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Student Leadership Center invites students to apply for civil rights trip

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(Sept. 9, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center will offer UTSA students the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Civil Rights Exploration Trip. The program, running January 7-11, 2014, will give students the chance to become immersed in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, students will explore current social justice issue through the lens of the movement. The trip will take students to New Orleans, La., Birmingham, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn.

Students will visit historical markers such as the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad and the Mason Temple. The trip will include students participating in the MLK March in San Antonio on Jan. 20, 2014. This trip is a spectacular opportunity to see firsthand how this historical movement continues to shape the United States' shared future.

The visits to historically recognized sites and nationally known museums are part of a set curriculum created to promote awareness of social justices issues. Students will learn through documentaries, written and photographic journals, group discussions and presentations from guest speakers and activists.

Previously known as "The Movement: An Exploration of Civil Rights," the 2014 Civil Rights Exploration Trip will be named according to suggestions from this year's applicants. The program will run Jan. 7-11, 2014, and will close with the MLK March on Jan. 20.

Students can apply through RowdyLink or can download the application on the Student Leadership Center website. The deadline to apply is Sept. 27.

Students selected will be responsible for a non-refundable fee of $150. The fee can be paid in full or through a payment plan. A payment schedule will be set upon acceptance.

This trip will include student facilitators. Students who have participated in previous trips and are currently enrolled as UTSA students may apply. Find more information and apply on RowdyLink.

For more information on The Civil Rights Exploration Trip, contact the UTSA Student Leadership Center, H-E-B University Center Room 1.002, at 210-458-7967.



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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