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

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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.