(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 Folklorico 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.
San Antonio area high school and undergraduate students who participated in UTSA’s TRiO Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and McNair Scholars programs will present their summer research projects and compete for top honors at the 8th annual symposium.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This event guides seniors and graduate students on the last phase of their college career and prepares recent alumni within one year of graduation for the world of work. Workshops and sessions will provide information on interview skills, job search strategies and networking.Student Union, University Career Center, 2nd floor, Main Campus
The gala brings together UTSA alumni, friends and guests to celebrate the association's 41 years of scholarships, services, programs and the 2018 Alumni Award recipients.Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
As part of the citywide Kidcation and the ITC's free second Sunday, kids and families will have an opportunity to interact with cowboy docents, practice their skills at roping, learn about life on the cattle drives, make their own spurs, grab a seat for cowboy story time and work on cowboy-themed hands-on crafts.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Dozens of fun and free events to welcome new and returning Roadrunners.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall, Main Campus