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Volunteers are needed for 27th annual Asian Festival on Feb. 1

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(Jan. 6, 2014) -- The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures needs volunteers for the 27th annual Asian Festival on Feb. 1. The Year of the Horse celebration will include more than 40 participant organizations representing countries and cultural groups from across Asia and the islands of the Pacific.

New and previous volunteers are needed to staff booths, give directions, provide guest services and fill other vital roles at the festival. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift to receive complimentary admission to the festival and discounts on select event apparel.

>> New volunteers can complete an online New Volunteer Application.

>> Returning volunteers can log in to the Volunteer Information Center (VIC) using their email address as ID and volunteer password.

Volunteer orientation dates are 6 p.m., Jan. 21 and 23. Volunteers need to attend only one session. Details will be emailed to scheduled volunteers. At the orientation sessions, festival information and volunteer packets will be distributed including wristbands and parking passes. Those who can't attend can call to schedule an alternate time.

For small groups, positions are open that are a great opportunity for groups of 6 to 10 to work together. If you have a group of friends, family, co-workers, teammates, club members or church members who would like to work as a team, phone the ITC Volunteer Hotline.

All volunteers must register online. Positions include gate teams, event set up/tear down, outdoor information, children's crafts and games, and command center.

>> For more information, contact the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Volunteer Hotline at 210-458-2216.



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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

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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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