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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.


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"



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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