(May 3, 2012) --- For the fifth year running, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade marched in the Battle of Flowers parade Friday, April 27, and the group placed second in the amusements category. The brigade was comprised of UTSA faculty, staff and students who performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine along the 2.6-mile parade route.
"We were honored to be a part of the Battle of the Flowers parade, a longstanding tradition here is San Antonio," said Daniel Hollas, College of Business dean. "It was a prime opportunity to spread the mission of the college of business and represent UTSA."
UTSA business student participants included Luisa Bran, Tina Brewster, Megan Chavez, Lewis Flores, Dina Jackson, Marston Jefferson, Patricia Lara, Jade Leal, Leticia Littleton, Rochelle Mata, Rose Ornelas, Jo Rios, Julie Rios, Christina Sikorra and Jacquelie Trejo.
Chris Medina represented UTSA College of Business alumni. Faculty and staff participants included Maureen Bird, Jennifer Courtney, Wendy Frost, Larry Garcia, Dan Hollas, Mary Kalicki, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Elaine Miller, Lisa Montoya, Kathy Pope, Joey Ramos, Karen Rayzor, Diane Walz, Sandy Wenzel and Karen Williams.
The Battle of Flowers parade is the oldest event and largest parade associated with Fiesta San Antonio. It is the only parade in the United States organized solely by women volunteers.
The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The college is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing the college in the top 10 percent of business schools worldwide. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students.
The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World." For more information, call 210-458-4313.
The UTSAPD and UTSA Outdoor Pursuits will teach and assist students, staff and faculty in basic bike repair.
Recreation Wellness Center, Outdoor Resource Center, Main Campus
he celebration will feature live music, food and drinks, Fiesta medals and royalty, and plenty of cascarones! The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Shari Huhndorf, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and specializing in Native American Literature and Culture will present her current work during two public lectures.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
A brand new official Fiesta event is sponsored by UTSA and San Antonio Parks Foundation. This live country music festival features artists all day and night, dance lessons, merchants, a mechanical bull, food and drinks.
UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
The winners of the vocal area of the Concerto and Aria Competition will perform accompanied by the UTSA Orchestra.
Arts Building Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to come grab a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons, Downtown Campus
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.
Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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