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New UC Information Center opens: Enter 'Ask Info' contest and win prizes

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(Nov. 9, 2010)--The University Center Information Center on the UTSA Main Campus has moved to a new location north of the stairs near the bookstore. The new location offers more visibility for the nearly 20,000 daily guests that visit the UC on weekdays. As part of the opening of the new location, UTSA community members can enter the "Ask Info" contest this month and win prizes.

Student Information Center assistants provide directions to campus, help guests locate events, and provide information on attractions, restaurants and shopping in the surrounding area. From how to drive to campus to where to go to eat after a long day, the student assistants are there to help.

"To celebrate this new location, expand our body of knowledge, and enhance our staff training process, we have created an 'Ask Info' contest," said Jared Jones, UC assistant director for marketing and communications. "We invite students, faculty and staff to join the fun and have a chance to win a prize by submitting any and all questions about UTSA and the surrounding area."

Participants can submit questions by calling 210-458-4735, posting on the Information Center Facebook page or visiting in person. Each week, one student and one faculty or staff member -- selected at random from all who have submitted questions -- will win a UC Gear Pack, which includes a reusable shopping bag and water bottle, notebook, flash drive, pen and pencil. At the end of the contest, all participants will be entered into a drawing to win two Santikos movie tickets. There will be one drawing each for faculty-staff and students.

Questions should focus on UTSA and the surrounding area, and individuals can submit up to five questions per day. Information Center student assistants will answer the questions and post the responses on Facebook and the Information Center website. Answers also will be incorporated into the Information Center's training materials.

The contest runs Nov. 8-Dec. 3 with winners notified each Friday except Thanksgiving weekend. The movie ticket winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 6.

Call, click or visit the Information Center today for your chance to win!



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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