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Two student videos win UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan contest

QEP video contest winners:
Top: First place: "American Humanics Student Association" by Amy Harwell
Second place: "QEP of Our Lives" by Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia

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(April 16, 2010)--Students recently created and submitted videos for a contest to highlight the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Students, faculty and staff viewed and voted on YouTube and two videos were the leaders: "American Humanics Student Association" by Amy Harwell and "QEP of Our Lives" by Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia.

Both tied for the People's Choice Award and the prizes were divided between the first- and second-place winners.

"The video by Amy Harwell was selected for first place because she did such a good job of conveying the meaning of QEP by incorporating examples that were fun, creative and clear," said Nancy Martin, UTSA associate vice provost for core curriculum and QEP. "Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia also produced an excellent video promoting QEP. We want to thank everyone who submitted a video."

For first place, Harwell won a Flip video camera (HD), a $20 fast pass for the parking garage and four free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe. For second place, Shropshire and Valencia were awarded a Flip video camera (Mino), a $20 fast pass for the parking garage and three free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe.

QEP is the Quality Enhancement Plan, an important part of UTSA's reaccreditation effort. The QEP entails quantitative scholarship, understanding the role of numbers in professional and personal lives, knowing how to reason and think using numbers, and using data to make decisions.

Learn more at the UTSA QEP website. For more information, contact Nancy Martin at 210-458-5187.



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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.
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