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Institute of Texan Cultures to conduct town hall meetings for development input

Institute of Texan Cultures

Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA HemisFair Park Campus

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(Jan. 6, 2010)--The Institute of Texan Cultures will host three town hall meetings to seek input on how to best serve the public and how the institution should be developed in the next decade and beyond.

The town hall meeting schedule is:

  • For UTSA faculty: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, University Center Pecan Room (2.01.26), Main Campus
  • For UTSA undergraduate and graduate students: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, University Center Pecan Room (2.01.26), Main Campus
  • For the general public: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, Institute of Texan Cultures auditorium

The institute's primary goal, as defined in UTSA's 2016 strategic plan, is to "preserve and present our history." The community's input in the master planning process will help chart the path the institute takes toward that goal.

The town hall meetings will focus on these topics:

  • How can UTSA adapt the mission of the museum to best accommodate today's audiences?
  • What opportunities should the Institute of Texan Cultures provide for students?
  • What services should the Institute of Texan Cultures provide to UTSA and the larger San Antonio and Texas communities?

>> To participate in a town hall meeting, e-mail Use "ITC Town Hall" in the subject line and indicate the number of guests.

For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures Web site.



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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