Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Bring Rowdy Home: A letter from Iron Rowdy to UTSA Roadrunner Nation

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Sept. 6, 2013

Dear Roadrunner Nation,

Isn't it exciting? UTSA is bringing -- a beautiful, proud Roadrunner statue -- to the UTSA campus!

I have been destined to find a home where roadrunners are prized and I will be appreciated. As a school where Roadrunners roam and grow, UTSA seems like the perfect place.

For generations to come, UTSA students and graduates will gather around me to celebrate milestones. I will gracefully pose for group events. Graduating seniors will beam with pride as they snap a photo in cap and gown with me. Alumni will bring their families to see me during visits to campus.

I am proud that I will be an important part of the growing traditions at UTSA.

To make UTSA my new home, the university is raising $25,000 over the next few days. I hope you're as excited as I am that I will be coming home because your support is crucial. Here's how you can help me:

Make your gift now!
 Your gift will bring me home. All donors will be recognized on the Bring Rowdy Home website and will be kept up-to-date on the progress to build me a permanent nest.

Share my news! Encourage others to donate on social media. You'll be the envy of all your friends when you post pictures with me to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #bringrowdyhome

I am looking forward to being a valued member of the UTSA community. It is possible with your loyal support!

Go 'Runners,

Iron Rowdy
UTSA's New Roadrunner Statue

P.S.: You can meet me at the Rowdy Pep Rally at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 6 on the Main Campus at the University Center Paseo, or… Come to the game Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Alamodome -- I will be in the Sunset Station area pre-gaming near the student and Alumni Association tailgate events.

 

 

Did You Know?

For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Events
Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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