(May 6, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will celebrate two days of commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. For the third time, UTSA will conduct these ceremonies at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. UTSA President Ricardo Romo will officiate the three ceremonies and serve as keynote speaker.
At spring commencement, UTSA will mark 100,000 graduates since the university's inception in 1969. More than 4,450 students are eligible to graduate in the three ceremonies, and an estimated 2,469 undergraduate students, 679 master's students and 56 doctoral degree candidates are expected to participate.
The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, for graduation for candidates from the UTSA College of Education and Human Development and the UTSA College of Sciences. This semester, an estimated 683 education and human development students and 339 sciences students are expected to participate in this ceremony.
On Saturday afternoon, graduation candidates from the UTSA College of Architecture, the UTSA College of Business and the UTSA College of Public Policy will gather at 4 p.m. for the second of the day's ceremonies. An anticipated total of 138 architecture students, 706 business students and 249 public policy students are expected to participate in this ceremony.
At 2 p.m., Sunday, candidates from the UTSA College of Engineering, UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts and UTSA University College will gather to conclude the weekend ceremonies. An estimated total of 185 engineering students, 789 liberal and fine arts students and 115 University College students are expected to cross the stage in this ceremony.
All listed graduation numbers are considered preliminary and subject to change.
>> For more information about UTSA Spring Commencement 2014, to read Student Spotlights from each of the nine UTSA colleges or for detailed day-of instructions for all three ceremonies, visit the UTSA Commencement website.
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The UTSA East Asia Institute hosts District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg who will discuss his recent trip to China for the 8th annual Sister Cities International forum. He will discuss how these conversations help citizens connect in an increasingly global world to exchange ideas and tackle issues affecting all of us.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Antonio Petrov, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, invites San Antonio to engage in dialogue to gather a broad understanding of Puro. he symposium, which includes UTSA masters students, will be led by community members who embody the term. It's free and open to the public.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, Bldg. 108, 1414 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
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