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UTSA receives alcohol abuse prevention award at national conference

BARR award winners

UTSA student organization Be A Responsible Roadrunner wins national award recognizing creative programming

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(Dec. 6, 2010)--UTSA students representing the student organization Be A Responsible Roadrunner (BARR) recently attended the BACCHUS Network General Assembly where UTSA received the Outstanding Alcohol Abuse Prevention Award for the event Party on the Paseo. The national award recognizes creative programming.

The BACCHUS Network General Assembly provides students and professionals the opportunity to gain new ideas and strategies for their programming and awareness events. This year, more than 640 students and advisers represented more than 135 campuses across the nation.

Students from UTSA attended a variety of sessions throughout the conference where they learned about alcohol education and prevention from other campuses. They met each evening to summarize and share what they learned each day and discuss how it applies to BARR and how they can advance the organization and programs.

BARR also entered the School Exhibit Competition for which they decorated a table utilizing the conference theme and providing information about what they do on campus. Many assembly participants were amazed by the design of the table and the programming efforts at UTSA. BARR received second place in the competition in which nine organizations competed.

BARR is a student organization dedicated to purposeful, diverse and educational programming on alcohol and drugs. The group support the rights of all students to make their own choices regarding behaviors that affect their health, and encourages students to educate themselves about the issues and to consider a wide range of healthier behaviors that reduce or eliminate the risk of negative outcomes.

The BACCHUS Network is a university- and community-based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role -- unmatched by professional educators -- in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about, and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.

To learn more about BARR and becoming a consultant, visit



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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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