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(March 11, 2011)--If you're looking for fun things to do over Spring Break, while giving back to the community, American Humanics at UTSA has the answer… an alternative Spring Break.

The program will host its "7 in Seven" project March 12-18. The event features seven projects that can be completed in seven days -- but volunteers are needed.

>> To volunteer, visit the 7 in Seven website.

>> To contribute needed supplies, download a form (PDF document).

American Humanics at UTSA is a national certification program in nonprofit management and leadership. Students participate in the program through coursework in nonprofit management at the graduate and undergraduate levels and membership in the American Humanics Student Association.

For more information about American Humanics, contact the UTSA Center for Policy Studies at 210-458-2691.

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7 in Seven projects

March 12-18, the 7 in Seven project will make an impact in San Antonio through the completion of seven new service projects. Join us!

Saturday, March 12 -- SA Youth
Cooper Headquarters Beautification Project -- artists needed
Beautification and redecoration of the center

  • Shift 1: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Shift 2: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Shift 3: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 -- Barshop Jewish Community Center
NOVA program set construction for "Annie" production -- builders needed

  • Shift: 2-6 p.m.

Monday, March 14 - Code Enforcement Services
Graffiti Wipeout

  • Shift: 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15 -- United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Presa Community Center
Support in preparing for anti-smoking event, "Kick Butts"

  • Shift: 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16 - Day of Dogs (and Cats)
Physical and non-physical work with various animal rescue groups

  • Shift 1: 9 a.m.-noon (Foster 500)
  • Shift 2: Noon-4 p.m. (SNIPSA, Animal Defense League and Foster 500)

Thursday, March 17 - San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Go Green for St. Patrick's Day: Park clean-up

  • Shift: 9 a.m.-noon

Friday, March 18 - SA2020
Support for SA2020 Final Report Release March 19

  • Shift 1: Various times March 14-18
  • Shift 2: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 19
  • Shift 3: Open

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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Vaquerocation 2015

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.
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Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

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.


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