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Hey, Roadrunners: UTSA Homecoming and Family Week 2011 is Feb. 3-5


Roadrunners at UTSA Homecoming golf cart parade

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(Jan. 25, 2011)--Get ready to wear your orange and blue -- it's time to show us your Roadrunner! Mark your calendars for Feb. 3-5 and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2011. The theme this year is "Tradition - Spirit - Pride." This will be the school's last spring Homecoming celebration. Homecoming events will move to the fall to coincide with UTSA football beginning in September.

>> For the full slate of events, visit the UTSA Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011 website.

The website is live and will be continuously updated with important information about Homecoming. Homecoming festivities begin Thursday, Feb. 3 with the "Where's Rowdy?" contest on the Main Campus. It will be followed by the Decorating Party for the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade at 8 p.m. at the Convocation Center portico.

On Friday, Feb. 4, make plans to attend the Golf Cart Parade and Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. The night event combines a spirit rally, concert, fireworks show and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade -- all in one at the UTSA track adjacent to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus. This will be the 18th Annual Golf Cart Parade and the 7th Annual Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular.

There will be music by Starlume from Nashville, Tenn., to start the evening and after the fireworks. Starlume has gained recognition after landing a song from their "Get Found EP" on the CW's "One Tree Hill" ("So Please"). The band draws its influences from four decades of music with a lot of melody. They have had music licensed for use on several TV networks including MTV, E! and VH1.

Filled with tastefully epic drums, throwback bass lines, smooth vocals and contagious melodies, their music will be the perfect fit for a UTSA Homecoming celebration. And, the event is suitable for the entire family.

The Saturday, Feb. 5 events will begin with "Roadrunner Remembrance," an annual program that allows the community to remember the members who passed away last year.

There will be a Homecoming Luncheon in the University Center Ballroom on Saturday afternoon. The day will end with the Tailgate Party, the Homecoming men's basketball game and the After-Hours Party. The homecoming game will be against the Lamar University Cardinals.

Stop by the University Center information desk on the Main Campus or the Office of Student Activities at the Downtown Campus to buy a commemorative UTSA Homecoming 2011 t-shirt -- and get ready to support the Roadrunners!



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

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

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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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