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Institute of Texan Cultures to conduct town hall meetings for development input

Institute of Texan Cultures

Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA HemisFair Park Campus

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(Jan. 6, 2010)--The Institute of Texan Cultures will host three town hall meetings to seek input on how to best serve the public and how the institution should be developed in the next decade and beyond.

The town hall meeting schedule is:

  • For UTSA faculty: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, University Center Pecan Room (2.01.26), Main Campus
  • For UTSA undergraduate and graduate students: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, University Center Pecan Room (2.01.26), Main Campus
  • For the general public: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, Institute of Texan Cultures auditorium

The institute's primary goal, as defined in UTSA's 2016 strategic plan, is to "preserve and present our history." The community's input in the master planning process will help chart the path the institute takes toward that goal.

The town hall meetings will focus on these topics:

  • How can UTSA adapt the mission of the museum to best accommodate today's audiences?
  • What opportunities should the Institute of Texan Cultures provide for students?
  • What services should the Institute of Texan Cultures provide to UTSA and the larger San Antonio and Texas communities?

>> To participate in a town hall meeting, e-mail itcweb@utsa.edu. Use "ITC Town Hall" in the subject line and indicate the number of guests.

For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures Web site.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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