Mark Kelly — Maverick Speakers Series

Astronaut, aviator, and author Mark Kelly spoke about America’s future at Tuesday night’s Maverick Speakers Series lecture in Texas Hall. Commander Kelly is the husband of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Jeff Corwin — Maverick Speakers Series

Emmy winner Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades, but he is best known as the host of the Animal Planet show The Jeff Corwin Experience.

Aaron Neville — Maverick Speakers Series

R&B singer Aaron Neville and jazz great Ellis Marsalis showed why they are music legends Tuesday night at College Park Center. The duo performed and spoke about their musical lives for the last Maverick Speakers Series event of the academic year.

Seth Meyers — Maverick Speakers Series

For one night in November, College Park Center transformed into an oversized comedy club. As part of the Maverick Speakers Series, Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers entertained a sold-out crowd with an hour-long stand-up routine.

Bed Races 2012

Started in 1980 to celebrate the opening of Maverick Stadium, Bed Races is one of the oldest traditions on campus. The theme for this year’s annual race and activities was “A Blue Carpet Affair” and participants were encouraged to dress the part. The event also includes costume competition, group photos, games, novelties, field goal kicking competition and music entertainment.