Tuesday, October 06, 2015


College of Business Briefcase Brigade wins again in Battle of Flowers Parade

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College of Business dean Lynda De La Vina leads Briefcase Brigade
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(May 13, 2010)--For the third straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade in April. The parade through downtown San Antonio is part of the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration.

The brigade, which was comprised of business faculty, staff students and alumni, performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine to the song "Taking Care of Business." In support of the UTSA Roadrunners, the college's entry also featured a large Roadrunner mascot and the UTSA cheerleaders. The group was led by Shavonne Conroy, singer, actress and daughter of former accounting faculty member Russell Briner.

"We are excited that we could represent UTSA in this historic San Antonio parade," said Dean Lynda de la Vina. "It was an honor to win for the third year in a row, and it was even more important that we could do our part to spread the mission of the College of Business and UTSA."

Alumnus Rosemary Falcon '84, traveled from Washington, D.C., to participate in the parade. Falcon works in the UT System Office of Federal Relations in Washington.

Student participants were Cristy Borman, Juan Cabrera, Megan Chavez, Michele Garza, Marlena Gonzales, Miguel Hinojosa, Emily Jones, Patricia Lara, Nicole Munoz and Jose Velasco.

Faculty participants were Lynda de la Vina, Keith Fairchild, Juan Gonzalez, Dan Hollas, Dennis Lopez, Lisa Montoya, Chino Rao, Yiuman Tse and Karen Williams.

Staff participants were Maureen Bird, Jennifer Courtney, Laura Earleywine, Wendy Frost, Lisa Gomez, Michele Jura, Mary Kalicki, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Cheri McMaster, Elaine Miller, Peter Morales, Marjory Newman, Judy Olivarez, Kathy Pope, Eddie Salinas and Sandy Wenzel.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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