(Sept. 12, 2011) -- The UTSA Fall 2011 Volunteer Opportunities Fairs are a great way to get involved with community service and volunteerism on and off campus. This year's fairs are:
There are opportunities to work with children, the elderly, environment, homeless, among many others. You can speak with representatives from organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp CAMP, KLRN, Habitat for Humanity and UTSA VOICES, among dozens of other agencies and organizations. There will be door prizes given throughout the events. Whether you are looking for a one-time event, an ongoing opportunity or projects for large groups, there will be something for you at the volunteer fairs.
This year, "Roadrunners Give Back" is a new official UTSA Homecoming event. Alumni and students are invited to give back to the San Antonio community by sorting donations indoors at the San Antonio Food Bank from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. To help, a reservation is required. For more information and to register, visit the Roadrunners Give Back website.
For more information about these volunteer programs, contact the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770, or stop by the center at University Center Room 2.01.04, Main Campus.
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
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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