(May 24, 2010)--The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center introduces a mentor program, Roadrunner Connections, which will help students succeed in their first year at UTSA.
The mentor program will support freshman and transfer students with the transition to the academic and social environment at UTSA by matching students with a faculty or staff mentor. This mentor-mentee partnership will provide support and growth opportunities for both partners, and particularly will help students learn and succeed in their academic careers.
Being a mentor for a student in her or his first year at UTSA is an opportunity to give back to the UTSA community and to help students feel that they are part of it. It also provides support and growth opportunities that mentors and mentees might not find otherwise.
Faculty, staff and administrators who would like to be mentors can access the Mentor Guidebook and online mentor application at UTSA Roadrunner Connections website. Applications to be a mentor are due July 16.
Students can access the Mentee Guidebook and mentee application online at the same site. Student online applications are due Aug. 6.
Coordinators of the Roadrunner Connections program are Marlon Anderson, director of the inclusion and community engagement center, and Ann Margaret Trujillo, associate director of the inclusion and community engagement center.
For more information, call 210-458-4770.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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