(Jan. 28, 2010)--The UTSA Graduation Initiative and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services will host UTSA's first Financial Fitness Fairs on Feb. 2 at the Downtown Campus and Feb. 4 at the Main Campus.
As part of Financial Aid Awareness Month and National America Saves Month, the events are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Frio Street Building commons, Downtown Campus, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at the University Center first floor near the bookstore, Main Campus. There will be pizza and other giveaways, and students can enter drawing for prizes including an iPod Nano and scholarships.
The fairs will provide information on financial management, good personal finance behaviors for college students, and the financial benefits of staying on campus for events, recreation and business services. There also will be information on financial aid and scholarships for next year.
At the fairs, students can grab play money in the Cash Cube Air Chamber. Some of the play money will be marked for prizes, such as discount food coupons for campus vendors and other items contributed by sponsors.
The event sponsors include the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Frost Bank.
For more information contact Linda Chalmers at 210-458-6822 or 210-458-4687.
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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