(May 31, 2011)--UTSA communicators representing the UTSA Libraries, College of Sciences and University Marketing received seven awards for outstanding communications campaigns and tactics at the 2011 Del Oro Awards Banquet, May 5 at the Bright Shawl in San Antonio. The awards competition and banquet is hosted each spring by the San Antonio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to recognize the stars of public relations in San Antonio and South Texas.
Former television reporter turned public relations professional Randy Escamilla, emceed the evening banquet, where eight San Antonio organizations were honored with 22 awards in two categories: La Plata, honored outstanding communications campaigns and El Bronce, honoring outstanding communications tactics. UTSA communicators received seven of the evening's 22 awards.
Anne Peters, communications coordinator for the UTSA Libraries, took home an El Bronce Award of Excellence for her Interactive Communications entry, "The Grapevine," a monthly electronic update that features UTSA Libraries news, services and other features.
Amanda Beck, senior communications specialist in the UTSA College of Sciences, won a La Plata Award of Merit for her special event entry, "UTSA Provost's Distinguished Lecture: Francisco Ayala." Additionally, she won two El Bronce Awards of Merit: one for the College of Sciences tri-fold brochure and a second for Catalyst magazine, the official magazine of the UTSA College of Sciences.
Joe Michael Feist, multimedia editor in UTSA University Marketing, received an El Bronce Award of Excellence for his UTSA football-focused feature, "Are You Ready for Some...," which appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Sombrilla magazine.
Lety Laurel, managing editor of Sombrilla, was honored with an El Bronce Award of Merit for her winter 2010 feature story, "Uncharted Territory," about UTSA students who are the first in their families to attend college. Additionally, University Marketing was honored with an El Bronce Award of Merit for the winter 2010 issue of Sombrilla magazine.
PRSA is the world's largest organization of PR professionals with more than 21,000 members with more than 100 belonging to the San Antonio chapter.
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
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