(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.
Lisa Carrington Firmin, UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs, will deliver the keynote at this summit where veterans and professional leaders will share best practices regarding veteran-related opportunities.
The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd., San Antnio
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.
South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.
Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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