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Environmental science major Lacy Guaderrama named UTSA Roadrunner of the Month

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Lacy Guaderrama

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(Feb. 15, 2011)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center announced Lacy Guaderrama as Roadrunner of the Month for December 2010/January 2011. Guaderrama was nominated by John Montoya, UTSA assistant director of student activities.

Guaderrama is from El Paso, Texas, where she graduated from Franklin High School. A senior studying environmental science, she would like to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced degree in public affairs, specializing in natural resources and the environment. She hopes to work in the field of environmental public policy.

Guaderrama has been a true example of leadership through her high level of commitment and involvement while at UTSA. She started the Environmental Representative group on campus, which initiated the process that included President Ricardo Romo signing the President's Climate Commitment.

Her participation with the Student Government Association, the Alpha Chi honors fraternity and the Green Society has given her opportunities to share her passion for the environment with others. She has turned her passion into action through the many projects she began or became involved with while at UTSA.

"Lacy lives and owns her desire to make a difference in the world," said Montoya. "She is an excellent example of how a leader can embrace an issue, take it on and inspire others to do the same."

According to Guaderrama, "Leadership is something that an individual or a group practices every day. It's about pursing your goals, motivating people and staying focused on your dreams."

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions. Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominations should be for actions that positively impact the UTSA community

>> Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.



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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