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UTSA's Up 'Til Dawn event raises more than $15K for St. Jude hospital


UTSA Greek Life event raises money for children's hospital

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(July 27, 2011)--UTSA Greek Life students and other UTSA community members recently raised $15,854 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., as part of UTSA's Up 'Til Dawn program. It was the largest amount raised in the four years UTSA has participated. Since the UTSA program started in 2007, the group has raised $51,280.

Up 'Til Dawn is a student philanthropic program hosted by colleges and universities nationwide. UTSA organizers are committed to the cause that benefits children who are bravely fighting cancer. The money raised helps advance the mission of finding cures and saving children, so that patients can grow up and go to college, too.

UTSA's Up 'Til Dawn began with only Greek Life student participation, but was opened to the entire UTSA community two years ago. Weeks of planning and preparation culminate with the all-night event where group members ask friends, family and the UTSA community to donate to the St. Jude hospital and participate in games and activities to celebrate their efforts.

In preparation for the fifth annual Up 'Til Dawn on Nov. 12, a UTSA staff member and student leader will travel to Memphis, Tenn., at the end of July for the St. Jude's Collegiate Leadership Seminar.

To volunteer or support email Up 'Til Dawn.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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