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UTSA Family Weekend helps parents encourage student success


UTSA Family Weekend

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(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.

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