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UTSA hosts pre-game family event Nov. 9 at Downtown Campus

Kids and Sibs

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(Nov. 7, 2013) -- UTSA will host the annual "Kids and Sibs" pre-game event from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 in Bill Miller Plaza at the Downtown Campus.

The free and public event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board as part of UTSA Family Weekend, Nov. 8-9.

"This special event is a unique bonding experience for students and families while building connections to the university and forming lasting memories through interactive programs," said Keith Pilger, coordinator of student activities at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The event will feature a Dr. Seuss and the Lorax theme emphasizing sustainability. There will be a magician, the Doodle Train, inflatables, a balloon artist, crafts and a photo booth.

Free breakfast will be provided, and the first 100 visitors to check in will receive free bus tokens to ride VIA shuttles to and from the Alamodome for the football game.

>> For a complete list of events, visit the UTSA Family Weekend website.

>> For more information about "Kids and Sibs," contact Keith Pilger at 210-458-2836.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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