(Aug. 19, 2011)--The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host the ICE Block Party (formerly the Cultural Connections receptions) during Roadrunner Days to welcome new and transfer students who are part of the diverse population of UTSA. Open to UTSA students, faculty and staff, the ICE Block Party is 2-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus.
ICE is committed to fostering a campus culture that promotes active engagement through volunteerism and in which issues relating to culture, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity are addressed with sincerity and respect and in which all members of the campus community feel safe, welcomed and valued.
The ICE Block Party is an opportunity for students who self-identify as members of particular groups to meet each other. These include students who are African-American and Black, Latino/a, Asian and Pacific Islander, and GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning).
The event will include a short program with welcoming remarks, "blocks" (breakout sessions for each identity group) and networking. Snacks and beverages will be provided as well as displays by student organizations and information on UTSA resources.
To RSVP for the ICE Block Party, visit the Roadrunner Days website, and complete the registration form. To learn more about campus diversity programs, contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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