(Aug. 19, 2011)--Continuing a tradition initiated in 2002, as part of the UTSA Roadrunner Days welcome events, the 2011 UTSA Fall Convocation ceremony is 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. As part of the theme "Sustainable Living," Doug Fine, author of the Freshman Common Reading, "Farewell, My Subaru," will deliver the keynote address and meet students, faculty and staff.
The convocation is an opportunity for the university community to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. At the Fall Convocation, new students learn about UTSA academic traditions, hear from an inspiring speaker, celebrate UTSA accomplishments, look to the future and develop pride in UTSA and the UTSA family. This year's convocation will showcase the new Roadrunner Creed.
The keynote speaker for the 2011 Fall Convocation is Doug Fine. Fine's book, "Farewell My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living," will be read by all freshmen for the Common Reading Experience. Having moved to an obscure valley in southern New Mexico to see if he could truly live a sustainable lifestyle, Fine examines in the book whether a digital-age human can live without petroleum but without giving up any of his digital-age comforts.
Processional participants continental breakfast
University Center Ballroom (1.104)
Academic -rocessional (in academic regalia)
University Center ballroom foyer
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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