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UTSA University Center events for November: Free movies, food and fun

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(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:

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 2: "Kick-Ass 2"
  • Nov. 7-9: "We're the Millers"
  • Nov. 14-16: "Elysium"
  • Nov. 21-23: "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"
  • Nov. 28-30: No movie because of Thanksgiving holiday

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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.

For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website. All events and locations are subject to change.

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The Roost

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).

November events:

  • Nov. 6 -- Table Tennis Doubles, plus Rock Band 2
  • Nov. 13 -- NBA 2k14, plus Rock Band 2
  • Nov. 20 -- Super Smash Bros. Brawl, plus Rock Band 2

For more information, visit The Roost website.

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Gallery 23

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.

 

 

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Events
Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

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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