Thursday, October 08, 2015


UTSA faculty-staff can save with meal plans, reusable cup, Eco-To-Go box


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(Aug. 18, 2010)--UTSA community members can save time and gas -- and help the planet -- by eating on campus. And, when purchasing one of the new faculty and staff Dining Dollar meal plans, they are eligible to receive a complimentary eco-friendly container and the new Green Thread reusable cup.

Even those who don't buy a meal plan can drink up and drink often, but use the same cup at most UTSA dining venues. Get a Green Thread reusable cup for $4.99 and enjoy unlimited 99-cent refills. Buy a cup at the C3 Store in the University Center and the Downtown Campus food court in the Frio Street Building. (Certain restrictions apply; read the Green Thread FAQ at the website.)

Additionally, faculty and staff members can purchase Dining Dollar meal plans for $150 or $250 and save. The $150 plan offers a $12 bonus value (8 percent bonus) and the $250 plan offers a $30 bonus value (12 percent bonus). See the plan details below.

Faculty and staff meal plans do not expire. The $5 guaranteed door rate at the RFoC @ Roadrunner Cafe can be used as many times as you would like, as long as you have a balance on your faculty-staff dining plan on your UTSACard.

Ready to start saving? Purchase a meal plan at the Dining at UTSA website or stop by any UTSA dining location to pay at the register.


$250 Faculty-Staff Dining Dollar Meal Plan

  • Total Cost: $250 (12 percent bonus -- $30 value) -- $5 door rate for Real Food on Campus (RFoC) at the Roadrunner Cafe on the Main Campus
  • $11.99 added value: free Green Thread reusable Cup ($4.99 value), free Eco-To-Go container ($7 value) -- 99 cent fountain beverage refills with Green Thread cup
  • Participate in the to-go program at the RFoC @ Roadrunner Cafe by using an Eco-To-Go container with your meal swipe.

$150 Faculty-Staff Dining Dollar Meal Plan

  • Total Cost: $150 (8 percent bonus -- $12 value) -- $5 door rate for Real Food on Campus (RFoC) at the Roadrunner Cafe on the Main Campus
  • $4.99 added value: free Green Thread reusable cup ($4.99 value), free 99 cent fountain beverage refills with Green Thread cup



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

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and 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. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main 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. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), 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 (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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