(March 7, 2011)--The UTSA Office of Student Activities and BARR (Be A Responsible Roadrunner) will sponsor two events Wednesday, March 9 to encourage students to have a safe Spring Break.
"Students are preparing for Spring Break, and I want my fellow Roadrunners to return safely," said Jessica Beemer, UTSA graduate student and organizer for both events.
The first event, "Driving Towards a Safe Spring Break" is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at Bill Miller Plaza on the Downtown Campus.
The free event for the UTSA community will feature a drunk-driving simulator provided by the New Braunfels Police Department. Participants can take a ride in the simulator and have open discussion with police officers. The goal is to remind everyone of the consequences of underage drinking and drinking under the influence."
The event is sponsored by BARR and supported by Student Activities, New Braunfels Police Department, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and UTSA Crime Prevention.
The second event of the day is "Safe Float: It's No Joke!" from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the Campus Recreation Center pool on the Main Campus.
The free event for the UTSA community will demonstrate safe river floating techniques, along with presentations and activities to prepare UTSA students for safe Spring Break activities. The New Braunfels Police Department's DUI simulator will be on-site so participants can test their driving skills after a few simulated alcoholic drinks.
The new event is sponsored by Be A Responsible Roadrunner, and supported by Campus Recreation, Student Activities, New Braunfels Police Department, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and UTSA Crime Prevention.
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
As part of RecycleMania,UTSA will provide sensitive document shredding services for the UTSA community. Bring documents to the parking lot between Student Union & Ximenes Avenue Garage. Document pick up also available for the Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses.
H-E-B Student Union parking lot, Main Campus
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Koichiro Bansho will speak the importance of the Japan-U.S. relations from the historical and security perspectives. He will go over the history and future of the alliance between the two countries.
H-E-B Student Union, Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This panel discussion includes professionals from various careers and fields talking about maintaining a black identity in professional spaces.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Faculty Center presents geneticist, anthropologist, author & entrepreneur Spencer Wells. Join us for a talk about how our DNA informs the way our ancestors populated the planet and how research can change industry and perceptions.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come hear this geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur speak about "The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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