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UTSA Faculty Honors Convocation is April 29

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(April 22, 2010)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will host the 2010 Faculty Honors Convocation at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 29 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. The event is free, and members of the UTSA community are encouraged to come celebrate the achievements of our outstanding faculty. A reception will follow the ceremony.

The convocation honors recipients of teaching, research and service awards and acknowledges recent retirees.

For more information, call the UTSA Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at 210-458-4110.


Recipients of the 2010 President's Distinguished Achievement Awards

Teaching Excellence: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Amy Jasperson, Department of Political Science
John H. Alexander, Department of Architecture

Teaching Excellence: Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Karen Dodwell, Department of English

Research Achievement: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Bernard Arulanandam, Department of Biology
Ashok Lalwani, Department of Marketing

Performance, Creative Production, or Other Scholarly Achievement: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Wendy Barker, Department of English

Excellence in University Service: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Alan Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Excellence in University Service: Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Daniel Tablada, Department of Marketing

Excellence in Community Service: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Turgay Korkmaz, Department of Computer Science

Advancing Globalization: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Norma Cantu, Department of English

Core Curriculum Teaching: Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Ermine F. Orta, Department of Management Science and Statistics



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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