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

Thor movie poster

Free showing at UTSA, Feb. 13-15

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(Feb. 13, 2014) -- The student-led University Center Program Council (UCPC) prepares a full schedule of events each month full of music, food, fun and more. All UTSA students are invited to join in the fun in the University Center on the UTSA Main Campus. There is always something to do in the UC.

This month, UCPC events include:

>> Cookies de Amor -- Feb 13 -- UCPC members will hand out heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day. There's going to be amazing cookies and lots of music.

>>Roadrunners Late Night: The Rowdy Lounge -- Feb. 22 -- Karaoke and mocktails are the ultimate nightlife status symbol, the ultimate club accessory. But, at The Rowdy Lounge, you've never seen karaoke like this. Come join us for some late night fun. Get a retreat from the mayhem of the semester.

>>UCinema Nights are the UCPC's most popular activity and feature free screenings of blockbuster favorites before they come out on DVD. These popular films are screened Thursdays at noon on the Downtown Campus, and Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. on the Main Campus. Free hot and fresh popcorn is provided. The entire UTSA community is invited. Movies coming up this month are:

  • Feb. 13-15: "Thor: The Dark World"
  • Feb. 20-22: "Gravity"
  • Feb. 27-March 1: "Delivery Man"

The fun doesn't end there. As a student-led organization, any student can join the UCPC and help to plan these events -- gaining leadership opportunities, behind-the-scenes entertainment experience and event management skills.

Any UTSA student is invited to UCPC general meetings every Friday at 5 p.m. in the H-E-B University Center Travis Room (2.202). Members and advisers will be on hand to answer questions.

All scheduled events and locations are subject to change. Check the the UCPC website website for updated information.

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Also at the University Center:

>> Unwind with your friends at The Roostwith a variety of ways to have fun: billiard tables, an extensive video game library for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox360, PS3 and Wii, plus 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). This month:

  • Feb 19 -- Table Tennis and Karaoke
  • Feb 26 -- 2k14 Basketball, plus Guitar Hero

>> Gallery 23, in collaboration with the UTSA Student Leadership Center and the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion, are hosting "The Exploration: Exploring Social Justice for All," an exhibition of student photographs from UTSA's 2014 Civil Rights and Social Justice Trip. Free and open to the public, the exhibit runs through May 16.

The UTSA Student Leadership Center traveled with 41 students across four states to participate in The Exploration Trip. This program immerses UTSA students in the history of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as current social justice issues, and returns the students more aware and motivated to make an impact in the community.

The students visited sites in New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis and returned to participate in the Martin Luther King March in San Antonio. Students learn through documentaries, reflection papers, group discussions, and presentations from guest speakers and activists.

Gallery 23 offers cultural enrichment, enhances diversity and provides opportunities to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni and local artists' works. 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 -- UC 1.02.23.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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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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