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UTSA Roadrunner Days: Howdy Rowdy Bash, Fajita Fest, Friday Movie

President, students and Rowdy Roadrunner

UTSA President Ricardo Romo with students and Rowdy Roadrunner

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(Aug. 25, 2010)--Rounding out the week's events during UTSA Roadrunner Days, are Howdy Rowdy Bash on Thursday, Aug. 26, followed by the Fajita Fest. The free UCinema Friday Night Movie is "Iron Man 2," and throughout the semester on Saturday nights there will be Roadrunners Late Night events in the University Center ballroom. UTSA Roadrunner Days is a series of fun events and activities to provide tools and resources students need to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

The 15th annual Howdy Rowdy Bash will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The annual UTSA tradition introduces students to athletics programs and helps build school spirit with the assistance of UTSA mascot Rowdy Roadrunner. Some lucky participants will have a chance to compete against UTSA athletes and coaches with prizes, free ice cream and t-shirts.

Immediately after the Howdy Rowdy Bash, the Greek Councils will sponsor Fajita Fest from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Convocation Center west mall on the Main Campus. There will be free fajita dinners and music for UTSA students. The event highlights the UTSA Greek Councils and the fraternities and sororities on campus. Fajita Fest is a popular social forum for students and an opportunity to learn about fraternities and sororities.

On Friday, Aug. 27, the University Center Program Council will host the UCinema Friday Night Movie from 9 to 11 p.m. in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), Main Campus, with a free showing of "Iron Man 2." Enjoy the movie, along with free popcorn and other giveaways.

Throughout the semester, students can participate in Roadrunners Late Night events. Hosted by student organizations and university departments, free activities for UTSA students will be in or around the University Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Saturday night. Created by collaboration of the University Center Program Council and Campus Activities Board (CAB), students are sure to experience quality programs and make new friends.

 

 

Events
Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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