(Sept. 14, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center (SLC) and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center (ICE) will host the second annual "The Progression: An Exploration of Civil Rights," a program that takes 40 UTSA students to sites in New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis that have historical significance in the civil rights movement. They will return to San Antonio to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. March.
The students will visit historical markers such as the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the National Civil Rights Museum. The comprehensive trip is a unique opportunity to see firsthand how the historical movement continues to shape our future.
Accompanying the visits to the historically recognized sites and nationally known museums is a set curriculum created to promote awareness of social justice issues. Students will learn through documentaries, reflection papers, group discussions and presentations from speakers and activists.
"The Progression" will be conducted Jan. 8-12, 2013, and will conclude with the MLK March on Jan. 21 in San Antonio. The trip will take students from New Orleans, La., to Birmingham, Ala., and then Memphis, Tenn.
>> Forty UTSA students will be selected to participate in the program from the field of applicants. The deadline for applications is Sept. 28.
Students selected to participate will be responsible for a $150 non-refundable fee. The fee can be paid in full or through a set payment plan; a payment schedule will be set upon acceptance. Download an application at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website. Submit the application at the SLC or ICE.
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UTSA Associate Dean/Associate Professor Francine Romero will sit down with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about the Mayor's vision for the City's future. Seating is at capacity but the San Antonio Express-News will stream it live.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
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Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
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John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
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