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Homecoming poster design contest winners are announced

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Homecoming poster design contest awards: From left are Christian Villarreal (third-place winner), Selina Garcia (Student Homecoming Committee), Ann-Margaret Gonzalez (second-place winner) and Casey Johnson (first-place winner).

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(Feb. 4, 2010)--Winners of the 2010 Homecoming Art Contest were announced Jan. 19 at the University Center on the Main Campus. Selina Garcia of the Student Homecoming Committee was on hand to announce the winners and present the awards. Casey Johnson won first place with his submission titled "Traditions." Ann-Margaret Gonzalez was awarded second place for her submission, "40 Years of Tradition, Spirit, Pride." Third place went to Christian Villarreal for his submission, "UTSA Rising."

The first-place poster design will be used in homecoming publicity and promotions. Each artist received a trophy and a cash prize. The first-place prize was $250 with $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The first- and second-place posters will be displayed in the University Center. The third-place poster will be auctioned at the Alumni Gala in support of student scholarships.

Casey Johnson is a graduate student studying architecture. He graduated from UTSA with a bachelor's degree in architecture in December 2009. He served as president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), leading the largest chapter in UTSA's history and the largest in Texas with more than 150 members. Johnson studied abroad in fall 2009 through the Texas A&M Santa Chiara program in Tuscany, Italy, under the guidance of UTSA architecture professor Mark Blizzard.

Ann-Margaret Gonzalez is a sophomore communications major and a San Antonio native. She was named to the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Dean's List in summer 2009, and enjoys anything pertaining to the arts. She works part-time at UTSA.

Christian Villarreal is a graduate student pursuing an M.B.A. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from UTSA. During his undergraduate studies, he was president of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society, drew cartoons for the Paisano and participated in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Competition. He enjoys researching Mexican mythology, finding grammatical errors in business textbooks and collecting Mexican refranes (or proverbs).


UTSA Homecoming and Family Weekend 2010 is Feb. 18-20. The Homecoming men's basketball game is Saturday, Feb. 20 against the Same Houston State Bearkats. The Homecoming 2010 theme is Tradition - Spirit - Pride. Homecoming t-shirts are available for $5 at the University Center information desk at the Main Campus and the Durango Building information center at the Downtown Campus.



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Architecture as Rendered Society

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Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

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Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

UTSA Grad Fest Fall 2015

Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

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Texas Water Symposium

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Main Building (MB 0.106), Main Campus

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Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

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Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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