(Feb. 5, 2010)--A San Antonio Spurs program for the 2009-2010 season offers college students significant discounts on single-game tickets for all Spurs home games. The Spurs College Rush program allows students to purchase a lower-level ticket for $30 (face value $68-$275) or an H-E-B Fan Zone ticket for $5 (face value $10-$49).
The next Spurs home game is Wednesday, Feb. 24 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The H-E-B Fan Zone is an interactive area at the AT&T Center where parents can bring their children, and fans of all ages can play games and taste specialty food and drinks while watching the game from a great view.
"We are very excited about our Spurs College Rush program," said Frank Miceli, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Spurs Sports and Entertainment. "This program offers a tremendous value to college students. For less than the price of a movie, a college student can attend a game at the AT&T Center and experience the excitement of Spurs basketball."
Tickets through the Spurs College Rush program are available for Spurs home games not sold out before 10 a.m. on game day. At 10 a.m. the Spurs will use a variety of communication tools to announce ticket availability for that night's game including spurs.com, keyword "College," where students can link to the College Rush Facebook page or "Spurs_College" on Twitter.
Students also can receive automatic ticket availability updates via text alerts each game day by texting "college" to 50927; standard message rates apply.
Spurs College Rush tickets are available for purchase two hours before tipoff (5:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. tip) until that game is sold out. One hour before tipoff, students who present a valid college ID at the AT&T Center box office can purchase two tickets. If a student presents an ID after the game is sold out, they can either purchase a $5 standing-room-only ticket or purchase a Spurs College Rush ticket for the next available home game.
For more information, visit the San Antonio Spurs Web site, keyword "College" or call 210-444-5050.
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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