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Extreme Makeover, UTSA Edition: Campus beautification project is Oct. 4

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Volunteers do painting and landscaping projects as part of Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition

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(Sept. 27, 2013) -- The UTSA community is invited to be a part of UTSA’s annual beautification project, Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition, which will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4. It is a good time to show your school pride and to make a difference on your campus by participating in the cleanup day.

>> To sign up for Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition, visit the Volunteer Services/VOICES office in H-E-B University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus, email or call 210-458-7291.

Last year, 185 UTSA students and 20 student organizations participated in a range of collaborative projects to beautify the UTSA Main Campus. The projects included:

  • Placing brick edging around flower beds and planting shrubs and greenery around the Convocation Center
  • Spreading mulch around trees and flower beds at the Laurel Village residence facility
  • Painting doors and rails at the Convocation Center and picking up trash across the campus

This year, projects will include:

  • Litter pick-up around campus
  • Gardening and beautifying beds adjacent to the tennis courts
  • Creating a granite pathway and bike rack area near the University Center

The event is coordinated by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) with collaboration from the UTSA grounds, facilities and housing departments. This fall, VOICES celebrates 20 years of service at UTSA. Learn more at the VOICES website.

Facilities and grounds staff members work hard each year to plan projects, and the results are always noticed and appreciated by the UTSA community. The planning team includes student Kaelie Gonzalez, advisers Cristina Dominguez and Leslianne Garcia, and facilities staff members.

For more information on service activities, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement website or call 210-458-7291.



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and 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. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main 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. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), 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 (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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