(May 11, 2010)--In observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, the UTSA Police Department will host a ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice of peace officers at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 12 at the flagpoles between the John Peace Library and Arts Building on the Main Campus.
Part of National Police Week, the ceremony will include a reading of a proclamation from UTSA Police Chief Steve Barrera and a reading of the names of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Texas in 2009. Additionally, there will be a wreath laying and playing of taps.
Throughout the week, UTSA departments and student organizations will honor National Police Week with visits to the UTSA Police Department, cards from students and other events.
National Peace Officers Memorial Day began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy designated the week encompassing May 15 as National Police Week. Police departments across the nation observe the week in different ways including open houses, SWAT demonstrations and memorial services. Through the efforts of Concerns of Police Survivors Inc., a half million blue ribbons have been distributed to law enforcement agencies to tie to their car antennas to call national attention to this day.
Every 57 hours, a law enforcement officer gives up his or her life in the line of duty. In 2010, Texas lost 10 law enforcement officers. Since 1963, 31 university police officers nationwide have died in the line of duty.
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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