(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.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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