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(Jan. 24, 2011)--The spring Volunteer Opportunities Fair is a great time to find ways to get involved with community service and volunteerism on and off campus. The event will be 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the University Center first-floor corridor on the Main Campus.

Agencies and organizations represented at the information fair will include Camp CAMP, Habitat for Humanity, Guide Dogs of Texas, Goodwill, Humane Society, SAMMinistries, SHADES (Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drug Education for Students) and VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service), among many others.

Door prizes will be given throughout the event. Whether you are looking for a one-time service event, an ongoing opportunity or projects for large groups, there will be something for you at the volunteer fair.

Additionally, applications are being accepted for three Alternative Spring Break trips hosted by VOICES and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center:

  • Operation Dallas, March 13-18: a variety of projects including volunteering at an equestrian therapeutic ranch, spending a day with elderly people at the Arboretum and more, $125
  • Habitat for Humanity, Houston Bay Area, March 13-18: Building homes each day while enjoying the Kemah Boardwalk and other Bay areas in the evenings, $125
  • Project San Antonio, March 14-18 (daytime only): a different project each day including Habitat for Humanity, Boysville and more, four days of projects followed by a Friday of fun in town, $20

Visit the Alternative Spring Break website for trip details, eligibility information and an application.

For more information about the volunteer fair, Alternative Spring Break and service opportunities, visit the ICE website, e-mail engaged@utsa.edu, call 210-458-4770 or stop by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, University Center Room 2.01.04, Main Campus.

 

 

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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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