(Aug. 28, 2013) -- Meet Zack Dunn. He's our current UTSA Student Government Association president and serves as the student voice of Roadrunner Nation.
Zack comes from a UTSA family. His mother was an employee of UTSA until 2009, and his sister, Alyssa Dunn, is currently a senior at UTSA.
In addition to the responsibilities that come with representing the student body on and off campus, Zack, a finance major, plays an active role in the UTSA Investment Society, one of the most robust student organizations in the UTSA College of Business.
We asked Zack to share his Top 5 Tips for new UTSA students:
1. Take pride in your university! That means attend university events when possible and DO NOT wear another school's shirt!
2. Get involved. Whether it's athletics, band, Greek Life, student organizations or academic organizations, there is a place for everyone to grow outside of the classroom here at UTSA.
3. Make it a point to talk to your teachers. They are genuinely interested in advancing your education.
4. Maintain a planner to make sure that you can attend all the events you want, be a part of the organizations you want and most importantly, maintain a strong hold on your academics and studies.
5. When possible, rent your textbooks over buying them.
Little known fact about Zack: He was on the varsity wrestling and football teams at San Antonio's Reagan High School.
Something surprising about Zack: He recently was crowned the winner of the Mr. What-A-Man Pageant, a scholarship pageant hosted by the UTSA Black Student Union chapter.
Why Zack loves UTSA: "I love UTSA so much because it is a place where any student can come, regardless of their background or experiences... and they can make a name for themselves. Here at UTSA, the faculty, staff, administration and even one's fellow students can all be relied upon to make one's respective collegiate career truly unique. I also like the fact that we are such a young campus. As opposed to campuses that have been around for many more years, this is a campus that is continually growing and reaching new platforms of success. To me, being apart of that progression is an incredible experience, as I get to play a part in making the traditions that future generations of roadrunners will get to enjoy and take part in!"
Do you know someone whose UTSA roots run deep? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your submission for an upcoming installment of Meet a Roadrunner.
This 3-day workshop features lectures & practical exercises designed for English-Spanish interpreters in legal settings. Hosted by the Graduate Certificate in Translation & Interpreting Studies of the Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA East Asia Institute hosts District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg who will discuss his recent trip to China for the 8th annual Sister Cities International forum. He will discuss how these conversations help citizens connect in an increasingly global world to exchange ideas and tackle issues affecting all of us.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Antonio Petrov, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, invites San Antonio to engage in dialogue to gather a broad understanding of Puro. he symposium, which includes UTSA masters students, will be led by community members who embody the term. It's free and open to the public.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, Bldg. 108, 1414 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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