(March 8, 2010)--The Sophomore invasion is coming to a campus near you this week. As a relatively new UTSA tradition introduced in 2007, Sophomore Days aims to make sophomores feel more connected to campus through two days of fun, food and information.
The UTSA Undergraduate Advising Centers and Office of Undergraduate Studies will prove that it is not just the Beatles who can turn a Hard Day's Night into a Magical Mystery Tour, hosting Sophomore Days March 9 at the Main Campus and March 10 at the Downtown Campus.
This year, the fun will be taken to a whole new level when sophomores are given the chance to try their hand at being John, Paul, George or Ringo on "Rock Band: The Beatles." The Beatles experience will kick off in the University Center galleria at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 9 on the Main Campus. In addition to "Rock Band," there will be information fair sponsored by the advising centers and other UTSA offices.
If all of this information leaves sophomores feeling that all they need is lunch -- finger food, snacks and pizza will be provided in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students also can mingle with other students, faculty and alumni.
The sophomore invasion will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 at the Durango Building Student Activities Center on the Downtown Campus. Architecture and public policy majors and other sophomores will be able to see if they have what it takes to be a Beatle, and take advantage of the information on offer.
The Sophomore Days planning committee encourages all sophomores to stop by, learn more about resources and opportunities at UTSA, try their hand at "Rock Band" -- and share in the message that "Sophomores rock!"
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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