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UTSA University Center events in October: Free movies, food and fun

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(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:

  • Oct. 3-5: "Pacific Rim"
  • Oct. 10-12: "Despicable Me" -- for this Main Campus screening: UC Denman Room (2.01.28)
  • Oct. 17-19: "Red 2"
  • Oct. 24-26: "The Conjuring"

>> 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.

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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.

 

 

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Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

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Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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