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UTSA Service-Learning Symposium features keynote on community involvement

Jeffrey Howard

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(March 28, 2013) -- Jeffrey Howard, founder and editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning and director of faculty development at the DePaul University Steans Center for Community-Based Service-Learning, will keynote the first UTSA Service-Learning Symposium. Free and open to the public, the event is 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. The symposium is sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.

Speaking on "Transforming Service-Learning Teaching and Community Involvement into Community-Engaged Scholarship," Howard will focus on encouraging faculty to go beyond service-learning as a mere teaching strategy and harness their efforts to engage in research and scholarship.

Howard has taught, conducted research and published work on academic service-learning for 35 years. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Nancy Martin, UTSA associate vice provost for core curriculum and QEP, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

The symposium keynote will be followed by a student project poster session and reception, where students will display and discuss their efforts in the community. Awards will be given to recognize high-quality programs and projects.

>> Faculty members also will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop,"Developing a Premier Service-Learning Course," co-sponsored with the Teaching and Learning Center and facilitated by Jeffrey Howard. The training will be 9-11 a.m. in the University Center Travis Room (2.202) on the Main Campus. Register for the workshop at the Teaching and Learning Center website.

>> To learn more about the Service-Learning Symposium, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center website or call 210-458-4770.



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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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