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Public relations student event raises awareness of U.S. Census 2010

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(Feb. 22, 2010)--A group of UTSA public relations majors will host "Come to Your Senses: Take Part in the Census!" to raise awareness of U.S. Census 2010. Free and open to the UTSA community, the event is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the Main Campus. There will be guest speakers, along with free food and drinks, music and drawings for prizes.

The speakers will be Ursula Pari, KSAT-TV news anchor, and Sophia Azoubel, a representative from the regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau. Both will discuss the importance of participating in the census, the easy-to-complete census questionnaire and the impact it will have on UTSA and the local community.

The event is a project organized and implemented by senior UTSA communication students as an entry in the national Bateman public relations campaign competition. This year's competition project goal is to persuade students to take part in Census 2010.

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UTSA Bateman competition team members

  • Linda Coronado
  • Priscilla Gamboa
  • Sarah Godfrey
  • Betsey Lohse
  • Stephanie Shropshire


Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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