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UTSA President's Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony is April 28

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Top row: Can Saygin, Jenifer Thornton, David Hansen
Second row: Jose Lopez-Ribot, Doug E. Frantz, David Heuser
Third row: Richard Gambitta, Lisa Montoya, Christine Mosely
Fourth row: Misty Sailors, Kirsten Gardner, Lindsay G. Ratcliffe

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(April 14, 2011)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will host the 2011 Faculty Honors Convocation at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. UTSA faculty and staff are invited to the ceremony and reception.

The event will honor this year's recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards in teaching, research, service and other categories. Recent retirees and faculty who have achieved service-year milestones also will be recognized during the program.


2011 President's Distinguished Achievement Awards

Teaching Excellence (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Can Saygin, associate professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering
Jenifer Thornton, assistant professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Teaching Excellence (non-tenure-track faculty)
David Hansen, lecturer III in history, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Research Achievement (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Jose Lopez-Ribot, professor of biology, College of Sciences
Doug E. Frantz, assistant professor of chemistry, College of Sciences

Performance, Creative Production or Other Scholarly Achievement (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
David Heuser, professor of music, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Excellence in University Service (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Richard Gambitta, professor of political science, College of Liberal and Fine Arts/Honors College

Excellence in University Service (non-tenure-track faculty)
Lisa Montoya, senior lecturer in economics, College of Business

Excellence in Community Service (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Christine Moseley, professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Advancing Globalization (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Misty Sailors, associate professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Core Curriculum Teaching (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Kirsten Gardner, associate professor of history, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Core Curriculum Teaching (non-tenure-track faculty)
Lindsay G. Ratcliffe, lecturer I, Writing Core Program



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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