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Union Pacific Railroad donates trees to green up UTSA Main Campus


Union Pacific and UTSA officials at tree planting on UTSA Main Campus (Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(May 13, 2010)--Executives from Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad and UTSA staff and students planted five oak trees at the UTSA Main Campus on April 15 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Union Pacific donated the trees, provided by Burns Nursery as part of a series of Union Pacific Earth Day events in nearly 70 communities across the nation. Union Pacific also participated in beautification projects, hands-on school activities, shoe recycling programs and the annual Earth Day Fair at the Union Pacific Center in Omaha.

In accordance with the recently adopted Campus Master Plan, the trees were planted along the South Paseo on the UTSA Main Campus to provide shade for pedestrians and enhance the quality of the campus environment. Currently 3.5 inches in diameter, the trees are expected to grow to 12-14 feet.

Doug Lipscomb, UTSA director of facility planning and development, helped coordinate the tree planting, which included Union Pacific's Robert Toy, director of environmental strategies; Roy Schroer, associate vice president of human resources; Brian Gorton, general superintendent of the San Antonio service unit; and Paul Person, manager of environmental field operations.

"I am extremely proud of the way so many of our employees are committed to environmental stewardship," said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president for safety, security and environment. "Our goal is for every employee to play a role in reducing Union Pacific's environmental footprint as well as their individual environmental impact."

Union Pacific Corp. owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico.



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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