(Dec. 5, 2012) -- UTSA ranked in the top three of 20 universities across the nation in the Campus Vote Challenge (CVC). From last spring through this fall, UTSA Student Government Association members worked to increase voter registration and turnout, making an impact on the university community, the region and the nation.
In the final scoring, the UTSA group registered 10 percent of students, coming in second -- and finishing ahead of schools such as Purdue, Michigan State, University of Miami, American University and UNC Chapel Hill.
To reach this level of achievement, SGA forged strong working partnerships with several campus organizations and offices, while reaching out to community-based resources. The alignment of UTSA students, faculty and staff, along with support from the community, enabled UTSA to achieve recognition in the competition, and more importantly, have a positive impact on young voters.
The CVC program helps students develop strategies and tactics to increase voter registration and turnout. Participating universities were graded on planning, implementation and results.
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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.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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