(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.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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