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Students help spruce up McKinney Humanities Building for dedication ceremony

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Sigma Pi fraternity members volunteer for landscaping work at McKinney Humanities Building on UTSA Main Campus

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(June 9, 2011)--In spring 2011, the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the UTSA Main Campus became the McKinney Humanities Building in recognition of alumna Mary E. McKinney, the largest single private donor in university history. To prepare for the renaming celebration, the Office of Facilities partnered with students of Sigma Pi fraternity to spruce up the building's interior and exterior.

Work spanned several days and included landscaping beautification, general cleanup, creating new interior and exteriors signs, and fresh paint on doors, frames and stairwells.

Facilities staff members are grateful for the assistance and extend sincere appreciation to members of Sigma Pi for their volunteer work to help enhance the look of the McKinney Building. Because of everyone's efforts, the interior and exterior of the building were pristine -- just in time for the dedication ceremony.


Sigma Pi students

Alex Calloway (team leader)
Gerardo Breniz
Jack Coley
Garrett Clifton
Sami Farooki
Stephen Golder
Scott Frishman
Colin Gray
Tom Gray
Sean Harris
David Hoffman II
Klint Horn
Eric Krause
Rhett LaRose
Matt Lonneckr
Dereck Martinez
Arturo Morales
Jackson Mosley
Ryan Osterloh
Andrew Pecheux
Patrick Sautural



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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