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Students share UTSA life and special events on Family Day, Oct. 1

By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Sept. 27, 2005)--UTSA will host a series of events on Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 1... and students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families are invited.

Activities that participants can enjoy are discounted tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, a visit to UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures, Roadrunner volleyball and the UTSA Lyric Theatre's production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "South Pacific."

"We want to ensure that our students stay connected with their families," said Rosalie Ambrosino, UTSA vice president for student affairs. "The shared experiences on Family Day can be a great bridge for students and their family members who may not have had much time to be together since UTSA classes started."

UTSA Family Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, sponsored by UTSA Alumni Association, Orientation and Transition Services, and University Housing, starts with $16 tickets -- half off regular park admission. Tickets can be purchased at the University Center information desk at the 1604 Campus and at the Office of Student Activities, Durango Building Room 1.302, Downtown Campus.

Students who show their school pride by wearing UTSA apparel will receive a 25 percent discount at selected retail and restaurant locations in the park. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has something for every member of the UTSA family to enjoy.

The Institute of Texan Cultures, one of the university's three campuses, is a museum dedicated to enhancing the understanding of cultural history, science and technology and their influence upon the people of Texas. Admission is free with a UTSA Family Day coupon that can be printed from the Orientation and Transition Services Web site. UTSA students receive free admission and a 20 percent discount with their UTSACard. ITC is at 801 S. Bowie St. in downtown San Antonio -- just blocks from the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Families also are invited to the UTSA women's Roadrunner volleyball game against Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. in the UTSA Convocation Center, 1604 Campus.

Additionally, the UTSA Lyric Theatre production of the ever-popular musical, "South Pacific," is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Buena Vista Theatre, UTSA Downtown Campus.

For more information on UTSA Family Day, call (210) 458-4724.

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