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UTSA Indian Students Association hosts evening of India culture Oct. 31


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(Oct. 28, 2009)--The UTSA Indian Students Association (ISA) will host a celebration of India culture, "Diwali Night," at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 in the Arts Building Recital Hall (2.03.02) on the Main Campus.

The event will celebrate the rich heritage and diversity of India, Indian cinema and cultural traditions with performances in the "retro" theme by young Indian students. There also will be music, activities and traditional Indian cuisine.

Tickets for the event are $12, $10 for UTSA students, and are available at the Main Campus at tables in the John Peace Library Building food court and the breezeway between the Business Building and Humanities and Social Sciences Building, or by calling (210) 601-9222.

Formed in spring 2007, the Indian Students Association has more than 160 student members with faculty advisers Jyotsan Sharma (research assistant professor of biology), Amar Bhalla, (research professor of electrical engineering) and Ashlesh Murthy, (research assistant professor of biology).

For more information, e-mail the Indian Students Association.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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