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Value of giving back: UTSA launches RR4L Student Gift Campaign

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(March 29, 2010)--In a joint effort starting this week, the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement will kick off the Roadrunners for Life (RR4L) Student Giving Campaign, a monthlong program aimed at educating students about the value of giving back to UTSA.

"We have a great spirit of giving on campus -- so many of our students graciously support our community on behalf of the university," said Gage Paine, UTSA vice president for student affairs. "This campaign is a unique way for current students to make a lasting difference here, on their campus, and I have no doubt this will be a successful new program."

The RR4L campaign has a Facebook fan page and a Web site designed just for students, who can become Roadrunners for Life by making a gift online or at one of the many events throughout the month.

Student volunteers will give presentations at several student organization meetings and host events on campus to talk with students about the campaign and the importance of participation. Additionally, there will be a special RR4L thank-you event April 24 for students who participate in the campaign, which will be in conjunction with the Campus Activities Board's Roadrunners Late Night.

"We hope that all students at UTSA will get involved in Roadrunners for Life and help spread the word about giving and the importance of participation," said Marjie French, UTSA vice president for university advancement. "Increasing alumni and student engagement is an important step in becoming a premier public research university."

For more information about student giving and RR4L, contact Brittany Pratt at 210-458-5119 or visit the UTSA Roadrunners for Life Web site.



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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