(Nov. 3, 2009)--On Friday, Oct. 30, the UTSA Campus Activities Board hosted the annual festival, BestFest, at Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus, and the turnout was quite impressive.
More than 60 organizations participated this year and collectively they pulled in more than $5,600. The event is one of the largest fundraisers for UTSA student organizations. Each participating organization provided a booth with games or food and drink items.
One of the more popular booths was the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) information booth hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) with a steady line prompted by free UTSA t-shirts. The QEP is an important component for UTSA's reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities.
Students crowded the booth for a chance to win prizes and show their knowledge of the QEP tagline, "Decide with Confidence," which was part of the QEP trivia contest.
Other popular booths included the Indian Cultural Association, who won the "Most Green Booth" award. The Orientation Leaders took first place in the booth-decorating contest, Alpha Phi Omega and Hispanic Scholarship Fund tied for second place and the Catholic Student Association finished third.
>> View a photo gallery of BestFest 2009 on the UTSA Today main page.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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