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Roadrunner Days: Party Downtown, feast with Greeks, laugh with comic Ross Mathews

Fajita Fest

Students at Fajita Fest
(Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 24, 2011)--Get an early start on the weekend on Thursday, Aug. 25 with "Pachanga in the Plaza" at the Downtown Campus, Fajita Fest at the Main Campus and comedy with Ross Mathews, known as "Ross the Intern" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and also on E!'s "Chelsea Lately."

Then, on Friday it's the UCinema Friday Night Movie featuring "Kung Fu Panda 2." On Saturday, don't miss Roadrunners Late Night with Putt Putt Glow Golf in the UC Ballroom.

It's all part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of fun and informative events to acquaint new students with campus life and to welcome the entire UTSA community back for the new academic year.

The events on Thursday, Aug. 25 are:

  • The first "Pachanga in the Plaza" (a Spanish word originating in Cuba meaning "dance party") is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. There will be free food, music and giveaways while supplies last.
  • The annual Fajita Fest sponsored by the UTSA Greek Councils is 5-7:15 p.m., Thursday at the Convocation Center east lawn on the UTSA Main Campus. There will be free fajita dinners and music for UTSA students. The social forum is an opportunity to learn about the fraternities and sororities on campus.
  • Free comedy night starts at 8 p.m., Thursday in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus featuring Ross Mathews, AKA "Ross the Intern" from "The Tonight Show." The event is free to the UTSA community with UTSACard. One guest is permitted with each cardholder. Note: The evening of comedy will include adult content.

>> On Friday, Aug. 26, the University Center Program Council will host the UCinema Friday Night Movie at 9 p.m. in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), UTSA Main Campus, with a free showing of "Kung Fu Panda 2." Enjoy the movie, along with free popcorn and other giveaways.

>> On Saturday, Aug. 27, cap off Roadrunner Days with Roadrunners Late Night. This week, it's Putt Putt Glow Golf from 9 to 11 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The series offers on-campus programs and activities every Saturday night except holiday weekends. Whether in the University Center, Campus Recreation Center or elsewhere on campus, the program provides options for student fun and involvement. Events are free and feature everything from comedians to bands to interactive seminars to competitions.

 

 

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Events
Aug. 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

25Veinticinco exhibit opening reception

This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus

Aug. 28, 12 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus


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