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(Feb. 5, 2014) -- Join the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion in commemorating Black History Month 2014. There will be a full month of excellent programming including a documentary series that is part of a series titled "The Struggle for Civil Rights in Images and Documentary," sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. View a schedule of the programs in the series at the Department of Art and Art History website.

>> View the full schedule of UTSA Black History Month 2014 events.

Other highlights of the month include the Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28). Student teams will compete for cash prizes, while expanding their knowledge of African-American history.

The seventh annual African-American Studies Symposium, sponsored by the African-American Studies program, is 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, also in the Denman Room.

The programs will culminate with the Black Heritage Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 27. The doors open at 6 p.m. in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. Tickets are available at Roadrunner Express in the University Center at $10 for students and $15 for general admission. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 19.

>> At the banquet, there will be a presentation of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Black Student Leadership Award. There is still time to nominate students for the award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 7. Download a nomination form on RowdyLink or go to the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion in University Center Room 2.01.04, above the Chili's Too! restaurant.

 

 

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