(April 14, 2015) – UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to the 2015 University Excellence Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 16 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104) on the Main Campus. Additionally, the ceremony will be simulcast to the Meeting/Assembly Room (BV 1.338) in the Buena Vista Building at the Downtown Campus.
The ceremony will include presentation of the University Excellence Awards, President's Distinguished Achievement Awards, President's Distinguished Diversity Awards, Quantitative Literacy Program Faculty Excellence Award and Richard S. Howe Excellence Awards. In addition, 2014 service milestones and retirees will be recognized.
Sam Gonzales, vice president for student affairs, will open the program followed by Jude Valdez, vice president for community services, who will recognize retirees and those with five or more years of service.
John Frederick, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and President Ricardo Romo will present the awards.
UTSA University Excellence Awards 2015
The Rising Star Award (recognizes a new employee who has made significant contributions to his or her area, or to the university community)
The Team Spirit Award (recognizes a group of staff employees who have demonstrated exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues internal and/or external to their department)
Faculty Center Operations team
The Extra Mile Award (recognizes an individual who has performed at a level above and beyond normal job requirements that have resulted in furthering the department's and UTSA's goals and mission)
The Leadership Award (recognizes a superior supervisor)
Order of the Roadrunner Award (the highest honor that a UTSA staff member can receive for his or her dedication to the UTSA community)
Quantitative Literacy Program Faculty Excellence Award
President's Distinguished Diversity Award Student category
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence (recognizes faculty whose command of their respective disciplines, teaching methodologies, communication skills and commitment to learning translate into a superior learning experience for students)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Core Curriculum Teaching (recognizes distinguished performance in teaching one or a set of core curriculum courses)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in University Service (recognizes faculty who are exemplary in their commitment to service within the university whose service has had major impact on the opportunities, lives and future of UTSA students)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Service (recognizes faculty who are exemplary in their service outside of the university, providing leadership and making significant contributions in external civic organizations and settings)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement (recognizes faculty who have conducted high-quality, high-impact research and has made a substantial contribution to the faculty member's field)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Performance, Creative Production or Other Scholarly Achievement (recognizes individuals whose performance, creative production or other scholarly achievement in the arts or other appropriate disciplines has manifested unusual excellence and merit)
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Advancing Globalization (recognizes faculty who have significantly expanded UTSA's involvement in the global arena)
The Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (recognizes UTSA faculty for developing signature learning experiences for undergraduates outside the traditional classroom environment)
The Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award (recognizes a faculty or staff member who has shown exemplary commitment towards UTSA undergraduates)
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.