(April 18, 2012) -- Fiesta San Antonio officially kicks off Thursday, and UTSA will reign over the festivities with the best Fiesta medal for 2012. WOAI TV announced Wednesday that UTSA won the online competition as part of "Best of San Antonio" Fiesta edition.
The honor for best Fiesta medal was a special treat for President Ricardo Romo who designed the UTSA medal.
"I'm not surprised, because so many people love UTSA and this medal represents the spirit of UTSA," said Romo. "Our students deserve the credit because they voted and got others to vote. Without them and the great work they do in the classroom and on campus, this would not be possible."
Medals are an essential part of Fiesta. Organizations across town create medals to sell or give away with the goal of collecting as many as possible. King Antonio XLIX is credited with starting the tradition in 1971 when he put 200 royal coins on ribbons and distributed them at Fiesta events.
This one day symposium features keynote lectures by national level biomaterial scientists and engineers. Academic & industry researchers will showcase ongoing research to promote scientific collaborations in the state.
H-E-B UC Ballroom, Main Campus
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Various locations on all 3 campuses
The 2nd annual symposium will showcase presentations by researchers from national, Texas, and San Antonio academic institutes and pharmaceutical companies. Advanced registration is required.
UC, Denman Ballroom, Main Campus
The 45th annual festival is the biggest cultural celebration in Texas. More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented as guests celebrate their culture and heritage.
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