(Aug. 12, 2011)--Diane Hays, senior lecturer in the UTSA College of Architecture, has received the Edward J. Romieniec Award from the Texas Society of Architects. The award is the highest honor granted to an architectural educator in Texas and is awarded to current or former faculty members in any of the eight accredited Texas schools that are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the nation's leading professional organization for architects.
Hays began teaching at UTSA in 1992. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and a Master of Architecture degree, both from the University of Texas at Austin. At UTSA, she teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios in architecture and interior design including detailing, furniture design and construction, color and light, and her focus -- construction graphics. She pioneered the college's well-known design-build program, and her students have received awards and recognitions at the national and local levels.
"This award is an indication of the quality of instruction that we continue to have here in the College of Architecture," said John Murphy, dean of the College of Architecture. "We are all proud of Diane and consider her an incredible asset to the college and the architectural community."
The Romieniec award is given in memory of Edward J. Romieniec, a former professor and dean of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Hays is the third Romieniec recipient from UTSA. The others are Sue Ann Pemberton, 2009, and Julius Gribou, 2003. Pemberton is a senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Gribou, former dean of the College of Architecture, currently serves as UTSA executive vice provost and senior international officer.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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