(March 27, 2014) -- The UTSA student organization For the Kids (FTK) Dance Marathon will host its fifth annual 12-hour, high-energy, no-sitting, no-sleeping Dance Marathon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 12 in the UTSA Convocation Center at the UTSA Main Campus. The marathon celebrates the organization’s yearlong fundraising efforts to help children with cancer and their families.
In 2013, the FTK Dance Marathon raised more than $40,000.
In partnership with high schools from San Antonio and South Texas, the FTK Dance Marathon at UTSA will feature a group of FTK dancers who participate by standing and dancing for 12 hours while interacting and performing with the children and their families. The FTK Dance Marathon includes live music, entertainment and games.
The goal of FTK is to raise awareness while providing financial and emotional support for the children and their families affected by childhood cancer. FTK fundraises year-round for local families battling childhood cancer. In addition to raising money, the FTK students regularly spend time with the children at the hospital.
On average, 12,500 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although survival rates for many childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past few decades, cancer is still the leading cause of death by disease in children.
Anyone can sign up to participate in the FTK Dance Marathon and help make an impact on the lives of San Antonio families battling childhood cancer.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
UTSA Recreation Center–Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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