(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.
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
As part of RecycleMania,UTSA will provide sensitive document shredding services for the UTSA community. Bring documents to the parking lot between Student Union & Ximenes Avenue Garage. Document pick up also available for the Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses.
H-E-B Student Union parking lot, Main Campus
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Koichiro Bansho will speak the importance of the Japan-U.S. relations from the historical and security perspectives. He will go over the history and future of the alliance between the two countries.
H-E-B Student Union, Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This panel discussion includes professionals from various careers and fields talking about maintaining a black identity in professional spaces.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Faculty Center presents geneticist, anthropologist, author & entrepreneur Spencer Wells. Join us for a talk about how our DNA informs the way our ancestors populated the planet and how research can change industry and perceptions.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come hear this geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur speak about "The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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