(Aug. 27, 2013) -- New and returning students are attending the UTSA New Student Involvement Fair, which is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the University Center on the Main Campus. The fair is a great way for new Roadrunners to meet representatives from registered student organizations to learn about how to get involved on campus and make the most of the university experience.
At the involvement fair, student organizations set up tables to showcase projects and activities and to provide a view of what they have to offer students. UTSA has nearly 300 registered student organizations in a broad range of interests.
Student organizations can help students make a difference at UTSA through campus and community projects, build leadership skills, connect to campus life and work with students who share the same ideals, beliefs and interests.
According to David Bidde, a freshman business major, "It's good to have this event. I was interested in learning about all of the clubs UTSA has to offer. I'm going to choose from several of the groups I'm interested in."
"The involvement fair is a great place to meet people and network," said Anthony Chase, a mechanical engineering major. "I belong to the Victory in Praise gospel choir, and we have a lot of fun singing. We have members from UTSA and the community. Here at the fair, I'm learning a lot about groups I didn't even know about."
San Antonio native and UTSA mechanical engineering major Alex Lugo said, "This is pretty cool. There are a lot of groups here. I'm going to join a Christian group. It's great to experience new things, and it gives you an opportunity to experience college life."
>> Students can log in to RowdyLink, create a profile to connect with the student organizations on campus and learn about events throughout the year. For more information about getting involved on campus, email Student Activities.
Information and photos for this story were provided by Jesus Chavez.
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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
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