(Nov. 1, 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 November
>> CoffeeHouse: Concert Edition, 8 p.m., Nov. 7, University Center lawn
Get ready for the concert of the semester featuring Risa Binder with opening act UTSA student Kiirah Washington. Binder is an award-winning songwriter, singer and artist. Her songs have been heard on ABC and Lifetime television networks, and her interviews can be found on "Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight." Her music video and live performances are on Billboard.com and Amy Poehler's Web channel "Smart Girls." Opening for Risa is our own Kiirah Washington. Kiirah is a member of Youth Behind Movement (YBM) and has talent you won't want to miss.
The UCPC CoffeeHouse series features live entertainment the first Thursday each month. Performers and style of performance vary from week to week and include acoustic singers/songwriters and local or traveling bands.
>> 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 in November are:
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.
For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website. All events and locations are subject to change.
Take a break from studying or unwind with your friends at The Roost. On the second floor of the H-E-B University Center on the Main Campus, The Roost offers a wide variety of ways to have fun: billiard tables, an extensive video game library for Xbox360, PS3 and Wii, table tennis, air hockey, foosball and many board games.
The Roost also features Tournament Wednesdays (weekly tournaments and activities that range from video game competitions to karaoke).
For more information, visit The Roost website.
From Nov. 11 through Jan. 24, Gallery 23 will host "Roadrunners Abroad," an exhibition of photographs from around the world by UTSA's student and faculty finalists in this year's International Education Week Photo Contest.
Each finalist photograph represents an original work by a UTSA student, faculty or staff member. A panel of judges reviewed 84 student submissions and 22 faculty or staff submissions. Ten student images and three faculty/staff images were selected for the show. The student and faculty/staff winners will be announced at the opening reception at 3 p.m. Nov. 11.
Gallery 23 serves a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni and local artists' works.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center Room 1.02.23.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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