(April 22,2010)--The first UTSA Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 5-9 included the second annual Graduate Student Project Competition sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), The Graduate School and the Teaching and Learning Center. There were 30 participants in four categories: Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities and Creative Works.
The goal of the week and the competition is to recognize the value of UTSA graduate students. Participants were recognized for their projects at an April 9 awards ceremony, which included presentation of two People's Choice Awards.
"The Graduate Student Association thanks everyone who participated and helped to make both the competition and the week such a success, and we look forward to next year's event," said Carla Pezzia, GSA president and anthropology doctoral student.
Graduate Student Project Competition awardees
Science and Engineering
Distinguished: Valerie Grover, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Outstanding: Jinxuan Hu, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Outstanding: Carolina Contreras, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Honorable Mention: Annette Rodriguez, Cell and Molecular Biology
Honorable Mention: Karen Engates, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Distinguished: Ryan Sprott, Educational Leadership
Outstanding: Lydia Overbaugh, Anthropology
Outstanding: Kyle Kozlovsky, Sociology
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Roth, Demography
Honorable Mention: Angela Urick, Educational Leadership
Distinguished: Sarah Compton, Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
Outstanding: Neda Ramirez, Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
Distinguished: Rebecca Gomez, Art History
Outstanding: Aaron Carter-Cohn, Music
People's Choice Award
Ryan Sprott, Educational Leadership
Lynn Kim, Anthropology
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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