(May 13, 2010)--For the third straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade in April. The parade through downtown San Antonio is part of the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration.
The brigade, which was comprised of business faculty, staff students and alumni, performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine to the song "Taking Care of Business." In support of the UTSA Roadrunners, the college's entry also featured a large Roadrunner mascot and the UTSA cheerleaders. The group was led by Shavonne Conroy, singer, actress and daughter of former accounting faculty member Russell Briner.
"We are excited that we could represent UTSA in this historic San Antonio parade," said Dean Lynda de la Vina. "It was an honor to win for the third year in a row, and it was even more important that we could do our part to spread the mission of the College of Business and UTSA."
Alumnus Rosemary Falcon '84, traveled from Washington, D.C., to participate in the parade. Falcon works in the UT System Office of Federal Relations in Washington.
Student participants were Cristy Borman, Juan Cabrera, Megan Chavez, Michele Garza, Marlena Gonzales, Miguel Hinojosa, Emily Jones, Patricia Lara, Nicole Munoz and Jose Velasco.
Faculty participants were Lynda de la Vina, Keith Fairchild, Juan Gonzalez, Dan Hollas, Dennis Lopez, Lisa Montoya, Chino Rao, Yiuman Tse and Karen Williams.
Staff participants were Maureen Bird, Jennifer Courtney, Laura Earleywine, Wendy Frost, Lisa Gomez, Michele Jura, Mary Kalicki, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Cheri McMaster, Elaine Miller, Peter Morales, Marjory Newman, Judy Olivarez, Kathy Pope, Eddie Salinas and Sandy Wenzel.
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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