(Jan. 25, 2011)--Get ready to wear your orange and blue -- it's time to show us your Roadrunner! Mark your calendars for Feb. 3-5 and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2011. The theme this year is "Tradition - Spirit - Pride." This will be the school's last spring Homecoming celebration. Homecoming events will move to the fall to coincide with UTSA football beginning in September.
>> For the full slate of events, visit the UTSA Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011 website.
The website is live and will be continuously updated with important information about Homecoming. Homecoming festivities begin Thursday, Feb. 3 with the "Where's Rowdy?" contest on the Main Campus. It will be followed by the Decorating Party for the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade at 8 p.m. at the Convocation Center portico.
On Friday, Feb. 4, make plans to attend the Golf Cart Parade and Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. The night event combines a spirit rally, concert, fireworks show and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade -- all in one at the UTSA track adjacent to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus. This will be the 18th Annual Golf Cart Parade and the 7th Annual Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular.
There will be music by Starlume from Nashville, Tenn., to start the evening and after the fireworks. Starlume has gained recognition after landing a song from their "Get Found EP" on the CW's "One Tree Hill" ("So Please"). The band draws its influences from four decades of music with a lot of melody. They have had music licensed for use on several TV networks including MTV, E! and VH1.
Filled with tastefully epic drums, throwback bass lines, smooth vocals and contagious melodies, their music will be the perfect fit for a UTSA Homecoming celebration. And, the event is suitable for the entire family.
The Saturday, Feb. 5 events will begin with "Roadrunner Remembrance," an annual program that allows the community to remember the members who passed away last year.
There will be a Homecoming Luncheon in the University Center Ballroom on Saturday afternoon. The day will end with the Tailgate Party, the Homecoming men's basketball game and the After-Hours Party. The homecoming game will be against the Lamar University Cardinals.
Stop by the University Center information desk on the Main Campus or the Office of Student Activities at the Downtown Campus to buy a commemorative UTSA Homecoming 2011 t-shirt -- and get ready to support the Roadrunners!
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.
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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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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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