(March 7, 2011)--UTSA students can apply now for the UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors an outstanding student for her or his time, effort and commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in their community. Applicants must embody the true spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism.
The $500 Sandra Cisneros scholarship award is presented to the winner. The winner must complete a FAFSA and show eligibility to receive the scholarship. Students do not have to show financial eligibility to be named Student Volunteer of the Year.
Applications are due at 5 p.m., Friday, March 11 at the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center in University Center Room 2.01.04 on the Main Campus.
>> Download an application at the Inclusion and Community Engagement website or at the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
Applicants must be enrolled at The University of Texas at San Antonio and be in good standing (financial, discipline, academic) with the university and have at least a 2.75 GPA. Students may not be paid for the services they represent on the application. Students who are or have been associated with national service programs are eligible to apply.
Application forms must be filled out completely to be considered. A selection committee will evaluate applicants and select finalists and the winner. The winner will be announced at the University Life Awards on Thursday, March 31.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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
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