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Getting to zero: UTSA hosts World AIDS Day events Nov. 30-Dec. 1

World Aids Day 2011

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(Nov. 30, 2011) -- UTSA Student Health Services, the student organization SHADES (Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Students) and the University Center Program Council (UCPC) will host "World AIDS Day 2011: Getting to Zero" events at UTSA from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.

>> The events will include the reading of a proclamation from the mayor's office recognizing World AIDS Day; the proclamation will be read by a Student Health Services representative at 12:20 p.m. Dec. 1 at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus during the World AIDS Expo.

The theme of the global effort is "Getting to zero discrimination, zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths." See the events schedule below.

To volunteer for an event, call 210-458-6428 or email

For more information, contact UTSA Student Health Services Health Education at 210-458-6428 or email


World AIDS Day events at UTSA

Wednesday, Nov. 30

UCPC Coffee House
8-10 p.m.
University Center Ski Lodge, Main Campus
Showcase your talent as we honor and reflect on the pandemic that shaped a generation.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2001

Free HIV Testing
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus
The fight against HIV/AIDS begins with you -- get tested and know your status.

World AIDS Day Expo
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Note: At 12:20 p.m., there will be a reading of a proclamation from the mayor's office recognizing World AIDS Day.
At the expo, find information from 20+ vendors about HIV services in the community and volunteering to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Getting To Zero: A Discussion on HIV AIDS in Young America
2:30-3:30 p.m.
University Center Mesquite Room (2.01.24), Main Campus
An opportunity to talk with other students about the HIV/AIDS epidemic



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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