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Fiesta UTSA celebration to continue as planned April 16 at Sombrilla Plaza

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President Ricardo Romo and Dr. Harriett Romo with students at Fiesta UTSA

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(April 15, 2010)--The annual Fiesta UTSA celebration will continue as scheduled with modifications in consideration of possible inclement weather. The event is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, April 16. Come enjoy the food, fun and entertainment at Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus. UTSA's annual official Fiesta San Antonio event is not just for UTSA students -- the family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Fiesta royalty including King Antonio and El Rey Feo (The Ugly King) will arrive at 1 p.m. Student organizations will sponsor food and activity booths at Sombrilla Plaza. Proceeds from the booths benefit UTSA student organizations.

This year's celebration features music by Loomis and the Lust, who recently won MTVu's best "Freshman" video in December for their "Bright Red Cords" video, now on rotation on MTVu. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enjoy lunch at Sombrilla Plaza.

One of the nation's premier festivals, Fiesta San Antonio is April 15-25. The 10-day, citywide, fun-filled, multicultural, family-oriented celebration includes more than 100 events and is the biggest party and greatest community benefit in Texas.

For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Student Activities at 210-458-4160.

 

 

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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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