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UTSA student organizations serve during United Way Days of Caring

United Way Days of Caring

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(Oct. 30, 2009)--Every October, United Way hosts Days of Caring, a three-day service event that brings out thousands of volunteers from companies and universities for a day of service at dozens of projects across the San Antonio community. Two UTSA student organizations participated this year.

The student group UMOJA and members of Delta Sigma Theta brought more than 20 volunteers to the Communities In Schools ropes course to make improvements to the site. The group trimmed trees, cleared brush and did some gardening work at the site to help make it accessible to the students visiting the course. This is the second time UMOJA has volunteered with the CIS ropes course, one of many service projects with which the group participates each year.

Fifteen members of UTSA's VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service) volunteered at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center as part of Days of Caring. On San Antonio's South Side, the center is a designated wildlife refuge and a natural migratory bird route.

For the VOICES project, the students were divided into two groups to help the staff lay new mulch onto a walking trail. One group was responsible for transporting the mulch to the designated section, while the other group helped lay down the mulch and spread it throughout the trail. The volunteers finished what had been an incomplete section of the trail.

To find out how you can get involved, visit the UTSA Volunteer Services Web site or stop by the VOICES/Volunteer Services office in University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus.

Learn more at the VOICES Web site or e-mail UMOJA or find UMOJA on Facebook.

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A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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