(Jan. 13, 2010)--UTSA Student Health Services will offer H1N1 vaccination clinics in January at the Main and Downtown campuses so students, faculty and staff can get the shots before the second wave of flu season. The H1N1 flu shot is free of charge for registered UTSA students and $5 for UTSA employees.
Individuals must present their UTSACard and are encouraged to wear a loose-fitting top. Faculty and staff can pay by check or bring $5 in exact change. Debit and credit cards will not be accepted.
"We received 1,900 doses of vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services over the holiday break, and if we need more, we will order it," said Elizabeth Stanczak, UTSA executive director of health and counseling services. "We want to encourage everyone, especially those in the high-risk group of young adults 25 years or less, to get their H1N1 flu shot now before the semester gets started full-swing with the potential for classes and study time to be impacted."
Individuals must be free of fever to receive the H1N1 shot and should plan for a 30-minute wait in the clinic line. Those who are pregnant should get the H1N1 shot though their primary care provider rather than at a UTSA clinic.
News posted at www.flu.gov, a comprehensive Web site with information from the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies, indicates the threat of H1N1 flu is still very serious. The cost of an H1N1 flu shot ranges from $15 to $30 at grocery stores, pharmacies or doctor's offices.
For more information, call 210-458-4142 (Main Campus) or 210-458-2930 (Downtown Campus), or visit the UTSA Student Health Services Web site.
Those who cannot attend the special H1N1 vaccination clinics, also can receive the shot on a walk-in basis at UTSA Student Health Services on the Main and Downtown campuses.
UTSA Student Health Services locations and hours
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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