(Sept. 15, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is celebrating the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans with a series of special events during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
UTSA’s roots are deeply planted in the Hispanic culture. More than 51 percent of students classify themselves as Hispanic at UTSA, which is recognized as one of America’s top universities for Hispanic student enrollment by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
The community is invited to join the UTSA Mexican American Studies Program, Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion, Consortium for Social Transformation, African American Studies Program and Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at events celebrating the achievements and contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made in Texas, across the nation and at UTSA.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans with a variety of fun activities. Selena Tribute Band Bidi Bidi Banda will perform. Also, enjoy performances by the Latin Dance Society, Ballet Folkorico de UTSA and Multicultural Greek Council.
Perfect Picadillo Empanadas
Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Recreation Wellness Center Demo Kitchen, Main Campus
As part of the International Cooking Series, the experts in the UTSA Demo Kitchen will show you how to make this stuffed bread Latin dish. Register for this cooking demo here.
Museum Day Live! 2017
Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
On this special Smithsonian’s free admission day, the institute will feature a performance from Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion.” Manuel Medrano will premiere a documentary on Ybarra’s career. Two people receive free admission with a voucher available here.
Loteria GX Challenge
Monday, Oct. 2 – Friday, Oct. 13
Campus Recreation Center, Main Campus
Pick up a Loteria card at any group exercise class at the Recreation Center. Between October 2 and 13, participants will be asked to bring their Loteria card and get it completed as they come to classes of different formats. Once complete, they will win a prize. Learn more by visiting the UTSA Campus Rec website.
Cultural Afromestizaje Symposium: Breaking Borders: DJs, Beat Makers, and Black and Brown Sounds
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
University Center Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The sixth annual symposium will feature scholars, a local DJ and artists who will map and engage in conversations on black and brown histories within DJ and beat making culture.
Friday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 & HUC 1.106), Main Campus
This semi-formal banquet includes dinner and dancing. Enrique Aleman, UTSA chair and professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, is the keynote speaker. The Outstanding Latinx Student Leadership Award will also be presented. Tickets are available at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15. Guests are $20.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus