(Sept. 30, 2011) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo invites UTSA faculty and staff to celebrate the kickoff of the universitys 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign. Last year, UTSA employees donated $254,000 through SECC to support their favorite Texas charities. This year, UTSA aspires to donate $260,000.
>> The 2011 SECC Kickoff and Agency Fair will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. Stop by information tables and learn about many of the agencies that benefit from SECC donations.
At the kickoff, Romo will recognize UTSA departments that achieved 100 percent participation in 2010. He also will introduce the month of SECC events. Bibliophiles, for example, can donate gently used books to the SECC Book Sale, where they will be available for purchase in mid-October. Collection boxes marked "SECC" are available across the UTSA Tri-campuses. Artists and others are invited to donate items to the SECC Silent Auction. See the SECC website for more information.
Held annually in October and conducted in cooperation with United Way, the SECC provides an opportunity for state employees to contribute to Texas charities through their workplace and enjoy the flexibility of selecting a one-time gift or payroll deduction.
This year's giving campaign runs Oct. 3-31. Online donations are encouraged but not required, and employees who make donations will be entered into special prize drawings scheduled throughout the month.
Last year, Texas state employees raised $912,000 for charities.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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