(April 11, 2013) -- UTSA will observe National Volunteer Week with April 23-24 events to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. The events will showcase the impact of volunteers at UTSA and in the community.
On April 23, the UTSA Gallery of Student Service will feature a display about service events at the University Center first floor on the Main Campus. On April 24, the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host Volunteer Appreciation Day at the University Center Paseo on the Main Campus; UTSA community members can thank volunteers, while they enjoy free ice cream
UTSA Gallery of Student Service
Students and student organizations are invited to showcase their service events from this year to the UTSA community. Students and student organizations are asked to create a visual representation of their service and the agencies they have worked with. They can focus on one or multiple projects for the display. Displays can feature items such as posters, slideshows, collages or tri-fold display boards. The displays will be at the University Center first floor (near the bookstore) from Tuesday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 24. To register yourself or a student organization, complete a form at RowdyLink on the Volunteer Services page.
UTSA Volunteer Appreciation Day
The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host a Volunteer Appreciation Day event from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the University Center Paseo on the Main Campus. The get-together is to thank UTSA students, faculty and staff for their volunteer service. Free ice cream will be provided.
UTSA students, student organizations, faculty and staff make a huge impact on the San Antonio community by giving thousands of hours to community agencies, neighborhood associations, schools, churches and more. Both events are a chance to celebrate volunteer service and think about new ways to give back.
-------------------------------Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of civic leadership. Observed nationally this year April 21-27, the week draws the support and endorsement of the president, Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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
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