(Feb. 15, 2010)--UTSA will host the U.S. Census 2010 national interactive touring van in its only San Antonio stop from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus.
>> A 1 p.m. kick-off ceremony for "U-Count @ UTSA" will be hosted by Mr. and Ms. UTSA, Akshay Thusu and Megan Graham, with remarks by U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, UTSA President Ricardo Romo, U.S. Census regional director Gabe Sanchez and UTSA Student Government Association President Matt DeLeon.
The kick-off also will include a visit by UTSA mascot Rowdy Roadrunner, free t-shirts and other giveaways, and music by The Elijah Zane Band.
The speakers will discuss the importance of UTSA students filling out and mailing back the census forms they will receive in the mail in mid-March. More than $400 billion in federal funds are distributed annually according to the census count.
"Federal funding determined by the census benefits education and community projects, so it's important for UTSA students to be counted," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "The questionnaire has only 10 questions and takes only 10 minutes to complete. So, we encourage students to fill it out and mail it back."
The Census 2010 road tour is part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history -- stopping at more than 800 events nationwide. Thirteen road tour vehicles will travel more than 150,000 miles with an educational, engaging and interactive experience that brings the census to life. With stops at local parades and festivals and major sporting events, the road tour is to motivate Americans to complete and mail back the 10-question census form when it arrives in mailboxes March 15-17.
At the UTSA event, attendees can learn about Census 2010 and understand the benefits a complete count can bring to communities everywhere, view a sample census form, learn how the collected information is used, contribute stories and photos to explain why "U-Count @ UTSA" -- and view stories and photos from road tour attendees across the country.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
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
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown 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
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