(Nov. 12, 2010)--UTSA Student Health Services (SHS) received this fall U.S. Department of Education funds, "Grants for Coalitions to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Abuse at Institutions of Higher Education."
Through SHS, UTSA will host and coordinate development of a sustainable statewide coalition on alcohol consumption including binge drinking among under-age students at institutions of higher education. The coalition will incorporate a cross-site, comprehensive, multi-modal, multi-year approach that will evaluate, educate and help prevent the consequences of behaviors related to alcohol abuse in the target population.
The coalition will continue to expand and enhance the collaborative programs, resources, research and networks existing within the participating IHEs and their respective communities.
In collaboration with the UTSA Office of Student Life, SHS has identified 12 sectors to target including college-aged students and their parents, the business community, media, secondary schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious and fraternal orders, civic and volunteer groups, health-care organizations, and state, local and tribal governmental agencies.
The coalition will solicit broad participation from addictive disorder interventionists to help achieve the goals and objectives of the project.
Special thanks goes to Elizabeth Stanczak, UTSA executive director of health and counseling services, and Howaida Werfelli, UTSA health education coordinator, for their continuing efforts to make this project possible.
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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