(Jan. 13, 2010)--The UTSA community is invited to join in the fun at the inaugural "Spring Into the UC" celebration through Jan. 15 in the University Center on the Main Campus. There will be activities, giveaways, music and more to celebrate what is new and exciting at the UC.
Through Friday, Jan. 15, UC guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of events and activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC window lounge across from the bookstore. UC partners including ARAMARK, Frost Bank, Campus Technology Store and Ticketmaster will be on hand with information, giveaways and prizes.
Other UC-based groups and offices will provide opportunities for fun during the week including caricature artists, wax hands, popcorn, food, music and information about services. The University Center also will have daily giveaways between noon and 1 p.m. near the window lounge while supplies last.
A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting with UTSA President Ricardo Romo and UTSA Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at the UC fountain courtyard. After opening remarks, Romo, Paine and UC Advisory Council Chair Chanel Nwokey will cut the ribbon to officially welcome Apple Computer Products to the Campus Technology Store.
Evening entertainment during "Spring into the UC" will include Casino Night on Thursday and UCinema Night on Friday night featuring free popcorn and Michael Jackson's "This is It!" video. Both are sponsored by the UC Program Council.
A Rios Golden Cut hair salon will open in the UC midway through the spring semester.
>> Visit the University Center Web site for a full event listing.
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Chat with members of the Downtown Campus Initiative Task Force about changes taking place as the Downtown Campus grows and transforms to offer a comprehensive living and learning experience. Table topics will include curriculum changes, orientation updates, transportation, food and living options.
Frio Street Building Commons Area, Downtown Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host this town hall meeting to discuss Unequal Justice in Bexar County and in Texas.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force presents a panel presentation of experts from 4 universities with experience in incentive-based budgeting. All UTSA campus community is invited to attend and be informed about budgeting processes.
Business Building Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
This event showcases the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas, San Antonio and UTSA history.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Come learn about the benefits available before the enrollment period July 15-31.
Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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