EVENTS | OCTOBER 2013

Sunday 20th

Roadrunners Give Back Roadrunners Give Back | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | San Antonio Food BankView details »

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Roadrunners Give Back

We hope you and your family will help us KICK-OFF UTSA Homecoming Week by participating in the OFFICIAL UTSA Homecoming service project: Roadrunners Give Back! This is a chance for alumni and families to interact with current students while serving the community

This year we will be volunteering with The San Antonio Food Bank to provide food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.

About the Project
  • Where: 5200 W Old Hwy 90
  • Date: October, 20
  • Time: 1 pm till 3 pm

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for check in, our sessions start promptly at the scheduled time.

While volunteering in The SAFB Warehouse, you will perform the following duties:
  • Sorting dry, frozen, and non-edible food products and placing them in appropriate bins or boxes.
  • Inspecting product for signs of contamination, insect infestation, unknown spills, and rotten smells.
  • Assisting in checking expiration dates of product as instructed.
  • Other warehouse duties include, but are not limited to: sweeping, trash pickup, mopping, cleaning.
Age Requirements
  • All volunteers must be 8 years of age or older.
  • An adult must accompany all volunteers under the age of 16.
Dress Code
  • Shoes - Due to safety concerns all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. No heels, sandals or flip flops.
  • Attire – Please dress appropriate to work in a warehouse environment (jeans, t-shirt, appropriate shorts). No low-cut shirts, tank tops or short shorts.
  • Caps and Jackets – In order to maintain product integrity, frozen food projects will take place in a cooler. We have a limited number of jackets for volunteers participating in a frozen food project. It is advised that volunteers bring a jacket and cap.

The SAFB won't provide lockers to keep purses, jewelry or other valuables. Please bring only what you will need to keep with you. We are not responsible for anything that is lost or stolen.

Learn more at safoodbank.org or by following them on facebook.com/safoodbank and twitter.com/safoodbank.

RSVP: Reserve spots for you and your family as soon as possible, as space is limited! Fill out the online form to reserve your spot with the names, ages, and indicate the alumni class year if applicable.

Questions? Email volunteer@utsa.edu or call Cristina Dominguez in the Inclusion & Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770 for more information. Go Runners!


TIME

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1:00pm -3:00pm


LOCATION

San Antonio Food Bank


Tuesday 22nd

Roadrunners Live Roadrunners Live | 8:00pm | Convocation Center View details »

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Roadrunners Live

Roadrunners LIVE is a homecoming event created to bring the UTSA community together through a spirited competition. Teams of students will compete against each other in a performance for judges and audience members in an open forum.

There are Five Categories in which students can participate:
  • Step/Stroll: Any performance in which a step (a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps or hand claps.) or stroll ( an energetic synchronized dance routine performed in a line consistently moving) is performed. >
  • Theatrical: Any performance that includes a collaborative form of fine art such as lip sync, comedy, skits, puppetry, poetry or monologue etc.
  • Musical: Any performance that included instruments can be a solo performance or even a band.
  • Dance: Any performance that is a choreographed performance with or without music solo or groups.
  • Vocals: Any performance that involves singing solos, duets or groups either a cappella, or with music.
SIGN UP INFORMATION

Registration Deadline is Friday, October 11 at noon on RowdyLink

  • A team consists of a minimum of 2 and a max of 10 UTSA students.
  • They need not all be part of the same organization, or in an organization involved at all.
  • During sign up, the group will choose the category for their performance.
  • An email will be sent to all teams confirming participation and giving additional details.
  • All teams will attend a lottery meeting on Sunday, October 13 at 4pm to select song to perform to and performance spot.
  • The length of the performance can be no longer than six minutes.

This event is coordinated by Student Organization Council and Fraternity and Sorority Life. For more information about this event contact Student Organization Council at soc@utsa.edu or 210-458-4160.

 

Roadrunners Live 2013 Winners:

  • First Place – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Second Place - Gamma Phi Beta
  • Third Place - Men of Honor

TIME

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 , 8:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - Convocation Center


Wednesday 23rd

Downtown Pep Rally Downtown Pep Rally | 12:00pm | Miller Plaza View details »

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Downtown Pep Rally

Please join us for a Rally at the Downtown Campus. The Pep Rally will be on Wednesday October 23 at 12:00pm in the Bill Miller Plaza. Come and "Pack the Plaza" and get your Roadrunners Football Team pumped up as they prepare to face UAB in the Alamodome.


TIME

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 , 12:00pm


LOCATION

Downtown Campus - Miller Plaza

 Entertainment Event Comedy Night with Ali Siddiq | 7:00pm | H-E-B University Center Ballroom View details »

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Entertainment Event

Come Join UCPC for a night of laughs at the Homecoming comedy show:

Ali Siddiq speaks comedy. Based in Houston, Siddiq has traveled the comedy circuit for over 15 years using wit, thought provoking punch lines, life experiences and perfect comedic timing to engage diverse racial, economic and cultural audiences through standup as a headliner, and through multiple other mediums as a writer, producer and host.

Upon establishing himself as a strong performer whose culturally relevant humor penetrated multiple demographics Siddiq expanded his reach through television. Siddiq appeared on four seasons of BET's "Comic View", was a finalist on NBC Universal's "Stand Up for Diversity", appeared in the season finale of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", appeared on BET's "One Mic Stand" and Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" which aired on TV One. Adding to the stand up performances, Siddiq has also lent his voice and perspective on TV One's "Washington Watch" with host Roland Martin. This appearance evidenced his commitment to ensuring that his audience learn something as well as laugh.

Viewer discretion is advised.

Ali Siddiq Trail Mix from Ali Siddiq on Vimeo.


TIME

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - HEB University Center Ballroom


Thursday 24th

Roadrunners Live Golf Cart Decorating Party | 8:00pm | H-E-B University Center Lawn View details »

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Golf Cart Decorating Party

The Student Government Association will be carrying on a longstanding UTSA tradition by hosting the 2013 Homecoming Golf Cart Decorating Party! The Decorating Party will be on Thursday, October 24, at 8:00pm on the UC Lawn. Student organizations can sign up to participate via RowdyLink on the Student Government page. There will be free pizza for cart decorators, music, and the opportunity to participate in a great UTSA Homecoming tradition!

Organizations need to bring their decorations and ingenuity to make these carts look their best! Registration for the Golf Cart Parade will be done through Student Government on RowdyLink, if you have any questions contact John Montoya at john.montoya@utsa.edu.


TIME

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - H-E-B University Center Lawn


Friday 25th

Roadrunners Live Car Bash | 11:00am - 2:00pm | University Center Paseo View details »

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Car Bash

Come show your UTSA spirit! Football is in the UTSA air, and the 2013 Homecoming Car Bash is here to usher it in. Take a swing at the Blazers to show off your school pride and muscles. Take your pick from a baseball bat or sledge hammer and let out your exam and other frustrations in a proactive way. Take advantage of this rare opportunity while you can!

**Prices determine the number of hits**


TIME

Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:00am - 2:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - University Center Paseo


Golf Tournament Homecoming Golf Tournament | 1:30pm | Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas View details »

EVENT DETAILS

Golf Tournament

SIGN UP INFORMATION
  • Registration: http://utsa.edu/recreation
  • Format: 4-person, 18-hole scramble
  • Who: UTSA Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Friends of UTSA
  • Cost: $75 per person / $300 per team
  • Includes Green Fee, Cart, Range Balls, Dinner Buffet, Golf Pullover, Silverhorn Replay Card, Silverhorn Players Club Monthly Pass & Goodie Bag
  • There will be Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Door Prizes.

The money raised from this event will be used to assist Campus Recreation student staff with attendance fees to national and regional conferences/workshops, which further their education and exposure to the fields of leadership development, university recreation, fitness and wellness, facility management, outdoor recreation and higher education.

Call Mark Munguia at Campus Recreation, (210) 458-7373 or http://utsa.edu/recreation


TIME

Friday, October 25, 2013, 1:30pm


LOCATION

Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas


Rowdy Rally Rowdy Rally | 3:00pm | University Center Paseo View details »

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Rowdy Rally

Join us as we send our team off to the Alamodome with fun and excitement! This block party features orange crush floats and snacks. The team will march through and everyone will have a great time! For more information, click on
Rowdy Rally.


TIME

Friday, October 25, 2013 , 3:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - University Center Paseo


Best Fest BestFest | 3:30-9:30pm | Convocation Center Lawns & Parking Lot (BK1) View details »

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Best Fest

The Campus Activities Board brings a new twist to this 35 year old tradition! BestFest, an annual celebration held in October, began in 1978 as "a special salute to five of the state's outstanding festivals," including New Braunfels' Wurstfest, Corpus Christi's Buccaneer Days, San Antonio's Fiesta, the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and George Washington's Birthday Celebration in Laredo. It was presented by the student organization Variety 79.

In 1979, the event was said to be "a salute to five of the city's outstanding festivals: Fiesta Navidena, King William Fair, La Feria del Rio, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Texas Folklife Festival."

In the late 1970s, BestFest included performances by the UTSA Brass Ensemble and UTSA Jazz Ensemble. The modern Best Fest incorporates a Halloween theme with costume and booth-decorating contests.

This year, country music recording artist and American Idol, Josh Gracin, will perform during BestFest. www.joshgracin.com.

Josh Gracin


TIME

Friday, October 25, 2013, 3:30pm-9:30pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - Convocation Center Parking Lot (BK1)


 Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular<br>
          & Golf Cart Parade Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular
& Golf Cart Parade
| 7:00pm | Convocation Center Lawns & Parking Lot (BK1)View details »

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 Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular<br>
          & Golf Cart Parade

As one of the only schools in the United States to hold a golf cart parade, since 1993 UTSA has hosted our parade of golf carts during Homecoming Week. This is the ninth time we have held the Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. This event combines a spirit rally, concert, and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade, all in one. While times are approximate depending on the weather and sunset, there will be a concert at 7:00 pm. The Parade begins at 7:30 pm, the spirit rally at 8:45 p.m. Live music will follow on stage after the fireworks.

  • Parking is available in the Ximenes Garage
  • Please come support UTSA organizations

TIME

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - Convocation Center Parking Lot (BK1)


Saturday 26th

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Game Day Activities

A place where are all invited to mingle and enjoy the pre-game activities and to get pumped and ready for Roadrunner Football! We have so much Roadrunner Spirit planned, we have renamed it Roadrunner Station for every Game Day! You'll find Roadrunner Spirit along with live music, activities, give-aways, and concessions. You might even spot a special appearance of the world famous Rowdy and his cheerleading team.


TIME

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:00am


LOCATION

Downtown - Sunset Station



SPONSORS

Student Activities

Spirit Walk Spirit Walk | 1:30pm | Historic Sunset Station View details »

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Spirit Walk

Come join UTSA Head Football Coach Larry Coker and the entire team as they enter the Alamodome two and a half hours before kickoff. The UTSA band and cheerleaders line Hoefgen Avenue as Rowdy leads the team through Roadrunner Station (Sunset Station) and Rowdy Town into the Alamodome.

Start your Game Day with the Spirit Walk. Get an up-close look at the Roadrunners as they prepare for the game. Then enjoy the fun, food and entertainment in Roadrunner Station and Rowdy Town. It's a great kickoff before kickoff!

The Spirit Walk is held 2 1/2 hours prior to kick-off!


TIME

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1:30pm


LOCATION

Downtown - Historic Sunset Station



SPONSORS

Student Activities

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Homecoming Football Game: UTSA vs. UAB

Announcement of Mr. & Ms. UTSA


TIME

Saturday, October 26, 2013 , 4:00pm


LOCATION

Downtown - Alamodome



SPONSORS

Student Activities

Haunted Halloween Bash RRLN: Haunted Homecoming Fest | 9:00pm - 12:00am| H-E-B University Center Ballroom & Bexar Room View details »

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Haunted Halloween Bash

Please join the University Center Program Council for this fun-filled after-hours event with:

  • Costume contest
  • Dj/dance party
  • Door prizes
  • Photo booth
  • Face painting
  • Food
  • Halloween-themed games

Viewer discretion is advised.

Don't miss the fun!


TIME

Saturday, October 26, 2013 , 8:00pm


LOCATION

Main Campus - H-E-B University Center Ballroom & Bexar Room