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UTSA student David Morales rebrands Winston School eagle mascot


UTSA student David Morales (left) and Winston School student Trent Trevino

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(June 25, 2013) -- UTSA and The Winston School San Antonio (WSSA) have several things in common. They share school colors and both have a bird mascot. The new WSSA Eagle is the most recent connection between the schools.

With help from Borst Marketing, WSSA recently completed a six-month re-branding project. David Morales, a UTSA senior majoring in art, played an integral part in the project. The process included a WSSA student competition to revamp the Eagle logo. Trent Trevino won first place in May. Elements of his and two other student creations can be found in Morales' graphic.

Morales' design was unveiled at the June meeting of the WSSA trustees. Headmaster Charles J. Karulak said, "We were very excited about David's design for our new brand.  It was exactly what we were looking for in a mascot and captured the creativity from our students."

And, there are other school connections. Karulak was a founding advisory board member for teacher education in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development. Several WSSA graduates currently attend UTSA.

"Several faculty and staff members, including myself, are UTSA alumni," said Lauren Walthour, WSSA director of advancement. "I was impressed by UTSA's recent rebranding success and am happy about this new connection between WSSA and UTSA. David tied a perfect bow on our package, and we are thankful for his talent. His father is a member of our advancement team and brought this project to David's attention."



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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