(April 18, 2011)--University of Texas at San Antonio fans now have a new way to wear their school spirit. The Rowdyhead is available at the UTSA Bookstore or at the Rowdyheads website. (If bought at the Rowdyheads website, a portion of proceeds benefits UTSA Alumni Programs.) Fans turned entrepreneurs Carlos Vazquez '10 and Nicholas Terry created the unusual hat that could become the latest craze at UTSA games.
"We are very thankful for all of the help and support we have received from both UTSA Athletics and the Alumni Association," said Vazquez. "As UTSA students and alumni, we're proud of our university and all our athletic teams. We saw the need to create a unique product that true UTSA supporters would be proud to wear. With the coming of UTSA football, there was never a better time for the Rowdyhead."
Vazquez and Terry met in 2008 as members of the professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Vazquez received his degree from UTSA in finance in December 2010. While at UTSA, he was involved on campus with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, UTSA Club Cycling, Campus Recreation Student Advisory Council and Alpha Kappa Psi. Vazquez plans to start work on an M.B.A. at UTSA in fall 2011.
Terry decided to attend UTSA as a Coordinated Admissions Plan (CAP) student, which allows students to begin undergraduate studies at a participating UT System university and then transfer to UT Austin for their sophomore year.
But Terry decided to stay, after growing fond of the UTSA atmosphere. He will graduate this May with a degree in business management. Still a member of Alpha Kappa Psi as well as Toastmasters and Business Student Council, he completed a yearlong internship at Meritage Homes as a construction manager.
Rowdy Crew was the first student organization to wear the Rowdyhead in public, at home basketball games during the 2010 spring semester. The headgear then got some national attention when the UTSA band wore them at the NCAA Tournament for the Alabama State and Ohio State games. Rowdyheads also were presented to state legislators during the annual "UTSA Day at the Capitol" trip, where a grassroots network of students, alumni and friends of the UTSA talk with legislators about our state's higher education system, particularly UTSA.
For more information, contact the UTSA Bookstore at 210-458-4220 or visit the Rowdy Promotional Products website.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
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.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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