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Faculty, staff can be mentors in new Roadrunner Connections program

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UTSA Roadrunner Connections program

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(May 24, 2010)--The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center introduces a mentor program, Roadrunner Connections, which will help students succeed in their first year at UTSA.

The mentor program will support freshman and transfer students with the transition to the academic and social environment at UTSA by matching students with a faculty or staff mentor. This mentor-mentee partnership will provide support and growth opportunities for both partners, and particularly will help students learn and succeed in their academic careers.

Being a mentor for a student in her or his first year at UTSA is an opportunity to give back to the UTSA community and to help students feel that they are part of it. It also provides support and growth opportunities that mentors and mentees might not find otherwise.

Faculty, staff and administrators who would like to be mentors can access the Mentor Guidebook and online mentor application at UTSA Roadrunner Connections website. Applications to be a mentor are due July 16.

Students can access the Mentee Guidebook and mentee application online at the same site. Student online applications are due Aug. 6.

Coordinators of the Roadrunner Connections program are Marlon Anderson, director of the inclusion and community engagement center, and Ann Margaret Trujillo, associate director of the inclusion and community engagement center.

For more information, call 210-458-4770.



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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