(March 23, 2010)--The Be the Match Marrow Registry has partnered with UTSA and several community organizations to educate university students about cancer. The Be The Match Marrow Registry helps people who need a life-saving marrow or blood cell transplant. They connect patients, doctors, donors and researchers to resources they need to help more people live longer, healthier lives.
The goal of Cancer Awareness Month and Community Outreach (CAMCO) is to discuss the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and how students can help someone who has been stricken with the disease.
UTSA community members are invited to two events at the Main Campus:
Tuesday, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Ask the Doctor
Speak with doctors who work with cancer patients and sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
March 24, 7-9 p.m.
Cancer Survivor Panel/Remembrance Wall
Sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
"CAMCO is a way to create awareness of cancers that we don't necessarily think about," said Juan Ramos, a UTSA biology student and CAMCO committee member.
With the help of the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, volunteer students received training on how to educate others about the disease. With this knowledge, students are coordinating awareness events and educating peers on cancer.
"It's an opportunity to gain or obtain information and become aware of different resources out there, but most importantly, to learn how to prevent certain cancers," said Ramos.
For more information, contact Roger Ruiz, Be the Match community relations specialist, at 210-731-5542.
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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