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(Sept. 28, 2010)--If you have overflowing bookshelves at home, the UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign book sale is an opportunity to clear some space for a good cause.

Used books are being collected now to benefit the 2010 UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). UTSA employees can bring in books for the sale set for Oct. 11-15 at both the Main and Downtown campuses.

Collection bins have been placed in all major campus buildings. Be sure to ask your SECC Area Champion if you need help locating a bin in your building, or bring your books to bins in the John Peace Library or Downtown Campus Library.

All books in good condition are welcome donations for the sale including fiction, romances, children's books, hard covers, textbooks and technical manuals. Books can be donated through Oct. 15.

For more information, contact Jan Kemp at 210-458-4576.


UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign

Running during October, the 2010 UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is the workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees including state universities and colleges. The University of Texas at San Antonio participates in the SECC with the coordination of donations managed by the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Last year, UTSA had 91-percent participation in SECC. This year we have the same goal. So, let's do it again in 2010! Remember, with SECC everyone matters.

>> Visit the UTSA SECC website to learn about these upcoming events: Snacks and Facts, Online Silent Auction, "UTSA's Got Talent" show and weekly drawings for Spurs tickets.



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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