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(Dec. 12, 2011) --The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host a live brown-bag webinar through Academic Impressions presented by Jen Gilbride-Brown, senior lecturer at The Ohio State University, who will discuss how to deepen and enliven service-learning curricula and projects.

>> The webinar is noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 in the University Center Hidalgo Room (2.214) on the Main Campus. Participants are invited to bring their lunch to the free event. To reserve a seat, email or call 210-458-4770.

The webinar is directed to first-year student experience coordinators, service-learning professionals and faculty who are interested in implementing service-learning courses for first-year students. Participants will learn how to create courses, provide meaningful assignments and choose service sites appropriate for first-year students.

Service-learning courses can make positive improvements in student learning and retention, but only if they are intentionally designed and developed. The webinar offers a variety of resources and support for connecting real-world community needs with academic expertise, research interests and passion for helping students learn.

For more information, contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770 or, or visit the Academic Impressions website.



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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