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UTSA and UTEP to host 10th annual Online Learning Conference

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(Feb. 21, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will co-host the 10th annual UT System Innovations in Online Learning conference in an effort to bring educators and industry professionals together to advance the state of online learning in higher education. The conference will be May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk hotel, San Antonio, Texas.

"Online learning gives students access to a top-tier experience," said Mayra Collins, UTSA Online Learning staff member and co-chair for this year's conference. "We must continually find ways to adapt and enhance curriculum and teaching to create engaging, effective learning environments for students who have grown up in a digital environment. This evolution is what this conference is all about."

The conference keynote speakers are Marni Baker Stein, chief innovation officer at the University of Texas System Institute for Transformational Learning, and Robbie Kendall-Melton, associate vice chancellor of e-learning and emerging mobilization technology for the Tennessee Board of Regents. They will discuss current educational affairs, focusing on the future of educational technology.

The Innovations in Online Learning conference is designed for higher education faculty, staff and students who are engaged in any level of online learning. The conference program will include presentations, panels and roundtable discussions on the topics of learning spaces, teaching and learning, students and faculty services, instructional design, administration, and policies and technology.

>> Early bird registration runs through April 4. For more information and to register, visit the IOL Conference website.

 

 

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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. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture Connects

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series begins Sept. 9 with Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Manhattan-based Toshiko Mori Architect.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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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