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Campus Perks: Student Health Services offers free and low-cost programs

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(Nov. 4, 2009)--UTSA students may be unaware of many services and resources pre-paid by fees that accompany tuition. As one of those benefits, UTSA Student Health Services offers an array of free or low-cost health care to UTSA students, along with playing a central role in promoting wellness. The health center is focused on the health and wellbeing of students as a central component of academic success and a positive educational experience.

Students can take advantage of medical services, health education and health promotion programs. The services range from free over-the-counter medications (such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen) to free HIV testing, doctor and nurse consultations, and health fairs.

Student Health Services is in Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1.500 at the Main Campus and in Buena Vista Street Building Room 1.308 at the Downtown Campus.

Services include a specially designated Well Women's Clinic with basic health care such as PAP testing, pregnancy testing and counseling for unplanned pregnancy, sexual assault, eating disorders and stress management, among other health issues.

UTSA Student Health Services does not offer in-patient or 24-hour emergency room facilities. Additionally, there are charges for some services such as lab work.

For more information, visit the UTSA Student Health Services Web site or call (210) 458-4142 (Main Campus) or (210) 458-2930 (Downtown Campus).

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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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