(Oct. 31, 2013) -- UTSA students Zack Dunn and Rebecca Smith were named Mr. and Ms. UTSA during the halftime show at the Oct. 26 Homecoming football game. Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, the award recognizes UTSA students striving for the highest levels of academic achievement, campus involvement and community service.
Showcasing some of UTSA's finest students, the 2013 Homecoming Court also included Robert Bennett, Miracle Cooke, Marc Flynn and Christine Velasquez.
Candidates competed in several categories including an application process, written essay, formal interview, fundraising and a student vote for the chance to be named Mr. and Ms. UTSA. This year, the 2013 Homecoming Court set an all-time record in fundraising by raising more than $12,900 for UTSA scholarships. While each member of the Homecoming Court would be a capable representative of the university, only two can claim the honor.
Rebecca Smith, a kinesiology major from Portland, Texas, shows her UTSA pride in many special ways. As a member of the UTSA Honors College and president of Zeta Tau Alpha, she represents UTSA through her many leadership and volunteer positions. She is a member of the UTSA Pre-Physical Therapy organization and is actively involved in football recruitment.
Zack Dunn, a finance major from San Antonio, shares his passion for UTSA with students every day. As Student Government Association president, he represents Roadrunner pride through interactions with students, administration and community leaders. He is a senior analyst in the UTSA College of Business Investment Society and has represented UTSA at many leadership conferences.
We are proud to have Zack and Rebecca serve as the 2013 Mr. and Ms. UTSA. Through the next year, they will represent the student body, UTSA Alumni Association and the university at a number of special events and functions.
For more information about Mr. and Ms. UTSA, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 210-458-4133.
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
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