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Through March 29: Help UTSA place high in RecycleMania competition

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(March 11, 2014) -- As of March 7, UTSA is ranked 38th in the nation among 248 colleges and universities competing in the Grand Champion category in RecycMania. The annual RecycleMania challenge runs through March 29. UTSA faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to help UTSA increase its recycled materials and reduce waste generation.

>> The UTSA community and friends are invited to bring paper documents for shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the parking lot between the Ximenes Garage and H-E-B University Center on the Main Campus. A Ranger Shredding Services truck will be available to shred paper including sensitive documents. This will help in the RecycleMania competition and supports UTSA's recycling goals.

RecycleMania involves colleges and universities across North America competing to increase their percentage of recycled materials in relation to total waste. The RecycleMania counting period is Feb. 2-March 29.

Last year, in UTSA's first entry in the Grand Champion competition division, UTSA ranked 27th among 523 participating colleges and universities with 54.8 percent of our total waste being recycled. This year's goal is to place UTSA in the top 25. The Grand Champion category combines trash and each of the core recyclable materials to determine a school's recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation.

To be ranked in this category, schools must provide the weights of their trash, paper, cardboard, cans and bottles. The winner will have the highest recycling rate.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition sponsored by the U.S. EPA, ALCOA, SCA, The Coca Cola Company, Keep America Beautiful, American Forest and Paper, and the College and University Recycling Coalition.

We thank the UTSA community for participating in this annual event. Please continue to recycle your used cardboard, paper, aluminum, and plastic and glass beverage containers. Recycling helps our environment and saves natural resources. The more we recycle, the better it is for our future.

>> For more information, visit the RecycleMania website or the UTSA EHSRM website. We Are UTSA... We Recycle!

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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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. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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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. 17, 11:30 p.m.

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Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

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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