(Oct. 1, 2013) -- The UTSA Police Department will host National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the University Center Paseo on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention programs and resources to support safe and positive campuses. Free and open to the public, there will be snacks, information tables, a live band and kids' corner activities.
Marking the fourth annual event at UTSA, it is hosted by the UTSA Police Department, UTSA Student Activities and Target stores, in collaboration with other university departments.
National Night Out is a community-police collaborative event that raises awareness about police programs such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts. Across much of the United States, NNO is held the first Tuesday of August. In Texas, to avoid the August heat, the event is moved to the first Tuesday in October.
Held annually since 1984, the event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies and police departments. The events can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full blown festivals. In the United States, citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states are involved in the event.
In addition to increasing awareness of crime prevention programs, the event strives to strengthen neighborhood pride and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods and communities are organized, working with police and fighting back against crime.
The UTSA campus sponsors and partners include Counseling Services; Office of Emergency Management; Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management; Student Activities; University Center Program Council, UTSA Bookstores, and Housing and Residence Life.
For more information, call 210-458-6250.
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Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Kids from kindergarten through high school will immerse in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.
Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
Novice and experienced boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be divided up by age and ability to gain the most skills and knowledge for their level of play.
Park West Athletics Complex
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