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President's BBQ 2009

President Ricardo Romo and students at the 2009 picnic at the Convocation Center (Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(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.)

 

 

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Networking and happy hour with AIA San Antonio's Women in Architecture

Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.

Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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