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UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

(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.

Events include:

Calle 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. 

Gala Latina
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.

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UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

UTSA’S Destinations

UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.