(Aug. 4, 2010)--The Omega Psi Phi fraternity will host a fundraising event, "Teacher Supplies Salvage Sale," from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit a college scholarship for a local high school student who will attend a four-year accredited college.
The student organization will sell new and "gently used" teaching supplies at reduced prices. Items were donated by teachers to help other teachers, particularly new teachers, outfit their classrooms.
"Last year, we helped 140 current and future teachers from the local and surrounding San Antonio area," said Jasmine Cary, faculty advisor for Omega Psi Phi fraternity. "We were able to have so many participants due to the generosity of our donors, and our pricing on teaching items is lower than what you would find at a retail store."
Items for sale will include pocket charts, big books, office supplies, toys, bulletin board supplies, posters, classroom management supplies, classroom decor, reproducible activity books, teacher gifts and containers. As an incentive to attend, participants also can choose five free used children's books of their choice and shop in the free teaching supplies section.
Organizers include Derek Waters, Dapo Olofinjana, Jamal Hasty (Graduate Advisor), Jasmine Hasty Cary (Faculty Advisor), Curtis Wilkins Jr., Marcus Wilson, and Dyron Christopher.
Before the event, aspiring teachers can attend the UTSA University Career Center workshop "Getting a Jump Start in Finding a Teaching Position: Tips and Other Must Do's" at 1 p.m. in Business Building Room 2.01.14 on the Main Campus.
Admission is $5; cash only will be accepted for admission and purchases. Participants should bring their own shopping bags. Parking will be available in the garage near lot 2 at Margaret Tobin Avenue on the UTSA Main Campus.
For more information, e-mail Jasmine Cary.
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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