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UTSA International Spring Fest April 11 offers food, fun and entertainment

International Spring Fest

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(April 11, 2013) -- Need a bit of a study break? Want to take a worldwide trip? There will be an international party waiting for you from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 11 on the University Center Paseo on the UTSA Main Campus. Food, fun and entertainment will be available for students, faculty and staff.

"We want to let everyone experience a bit of the international culture that we have here at UTSA," said Beatriz Frias, president of the UTSA Global Business Club. "The International Fall Fest during International Education Week was so successful; we wanted to expand it to the spring."

Performers from Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and India will participate, and several international student organizations will have booths with food, crafts and information available. The Institute of Texan Cultures also will have a booth, where they will display several cultural artifacts from the institution.

There also will be several raffles throughout the event. Food booths will include French cream puffs, China rice cakes and churros, first-come, first-served.

The Global Business Club, College of Business International Programs and the UTSA Office of International Programs will sponsor the event, which is free and open to the public.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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