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UTSA fall commencement ceremonies are December 17-19 at Main Campus


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(Dec. 14, 2009)--More than 2,400 graduation candidates will walk across the stage this week as UTSA celebrates three days of commencement ceremonies from Thursday, Dec. 17 through Saturday, Dec. 19 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. After Saturday's ceremonies, UTSA will have nearly 79,000 alumni. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate at all ceremonies in the Convocation Center.

A total of 1,949 undergraduate students will participate in six ceremonies at the Main Campus with 435 master's students and 31 doctoral students joining the procession.

>>The five UTSA commencement ceremonies at the Convocation Center will be telecast live on AT&T U-verse channel 99, Grande Cable channel 21 and Time Warner Cable channel 98 and on the UTSA Distance Learning and Academic Technology Web site.

Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when 286 graduation candidates from the College of Engineering and College of Sciences earn their degrees.

At 2 p.m., Friday, the Honors College ceremony will be in the UTSA Recital Hall. Honors College graduates represent students enrolled in UTSA's seven other colleges. These students are invited to participate in both the Honors College ceremony and with their classmates in the ceremonies for their degree majors.

At 6:30 p.m., Friday, 272 graduation candidates from the College of Public Policy and the first section from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will walk the stage. COLFA majors represented include anthropology, history, political science, geography, psychology and sociology.

Ceremonies continue Saturday with three commencement exercises.

At 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 254 graduation candidates from the College of Architecture and the second section from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will participate in the ceremony. COLFA majors include art and art history, communication, English, classics, philosophy, modern languages and music.

The 1 p.m. ceremony will include 400 candidates from the College of Business.

The final exercise of the day is scheduled for 5 p.m. and includes 375 candidates from the College of Education and Human Development.

Free parking for commencement will be available in lot 5 adjacent to the Convocation Center.


UTSA Fall 2009 Commencement preliminary statistics

Education and Human Development
Liberal and Fine Arts
Public Policy



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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