(Feb. 5, 2014) -- The UTSA Black Faculty and Staff Association will host the 2014 Black History Knowledge Bowl at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. Teams will compete in a double elimination tournament to find out which team knows the most about African-American history. The top three teams will share a cash prize totaling $2,100.
>> This event is open only to currently enrolled UTSA students. Team registration is available at Roadrunner Express in the University Center. The deadline to enter the competition is 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17. The cost is $5 per person with a minimum of three and a maximum of five players on a team. For more information, email Mallory Banks or Tony Daniels.
The objective of the Knowledge Bowl is to foster an environment of interactive learning and expansion of historical knowledge of American history through the efforts of African-American contributors. The Black History Knowledge Bowl is an official program during UTSA Black History Month festivities.
Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to learn about innovative, musical, political, social, linguistic and other contributions of African-Americans that shape and support society as a whole today and affect the UTSA community culture. Students are empowered by identifying with historical figures from ethnic backgrounds of underrepresented populations.
The event is sponsored by Sonja Lanehart, professor and Brackenridge Endowed Chair of Literature and the Humanities, African American Studies; John Frederick, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Office of the President; Office of Information Technology; Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion; African American Literatures and Cultures Institute; Department of English; College of Architecture; Honors College; College of Sciences; College of Liberal and Fine Arts; College of Engineering; College of Business and College of Public Policy.
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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