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(Sept. 30, 2010)--The UTSA Office of Financial Aid and Enrollment Services in partnership with Alamo Colleges, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word and Texas A&M University will host a scholarship workshop for students and parents from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Frio Street Building Sam Riklin Auditorium (1.406) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Free and open to the public, the "Simply Scholarships" event will include workshops on scholarship essays and applying for financial aid.

The workshop topics include a hands-on scholarship "Essay Writing Tips" session. Students will leave with a scholarship application-ready essay and information from each participating institution on the scholarship application process. Parents and other relatives accompanying the potential students can attend financial aid sessions in English and Spanish.

"The goal is to teach students and their families how to maximize award packages by applying for scholarships and other forms of aid as early as possible," said Christopher Goldsberry, UTSA financial aid outreach specialist.

Because the workshop includes private and public universities and community colleges, students have the opportunity to determine the type of institution that fits them best.

"Every year, nationwide, millions of scholarship dollars go unapplied for," said Goldsberry. "We encourage students and parents to apply for this financial support that is available. Last year, the total institutional and private donor scholarships awarded for UTSA was more than $14 million."

For more information, contact Lara Crouch at 210-458-2803 or visit the UTSA Financial Aid website.



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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