(March 26, 2010)--The NCAA Women's Final Four Division I Basketball Championship comes to town April 2-6 and the festivities include a weekend filled with free, family-fun events and activities.
As the NCAA Final Four host institution, UTSA once again teams up with the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee and the City of San Antonio to host a number of downtown events. San Antonio also hosted the 2008 and 1998 Men's Final Four.
The fun begins at noon, Friday, April 2 at the Alamodome with the Dome Dribble fueled by Powerade. Youths age 18 and under are invited to participate in the free event where they will receive a t-shirt and basketball donated by the NCAA and Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the official basketball supplier of the NCAA. The event will feature several thousand youths dribbling from the Alamodome to Tourney Town, a family-friendly festival celebrating the best in women's college basketball at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Exhibit Hall A. Pre-registration is recommended at the 2010 NCAA Women's Final Four Web site.
Inside Tourney Town spectators will enjoy live music and a deejay hosting fan activities. Basketball courts are adjacent to both stages for youth clinics, open play and deejay hosted games. Fans can choose from a wide variety of concessions, merchandise, roving entertainment, live and pre-recored video programming, and live musical performances by local, regional and national talent.
The concerts kick off at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, with Kate Voegele, singer and star of the television show "One Tree Hill," performing.
From 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 3, country music artist Joe Nichols will lead a lineup of performers including J.R. Castillo and Unwound, and Charla Corn.
From noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 4, musical concert performers will include "American Idol" finalist Ayla Brown, Sarah Lenore and DJ Mel to entertain the crowds.
The festivities wrap up at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 with the NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship game.
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
All UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to march with UTSA in the 30th annual MLK March. There will be a FREE shuttle from the UTSA Main Campus. Pick up in front of the Convocation Center at 8:30 a.m. Depart from UTSA at 9 a.m. Buses return to UTSA at 1 p.m
Convocation Center, Main Campus
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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