Friday, September 04, 2015

UTSA Roadrunner Days: Howdy Rowdy Bash, Fajita Fest, Friday Movie

President, students and Rowdy Roadrunner

UTSA President Ricardo Romo with students and Rowdy Roadrunner

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(Aug. 25, 2010)--Rounding out the week's events during UTSA Roadrunner Days, are Howdy Rowdy Bash on Thursday, Aug. 26, followed by the Fajita Fest. The free UCinema Friday Night Movie is "Iron Man 2," and throughout the semester on Saturday nights there will be Roadrunners Late Night events in the University Center ballroom. UTSA Roadrunner Days is a series of fun events and activities to provide tools and resources students need to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

The 15th annual Howdy Rowdy Bash will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The annual UTSA tradition introduces students to athletics programs and helps build school spirit with the assistance of UTSA mascot Rowdy Roadrunner. Some lucky participants will have a chance to compete against UTSA athletes and coaches with prizes, free ice cream and t-shirts.

Immediately after the Howdy Rowdy Bash, the Greek Councils will sponsor Fajita Fest from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Convocation Center west mall on the Main Campus. There will be free fajita dinners and music for UTSA students. The event highlights the UTSA Greek Councils and the fraternities and sororities on campus. Fajita Fest is a popular social forum for students and an opportunity to learn about fraternities and sororities.

On Friday, Aug. 27, the University Center Program Council will host the UCinema Friday Night Movie from 9 to 11 p.m. in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), Main Campus, with a free showing of "Iron Man 2." Enjoy the movie, along with free popcorn and other giveaways.

Throughout the semester, students can participate in Roadrunners Late Night events. Hosted by student organizations and university departments, free activities for UTSA students will be in or around the University Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Saturday night. Created by collaboration of the University Center Program Council and Campus Activities Board (CAB), students are sure to experience quality programs and make new friends.

 

 

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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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