(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.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
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