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Get ready for the holidays: Train for 2011 UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 5K

Diploma Dash

UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 5K San Antonio City Championship Race and Fitness Walk

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(Dec. 21, 2010)--Get ready for the holidays -- start training for the 27th annual UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 5K San Antonio City Championship Race and Fitness Walk. Race day is Feb. 26 at the UTSA Main Campus, and a host of community sponsors, alumni and UTSA volunteers promise a morning of exercise, great amenities and prizes.

Race-day registration and stretching will begin at 7 a.m. at the Convocation Center and the starting gun will fire at 8 a.m. The racecourse is new this year and will offer a certified, 5K flat and fast course for runners and fitness walkers. The race is chip-timed. Families are welcome.

Medals and prizes will be awarded in Overall, Course Record, Masters, Student and 14 age categories. Special divisions include Clydesdale (male, 190 pounds and up) and Filly (female, 140 pounds and up) and a Wheelchair division with first-, second- and third-place medals given to men and women. Participants can make it a group event by registering as a team; all teams can compete for medals and plaques. Each registrant will receive a long-sleeved event t-shirt and goodie bag.

Registration fees are $25 per person through midnight, Wednesday, Feb. 10, and $35 on race day. UTSA Alumni Association members who register by Feb. 10 pay $20.

UTSA students can register for $10 and form a team with any number of runners. Children age 14 and under are encouraged to sign up for only $10 -- there's a special DipDash Kids Program sponsored by H-E-B just for them, and each registrant gets a goodie bag, t-shirt and certificate. Packet pick-up will be Feb. 23-24 at Run Wild Sports at the Pearl Brewery.

This popular event is sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association. Proceeds benefit the UTSA Alumni Scholarship Fund and alumni programs and services.

>> Register online and access the Diploma Dash training calendar at the UTSA Alumni website.

For more information, contact the Alumni Programs Office, (210) 458-4133 for details.



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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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