(Jan. 7, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will present throughout the spring semester the ongoing Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships for parents and their teenage students. The free series kicks off this semester with a session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 on FAFSA preparation. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important financial aid form. The series will be at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd., with free parking available in lot D3.
Presented in an engaging, fun and practical style, the series is designed to help parents and their teenagers learn together how to access college financial aid. The series, which began last fall, has been well received by parents and students and is a component of UTSA's community outreach efforts.
The spring sessions will feature Nippy Betz from Empowerment 21, a nonprofit organization that helps teens prepare for life after high school. Betz is the founder of EP21, which has helped provide educational and job training opportunities for thousands of teens and college students. A retired Air Force second lieutenant, he has been a guest speaker for many area organizations helping teens earn merit-based scholarships and pursue their educational goals.
UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships
All sessions are in Frio Street Building Room 1.406, UTSA Downtown Campus.
Jan. 8 -- Getting Your FAFSA Done and Finishing the Rest of the Year Strong
Feb. 12 -- Counselor Strategies, Guided Discussion and Q&A
March 12 -- Junior Colleges vs. Public Universities vs. Private Universities
April 9 -- The School Year is Over: Now What Do You Do?
May 14 -- EP21 Alumni Panel
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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