(Feb. 4, 2010)--Winners of the 2010 Homecoming Art Contest were announced Jan. 19 at the University Center on the Main Campus. Selina Garcia of the Student Homecoming Committee was on hand to announce the winners and present the awards. Casey Johnson won first place with his submission titled "Traditions." Ann-Margaret Gonzalez was awarded second place for her submission, "40 Years of Tradition, Spirit, Pride." Third place went to Christian Villarreal for his submission, "UTSA Rising."
The first-place poster design will be used in homecoming publicity and promotions. Each artist received a trophy and a cash prize. The first-place prize was $250 with $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The first- and second-place posters will be displayed in the University Center. The third-place poster will be auctioned at the Alumni Gala in support of student scholarships.
Casey Johnson is a graduate student studying architecture. He graduated from UTSA with a bachelor's degree in architecture in December 2009. He served as president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), leading the largest chapter in UTSA's history and the largest in Texas with more than 150 members. Johnson studied abroad in fall 2009 through the Texas A&M Santa Chiara program in Tuscany, Italy, under the guidance of UTSA architecture professor Mark Blizzard.
Ann-Margaret Gonzalez is a sophomore communications major and a San Antonio native. She was named to the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Dean's List in summer 2009, and enjoys anything pertaining to the arts. She works part-time at UTSA.
Christian Villarreal is a graduate student pursuing an M.B.A. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from UTSA. During his undergraduate studies, he was president of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society, drew cartoons for the Paisano and participated in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Competition. He enjoys researching Mexican mythology, finding grammatical errors in business textbooks and collecting Mexican refranes (or proverbs).
UTSA Homecoming and Family Weekend 2010 is Feb. 18-20. The Homecoming men's basketball game is Saturday, Feb. 20 against the Same Houston State Bearkats. The Homecoming 2010 theme is Tradition - Spirit - Pride. Homecoming t-shirts are available for $5 at the University Center information desk at the Main Campus and the Durango Building information center at the Downtown Campus.
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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