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Tony Daniels elected to national intramural recreational sports board

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(March 14, 2014) -- Tony Daniels, associate director of operations for UTSA Campus Recreation, has been elected to serve on the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) board of directors as at-large director effective April 23. A long-time member of NIRSA, Daniels has more than 20 years of professional experience in collegiate recreation, intercollegiate athletics and higher education.

Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA has worked to support leaders in collegiate recreation by fostering lifelong habits of well-being, such as leadership, teamwork, dedication and respect among their peers. NIRSA is internationally recognized as a leading organization in the advocacy of recreation, health, wellness and student development in higher education. It is comprised of nearly 4,000 dedicated recreation professionals, students and business leaders from across the United States and serves an estimated 7.7 million students.

"Collegiate recreation is a vital and critical contributor to the world's work force through its promotion and facilitation of a healthy lifestyle," said Daniels. "I hope to be a significant contributor to NIRSA's mission of fostering an atmosphere of wellness in collegiate students across the country."

Daniels manages and oversees facility operations for UTSA Campus Recreation, Aquatics Center and Recreational Field Complex. He has mentored several students who have since entered the field of collegiate recreation and is a founding member and current adviser of the UTSA Professional Recreation Student Organization.

Daniels has held similar positions at several public and private institutions such as Texas State University, the University of Kansas, Colorado State University and the University of Denver.

Daniels is a recipient of the NIRSA Horace Moody Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development, the NIRSA Juliette Moore Distinguished Leadership Award and a two-time recipient of the NIRSA National Service Award.

He has been a member of several professional associations including the American College Personnel Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Association of College Unions International, National Wheelchair Basketball Association and Association for Fraternity and Leadership Values.

>> Learn more about UTSA Campus Recreation.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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