(July 27, 2011)--The UTSA REAL Alcohol Coalition will present a workshop, "The Motivational Interviewing (MI) Effect," Aug. 4-5. The workshop will provide an introduction to the principles and strategies of the MI style including the clinical method and its theoretical and research base. The workshop is free and open to the UTSA community.
>> To register or for more information, email Student Health Services or call 210-458-6810.
The workshop will feature Scott T. Walters from the University of North Texas School of Public Health. Walters is the author of 50 articles, book chapters and four books including "Talking with College Students about Alcohol: Motivational Strategies for Reducing Abuse." He trains providers to implement behavior-change strategies in a variety of settings and has received national and international awards for his work integrating research and practice.
The REAL Alcohol Coalition was created through funding from the U.S. Department of Education Grants for Coalitions to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Abuse at Institutions of Higher Education.
The statewide coalition focuses on prevention and reduction of alcohol consumption including binge drinking among college-age students at institutions of higher education throughout Texas. The group's vision is to prevent and reduce under-aged and high-risk alcohol abuse through research, education, assessment and leadership.
UTSA Associate Dean/Associate Professor Francine Romero will sit down with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about the Mayor's vision for the City's future. Seating is at capacity but the San Antonio Express-News will stream it live.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics is offering four special panels open and free to the San Antonio public July 31-Aug. 3 to mark the tricentennial next year. The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Research.
Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
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