Monday, August 31, 2015

Bring Rowdy Home: A letter from Iron Rowdy to UTSA Roadrunner Nation

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Sept. 6, 2013

Dear Roadrunner Nation,

Isn't it exciting? UTSA is bringing -- a beautiful, proud Roadrunner statue -- to the UTSA campus!

I have been destined to find a home where roadrunners are prized and I will be appreciated. As a school where Roadrunners roam and grow, UTSA seems like the perfect place.

For generations to come, UTSA students and graduates will gather around me to celebrate milestones. I will gracefully pose for group events. Graduating seniors will beam with pride as they snap a photo in cap and gown with me. Alumni will bring their families to see me during visits to campus.

I am proud that I will be an important part of the growing traditions at UTSA.

To make UTSA my new home, the university is raising $25,000 over the next few days. I hope you're as excited as I am that I will be coming home because your support is crucial. Here's how you can help me:

Make your gift now!
 Your gift will bring me home. All donors will be recognized on the Bring Rowdy Home website and will be kept up-to-date on the progress to build me a permanent nest.

Share my news! Encourage others to donate on social media. You'll be the envy of all your friends when you post pictures with me to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #bringrowdyhome

I am looking forward to being a valued member of the UTSA community. It is possible with your loyal support!

Go 'Runners,

Iron Rowdy
UTSA's New Roadrunner Statue

P.S.: You can meet me at the Rowdy Pep Rally at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 6 on the Main Campus at the University Center Paseo, or… Come to the game Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Alamodome -- I will be in the Sunset Station area pre-gaming near the student and Alumni Association tailgate events.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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Sept. 7, All Day

Labor Day Holiday

All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
All Campuses

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

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

Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

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


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