(Sept. 9, 2010)--Through Sept. 30, UTSA will compete with other area businesses and agencies to accumulate the most smart miles per employee in the Walk and Roll Corporate Challenge.
"Smart miles" refers to commuting to and from the workplace or other destinations by carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, walking or cycling -- just don't drive alone.
Participating in the Walk and Roll Corporate Challenge provides employees with a number of benefits. Alternative commuting saves money, helps de-stress travel time, reduces road and parking lot congestion, and improves health (walking and cycling in particular).
Participants also will receive satisfaction in knowing they are doing something to improve the environment, reduce air pollution and improve the quality of life in our community. An added plus this year is that the NuRide rewards website is being used to track miles in the challenge. Every time you log trips, you accumulate points to redeem for your choice of restaurant and grocery coupons, retail discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions.
Participating is easy. Log smart miles at www.NuRide.com. Just follow the prompts to set up an account, if you haven't already. No special registration for the Challenge is necessary. Any trips you log during September will count toward the Walk and Roll Corporate Challenge.
To find out more about the Walk and Roll Corporate Challenge, e-mail Kristee Phelps, UTSA wellness coordinator, or call 210-458-6102.
For technical questions about using NuRide, go to www.NuRide.com and select "Contact Us."
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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