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UTSA volleyball team cooks breakfast for children at Ronald McDonald House

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UTSA student-athletes cook breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

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(Dec. 7, 2009)--The UTSA volleyball team did its part Dec. 2 to share the holiday spirit by preparing and serving breakfast at the local Ronald McDonald House. The national organization provides comfort and care to seriously ill children and their families

The morning's menu included scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee, and the meal was served to 25 people.

"It's so important that we expose our players to all walks of life and help them realize how fortunate they are," said Laura Neugebauer-Groff, UTSA eighth-year volleyball head coach. "Events like today show them what kind of impact they can have on the lives of those they help and the world when they graduate."

Senior captain Stefanie Robbins said the experience not only was important to every member of the team, but it was entertaining to watch her teammates take turns cooking.

"One of the more enjoyable things about being a member of the team is the community service projects we do every year," Robbins said. "It is a great opportunity for us to give back to those less fortunate and it shows us how lucky we are. Coach Groff stresses the importance of community service and it is something we really enjoy doing. The best part about today was seeing my teammates try to cook, but I think we put together a pretty good meal."

It was another in a long list of community service projects in which the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics participates. One of the programs, Roadrunners For Education, fosters positive attitudes among local elementary, middle and high school students, while allowing UTSA student-athletes to serve as role models and give back to the San Antonio community that supports Roadrunner athletics. A major goal of UTSA Athletics is to develop each student-athlete into a productive citizen away from the playing field.

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

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

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

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.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

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.
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