(Oct. 24, 2011) -- The UTSA men's basketball program recently gave back to the community by helping with a Habitat for Humanity build on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Spring Creek United Methodist Church.
Battling heavy rain, the Roadrunners student-athletes, coaches and support staff joined a group of approximately 250 volunteers to help put together the frame of a house in the Spring Creek United Methodist Church parking lot. The frame build was a success and the house will be completed on site in February 2012.
"We look forward to volunteering our services any time we can give back to the community," said men's basketball coach Brooks Thompson. "It's the least we can do to help those in need. This was a very fulfilling experience for all of the players and coaches, and it was amazing to see all the volunteers show up and build the frame in the pouring rain."
"Spring Creek is a church in mission," said Pastor Stephen Sanders. "Ten years ago, before we built our own church, we built a home for a deserving family through Habitat for Humanity. Now, as we consider our own expansion, once again we will build a home through Habitat. The framing event was an opportunity for our church, the UTSA basketball team and others in our community to be a part of a wonderful event that will provide new housing for those in our community in need."
Spring Creek United Methodist Church, 28970 Old Fredericksburg Road, is active in local and community missions and is a supporter of Magdalena House, a home for women and their children in crisis situations.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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