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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.


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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Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

UTSA Grad Fest Fall 2015

Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

UTSA Grad Fest Fall 2015

Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Texas Water Symposium

The Texas Water Symposium will take a close look at the SAWS/Vista Ridge pipeline project. The program will feature a conversation about the regional, financial and ecological considerations of the 142-mile pipeline. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building (MB 0.106), Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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