(May 29, 2014) -- State Farm has donated $10,000 to support the UTSA Dream Runners, a collaborative program between the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and UTSA Athletics that focuses on the educational improvement and higher education awareness of San Antonio area elementary and middle school students in grades 5-8.
Through the program, participants are given the opportunity to learn and experience college life by hearing from UTSA student athletes and then seeing them on the field or court. Students also are taught the importance of reading and math skills and the value of pursuing educational opportunities after high school graduation. Additionally, the students are introduced to a university setting when they tour the UTSA campus.
Dream Runners not only teaches students about higher education, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but also about the importance of working hard to be their best academically as well as athletically.
Campus administrators from Northeast Independent School District and Somerset Independent School District also were in attendance at the presentation ceremony and shared testimony about the impact the Dream Runners program has had in their school districts.
"Many times we do not get a chance to see the tremendous impact people can have on individuals, but that is not the case with the Dream Runner program," said Kriesti Bunch, Somerset ISD staff development coordinator. "The model athletes involved in the program bring hope and inspiration to these students and encourage the students to strive high so they can reach their goals."
The UTSAPD and UTSA Outdoor Pursuits will teach and assist students, staff and faculty in basic bike repair.
Recreation Wellness Center, Outdoor Resource Center, Main Campus
he celebration will feature live music, food and drinks, Fiesta medals and royalty, and plenty of cascarones! The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Shari Huhndorf, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and specializing in Native American Literature and Culture will present her current work during two public lectures.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
A brand new official Fiesta event is sponsored by UTSA and San Antonio Parks Foundation. This live country music festival features artists all day and night, dance lessons, merchants, a mechanical bull, food and drinks.
UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
The winners of the vocal area of the Concerto and Aria Competition will perform accompanied by the UTSA Orchestra.
Arts Building Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to come grab a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons, Downtown Campus
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.
Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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