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Borders bookstores offer 30-percent discount during educator week


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(March 17, 2010)--Borders bookstores will offer a 30-percent discount to educators and education staff members Friday, March 19 to Saturday, March 27. During Educator Appreciation Week the stores will honor the hard work of current and retired teachers. There will be educators' special receptions from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 20 at Borders stores nationwide.

UTSA faculty and staff and other educators will receive the 30-percent savings on personal and classroom purchases of books, CDs, DVDs, cafe items, gifts and stationery, and more by showing their current Borders classroom discount card, UTSACard, other educator ID, home-school certification or pay stub.

"Every day in the classroom, at home, in lecture halls and within libraries across the country, the commitment of the professional educator shines," said Suzanne Gonzalez, Borders representative. "Borders is a longtime proponent for literacy and learning and strives to recognize each teacher, home-schooler, professor, religious educator and librarian's efforts to share the love of books and knowledge with their students. Thank you for the great work you do!"

For more information, visit the Borders Web site or your local Borders store.



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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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