(March 18, 2011)--The UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management wellness program Rowdy New U and the Human Resources Benefits Office hosted a Feb. 28 celebration to accept the 2010 UT System Physical Activity traveling trophy.
Approximately 124 UTSA employees signed up for the America on the Move challenge, and 87 percent exercised more than three days a week for six weeks.
Rolando Roman, UT System wellness coordinator, presented the trophy to UTSA. President Ricardo Romo congratulated the participants and discussed ways to manage a healthy lifestyle with programs from UTSA and the UT System that support employees staying active and making healthier lifestyle choices.
The special programs available to UTSA employees are:
During the celebration, employees won door prizes including Nancy Woodward (Taylor body fat and weight scale), Pam Bacon (Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You), Denise Garcia (MIO heart-rate monitor), Mary Lou Aguilar (Barry's Boot Camp series) and Georgette Sano (GAIAM stability ball, band and DVD).
The Rowdy New U wellness program and Human Resources Benefits Office challenge UTSA employees to keep the traveling trophy for the fall 2011 UT System Physical Activity Challenge. More information will be coming soon.
For more information, call Human Resources Management and Development at 210-458-4253.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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