(June 27, 2011)--Installation began in May of synthetic grass turf at the recreational fields on the west side of the UTSA Main Campus. Covered by real grass since 2005, the new turf will save water and maintenance costs. The project coordinated by the Office of Facilities is expected to be complete by the end of summer.
The 10-acre Recreational Field Complex is west of the running track and south of the men's baseball field. The turf project will include construction of a 10-foot walking and jogging track surrounding the fields.
The eco-friendly turf offers many benefits over natural grass in San Antonio's persistent dry weather. With no need for maintenance such as fertilizing, seeding, mowing and watering, the turf will benefit UTSA and the environment through an estimated savings of approximately 4.7 million gallons of water per year. UTSA also will receive a San Antonio Water System rebate because of water conservation.
The additional benefits of the low-maintenance, all-weather surface of artificial turf are predictable field conditions, year-round use and extended playing time, since the fields do not have to recover from wear or inclement weather. The crumb-rubber infill of the turf is made from recycled tires and resembles natural grass in shape and texture.
The Recreational Field Complex will continue to house intramural sports, club sports and open recreation programs, which currently provide activities for UTSA students to participate in recreational sports such as flag football, outdoor soccer, lacrosse, softball, rugby and ultimate Frisbee.
>> The field hours of operation for the fall and spring semesters will be 1-11:45 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 1-8 p.m., Friday; and 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For more information, visit the UTSA Campus Recreation website.
>> For construction information and a map of the recreation field site, visit the UTSA Facilities website or contact Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.
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
Lisa Carrington Firmin, UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs, will deliver the keynote at this summit where veterans and professional leaders will share best practices regarding veteran-related opportunities.
The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd., San Antnio
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.
South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
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
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