(Aug. 16, 2010)--If you haven't ordered your UTSA parking permit, now is the time to place your order online -- last year's permits expire Friday, Aug. 20. Parking permits must be ordered online. The benefits are no waiting in long lines and the convenience of ordering the permit online.
>> Order your permit 24/7 by logging on to the ASAP information system.
Permits are mailed to the residence address that the purchaser lists on the online application. Because a vendor mails the permit directly to the purchaser, allow three to five working days to receive it.
UTSA permit buyers can print a dashboard permit beginning Aug. 15 (valid for seven days) at the completion of the online order. While the student, faculty member or staff member awaits the arrival of their hangtag permit by U.S. mail, the dashboard permit will allow them to park on campus without the worry of ticketing.
Business Auxiliary Services now offers Visa as a payment option. Students who have registered for fall classes can purchase permits by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card or e-check. Students also can add the permit fee to their Tuition and Fee bills.
Faculty and staff members have the option of payroll deduction on a pre-tax or post-tax basis. For payroll deduction, the FY 2011 permit cost is divided into monthly payroll deductions beginning in October 2010. Deductions for permit purchases will continue until the full price of the permit is paid or until the permit is returned.
As another choice, faculty and staff members can use the Main Campus South Parking Garage on an hourly basis and avoid waiting in line to pay by using a Fast Pass. Purchase a Fast Pass at Business Auxiliary Services in Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 1.01.52 or the South Garage office for a minimum of $20, and add funds to the card in $10 increments as needed. Parking fees are deducted when you swipe the card to leave the garage.
UTSA Business Auxiliary Services manages parking, transportation, dining and catering, bookstore, vending, copier and UTSACard services with the goal of providing the highest level of quality, value, innovation and excellence for UTSA students, faculty, staff and visitors.
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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