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(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

  • Asian and Pacific Islander students, 2-3 p.m.
  • Latino and Latina students, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

  • GLBTQ students, 1-2 p.m.
  • African-American and Black students, 3-4 p.m.



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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