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UTSA University Center events in October: Free movies, food and fun

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(Oct. 4, 2013) -- The student-led UTSA University Center Program Council (UCPC) has prepared a month full of music, food, fun and more. All UTSA students and the university community are invited to join in the fun in the University Center all month long. There is always something to do in the UC.

For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website.

UCPC event highlights for October

>> Roadrunners Late Night: UCinema Special -- Saturday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
The regularly scheduled UCinema Night in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) has been moved to the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28). There will be a double feature: "Despicable Me" at 7 p.m. and "Despicable Me 2 at 9 p.m. There will be a catered meal during "Despicable Me 2."

>> Casino Night -- Monday, Oct. 14, 8-11 p.m.
Are you ready for a night at the casino? You don't have to drive far nor do you have to be 21, thanks to UCPC's Casino Night. The event features casino games such as blackjack, poker, Vegas slots and roulette. UCPC provides students with chips needed to play each game. The event is free for all students, but be sure to bring your UTSACard to be eligible for door prizes.

>> Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Ali Siddiq -- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Ali Siddiq speaks comedy. Based in Houston, Ali has traveled the comedy circuit for 15 years. He appeared on four seasons of BET's "Comic View," was a finalist on NBC Universal's "Stand Up for Diversity" and appeared in the season finale of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "One Mic Stand" and Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes?," which aired on TV One. This will be the show of the year.

>> Roadrunners Late Night: Homecoming Halloween Bash -- Saturday, Oct. 26, 9-11 p.m.
This event is still being finalized but rest assured, it will be full of fun. We're planning a costume contest, door prizes, photo booth, dance party, face painting and much more. Watch the University Center Program Council website for details.

>> UCinema Nights: Free screenings of blockbuster favorites, Downtown and Main campuses
UCinema Nights are the UCPC's most popular activity and feature free screenings of blockbuster favorites before they come out on DVD. Popular films are screened at noon, Thursdays at the Downtown Campus in Durango Building Room 1.116, and 9 p.m., Fridays, and 7 p.m., Saturdays, on the Main Campus in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02). Free hot, fresh popcorn is provided.

Movies scheduled this month:

  • Oct. 3-5: "Pacific Rim"
  • Oct. 10-12: "Despicable Me" -- for this Main Campus screening: UC Denman Room (2.01.28)
  • Oct. 17-19: "Red 2"
  • Oct. 24-26: "The Conjuring"

>> Coffeehouse -- Every first Thursday each month, 8 p.m.
If you can't wait for Friday, be sure to attend UCPC's CoffeeHouse featuring live entertainment at 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month. The performers and style of performance vary from week to week and include acoustic singers/songwriters and local or traveling bands.


University Center Program Council

The fun doesn't have to end with just attending the activities. As a student-led organization, any student can join the UCPC and help to plan events. Serving on the council helps students gain leadership skills, behind-the-scenes entertainment experience and event management skills.

>> All UTSA students are invited to a UCPC interest meeting at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 in the H-E-B University Center Travis Room (2.202). Members and advisers will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website. All events and locations are subject to change. Check the UCPC website for the latest information.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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