(Oct. 14, 2010)--After three tournaments in the first month of the fall semester, UTSA debaters are already ranked fourth in the nation. Chris Spurlock and his partner Scott Koslow won 10th and ninth speaker awards at Gonzaga University. A third UTSA debater, Andy Montee, won the sixth-place speaker award. Both teams advanced to elimination rounds and lost, placing them fifth in the tournament.
Spurlock, Koslow, Montee and Derek Liles had no rest before debating the next weekend at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Neither team advanced to elimination rounds, however, they garnered impressive wins against teams from Emory, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Michigan State.
A much larger crew of debaters, Tia Robertson, Michael Tahmoressi, Michael Ely, Michael Stroud, Tyler Colwell, Jordan Nerison, Emil Calhoun, Brianna Roberts, Matt Colmenero, Jessica Mendez and brothers Andy Montee and Austin Montee, debated at Wichita State University.
Ely, Stroud, the Montees, Colwell and his partner, freshman Jordan Nerison, in her first college tournament, advanced to elimination rounds. Montee and Montee made it to finals where they lost to a University of Oklahoma team, finishing in second place.
Thus far in the 2010-2011 season, UTSA debaters have defeated teams from Whitman College, Arizona State, Oregon, UT Austin, Wyoming, George Washington, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Georgia, Michigan State, Emory, North Texas, Missouri State, Wichita State, Kansas, Missouri - Kansas City, Emporia and Oklahoma.
Currently, UTSA leads a long and impressive list of more than 250 schools fielding debate teams: Harvard (17th), UT Austin (16th) and California - Berkeley (14th). The Roadrunners will debate next in a large nationally prominent field of competitors at Northwestern University.
This free, one-day conference for UTSA students focuses on developing leadership skills, providing an open dialogue to address tough issues that leaders face, and offering a diverse spectrum of workshops.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
The daylong event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific.
Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
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