(June 20, 2013) -- The architects and contractors of the new roundabout entry signs at the Main Campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio received an award for design and craftsmanship. The award was presented June 14 at a ceremony in Austin.
The Central Texas Masonry Contractors presented the 25th annual Golden Trowel Award to representatives of the project's general contractor, Bartlett Cocke; masonry contractor Rudd and Adams; and Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects.
The regional Golden Trowel Competition and Awards recognize outstanding masonry design by architects and craftsmanship by masonry contractors. The project now will be entered in a statewide competition.
"The two new monument signs at the Peace Boulevard entrance to the campus signal a stronger presence of the campus within the city and therefore strengthen the identity of the campus to the community," said J. Douglas Lipscomb, UTSA architect and director of facilities planning and development.
According to Lipscomb, the signs "establish a gateway celebrating arrival to the campus and reinforce the campus sense of place."
He said students seem to have embraced the campus gateways as markers and symbols of the university, judging from the fact that many of them use the signs as backdrops for end-of-the year and graduation photos with classmates.
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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