(Nov. 12, 2010)--UTSA Student Health Services (SHS) received this fall U.S. Department of Education funds, "Grants for Coalitions to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Abuse at Institutions of Higher Education."
Through SHS, UTSA will host and coordinate development of a sustainable statewide coalition on alcohol consumption including binge drinking among under-age students at institutions of higher education. The coalition will incorporate a cross-site, comprehensive, multi-modal, multi-year approach that will evaluate, educate and help prevent the consequences of behaviors related to alcohol abuse in the target population.
The coalition will continue to expand and enhance the collaborative programs, resources, research and networks existing within the participating IHEs and their respective communities.
In collaboration with the UTSA Office of Student Life, SHS has identified 12 sectors to target including college-aged students and their parents, the business community, media, secondary schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious and fraternal orders, civic and volunteer groups, health-care organizations, and state, local and tribal governmental agencies.
The coalition will solicit broad participation from addictive disorder interventionists to help achieve the goals and objectives of the project.
Special thanks goes to Elizabeth Stanczak, UTSA executive director of health and counseling services, and Howaida Werfelli, UTSA health education coordinator, for their continuing efforts to make this project possible.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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
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.
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
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