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Trinity University
Trinity University
Motto E Tribus Unum (From Three, One)
Established 1869
Type Private
Endowment US$733,000,000[1]
President John R. Brazil
Staff 228
Undergraduates 2,481
Postgraduates 205
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
Campus Urban, 117 acres (473,000 m²)
Athletics 18 varsity teams
Colors Maroon and white
Website www.trinity.edu

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History

Trinity was founded in 1869 by Cumberland Presbyterians in Tehuacana, Texas. The school was formed from the remnants of three small Cumberland Presbyterian colleges that had failed during the American Civil War. Feeling that the school needed the support of a larger community, the university moved in 1902 to Waxahachie, Texas. In 1906, the university, along with many Cumberland Presbyterian churches, affiliated with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... On February 4, 1810 in the log cabin home (near what later became the town of Burns, Dickson County, Tennessee) of Rev. ... Tehuacana is a town in Limestone County, Texas, United States. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Lincoln, President Ulysses S. Grant, General Jefferson Davis, President Robert E. Lee, General Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Waxahachie is a city located in Ellis County, Texas. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA or UPUSA) was the northern branch of Presbyterianism in the United States. ...


In 1942, the Methodist-related University of San Antonio was failing. Trinity was solicited by community leaders in San Antonio who wished to maintain a Protestant-related college in the city. The university left Waxahachie and took over the campus and alumni of the University of San Antonio. The old Waxahachie campus is currently home to Southwestern Assemblies of God University. In 1945, the school obtained a former limestone quarry for a new campus. Texas architect O'Neil Ford was hired to design a master plan and many of the buildings. Construction began in 1950, and the current campus opened in 1952. Since 1969, Trinity has been governed by an independent board of trustees and has maintained a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA). 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The University of San Antonio was a Methodist institution of higher education located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Southwestern or S.A.G.U.) is an undergraduate and graduate institution of higher learning. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... A small cinder quarry A dimension stone quarry A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An Ciara Danille Bowers is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... ONeil Ford (1905-1982) was a major regional architect of the mid-20th century in Texas. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Emblem of the PC(USA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. ...


Trinity's academic reputation underwent a startling transformation under the direction of university president Ronald K. Calgaard (1979-1999). Calgaard oversaw numerous changes which improved the school's quality of faculty, facilities, and resources. Admissions criteria and academic standards were also tightened during this period. Current president John R. Brazil (1999-) has continued the work started by Calgaard, with special focus on replacing outdated campus buildings and improving the school's financial resources. The "Campaign for Trinity University," which launched in September 2005, seeks to raise US $200 million for a variety of purposes. As of October 2006, the Campaign had raised US $119 million. [2] This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... John Brazil is the current president of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Trinity was recognized by Princeton Review in their 2006 edition of "The Best 361 Colleges," its annual college guide. Trinity has also been ranked #1 in its category for 15 straight years in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges." The engineering program at Trinity has received specific praise, being cited in the same report as one of the best in the nation. The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

"Large Interior Form," a sculpture on Trinity's Coates Esplanade
"Large Interior Form," a sculpture on Trinity's Coates Esplanade

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Campus

Trinity overlooks downtown San Antonio, adjacent to the Monte Vista Historic District and just south of the Olmos Park and Alamo Heights neighborhoods. The 117-acre Skyline Campus, the university's fourth location, is noted for its distinctive red brick architecture and well-maintained grounds, modeled after an Italian village by late architect O'Neil Ford. ... Alamo Heights is a city located in Bexar County, Texas. ...


Notable buildings and structures

  • The 166-foot tall Murchison Tower is the most dominant landmark on the campus and is visible throughout San Antonio. It was previously the highest point in San Antonio. The tower is now lit at night (excepting evenings when the lighting interferes with on-campus astronomical observances), a tradition begun on September 22, 2002 to commemorate Trinity's 60th anniversary in San Antonio.
  • Laurie Auditorium seats 2,865 and hosts both campus and community events. Guest lecturers at Laurie Auditorium have included George H.W. Bush, Ken Burns, Colin Powell, Bob Dole, Margaret Thatcher, José María Aznar, Tom Brokaw and John Edwards.
  • The 164,000-square foot Elizabeth Huth Coates Library houses (as of 2005) 927,000 books and bound periodical volumes. The library, an advanced facility for a school of Trinity's size, also houses nearly 200,000 volumes of government documents, over 1.3 million microforms, over 65,000 media items, and maintains 2,087 periodical subscriptions. The library's annual acquisition budget is over US $1.5 million. [3]
  • In 2006, the Jim and Janet Dicke Art Building, the Campbell and Eloise Smith Music Building, and the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall were substantially renovated, providing greatly improved facilities and 20,000 additional square feet of space. [4]
  • Margarite B. Parker Chapel seats six hundred and houses a pipe organ [5] comprising 5 divisions, 90 stops, 106 ranks, and 5724 pipes. Non-denominational services are led by the campus chaplain Sunday evenings.
  • The newly constructed Northrup Hall, finished in 2004 and designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, is used for administrative and faculty offices and classrooms.
  • Sixteen residence halls - as a residential campus, students are required to live on campus for three years and many stay for their fourth. As a result, Trinity has a variety of residence halls located on lower campus. Halls reserved for first-year students include Beze, Calvert, Herndon, Miller, Winn and Witt. Upperclassmen halls include Isabel, Lightner, Murchison, Myrtle, North, Prassel, Thomas, South and Susanna. One residence hall, McLean, houses both first-year and upperclass students.
  • The Coates University Center houses an information desk, dining areas, post office, bookstore, bar, meeting rooms, offices and a number of student organizations.
  • "Conversation with Magic Stones" (or, more commonly, simply "Magic Stones"), a series of metal sculptures created by Dame Barbara Hepworth.

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Academics

The university offers 36 majors and 11 interdisciplinary minors in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, and graduate programs in accounting, teaching, school psychology, school administration, and health care administration. Across all disciplines, Trinity stresses close interaction between students and faculty members, evident in the 10:1 student/faculty ratio. The full-time faculty numbers 228, 98% of whom hold a terminal degree in their field. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the rational study of the universe via rules or laws of natural order. ... Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... Educational psychology or school psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. ... An academic administration is a branch of university or college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel may have joint responsibilities. ... Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions. ...


About 40% of the student body has studied abroad in over 35 countries.


Student body

As of 2005, the university enrolled 2,487 undergraduate and 231 graduate students. 65% of the first-year students come from the state of Texas, while 2% came from outside the United States. The median composite SAT score of incoming students was 1300; 75% of the Class of 2008 came from the top fifth of their high school class. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... In probability theory and statistics, a median is a number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution from the lower half. ... The SAT Reasoning Test, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test, is a type of standardized test frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming students. ...


Of the Fall 2004 entering class, 11.4% were Hispanic, 6.9% Asian, and 3.3% African-American; 12% of students did not specify an ethnic background. [6]


1882 students live on-campus. Trinity requires students to reside on-campus the first three academic years.


81% of the student body receives financial aid, with the average package exceeding $14,300. [7]


Student life

Student organizations

The Mural inside the Coates Library is a familiar sight to many students.
The Mural inside the Coates Library is a familiar sight to many students.

Trinity hosts several local social fraternities and sororities. Fraternities include Alpha Theta Chi, Bengal Lancers, Chi Delta Tau, Iota Chi Rho, Kappa Kappa Delta, Omega Phi, and Phi Sigma Chi. Sororities include Alpha Chi Lambda, Chi Beta Epsilon, Gamma Chi Delta, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Theta Tau, SPURS, and Zeta Chi. There are two fraternities without charters, Alpha Psi Omega and the Triniteers, that are no longer recognized by the university but still exist unofficially. The Alpha Delta Epsilon and the Triniteers charters were revoked for hazing violations during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years, respectively. Additionally, the school hosts chapters of several academic honor organizations, including Blue Key, Mortar Board, and Phi Beta Kappa. The school also has a couple of national co-ed organizations, Alpha Phi Omega (Trinity University (Delta Pi) Chapter) a national co-ed service fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, a national co-ed Pre-Law fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi, a national co-ed business fraternity. Image File history File linksMetadata Coates_LibrarySA.JPG Summary I took this with my digicamera Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Coates_LibrarySA.JPG Summary I took this with my digicamera Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ and A-Phi-O) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... ΦAΔ (Phi Alpha Delta), or PAD, is the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the United States of America. ... ΑΚΨ (Alpha Kappa Psi) is a co-ed professional business fraternity. ...


Service opportunities can be found through the largest single student organization, the Trinity University Voluntary Action Community, or TUVAC, which provides opportunities for students to give back to the surrounding community. The national co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega is also represented. Student government takes the form of the Association of Student Representatives, the Trinity University Honor Council, TIGER Council, the Trinity Multicultural Network, and a Student Court. The Trinity University Student Ambassadors maintain Trinity traditions and encourage philanthropic activity among students, alumni, and friends of the University. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ and A-Phi-O) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development. ...


In addition, a number of interest groups attract students. Religious organizations include The Well, InterVarsity Trinity's Intervarsity, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Jewish Student Association, Catholic Student Group, the Muslim Student Association, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and Students Creating Awareness of the Sikh Faith. Cultural and ethnic groups include the Asian Sub-Continental Association, Black Student Union, Chinese Culture Club, Filipino Student Association, Latino Exchange, the Hindu Student Union, the Gaelic Cultural Society, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Straight Alliance, and the Vietnamese Student Association. Political interests can be pursued in College Republicans, College Democrats, and the Coalition for Peace and Justice. Trinity's radio station, KRTU 91.7 FM, broadcasts jazz during the day, the only station in San Antonio to do so. At night, student volunteers play indie rock. The Trinitonian has been the weekly campus newspaper for 103 years, and has a print circulation of 2,500. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, commonly referred to as InterVarsity or simply IV, is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry for college students. ... Mission The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... A Sikh (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent of Sikhism. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... The Gaels are an ethno-linguistic group in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, whose language is of the Gaelic (Goidelic) family, a division of Insular Celtic languages. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ...


Intramural sports are also popular at Trinity. Students may participate in swimming, flag football, racquetball, table tennis, cross country, indoor and outdoor soccer, the home run derby, track and field, wrestling, tennis, volleyball, basketball, checkers, chess and spades.


Traditions

Organized traditions at Trinity over the years have included students climbing Murchison Tower at the beginning and end of their time at Trinity, the Last Great Reception, the Golf Cart Parade during the homecoming football game, TigerFest, the Ring Ceremony, Spotlight, and Christmas Vespers. Traditions that students perpetuate through word of mouth include being thrown into the Miller fountain on one's birthday and sorority candelights to announce engagements. Another recent tradition, reserved solely for first-years, is "The Ghosts of Calvert Third" in which the 3rd floor residents of traditionally-male Calvert Hall cover themselves in nothing but flour and streak through the first-year quad on Halloween Night. For the 2003-2004 school year, residential changes led to a reversal of the floor's gender assignment. Some cagey students thought this was an intentional administrative assault on one of the school's few spontaneous traditions, and editorials in The Trinitonian predicted disaster, up to extinction of the tradition. In desperation, students from other floors (and residence halls) cobbled together a traditionally male ancillary streaking expedition. In a true show of Trinity spirit, however, the women of Calvert 3rd surprised the skeptics by making their scheduled streaking debut with well-oiled precision. Tempered by this hardship, the tradition continues in a co-ed incarnation that is less 3rd-floor-centric, welcoming hangers-on from other floors and groupies from neighboring halls.


Throughout the years, various traditions have fallen to the wayside. These include Senior Disorientation (a full year celebration for graduating seniors), The Rites of Spring (a springtime cellebration on Prassel Lawn), and Primal Scream (an organized stress release prior to finals). To take their place, new student traditions have been introduced, including a procession to Laurie Auditorium from the Esplanade prior to the first year convocation, and from Laurie Auditorium to the Esplanade following graduation ceremonies.


Some students prefer to retain the Trinity tradition of "not having traditions."

Trinity's Bell Center serves as the hub of athletic activity on campus
Trinity's Bell Center serves as the hub of athletic activity on campus

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Athletics

Trinity is a member of the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. It has historically had a strong tennis program, with both the men's and women's programs winning national championships in 2000. In recent years, Trinity has reached the national Division III playoffs in several sports, including football, women's basketball (2003 national champions), volleyball, women's cross country, men's and women's track and field and men's and women's soccer (men's team won the national title in 2003). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... A cross country race in Minnesota, United States. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...


The Trinity sports program is celebrated for having won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference "Bell Trophy," awarded to the school in the conference that has the best overall sports record for the year, eleven out of the last thirteen years.


Club sports include men's and women's Lacrosse, Water Polo, and Trap and Skeet. The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, rugby and wrestling. ... Skeet shooting is one of the two major types of competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets (the other is Trap shooting). ...


The school mascot is LeeRoy, a Bengal Tiger. In the 1950's, LeeRoy was an actual tiger who was brought to sporting events, but today LeeRoy is portrayed by a student wearing a tiger suit. Trinomial name Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) The Bengal tiger or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. ...


Notable alumni

  • Todd Bender (B.S., 1982, Business Administration) - All American skeet shooter, 3 time National Collegiate Shooting Champion
  • Pedro Herrera III, a.k.a. Chingo Bling (B.S., 2002, Business Administration) - Rap Artist, CEO Big Chile Enterprises
  • John Cornyn (B.A., 1973, Print Journalism) - United States Senator from Texas
  • Frank Conner (B.A., ) - Professional golfer PGA and Champions Tour and Tennis player.
  • Tim Derk (1979, B.S. Business Administration) - The original coyote mascot of the San Antonio Spurs.
  • John Hagee (B.S., 1964, History)[8] - Prominent evangelical Christian leader and author
  • Gibby Haynes (B.S., 1981, Business Administration) and Paul Leary (B.A., 1980, Art) - Members of the Butthole Surfers, a popular rock band formed at Trinity
  • General James T. Hill (B.A. Political Science, 1968) - Former commander, U.S. Southern Command.
  • Gavin Maloof (B.A., 1979, Speech and Communications) - Co-owner of the Sacramento Kings
  • Michael McCaul (B.S., 1984) - Representative for Texas U.S. House District 10.
  • Chuck McKinley (B.S., 1964, Mathematics) - Professional tennis player, Men's Wimbledon Singles Champion in 1963, ranked No. 1 tennis player in 1963
  • Uma Pemmeraju (B.A., Political Science, 1980) - Fox News Journalist
  • John Silber (B.A. - Philosophy 1947) - Chancellor and former President of Boston University and candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 1990
  • Anne Smith (B.A., 1993, psychology) - Professional tennis player, numerous tennis Grand Slam doubles titles.
  • Jaclyn Smith - American actress and model
  • Dick Stockton (B.A., 1972, sociology) - Professional tennis player, ranked as high as No. 8 tennis player in the 70's
  • William K. Suter (B.A. Sociology 1959) - Clerk of the United States Supreme Court and former Major General in the United States Army
  • Ana Unruh Cohen (B.S., 1996) - Trinity's first Rhodes Scholar
  • Jerheme Urban (B.A. 2003) - NFL wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks (2003-2006), Dallas Cowboys (2006)
  • Alice Walton (B.S. Business Administration, 1971) - Daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton
  • Bob West (B.A. Art - 1978) - Voice of Barney, the purple dinosaur seen on PBS and loved by children worldwide

Todd Bender is from Alpharetta, Georgia. ... Chingo Bling is a Mexican rapper from Houston, Texas. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Pastor Hagee with his wife Diana John C. Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 18,000 active members. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to religious practices and traditions which are found in conservative, almost always Protestant, Christianity. ... member of ButtHole Surfers. ... Paul Leary Walthall, usually known simply as Paul Leary, is best known as the guitar player for the Butthole Surfers. ... The cover of the album Locust Abortion Technician Butthole Surfers are an American rock band, founded by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981; the pair met while students at Trinity University. ... Gavin Maloof is the boss of Sacramento Kings. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Rep. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Uma Pemmaraju is an anchor and host on the top rated Fox News Channel cable network. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... John Robert Silber (born August 15, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas) is a controversial former president of Boston University. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Anne Smith (born July 1, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a former professional female tennis player from the United States. ... Ellen Jaclyn Smith (born October 26, 1947) is an American television actress. ... William K. Suter (born 1937) is the 19th and current Clerk of the United States Supreme Court and has served in such capacity since 1991. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... Alice Walton Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, John T. Walton, and Jim Walton. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 6, 1992), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma was the founder of two American retailers, Wal-Mart and Sams Club. ... Bob West is an American television actor. ... Barney & Friends is a popular childrens television show produced in the United States, mainly aimed at preschoolers. ...

Notable faculty

  • Steven M. Bachrach (Chemistry) - Dr. D. R. Semmes Distinguished Professor
  • Mark R. Brodl (Biology) - George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor
  • Erwin Cook (Classical Studies) - T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
  • C. Mackenzie Brown (Religion) - Jennie Farris Railey King Professor of Religion
  • Thomas Gardner (Geosciences) - Herndon Distinguished Professor
  • Barry T. Hirsch (Economics) - E.M. Stevens Distinguished Professor
  • Sammye Johnson (Communications) - Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair in Journalism
  • Gordon MacAlpine (Physics and Astronomy) - Zilker Distinguished Professor
  • Arturo Madrid (Modern Languages and Literatures) - Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
  • Gerald Pitts (Computer Science) - Caruth Distinguished Professor
  • Edward Roy (Geosciences) - Pyron Distinguished Professor
  • Norman Sherry (English) - Mitchell Professor of Literature and official biographer of novelist Graham Greene
  • Mary Ann Tetreault (Political Science) - Una Chapman Cox Distinguished Professor of International Affairs

Norman Sherry is an English born American novelist, biographer, and educator who is most well known for his three-volume biography of the British novelist Graham Greene. ... Graham Greene Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. ...

External links

San Antonio, Texas
Attractions

The Alamo  •  HemisFair '68  •  Institute of Texan Cultures  •  Japanese Tea Gardens  •  San Antonio Missions National Historical Park  •  The River Walk  •  Tower of the Americas The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ... Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Sherman, Texas, an hour north of Dallas. ... BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 located in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... This school is not to be confused with DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, which has a similar pronunciation. ... Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and located in Conway, Arkansas. ... Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, supported by the United Methodist Church. ... // Current Notable Student Athletes In 2006, Star Athlete David Cohen plans to lead the Stormy Petrels (extinct) to a conference championship in basketball. ... This article is on the private, non-profit university in Memphis, for the chain of for-profit colleges, go to Rhodes Colleges, Inc. ... The University of the South is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee. ... Southwestern University is a private, selective, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, USA // Campus Southwestern University is in Central Texas about 30 miles (50 km) north of Austin in Georgetown. ... Image File history File links San_Antonio_Texas_Flag. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Alamo is a popular destination for tourists in San Antonio. ... HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the Southwest United States. ... The Institute of Texan Cultures is a museum and library located in HemisFair Park in central San Antonio, Texas. ... The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens (also known as the Sunken Gardens) is a registered Texas historical landmark in San Antonio, Texas. ... Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here. ... The River Walk at St. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of The Americas. ...

Entertainment

Alamodome  •  AT&T Center  •  Freeman Coliseum  •  Nelson W. Wolff Stadium  •  San Antonio Missions (Baseball)  •  San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio Spurs  •  SeaWorld  •  Fiesta Texas  •  Splashtown The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas. ... San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, built in 1950, has been host to thousands of events varying from three-ring circus acts to concerts and boxing events. ... Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium is a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. ... League Texas League Division South Division Year founded 1968 current Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks City San Antonio, Texas Current uniform colors white, gold and black Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Missions in white with black drop... The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, USA is one of the largest Livestock Shows & Rodeos in the country. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... // Introduction SeaWorld San Antonio is a theme park located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre theme park located at 29. ... Splashtown San Antonio is a water park located in San Antonio, Texas. ...

Companies

AT&T  •  Clear Channel  •  CTRC  •  Frost Bank  •  H-E-B  •  San Antonio Express-News  •  Tesoro  •  USAA  •  Valero This article describes the present AT&T Inc. ... This article is about the company. ... Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of the nation’s leading academic research and treatment centers. ... Frost National Bank (DBA Frost Bank) is a nationally chartered bank founded in 1869 that is based in San Antonio. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a Texas supermarket chain with over 300 stores and 56,000 employees. ... The San Antonio Express-News is the daily circulatory newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. ... Tesoro Corporation NYSE: TSO is a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with 2004 annual revenues of $12. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Valero Energy Corporation NYSE: VLO is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas with approximately 22,000 employees and annual revenue of about $70 billion. ...

Military

Brooks City-Base  •  Fort Sam Houston  •  Lackland Air Force Base  •  Randolph Air Force Base Brooks Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas. ... Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located west of San Antonio, Texas, USA. It is located at 29°2323 North, 98°3645 West (29. ... Randolph Air Force Base (Randolph AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bexar County, Texas near San Antonio. ...

Research & Education

San Antonio Public Library  •  South Texas Medical Center  •  St. Mary's University  •  Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research  •  Southwest Research Institute
Trinity University  •  UTSA  •  UT Health Science Center  •  University of the Incarnate Word The San Antonio Public Library is a collection of a Central Library and 24 branch libraries (as of the fall of 2007) that serve the City of San Antonio. ... The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions, located in San Antonio, Texas. ... St. ... Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) is a large private research institute located in San Antonio Texas. ... Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. ... UTSA is San Antonios largest university. ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in South Texas. ... The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is located in San Antonio, Texas. ...

Other

Bexar County Courthouse  •  North Star Mall  •  Pearl Brewery  •  Rivercenter  •  San Antonio Convention Center  •  San Antonio International Airport  •  The Shops at La Cantera  •  VIA Facade view from west Another view The Bexar County Courthouse is an historic building in downtown San Antonio, Texas. ... A pair of Texas-sized cowboy boots near the Saks Fifth Avenue greets drivers along Loop 410. ... The Pearl Brewing Company also known as the Pearl Brewery (Pearl) was an American brewery, established in 1883 in San Antonio, Texas. ... Rivercenter is a shopping mall located in downtown San Antonio, Texas along the River Walk. ... The Tower of the Americas is seen in the background. ... San Antonio International Airport (IATA: SAT, ICAO: KSAT) (9800 Airport Blvd. ... The Shops at La Cantera is an upscale open-air regional shopping mall located in northwest San Antonio near the Loop 1604 and I-10 Interchange. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


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