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UTSA Alumni Connections Luncheon presents former mayor March 10

Phil Hardberger

Former Mayor Phil Hardberger on his sailboat

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(Feb. 16, 2010)--The UTSA Alumni Association will host a Connections Luncheon featuring former Mayor Phil Hardberger as the guest speaker at 11:45 a.m, Wednesday, March 10 at San Antonio Petroleum Club, 8620 N. New Braunfels at Cee Gee Lane.

Hardberger is a former Air Force pilot, Peace Corps executive, trial lawyer, justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals and sailor. As mayor, Hardberger had a major impact on San Antonio.

His initiatives for the city were far-sighted and far-reaching: support of sustainable energy projects and environmental upgrades to the city's public spaces, notably improvements and extension of the beloved San Antonio River Walk. His lasting legacy is the creation of Voelcker Farms as a citizens' park, recently named Hardberger Park in his honor.

Join us for lunch and hear about the latest adventures of the former mayor in a session titled, "Phun With Phil!" Reservations for Alumni Association members and UTSA students are $20, $25 for nonmembers.

Connections Luncheons offer a way for UTSA alumni and other San Antonio community members to network, establish new relationships, renew acquaintances and learn about timely topics. Luncheons are held quarterly in various locations with programs and speakers of interest to UTSA alumni and the community.

>> Register at the UTSA Alumni Web site or call the UTSA Office of Alumni Programs at 210-458-4133.



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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