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Mark your calendar: 11th annual UTSA Reflections Alumni Gala is Aug. 28

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(July 22, 2010)--Join alumni and friends for the eleventh annual UTSA Reflections Alumni Gala on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade grand ballroom.

The cocktail reception will feature music and a silent auction starting at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 8:20 p.m. Following the dinner program, Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz will entertain guests who want dance the night away. Dress for the evening is black tie optional for men and cocktail attire for women.

Reflecting upon the past, present and future of UTSA is a central theme of the Reflections Gala, and this year Ingrid Barth Faris'83 and Barbara Gentry will be recognized for their contributions and service to the university. Faris will be honored as Alumnus of the Year and Gentry will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

Raising scholarship funds for UTSA students also is fundamental to the success of the gala, and this year's goal is to raise $100,000. Scholarship funds come from the table sponsorships, seat reservations, power drawing ticket sales and personal donations.

For more information, to make gala reservations or to donate to the UTSA Alumni Scholarship Fund, visit the UTSA Alumni webite or call 210-458-4133.

 

 

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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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