(Nov. 8, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Leticia Allen as Roadrunner of the Month for October 2010. Allen was nominated by Jennifer Rames, UTSA assistant director of volunteer services.
A senior studying community health, Allen is from Killeen, Texas, where she graduated from C.E. Ellison High School. After completing her bachelor's degree, Allen plans to pursue a master's degree in public health. Leticia would like to be a sexual health educator in schools and within the community.
"To me, leadership means basically being the best you, no matter what," said Allen. "It also means that you are passionate about your goals and aspirations."
As president of the student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service), Allen has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. Last year, she coordinated three alternative spring break trips, more than any previous year. The trips took students to volunteer their services in Amarillo, New Orleans and San Antonio.
According to Rames, "Leticia leads VOICES by example, regularly participating in volunteer projects in the community. She is a true example of leading through serving by earning over 320 community service hours during her involvement with VOICES."
Allen also works in the Office of International Programs, sings with the Victory in Praise Gospel Choir and serves on the board of the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.
Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:
Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.
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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