(Oct. 17, 2012) -- To help students become more involved in the national and local political processes, the UTSA Young Democrats will host a 2012 Candidate Forum for UTSA students. The event is 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) at the UTSA Main Campus.
The forum will feature 20 candidates; each will speak from a podium to the audience. Community leaders including U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, state Representative Joaquin Castro and state Senator Pete Gallegos will attend. After speaking, each candidate will have two minutes to answer questions from students about the issues that matter most to them.
Several other student and community organizations will have tables at the event to represent various political affiliations and views including the UTSA College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty and Student Government Association. Though the forum will include Democratic candidates, the Young Democrats encourages political participation of all kinds by offering an event that is educational and inspiring for the student community.
Young Democrats President Hannah Beck said, "I'm really excited about the candidate forum. We've been working since July to make this event the strongest voter education movement on campus. Our event is unique because the students have control -- they get to ask questions. Because it's unscripted, the candidate forum will provide a chance for students to tell candidates and elected officials what issues matter to them. It's a unique way of directly connecting politicians with their constituents."
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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