(Sept. 24, 2012) -- As students continue to encourage the UTSA community to engage in the electoral process, student groups are joining together to register the UTSA community to vote. There will be voter registration tables Tuesday, Sept. 25 adjacent to Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus. Look for the "Register Here to Vote" signs.
The Tuesday event marks a two-week countdown to the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline. Anyone registered to vote in Bexar County can cast an early ballot from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at the early-voting site in the University Center on the UTSA Main Campus. Leading up to the event, students have collected and delivered more than 2,000 voter registration cards to the Bexar County Elections office.
The semester started with the College of Public Policy and the Office of External Affairs coordinating groups of students, faculty and staff to attend training to become volunteer deputy registrars. Many student groups have dedicated countless hours to on-campus voter registration efforts.
The UTSA College of Public Policy is lead partner for the SA2020 Civic Engagement/Government Accountability initiative and has worked with the UTSA Office of External Affairs to support student efforts.
>> If you can't make it to the on-campus event, visit the Texas Secretary of State website. If you register online, your information will be loaded into a voter registration card format. Then, you must print, sign and mail the form by Oct. 9 to: Voter Registration Office, 203 W. Nueva, Suite 3.61, San Antonio, Texas 78207.
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
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
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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