(Feb. 24, 2010)--Despite plunging temperatures, the UTSA debaters are warming the debate environment from Austin to Manhattan, Kan.
Feb. 5-8, UTSA's Andy Montee and Chris Thomas competed at the nationally powerful UT-Austin tournament. In a field of 164 of the best teams in the country, Montee and Thomas won six of eight preliminary rounds to advance to elimination rounds seeded 18th in the entire field. They ended up in seventh place and posted wins against teams from Harvard and Dartmouth in back-to-back rounds.
Feb. 12-15, Thomas competed at a tournament hosted by Kansas State University, where he partnered with a KSU debater. They bested every team they met (10) without losing a single vote. Both finished with speaker awards as well.
The Roadrunner debaters travel next on Feb. 27 to Dallas, where Montee and Thomas will debate in the National Debate Tournament (NDT) District 3 (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri) Qualifying Tournament.
If the UTSA debaters do well there, they will have an automatic invitation to the NDT on March 20 at University of California at Berkeley.
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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