(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.
The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus
Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools.
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus
Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus
Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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
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 (2.03.15-18), Main Campus
Kristen Rosen is developing technology to help breast cancer patients’ quality of life
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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