(April 27, 2010)--UTSA students in the American Humanics program spent their spring break turning passion into action, working on various projects with San Antonio nonprofits and one local middle school. This spring break marked the first "7 in Seven" with seven projects completed in seven days.
Forty-one AH students, supporters and alumni logged 318 service hours in the weeklong service project. Additionally, donations for "7 in Seven" totaled $2,485 with monetary and in-kind support from businesses including Office Max, ULTA, AAMCO Transmissions, H-E-B, Rackspace Hosting, Target, Home Depot and Rainbow Gardens. AH students, UTSA faculty and staff, and supporters from as far away as Cleveland, Ohio, also donated money to each project.
"7 in Seven" started Sunday, March 14 at the Barshop Jewish Community Center and ended Saturday, March 20 at SAMMinistries. Other partner organizations were Eva's Heroes, Ed White Middle School, the Battered Women and Children's Shelter, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Teen Center. Each project was led by an officer in the American Humanics Student Association.
"The UTSA American Humanics students were a pleasure to have and made wonderful contributions to our projects," said Rachel Rustin, coordinator of youth and family services at Barshop Jewish Community Center
Jenean Cervantes, UTSA alumna and volunteer coordinator for Girls Inc., thanked American Humanics students "for spending time with the girls, organizing activities and being incredibly supportive of the efforts."
Students in the American Humanics program are working on their national certification in nonprofit management and leadership. The goal of the program is to take socially conscious students and mold them into effective nonprofit leaders. Students must complete rigorous coursework, participate in a 300-hour internship within a nonprofit organization, attend a national symposium for future nonprofit leaders, and complete leadership and service activities to receive their certification.
For more information, visit the UTSA American Humanics website.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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