(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 annual Student Affairs Conference provides invaluable professional development opportunities for all UTSA Student Affairs staff as well as faculty and staff throughout UTSA and other local institutions.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.
Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The 3 day, annual Department of Defense-sponsored conference brings together military and civilian practitioners from across government, industry, and academia to address the nexus of cyberspace and national security.
Business Building Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
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