(Oct. 4, 2013) -- The student-led UTSA University Center Program Council (UCPC) has prepared a month full of music, food, fun and more. All UTSA students and the university community are invited to join in the fun in the University Center all month long. There is always something to do in the UC.
For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website.
UCPC event highlights for October
>> Roadrunners Late Night: UCinema Special -- Saturday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
The regularly scheduled UCinema Night in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) has been moved to the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28). There will be a double feature: "Despicable Me" at 7 p.m. and "Despicable Me 2 at 9 p.m. There will be a catered meal during "Despicable Me 2."
>> Casino Night -- Monday, Oct. 14, 8-11 p.m.
Are you ready for a night at the casino? You don't have to drive far nor do you have to be 21, thanks to UCPC's Casino Night. The event features casino games such as blackjack, poker, Vegas slots and roulette. UCPC provides students with chips needed to play each game. The event is free for all students, but be sure to bring your UTSACard to be eligible for door prizes.
>> Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Ali Siddiq -- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Ali Siddiq speaks comedy. Based in Houston, Ali has traveled the comedy circuit for 15 years. He appeared on four seasons of BET's "Comic View," was a finalist on NBC Universal's "Stand Up for Diversity" and appeared in the season finale of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "One Mic Stand" and Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes?," which aired on TV One. This will be the show of the year.
>> Roadrunners Late Night: Homecoming Halloween Bash -- Saturday, Oct. 26, 9-11 p.m.
This event is still being finalized but rest assured, it will be full of fun. We're planning a costume contest, door prizes, photo booth, dance party, face painting and much more. Watch the University Center Program Council website for details.
>> UCinema Nights: Free screenings of blockbuster favorites, Downtown and Main campuses
UCinema Nights are the UCPC's most popular activity and feature free screenings of blockbuster favorites before they come out on DVD. Popular films are screened at noon, Thursdays at the Downtown Campus in Durango Building Room 1.116, and 9 p.m., Fridays, and 7 p.m., Saturdays, on the Main Campus in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02). Free hot, fresh popcorn is provided.
Movies scheduled this month:
>> Coffeehouse -- Every first Thursday each month, 8 p.m.
If you can't wait for Friday, be sure to attend UCPC's CoffeeHouse featuring live entertainment at 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month. The performers and style of performance vary from week to week and include acoustic singers/songwriters and local or traveling bands.
University Center Program Council
The fun doesn't have to end with just attending the activities. As a student-led organization, any student can join the UCPC and help to plan events. Serving on the council helps students gain leadership skills, behind-the-scenes entertainment experience and event management skills.
>> All UTSA students are invited to a UCPC interest meeting at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 in the H-E-B University Center Travis Room (2.202). Members and advisers will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website. All events and locations are subject to change. Check the UCPC website for the latest information.
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory
This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium. The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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