(Jan. 11, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of English Creative Writing program will present poet Jessica Helen Lopez as the featured speaker in the Spring 2012 Creative Writing Reading Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lopez will read from her first collection of poetry "Always Messing With Mother," published by the University of New Mexico (UNM) Press.
Lopez is a poet-in-residence at several New Mexico high schools and organizes not-for-profit poetry events in New Mexico. She was a panelist for the National Hispanic Cultural Center's VOCES: A Writing Institute for Youth and a featured workshop instructor for the 12th annual Las Mujeres 2007 Conference in Madison, Wis. In 2009, she was a performer-instructor for Poesia sin Fronteras at the Converse Taos Poetry Bout and Festival.
She studied creative writing at the University of New Mexico and was a member of the 2008 National Champion UNM Lobo Slam Team and the City of Albuquerque Slam Team. She is a poetry and creative writing instructor at Robert F. Kennedy Charter High School in Albuquerque, N.N.
The UTSA reading is sponsored in conjunction with The Macondo Foundation, which works with dedicated and compassionate writers who view their work and talents as part of a larger task of community building and non-violent social change. To learn more about Macondo writing workshops, grants and residencies, visit the Macondo Foundation website.
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
All UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to march with UTSA in the 30th annual MLK March. There will be a FREE shuttle from the UTSA Main Campus. Pick up in front of the Convocation Center at 8:30 a.m. Depart from UTSA at 9 a.m. Buses return to UTSA at 1 p.m
Convocation Center, Main Campus
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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