(Aug. 20, 2010)--As part of Roadrunner Days, the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host the fifth annual Cultural Connections Receptions Aug. 23-24 to welcome new and transfer students who are part of UTSA's diverse population. Open to all UTSA students, faculty and staff, the receptions will be in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. See the schedule below.
The receptions are centered on students who self-identify as members of particular groups. These include students who are African-American and black, Latino and Latina, GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning), and Asian and Pacific Islander.
Each reception will include a short program with a short activity and comments from faculty and staff members. Snacks and beverages will be provided, along with displays by student organizations and information on UTSA resources.
If you plan to attend, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website, select the "Cultural Connections" tab at the top of the page and complete the registration form.
For more information, call the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770.
Cultural Connections Receptions
All are in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus
Monday, Aug. 23
Tuesday, Aug. 24
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
All UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to march with UTSA in the 30th annual MLK March. There will be a FREE shuttle from the UTSA Main Campus. Pick up in front of the Convocation Center at 8:30 a.m. Depart from UTSA at 9 a.m. Buses return to UTSA at 1 p.m
Convocation Center, Main Campus
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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