(Nov. 18, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Orientation and Family Programs hosted the annual Family Weekend event, which celebrates and recognizes families and parents for supporting their UTSA students through their academic careers.
The event proved to be quite a success with Family Weekend packages selling out. The package included the opportunity for families and guests to attend the Rowdy Rally, participate in the Family Fiesta, Alumni Tailgate, sit with their students at the UTSA vs. Tulane football game and receive "Proud UTSA Family Member" t-shirts.
Family Fiesta was a new component for the weekend lineup of activities, and it was hosted by the UTSA Family Association and the UTSA Parent Council. The fiesta was at La Margarita Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Market Square and welcomed more than 60 family members and guests. Attendees mixed and mingled with other UTSA parents and members of the Parent Council. There were numerous prizes including football tickets and Family Association gear.
A tradition of every Family Weekend is the showcase of the Family of the Year winners. This year, Orientation and Family Programs and the Family Association awarded Raymond Smith and Mary Smith from Portland, Texas, as the 2013 Family of the Year. The Smith family was nominated by their daughter, Rebecca Smith, who recently was named Ms. UTSA.
As the 2013 winners, the Smith family received a gift basket valued at more than $1,000 including an iPad, a hotel stay and an opportunity to attend the weekend's football game in the Family of the Year Suite. The Smith family also had the pleasure of leading the UTSA football team through the Rowdy Rally and were recognized for their award at the event.
For more information on the UTSA Family Association and UTSA Parent Council, visit the UTSA Family Association website.
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
UTSA Recreation Center–Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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