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UTSA student organization to host Oxfam Hunger Banquet Nov. 7

Hunger Banquet

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(Oct. 31, 2012) -- The UTSA community is invited to the 2012 Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. Hosted by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank.

This experiential "banquet" will inform participants about global hunger issues and how to make a difference. More than 38 million Americans lack food, and last year, more than 27 million people used a food bank for emergency food assistance. Hunger is a problem locally and globally. There will be several guest speakers and door prizes given throughout the event. /p>

The banquet can accommodate 100 guests; tickets will be given at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those who cannot attend the banquet, canned food can be donated at the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 on the UTSA Main Campus.

For more information, call 210-458-7291, stop by the VOICES office or visit the VOICES and Inclusion and Community Engagement Center websites.

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About Oxfam

According to the OXFAM International website, Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement to build a future free of injustice and poverty. They work directly with communities and seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Oxfam believes that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty. The organization is a community of ordinary people with an extraordinary vision.

>> Learn more about the hunger banquets and other events and joining a group at the Oxfam America and Oxfam International websites.

 

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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