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(Jan. 30, 2012) -- The UTSA Spring Volunteer Opportunities Fair is a great time for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with community service and volunteerism on and off campus. The event is 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the University Center adjacent to the bookstore on the UTSA Main Campus.

Representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp CAMP, Fisher House, Girls Inc., Guide Dogs of Texas, KLRN TV, Habitat for Humanity, Triple-H Equitherapy, VITA and UTSA VOICES will be at the event, along with reps from more than 30 other agencies and organizations to answer questions about volunteer opportunities.

There will be door prizes throughout the event. 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 Opportunities Fair.

For more information about volunteer programs, contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at engaged@utsa.edu or 210-458-4770, or go to University Center Room 2.01.04 on the Main Campus.

To stay up to date with the latest volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community, follow @UTSAvolunteers on Twitter.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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