(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.
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.
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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