(Sept. 19, 2017) -- The creativity of UTSA architecture students is on display at North Star Mall.
Students from The American Institute of Architecture Students at UTSA, a registered student organization, competed in CANstruction, a unique charity art exhibition and event that is now in its 12th year in San Antonio. During CANstruction, teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’x10’x8’h space.
During this year’s competition, UTSA architecture students re-created the San Antonio Central Library using enchilada ingredients. The iconic building is known for its unique color, Enchilada Red, and was designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. In their construction, the UTSA students used cans of chicken, enchilada sauce, beans, corn and chipotles.
UTSA’s participation in CANstruction 2017 was made possible by the Office of Roberto Treviño, District 1 City Councilman, the UTSA Center for Architectural Engagement, JC Stoddard Construction, Hossley Lighting Associates and Service Shade Shop, with support from UTSA professor Sue Ann Pemberton and AIA San Antonio.
The project will be on display through Saturday, Sept. 23, outside Banana Republic, after which the canned foods will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
During this moderated open forum, Roadrunners will hear one of the finalists for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs give an overview of qualifications, interest in the position and vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
During this moderated open forum, Roadrunners will hear one of the finalists for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs give an overview of qualifications, interest in the position and vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus