(Oct. 3, 2013) -- UTSA will host several events as part of Latino Heritage Month including a talent show, a gala and a screening of a documentary by UTSA faculty.
>> "HSA Live!" Talent Show -- The UTSA Hispanic Student Association will provide the opportunity for students to showcase their talent at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
>> Gala Latina -- A banquet and dance celebrating Latino heritage and culture will be 6-11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104). Sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, the ticketed event is sold out. The event will include a dinner, an award presentation and a dance.
The keynote speaker will be Harriett Romo, UTSA professor of sociology and director of the Mexico Center and the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
Additionally, there will be a presentation of the Outstanding Latino/Latina Student Leadership Award. The award recipient will be featured on the Leadership Wall outside the H-E-B University Center Ballroom.
>> Documentary: "The Artist Speaks: Exploring Who I Am" -- A documentary directed by UTSA faculty members chronicles the experiences of several local artists. Free and open to the public, the screening will be 10-11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. A discussion will follow the screening.
The event is sponsored by Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Academy for Teacher Excellence, College of Education and Human Development, and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
For more information, contact AnnMargaret Trujillo at 210-458-4770.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
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