(Nov. 22, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center accepted 26 students to attend the 2010 Texas Conference for Women in Houston, Texas. At the George R. Brown Convention Center, the conference hosted more than 7,500 participants. Speakers discussed topics focusing on leadership, professional development and personal growth.
Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 11th annual Texas Conference for Women included inspiring keynote speakers such as TV judge Glenda Hatchett, Leigh Anne Tuohy from "The Blind Side," Dr. Jennifer Arnold from TLC's "The Little Couple" and Olympian Marion Jones.
There were breakout sessions with panel discussions, a career fair with a mentor match program and resume critiques as well as a vendor exhibit. The students commented on the many great opportunities included in the one-day conference and how well organized it was considering the large scale.
"Every presentation was rewarding in some way, leaving me feeling insightful and inspired," said Nicole Reiley, a senior art major.
Samira Lopez, a senior in Mexican-American studies, said, "It was great to see women from all over Texas in one place, and the one thing that spoke to me was the fact that this conference gave women of all ages a chance to improve their professional skills as well as their life skills."
"It was nice to see so many women who were motivated with the one common goal to learn to better themselves as women," said sophomore pre-nursing major Trishauna Hopkins.
Leslieanne Garcia, a senior history major, said "I enjoyed the breakout sessions because they brought different perspectives from each panelist."
DeMarcus Lewis, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said Jennifer Arnold's presentation "was very motivating and inspirational when she shared how she overcame obstacles and achieved her goals."
For more information, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or visit the center in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.
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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