(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.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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