(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.
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
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