(Feb. 15, 2010)--UTSA students have until Monday, Feb. 22 to enter videos in the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) video contest. Prizes include Flip video cameras, a $20 Fast Pass for the UTSA parking garages and free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe.
Videos should illustrate the theme "knowing how to reason and think using numbers." Students can enter the QEP video contest individually, in pairs or in teams of three. The videos should be no more than 90 seconds long and must convey the theme in a unique way.
QEP is a requirement for university reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A SACS site visit is scheduled for this spring, and UTSA officials have been preparing for it for the last 18 months. The contest is part of a campus-wide QEP marketing plan to inform students about the importance of the academic initiative.
The QEP proposal selected for incorporation into UTSA curriculum is titled "Quantitative Scholarship: From Literacy to Mastery." The concept was publicized last fall at the annual student organization fundraiser, BestFest, with free t-shirts and water bottles with the tagline, "Decide with Confidence."
For more information, visit the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan Web site.
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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