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UTSA student organization to host Oxfam Hunger Banquet Nov. 7

Hunger Banquet

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(Oct. 31, 2012) -- The UTSA community is invited to the 2012 Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. Hosted by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank.

This experiential "banquet" will inform participants about global hunger issues and how to make a difference. More than 38 million Americans lack food, and last year, more than 27 million people used a food bank for emergency food assistance. Hunger is a problem locally and globally. There will be several guest speakers and door prizes given throughout the event. /p>

The banquet can accommodate 100 guests; tickets will be given at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those who cannot attend the banquet, canned food can be donated at the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 on the UTSA Main Campus.

For more information, call 210-458-7291, stop by the VOICES office or visit the VOICES and Inclusion and Community Engagement Center websites.


About Oxfam

According to the OXFAM International website, Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement to build a future free of injustice and poverty. They work directly with communities and seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Oxfam believes that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty. The organization is a community of ordinary people with an extraordinary vision.

>> Learn more about the hunger banquets and other events and joining a group at the Oxfam America and Oxfam International websites.




Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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