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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.

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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.

 

 

Events
Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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