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Sept. 1: First pep rally at Downtown Campus, Howdy Rowdy Bash at Main Campus

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UTSA mascot Rowdy

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(Aug. 29, 2011)--It's time for UTSA football -- and students, faculty and staff are invited to two special events this Thursday. To kick things off, the first pep rally of the season is noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 at Bill Miller Plaza on the Downtown Campus. Then, the Howdy Rowdy Bash is 6-8 p.m. that night at the Convocation Center east lawn on the Main Campus.

Wear your orange and blue to show your UTSA spirit!

  • At the Downtown Campus Pep Rally, Joe Reinagel, KENS TV sports personality, will host the event featuring UTSA football players, Head Football Coach Larry Coker, the UTSA marching band, cheerleaders and much more. "The pep rally is a historic event celebrating a big step in UTSA's development. This is an exciting period at UTSA, and the Downtown Campus is proud to participate in it," said Jesse Zapata, UTSA vice provost for academic and faculty support and the Downtown Campus.
  • Later at the Howdy Rowdy Bash on the Main Campus, meet the UTSA student-athletes and celebrate one more time the official kickoff of UTSA's inaugural football season. Chant with the UTSA cheerleaders, sing the UTSA fight song with the Marching Band and get crazy with Rowdy the Roadrunner. There will be music, along with free food, t-shirts and other giveaways while the supplies last. For more information, contact the Campus Activities Board at 210-458-4727 or cab@utsa.edu.

For more information, visit the UTSA Football Game Day or UTSA Athletics websites.

 

 

Did You Know?

For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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