(Aug. 15, 2014) -- The annual UTSA Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) welcomed an all-time high of 450 teachers, both American and international, to the Main Campus last week.
Conducted by the Office of Extended Education, the fifth APSI included 19 workshops in science, math, and humanities, as well as field trips and informational sessions on the Top Scholars program and the Academy for Teacher Excellence.
AP teachers participate in this four-day program to complete 30 contact hours with the guidance of qualified College Board consultants holding doctorates or decades of experience in their subject field.
"The UTSA APSI is a great resource to prepare middle school and high school teachers to teach college-bound students," said Marty Gutierrez Saul, extended education coordinator. "Our program has grown to meet an increasing demand for AP institute workshops, thereby bringing a more diverse group of teachers to UTSA each year."
Frank Salazar, director of extended education, said, "The success of APSI at UTSA stems from great collaboration, coordination and concord among Extended Education personnel."
For more information about programs and workshops, visit the UTSA Office of Extended Education website.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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