(Sept. 1, 2010)--As one of the best university recreation facilities in the nation, there are fitness activities for the entire UTSA community at the UTSA Recreation Center -- or Campus Rec. Most activities are included with student fees, and faculty and staff members can be members for a reasonable fee. The faculty-staff and spouse-partner membership is only $30 per month.
Campus Rec activities include a 54-foot indoor rock climbing wall, a lazy river, racquetball, cooking demonstrations, video games and camping. The facility at the Main Campus has a wide range of services and activities for which there is little or no out-of-pocket cost for students. Additionally, UTSA community members can utilize the weight and cardio fitness center in Durango Building Room 3.202 on the Downtown Campus.
The Campus Recreation Center at the Main Campus houses more than 24,000 square feet of weight room and cardio space filled with fitness equipment worth more than $800,000. The equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, resistance machines, stationary bicycles and free weights, to name a few. The building also has four racquetball courts, a smoothie bar and a demonstration kitchen, along with an outdoor pool and lazy river perfect for relaxing on warm days.
But there is more to Campus Rec than just a gym. Many of the rooms can be converted from exercise spaces to meeting spaces for small or large groups. Additionally, students can check out a wide variety of equipment from camping gear to kayaks for no additional fee or relax while receiving a therapeutic massage for a very reasonable fee. In addition to exercising and facilitating a variety of on- and off-campus outdoor activities, Campus Rec presents cooking classes in a fully furnished demonstration kitchen.
UTSA Campus Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and educational experience for the diverse university community and helping students and faculty develop healthful habits that last a lifetime.
For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 210-458-7575 at the Main Campus or 210-458-2816 at the Downtown Campus.
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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