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(Jan. 13, 2014) -- Welcome back to UTSA! Spring classes begin today at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and nearly 29,000 students will be back on campus after the winter break.

Additionally, more than 1,400 faculty members and 2,700 staff have returned to help guide UTSA students through their academic careers in the classroom and with numerous support services. UTSA provides access to excellence for a diverse group of students. Many are high achievers who are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

Students can take advantage of Campus Recreation facilities at the Main and Downtown campuses to maintain their fitness and health. Additionally, Student Health Services has clinics at both campuses to provide wellness programs and care. Students also can count on the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success for support in their academic endeavors.

There also are plenty of activities and entertainment opportunities for UTSA students. Events in January include:

  • The University Center will offer free movies on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the semester.
  • UTSA Athletics will host men's basketball games Jan. 11 and 30 and women's basketball games Jan. 15 and 25. Students are admitted free to all athletics activities by showing their UTSACard.
  • The Department of Music will present "Student Recital: Marco Reyes, Trombone" on Jan. 16, "Faculty Recital: Stephanie Westney Presents a Dvorak Festival" on Jan. 23, a Faculty Chamber Recital on Jan. 30 and "Guest Recital: Hal Reynolds, Trombone," also Jan. 30.
  • On Jan. 20, UTSA students will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Day March, hosted by the City of San Antonio.
  • The College of Business will host a Business Involvement Fair Jan. 21-22 with information on registered business organizations. The Student Organization Information Fair is Jan. 22 at the Downtown Campus.
  • The Department of Art and Art History will present "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" in January and February, with reflections of the African-American experience through art, films and discussion.

Check UTSA Today every day for information on special events throughout the semester.

 

 

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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Events
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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