President's BBQ and picnics, evening of comedy are Wednesday, Aug. 25

President's BBQ 2009

President Ricardo Romo and students at the 2009 picnic at the Convocation Center (Photo by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 23, 2010)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo will host three free events on Wednesday, Aug. 25 for students, faculty and staff members as part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of events marking the start of the fall semester. And, the day will end with free comedy in the Convocation Center by comic-actor Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey on TV's "Full House") and "Last Comic Standing" top-five comic Tommy Johnagin.

>> From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, the "President's Picnic on the Plaza" will be at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. UTSA administrators will don aprons and serve a free lunch to all, and there will be live music and free t-shirts.

>> From noon to 2 p.m., at the "President's Picnic on the Lawn," Romo and UTSA administrators will serve food at the Convocation Center east lawn near the University Center. As with the Downtown Campus event, there will be music and free t-shirts while the supplies last.

>> The fun will continue into the evening with the annual "President's BBQ" from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center east lawn. Along with free food, Campus Recreation staff will be on hand to provide games to entertain the crowd.

>> The evening will close with "An Evening of Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center, featuring Dave Coulier and Tommy Johnagin. UTSA students will receive priority seating at the free performance, which is open to the entire UTSA community. The doors will open at 7 p.m. (Read more on UTSA Today.)