(Nov. 4, 2009)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo will give two Spurs tickets to a faculty or staff member who donates to the UTSA 2009 State Employee Charitable Campaign by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Those who have already made a pledge to SECC or who make a pledge by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 will be entered in the drawing for the two tickets for the Monday, Nov. 9 Spurs game versus Toronto.
The SECC participation deadline was extended to Nov. 6. The participation rate is at 51 percent (and climbing) with a participation goal of 91 percent. Last year, UTSA participation was 78 percent, which ranked UTSA No. 1 in the UT System.
>> Donate online to SECC. (If you have problems donating online or have questions, contact Tammy Fernandez at (210) 458-5102.)
"This is your opportunity to help people across San Antonio and Bexar County with your participation in SECC," said Romo. "I want to thank UTSA faculty and staff members for your past support, which has demonstrated UTSA's heritage of caring and helping others. With our SECC participation goal of 91 percent, we need your help once again. It's not how much you give -- it's that you participate."
Have a heart and take part in UTSA's 2009 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), which runs through 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. SECC is the annual workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees. With a 91-percent participation goal, remember -- "We're not done 'til we're 91!"
>> Donate online and learn more at the UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign Web site and watch for more stories on UTSA Today.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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