(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.
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
As part of RecycleMania,UTSA will provide sensitive document shredding services for the UTSA community. Bring documents to the parking lot between Student Union & Ximenes Avenue Garage. Document pick up also available for the Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses.
H-E-B Student Union parking lot, Main Campus
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Koichiro Bansho will speak the importance of the Japan-U.S. relations from the historical and security perspectives. He will go over the history and future of the alliance between the two countries.
H-E-B Student Union, Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
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