(Aug. 23, 2010)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo will host three free events on Wednesday, Aug. 25 for students, faculty and staff members as part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of events marking the start of the fall semester. And, the day will end with free comedy in the Convocation Center by comic-actor Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey on TV's "Full House") and "Last Comic Standing" top-five comic Tommy Johnagin.
>> From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, the "President's Picnic on the Plaza" will be at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. UTSA administrators will don aprons and serve a free lunch to all, and there will be live music and free t-shirts.
>> From noon to 2 p.m., at the "President's Picnic on the Lawn," Romo and UTSA administrators will serve food at the Convocation Center east lawn near the University Center. As with the Downtown Campus event, there will be music and free t-shirts while the supplies last.
>> The fun will continue into the evening with the annual "President's BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center east lawn. Along with free food, Campus Recreation staff will be on hand to provide games to entertain the crowd.
>> The evening will close with "An Evening of Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center, featuring Dave Coulier and Tommy Johnagin. UTSA students will receive priority seating at the free performance, which is open to the entire UTSA community. The doors will open at 7 p.m. (Read more on UTSA Today.)
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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