Tuesday, November 24, 2015


New UTSA Campus Alerts website centralizes emergency communication

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(Aug. 17, 2010)--UTSA has launched the new Campus Alerts website. The site was developed to keep students, faculty, staff and the general public informed on the status of the university during emergency situations.

Managed by the UTSA Office of Business Continuity and Emergency Management and the Office of Communications, the site is a single source for information on UTSA closures prompted by inclement weather, health and other emergencies, and construction and maintenance work.

The goal of the one-stop site is to help reduce confusion by eliminating duplicate messages on various UTSA websites. Linked from the UTSA home page, the website will offer a unified official voice for UTSA with information from campus organizations, departments and outside partners. Particularly important during emergencies, the site can be updated quickly and easily with clear, concise details.

The website also is accessible from a link at the footer of all UTSA Web pages, replacing the "Emergency Preparedness" link. On the main page of the new site, there is a space for major alerts with tabs across the top linking to background information including health, safety, weather, the UTSA Emergency Response Guide, preparedness and supporting offices. In the right sidebar, there are listings to aid in reporting an incident, important contacts, current weather and external resources.

Postings on the Campus Alerts site will be augmented as necessary with e-mails to students, faculty and staff, as in the past, along with information on the 210-458-SNOW emergency hotline, news from area broadcast media and, as necessary, the Reverse 911 emergency notification system.

The website was developed as part of the UTSA Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan through the university-wide UTSA Emergency Response Team.



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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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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