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UTSA National Night Out increases awareness of crime-prevention programs

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(Oct. 1, 2012) -- The UTSA Police Department will host National Night Out, an event to increase awareness of crime prevention programs, from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the University Center paseo on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public and will include snacks, beverages, information tables and activities.

Hosted by the UTSA Police Department, UTSA Student Activities and Target stores, in collaboration with many other university departments, this marks the third annual event at UTSA. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is an annual neighborhood crime and drug prevention event involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states.

In addition to increasing awareness of crime prevention programs, the event strives to strengthen neighborhood pride and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that "neighborhoods and communities are organized, working with police and fighting back against crime."

"UTSA is an example of a community that works together in fostering a partnership with its police department in conjunction with the campus community members," said UTSA Police Chief Steve Barrera. "Together, these partnerships can make measurable strides in combating crime and maintaining a quality of life conducive to achieving academic success."

This year's UTSA campus sponsors and partners include ARAMARK; Campus Living Villages; Counseling Services; Office of Emergency Management; Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management; Frost Bank; Rowdy New U; Student Activities; and Housing and Residence Life.


Event activities

  • UTSA Crime Prevention Unit will provide Operation Identification services (engraving personal property), take-home Child Identification Kits and literature on programs such as Neighborhood Crime Watch and Safety Whistle Program.
  • Information tables by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), National Weather Service and others
  • Live music by PARALLAX and Celestial Descent
  • Rowdy the UTSA mascot, UTSA dancers and cheerleaders
  • UTSA coaches and student athletes
  • San Antonio Police Department helicopter unit fly-over
  • San Antonio Fire Department trucks on display
  • Self-defense demonstrations
  • UTSA Police Department patrol vehicles, motorcycles and bike patrol officers
  • Giveaways from Target, Sam's Club, Frost Bank, University Bookstores and UTSA Athletics



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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