(March 22, 2010)--The UTSA Office of Student Life announces Earlene Gonzales has been named director of the Child Development Center (CDC). Gonzales joins UTSA with more than 20 years of relevant experience including serving the last 12 years as the director of the Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College.
"We are very fortunate to have someone of Earlene's caliber stepping into this position," said Kevin Price, associate vice president for student life and dean of students. "I am confident that Earlene will be able to build on the strong foundation we already have at the CDC."
Gonzales holds a master's degree in early childhood education and has served in numerous positions in professional organizations including president of the San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children.
Gonzales is filling the vacancy created by Luretta Filberth's recent retirement. During her five-year tenure, Filberth oversaw the Child Development Center becoming accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Likewise, during her time at San Antonio College, Gonzales provided the leadership that led to their Early Childhood Center receiving NAEYC accreditation.
"I am so pleased to be here at the UTSA Child Development Center," said Gonzales. "We will continue to build on what Luretta and the team have accomplished. I am committed to providing the best early childhood education for all the children in a nurturing environment where they can grow and develop to their full potential."
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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