Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

UTSA Rowdy statue

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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?

UTSA researcher is a star behind the cloud

A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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Events
July 30, 5 - 7 p.m.

Networking and happy hour with AIA San Antonio's Women in Architecture

Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.

Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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