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UTSA President Ricardo Romo hosts BBQ dinner, picnic lunches Aug. 29

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President's Picnic on the Lawn
(Photos by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 27, 2012) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo will host two picnics and a barbecue dinner Wednesday, Aug. 29 for students, faculty and staff members.

The free annual events are part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of activities marking the start of the fall semester and to acquaint new students with university life.

  • From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, the President's Picnic on the Plaza will be at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. UTSA administrators will don aprons and serve a free lunch to all, and there will be live music and free t-shirts.
  • From noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the President's Picnic on the Lawn, Romo and UTSA administrators will serve food at the Convocation Center east lawn near the University Center. As with the Downtown Campus event, there will be music and free t-shirts while the supply lasts.
  • The fun will continue into the evening with the annual President's BBQ from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center east lawn. Along with free food, Campus Recreation staff will be on hand to provide games to entertain the crowd. Live music will be provided by Tim Halperin from "American Idol" and Kidd Kraddick. For more information, check the UTSA President's BBQ Web page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
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