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Meet a Roadrunner: SGA President Zack Dunn's UTSA roots run deep

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UTSA Student Government Association President Zack Dunn

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(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!"

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Do you know someone whose UTSA roots run deep? Email us at social@utsa.edu and we will consider your submission for an upcoming installment of Meet a Roadrunner.

 

 

Events
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

CACP Speaker Series continueswith Cesar Pelli

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli as part of the CACP’s 2015-16 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. In his talk, “Becoming an Architect,” Pelli will present and discuss projects that were critical steps in his career.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Carlton-LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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