(Sept. 26, 2012) -- Get ready to wear your orange and blue -- Birds up! It's Homecoming Game Week! Mark your calendars for Oct. 14-20, and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2012. The theme this year is "Believe in UTSA. Be UTSA."
>> For the full slate of events, visit the UTSA Homecoming 20102 Web site.
The UTSA Homecoming website will have continuing updates with important information about the special activities. Major events begin Tuesday, Oct. 16 with "Roadrunners Live," a talent show, lip-synch competition and step show all in one event. Wednesday, Oct. 17 will feature a comedy event at the University Center lawn on the Main Campus. The Homecoming Golf Cart Decorating Party will follow at 8 p.m., Thursday Oct. 18 at the University Center lawn.
On Friday, Oct. 19, make plans to attend the Golf Cart Parade and Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. The night event combines a spirit rally, concert, fireworks show and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade -- all in one at the UTSA track adjacent to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus. There will be music by Suite 709 from Austin, to start the evening and after the fireworks.
The Saturday, Oct. 20 events will begin with Game Day festivities at 8 a.m. at the Alamodome and Historic Sunset Station, which is renamed Roadrunner Station during UTSA home football games. There will be family friendly activities, tailgating and giveaways before kick-off. The homecoming game will be against San Jose State.
Stop by either of the Roadrunner Express stores on the Main Campus or Downtown Campus to buy a commemorative UTSA Homecoming 2012 t-shirt -- and get ready to support the Roadrunners!
For more information, call 210-458-4160.
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Come out and meet Dr. Ray Bateman, ARL South Cyber on-site Lead, and Kristin Schweitzer who form the nucleus of ARL South Cyber on our campus. They will give a brief overview of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and how it fits within the Army’s hierarchy. Morning session is 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Afternoon session is 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.12C), Main Campus
Join the UTSA Master of Social Work Advanced Social Work Methods Policy Practice Advocacy Class for a panel discussion on child care policies and its effect on higher education. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 1.322), Downtown Campus
UTSA Associate Dean/Associate Professor Francine Romero will sit down with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about the Mayor's vision for the City's future. Seating is at capacity but the San Antonio Express-News will stream it live.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics is offering four special panels open and free to the San Antonio public July 31-Aug. 3 to mark the tricentennial next year. The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Research.
Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
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