(May 23, 2012) ---Eighteen UTSA students were among the larger group of graduates this month, but these students achieved something extra -- becoming commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. With the commissioning of these cadets, UTSA Army ROTC surpassed 500 commissionees, bringing its total to 517.
Through a combination of physical ability and leadership qualities, the UTSA Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Roadrunner Battalion commissioned the new college graduates as second lieutenants.
UTSA Army ROTC was a detachment of the St. Mary's University Army ROTC program until 1982, when it became an independent ROTC battalion. In recent years, the Roadrunner Battalion has grown to more than 185 cadets from UTSA and Alamo Colleges. The 185 cadets distinguish UTSA as one of the three largest Army ROTC programs in Texas (behind Texas A&M University and Texas Christian University) and one of the 10 largest in the south.
In 2011, more than 6,000 cadets attended the leader development assessment course, Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In the course, they were tested against peers from across the nation including cadets from West Point. For the second consecutive year, UTSA cadets exceeded every brigade and national average significant statistic measured at the camp. When compared to other schools in Texas, UTSA ranked No. 2.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Scott Sonsalla, professor of military science, UTSA Army ROTC, at 210-458-5632.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1/106), Main Campus
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