(Aug. 17, 2017) -- As more than 4,000 students prepare to move into their new homes at UTSA, new furniture is also moving onto Main Campus. Crews have begun installing new, contemporary weather-resistant aluminum furniture in the Sombrilla Plaza and John Peace Library Pavilion overlooking Tom Frost Plaza. The tables and chairs, featuring wood-looking slats, replace the teak furniture that has been on campus for several decades.
The new Sombrilla furniture is good for the environment. It’s made of aluminum and poly-teak slats that can be recycled at the end of its service life. The UTSA community can still enjoy some of the furniture that was moved out of the Sombrilla. The tables and chairs that are still in good condition have been spread out at different locations across campus.
“Poly-teak slats are a sustainable choice because they will last longer in the elements than traditional wood,” said Benjamin Perry, UTSA director of Facilities Planning and Development and university architect. “This saves wood to be used in more appropriate and long-lasting ways, such as inside of buildings.”
The Sombrilla furniture upgrade is one of several that have taken place this summer at UTSA. The Main Building ground level corridor now features new seating with tables and integrated power stations, high top tables and stools. The Arts Building has new lounge seating and high top tables and stools. Students can also enjoy the new Parc Vue benches in the JPL Pavilion.
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MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus