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UTSA students win iPads as part of online course evaluation promotion

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Top photo: Freshman Charles Temple receives his new iPad from Provost John Frederick.
Bottom photo: Senior Dean Turnbaugh with his new iPad

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(Jan. 13, 2011)--The Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice Provost for Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness awarded iPads to two UTSA students who completed course evaluations for the fall 2010 semester.

Winners of the random drawing for the 16GB iPads with Wi-Fi were Charles Temple, freshman, College of Business, and Dean Turnbaugh, senior, College of Business.

The giveaway was part of the launch of UTSA's new online course evaluations. More than 42,000 end-of-semester evaluations were completed during the fall 2010 evaluation period. Evaluation results, as well as other course and faculty information, are available to UTSA students and the general public on the Bluebook website.

"Thoughtful student input is critical to the course evaluation process, and we're happy to offer these prize incentives to show our students how much we appreciate their participation," said John Frederick, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs.

"We see a lot of promise for the online evaluation system based on this launch, and we will continue to refine our process and our survey instrument until we have one that is optimal for our students and faculty."

 

 

 

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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