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UTSA Alumni Programs AuthorSpeak! features children's author

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Author-illustrator Robert Quackenbush

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(April 23, 2010)--The UTSA Alumni Association will host AuthorSpeak! with Robert Quackenbush, popular author and illustrator of more than 170 books for young readers. The talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 13 in the home of Joyce and Richard Harris. Reservations are $10.

Quackenbush is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. In April 1998, he received a Gradiva Award for his book "Batbaby," voted best children's book of the year by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He resides in New York City with his wife and son Piet, who has been the inspiration for many of his stories.

Quackenbush's story characters are known all over the world. He is usually introduced to audiences of both children and adults as the father of Henry the Duck, Detective Mole, Miss Mallard, Pete Pack Rat, Sheriff Sally Gopher and many more.

AuthorSpeak! is a popular and casual evening gathering where a local or well-known author speaks to UTSA alumni and friends at the home of an alumnus. The author chats and signs his or her books, and refreshments are served.

To make a reservation for AuthorSpeak!, visit the UTSA Alumni Programs website.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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