(Oct. 9, 2012) -- One hundred eighty-five UTSA students and 20 student organizations participated Sept. 28 in a range of collaborative projects to beautify the UTSA Main Campus.
Called "Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition," the projects included placing brick edging around flower beds and planting shrubs and greenery around the Convocation Center, spreading mulch around trees and flower beds at the Laurel Village residence facility, painting doors and rails at the Convocation Center and picking up trash across the campus.
The event was coordinated by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) with collaboration from the UTSA grounds, facilities and housing departments. Facilities and grounds staff members worked hard to plan projects for the students that would be noticed by the UTSA community.
"'Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition' was a great opportunity to give back to UTSA and interact with my fellow Roadrunners to enhance our campus," said student Edward Castillo, service chair for the Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. "It was a great experience, and I look forward to participating in this VOICES event again next year."
The planning team included student Nicci Campbell, advisers Cristina Dominguez and Leslianne Garcia, and facilities staff members Della Reyes, Frederick Wiedner, Ray Rios and Roger Kissam. Several other staff members and student leaders helped lead projects.
For more information on service activities, visit the VOICES or Inclusion and Community Engagement websites, go to the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-458-7291.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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