UTSA honored for excellence in communications and marketing
(May 12, 2017) -- The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Antonio chapter has once again recognized The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for excellence in communications and marketing. UTSA received six Del Oro awards, PRSA San Antonio's annual program recognizing top-tier communications and marketing professionals and their outstanding campaigns and tactics.
The UTSA Office of University Communications and Marketing (UCM) received four Del Oro Awards. Sombrilla Magazine, UTSA's flagship publication, received an El Bronce Award of Excellence. Published each spring and fall in print and online, Sombrilla Magazine reports in-depth on UTSA's research, academics and campus life, offering smart insight into the growth of the university and its impact around the world.
UCM also received three El Bronce Awards of Merit for its public relations tactics including recognition for its social media methods to widely promote the innovative teaching methods of UTSA English associate professor Kinitra Brooks, for a news release about UTSA biology professor Matthew Gdovin's new method to kill cancer cells that received national attention and for its 2015 Annual Report.
Ali Kanso El-Ghori, professor of communication in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, received the organization's Tex Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award. Kanso El-Ghori is an internationally recognized public relations and integrated marketing communication expert. He is the author of 40 refereed articles, 11 book chapters and numerous essays. At UTSA, he teaches and conducts research on strategic planning in public relations, global corporate communication, issues management, and advertising and marketing.
Additionally, PRSA San Antonio recognized the UTSA Libraries for its Official Roadrunner Survival Guide, which is provided at Orientation to help students navigate the university's libraries.
UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.
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Learn more about UTSA's College of Business master's programs. These hands-on sessions allow students to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions about the college master's programs.Business Building (BB 4.02.10), Main Campus
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The three-day event showcases the Lone Star State's diversity adn rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts and crafts.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Learn more about UTSA's Master of Arts degree in Education and five program areas at this free informational session.Main Building (MB 0.410), Main Campus
The 3rd annual event showcases the latest research discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students from health-related disciplines. Register in advance for this free event.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The inaugural Roadrunner Weekend begins with a golf scramble on Friday and a Gala and After Party Saturday night. The event connects UTSA alumni and supports scholarships.Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr., San Antonio
The Academy is targeted at providing instructional tools to create a social studies curriculum with Chicano/Mexican American content.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus