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30th annual UTSA Alumni Association Diploma Dash is Saturday, March 1

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(Feb. 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Diploma Dash and City 5K Championship Race will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, when thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets of the Alamo City on Saturday, March 1. The Alumni Association is excited to announce that the emcee for the event will be Monica Taylor '98 of KABB-TV news.

"It's hard to believe this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash," says Orlando Rummans '95, event chair of Diploma Dash 2014. "It's a great race for a great cause. Come run with us!"

>> Register for the 5K now at the UTSA Diploma Dash website.

The race is open to all individuals, friends, families and teams with 14 age categories. Categories include Masters, Team Challenges, UTSA students, UTSA departments and ROTC students. Diploma Dash sponsorships are available.

Proceeds from the 5K Diploma Dash benefit the UTSA Alumni Association and the scholarships the organization makes available to deserving UTSA students.

"We're proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash and look forward to another successful event," said Anne Englert, UTSA director of alumni programs. "I'd also like to give a shout-out to last year's event emcee, Joe Reinagel from KENS-TV, who did a wonderful job for us. Also, his daughter is a UTSA student and cheerleader. Go, 'Runners!"

The UTSA Alumni Association serves nearly 100,000 alumni -- with some 60,000 living and working in the San Antonio area.

For more information, contact Anne Englert, director of alumni relations, at 210-458-4133.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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