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Submit applications for UT System student regent through Nov. 16

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(Nov. 2, 2009)--Applications for a student regent position with the UT System Board of Regents will be accepted through November 16.

In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1227, which authorizes the governor to appoint a non-voting student regent to the UT System Board of Regents. Each UT System school may forward the names of five students interested in being considered for this important position. It is the responsibility of each school's student government to establish a process for selecting the students.

Students interested in this important position must meet these qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit in the UT System at the time of appointment and throughout the student regent's term
  • Must be able to attend Board of Regents meetings once per quarter
  • Must be willing to commit the time necessary to fulfill the duties of a regent

Applications for the student regent position will be available in the Office of Student Activities (University Center Room 1.210, Main Campus, or Durango Building Room 1.302, Downtown Campus) and the SGA office (University Center Room 1.214) and on the UTSA Student Government Association Web site. Completed applications are due at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16.

For more information on the student regent position or the selection process, contact John Montoya, assistant director of leadership development and SGA, at (210) 458-4936 or Matt DeLeon, SGA president, at (210) 458-4597.

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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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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