(May 25, 2011)--The UTSA Mexican American Studies S tudent Organization (MASSO) will host the Youth Conference for Higher Education from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The conference will include workshops, panel discussions and activities centering around the roles that community, consciousness and culture play in the lives of students in higher education. Workshop topics will include health and consciousness, community and activism, and creative expression.
Attendees will be provided with the tools and knowledge to maneuver themselves with greater confidence through the higher education system following graduation from high school. Students from various experiences will have the opportunity to voice their needs and desires in relation to their higher education and academic aspirations.
MASSO has sponsored university, community and political events benefiting UTSA students and the San Antonio community. With the group's mission of encouraging cultural pride, cultural awareness and community activism, the conference's goal is to help students bridge the gap between high school and higher education. Created by students for students, the conference will offer strategies and tools that will help make the transition with greater confidence from high school to college.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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
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