(Dec. 20, 2012) -- Curtis Wilkins, a graduate student intern in the UTSA Office of Orientation and Family Programs, recently won the Graduate Student Case Study Competition at the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) annual conference in Las Vegas.
Curtis and his partner won the Best Communication award for their proposed problem-solving recommendations and steps for a case they were assigned. In the spring, Wilkins will begin his last semester in the UTSA higher education administration master's program in the College of Education and Human Development.
Each year at the NODA conference, graduate students participate in the case study competition. Each student partners with another student to collaborate on methods and strategies to solve a problem outlined in a case or scenario assigned to them. The two-member teams present their solutions to a panel of judges, and awards are given to the most outstanding groups. This year, 25 groups participated.
According to the judges, Wilkins and his partner had a presentation that was well developed and effectively communicated their ideas. "You both were well spoken and played off one another well. We liked that you didn't rely on notes during the presentation. You were confident presenters, and your time was used appropriately to make the points you needed to make," said the judges.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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
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