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UTSA wins six awards at CASE district conference in New Orleans


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(Feb. 28, 2011)--At the 2011 CASE District III and IV Fusion Conference Feb. 20-23 in New Orleans, UTSA's team from the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement won six awards including one grand award (gold), two awards of excellence (silver), two achievement awards (bronze) and one special award (honorable mention). The Office of Alumni Programs received one award and the Office of Marketing received five awards.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City, CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) is an international professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.

CASE District IV includes more than 200 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. CASE District III includes 598 institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Each of CASE's North American districts offers awards programs to recognize outstanding programs and individuals. Among other work, district awards honor everything from annual reports to websites to distinguished service to new professionals.

CASE has 22,500 members with more than 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 68 countries. CASE is one of the largest nonprofit education associations in institutional membership, serving more than 60,000 advancement professionals. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession and foster public support of education.

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2011 CASE Districts III and IV awards to UTSA

Category 1 -- Alumni Program, Project or Special Event

  • Achievement Award (Bronze) -- Office of Alumni Programs -- "First and Rowdy: First UTSA Tailgate Party!"

Category 34 -- Magazines, Four Color

  • Grand Award (Gold) -- Office of Marketing -- Ovations

Category 43 -- Medical/Scientific Feature Writing

  • Excellence Award (Silver) -- Lety Laurel, Office of Marketing -- "The Fun Factor," Sombrilla magazine, Summer 2010

Category 49 –- Color Photography, Series

  • Achievement Award (Bronze) -- Patrick Ray Dunn and Mark McClendon, Office of Marketing -- "Helenita"
  • Special Award (Honorable Mention) -– Patrick Ray Dunn, Office of Marketing -- "Greg Elliot: Man of Steel"

Category 50 – Digital or Computer Enhanced Images

  • Award of Excellence (Silver) -- Patrick Ray Dunn -- "3D Research"

 

 

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"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
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