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UTSA celebrates Diversity Month in November

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 30, 2006)--The UTSA Office of Student Activities and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host UTSA Diversity Month in November.

With the theme, "Celebrate UTSA! All Different. All Roadrunners," the month's activities will celebrate the cultural traditions and personal stories of the many groups in the UTSA community.

Watch UTSA Today for the schedule of events throughout the month.

Kick-off events are set for:

  • 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124), Downtown Campus
  • Noon, Thursday, Nov. 2, University Center first-floor galleria, 1604 Campus

Both kick-off events are free and open to all, and will feature music from around the world, food tasting and other activities in a colorful and diverse atmosphere.

The highlight event of the month is a tri-campus diversity event, "Celebrate UTSA! All Different. All Roadrunners," set for 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the Convocation Center west lawn, 1604 Campus. Activities will include information tables and a showcase of music, dance, skits, cultural traditions and personal stories.

For more information about Diversity Month, contact Diane Pina at (210) 458-4153 or Ann Margaret Trujillo at (210) 458-4160.

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Diversity Month 2006 Planning Committee

Representing student organizations:
Gilberta Turner, Sigma Delta Pi and Yachai
Joshua Doyen, Alpha Lambda Tau
Joseph Garza, Campus Activities Board

Representing faculty and staff:
Ann Margaret Trujillo (committee co-chair), Office of Student Activities
Diane Pina (committee co-chair), Office of Institutional Diversity
Grace Hernandez, Office of Institutional Diversity
Barry McKinney, Office of Student Activities
Nina Sosa, Office of Institutional Diversity
Michelle Montanio, Office of Student Activities, Downtown Campus
Keith Pilger, Office of Student Activities, Downtown Campus
Alicia Triplett, Housing
Lester Samson, Housing
Charlin Jones, Office of Student Activities
Lorraine Harrison, Office of Disability Services
Norma Suarez, Office of International Programs
Patti Dunn, Institute of Texan Cultures
Joe Rubio, Physical Plant, Downtown Campus
Pat Navarro, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Gina Mendez, College of Public Policy, Downtown Campus Community Relations
Tim Brownlee, Office of University Communications
Cari Goodyear, Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
Tricia McElligott, Visitors Center, Admissions
Wanda Crotty, College of Sciences
Pamela Smith, Department of Accounting, College of Business
Gary Mabry, Department of Music
Julieta Gonzales, Academy of Teacher Excellence, College of Education and Human Development
James Clark, Department of Health and Kinesiology
Claudia Wite, Human Resources
Joann Moreno, UTSA Ambassadors
Dennis Medina, UTSA Library
Daniel Escobar, Honors College
Marina Larsen, College of Architecture

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