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UTSA International Spring Fest April 11 offers food, fun and entertainment

International Spring Fest

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(April 11, 2013) -- Need a bit of a study break? Want to take a worldwide trip? There will be an international party waiting for you from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 11 on the University Center Paseo on the UTSA Main Campus. Food, fun and entertainment will be available for students, faculty and staff.

"We want to let everyone experience a bit of the international culture that we have here at UTSA," said Beatriz Frias, president of the UTSA Global Business Club. "The International Fall Fest during International Education Week was so successful; we wanted to expand it to the spring."

Performers from Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and India will participate, and several international student organizations will have booths with food, crafts and information available. The Institute of Texan Cultures also will have a booth, where they will display several cultural artifacts from the institution.

There also will be several raffles throughout the event. Food booths will include French cream puffs, China rice cakes and churros, first-come, first-served.

The Global Business Club, College of Business International Programs and the UTSA Office of International Programs will sponsor the event, which is free and open to the public.

 

 

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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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