(Sept. 30, 2009)--UTSA Family Weekend is Oct. 23-24. The two-day event showcases the growth of UTSA and provides resource for parents to help them encourage their students' success. Among other activities, there will be the Rowdy Rec 5K Run, Family Weekend Breakfast and a Roadrunners Late Night Concert featuring an acoustic guitar performance by singer-songwriter Dave Tamkin.
The weekend starts at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 with the UTSA soccer team taking on the Houston Bearkats on the UTSA soccer field adjacent to parking lot 12A and the Chaparral Village residence complex on the Main Campus.
Family Weekend also is an opportunity for parents to stay connected with their students' educational progress. Most families feel separation anxiety when a child is away at college, but none more than first-time freshmen and their parents.
For this reason, UTSA officials urge parents to join the UTSA Family Association, a program that facilitates communication between family members and the university to increase student success. The association helps new families get acclimated to UTSA through social events and newsletters that promote roles for family members in the university community.
Events are free, but family members are encouraged to register in advance. For more information and a schedule of activities, visit the UTSA Family Weekend Web site.
Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.
Diploma Dash is a fast, certified 5k course for runners and a scenic route around Main Campus for walkers, strollers and dogs! There are individual and team prizes. Benefits UTSA students through the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship program.
UTSA Main Campus
Enjoy music, food and socializing during this fundraising event benefiting the San Antonio Symphony League for the Youth Concert Series and the ITC for its ongoing educational mission.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Robert Rico, M.P.A., Department of Criminal Justice, for his presentation "Restorative Justice: A Relational Approach to Civic Discourse." Pizza will be provided to students while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.309), Downtown Campus
Spend an evening stirring your curiosity during these monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty, and learn how the latest research in their fields applies to our daily lives. This month's speaker is Francine Romero, UTSA associate professor and associate dean of the College of Public Policy.
The Historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio
Meet with 60+ representatives from Texas and out-of-state schools to get information on becoming a competitive health professions applicant and information about the application and transition process.
Student Union Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
UTSA master's of fine arts student Lauren Riojas-Fitzpatrick showcases her thesis through an art exhibit.
Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, San Antonio
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will roll up their sleeves to volunteer at nearly 20 service agencies throughout San Antonio.
Convocation Center, Main Campus and service projects throughout San Antonio
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