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UTSA paves the way for future restaurateurs with new business scholarship

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(Nov. 23, 2009)--BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse, a restaurant which entered the San Antonio market in 2008, has announced a $50,000 scholarship commitment for business students enrolled in the UTSA Honors College at UTSA.

The scholarship is led by San Antonio native and UTSA alumnus Jerry Deitchle, M.B.A '75, chairman, president and CEO of BJ's Restaurants Inc., a casual dining company headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The unique scholarship will provide $2,500 per academic year in scholarship funding per student as well as allow recipients an opportunity to apply for a paid internship at an area BJ's Restaurant. The internship will allow business students interested in pursuing careers in food service and restaurant management invaluable learning experience in the industry. BJ's has plans to open another restaurant in San Antonio at the Rim and Alamo Ranch shopping centers allowing UTSA students close proximity to internship positions in the food management industry.

"We are proud that our alumnus Jerry Deitchle has stepped up to not only support academic achievement for our business students, but also to provide invaluable internship experience for our students in the fields of tourism and hospitality management," said Lynda de la Vina, dean of the College of Business. "Academic support and professional development are two areas which are vital for our students."

The first UTSA BJ's Restaurants Inc. scholars will be selected before fall 2010 and the scholarship may be renewed annually up to two years. The award is designated for UTSA honors students who are actively pursuing a business degree with preference given to veterans.

The nomination process will be administered by the Honors College. Criteria for selection include academic excellence and completion of 60 college credits. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2010.

For more information, visit the UTSA Honors College Web site.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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