(June 20, 2014) -- Maj. Gen. Anthony Rock, a University of Texas at San Antonio alumnus and Alamo City native, received his third star at a June 19 promotion ceremony at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Rock, who grew up in Hollywood Park, graduated from Churchill High School in 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from UTSA in 1982. Additionally, he received a Master of Science in Aviation Science degree in 1995 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The general’s wife, Kim, is from Uvalde, Texas.
Rock was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1982 at Medina Annex, San Antonio. During his career, the command fighter pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours served in 19 duty assignments around the world. He accumulated nearly two years of deployments during operations Desert Storm and New Dawn and flew 150 combat hours in the F-15C.
After serving as the vice director for strategic plans and policy, joint staff, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., his next opportunity will take him to the other side of the world where he will serve as chief of the Office of the Defense Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. In the vice director position, he provided strategic direction, policy guidance and planning focus to develop and execute the national military strategy.
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The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
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