtown Campus and Institute of Texan Cultures
Joe Rubio, Physical Plant, Downtown Campus
Kirsten Corda, College of Sciences
Pat Navarro, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Gina Mendez, Downtown Campus community relations
Sherrie McDonald, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Department of History
Sara De Turk, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Department of Communication
Lorena Claeys, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Interdisciplinary Teaching
Abraham Dominguez, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Interdisciplinary Teaching
Carolyn Motley, Women's Studies Institute
Judy Verdon, Training and Development
Susan Colorado, Office of Learning Communities
Tracy Lopez, Office of Learning Communities
Tim Brownlee, Office of University Communications
Cari Goodyear, Office of Intercollegiate Athletics

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