(Oct. 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Student Center for community Engagement and Inclusion will celebrate National Coming Out Day, founded to promote awareness of and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at the University Center Paseo on the Main Campus.
Each year, UTSA celebrates National Coming Out Day by providing an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to meet and speak with community organizations that offer services, resources and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning community. Additionally, students, faculty and staff in the LGBTQ+ community at UTSA are given a venue through which to share their experiences with one another.
National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary on Oct. 11, 1988, in celebration of the second gay march in Washington, D.C., a year earlier. Many LGBTQ+ individuals use this day to come out to their loved ones. This year's National Coming Out Day is Saturday, Oct. 11.
For more information about National Coming Out Day at UTSA, contact the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion at 210-458-4770.
The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute and Women’s Studies Program will feature film screenings, provide lectures and book readings that promote diversity and focus on achieving social justice and women’s empowerment.
Various locations, Main, Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses
The exhibition is a juried competition featuring recent work by UTSA undergraduate and graduate students. The selected works represent the full range of materials, methods, and techniques, ranging from traditional processes to contemporary digital photography and video.
Arts Building Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Amin Qutub, UTSA associate professor of biomedical engineering, will introduce the latest advances in science and technology illustrating how daily behaviors influence the ability of our brain cells to repair and regenerate, enabling a future that optimizes brain health.
McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio
UTSA faculty and staff are encouraged to share thoughts, experiences and ideas on inclusive excellence at UTSA.
Student Union Anaqua Room (SU 2.03.08), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is an event for students who are unsure of their major, have chosen a major but are not sure it’s the right fit for them or students who are confident of their choice of major but are unsure of what careers they can actually pursue with their major.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
As part of UTSA's 50th Anniversary celebration, Fred Schneider, computer science professor at Cornell University, will speak on Impediments to Incentivizing Cyber-security Investment." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Biosciences Building Loeffler Room (BSB 3.03.22), Main Campus
Rowdy’s Roadshow will take place in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. Roadshow events offer opportunities to meet other students, faculty and staff, sign up for Orientation and get Rowdy Ready.
Cities across Texas
A former police officer, criminal justice professor Robert Rico will give an encore of his Pizza & Research presentation, Restorative Justice: A Relational Approach to Civic Discourse. Pizza will be served will supplies last.
John Peace Library North Commons, Second Floor, Main Campus
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