(Jan. 13, 2010)--The UTSA community is invited to join in the fun at the inaugural "Spring Into the UC" celebration through Jan. 15 in the University Center on the Main Campus. There will be activities, giveaways, music and more to celebrate what is new and exciting at the UC.
Through Friday, Jan. 15, UC guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of events and activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC window lounge across from the bookstore. UC partners including ARAMARK, Frost Bank, Campus Technology Store and Ticketmaster will be on hand with information, giveaways and prizes.
Other UC-based groups and offices will provide opportunities for fun during the week including caricature artists, wax hands, popcorn, food, music and information about services. The University Center also will have daily giveaways between noon and 1 p.m. near the window lounge while supplies last.
A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting with UTSA President Ricardo Romo and UTSA Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at the UC fountain courtyard. After opening remarks, Romo, Paine and UC Advisory Council Chair Chanel Nwokey will cut the ribbon to officially welcome Apple Computer Products to the Campus Technology Store.
Evening entertainment during "Spring into the UC" will include Casino Night on Thursday and UCinema Night on Friday night featuring free popcorn and Michael Jackson's "This is It!" video. Both are sponsored by the UC Program Council.
A Rios Golden Cut hair salon will open in the UC midway through the spring semester.
>> Visit the University Center Web site for a full event listing.
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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