(March 11, 2011)--If you're looking for fun things to do over Spring Break, while giving back to the community, American Humanics at UTSA has the answer… an alternative Spring Break.
The program will host its "7 in Seven" project March 12-18. The event features seven projects that can be completed in seven days -- but volunteers are needed.
>> To volunteer, visit the 7 in Seven website.
>> To contribute needed supplies, download a form (PDF document).
American Humanics at UTSA is a national certification program in nonprofit management and leadership. Students participate in the program through coursework in nonprofit management at the graduate and undergraduate levels and membership in the American Humanics Student Association.
For more information about American Humanics, contact the UTSA Center for Policy Studies at 210-458-2691.
7 in Seven projects
March 12-18, the 7 in Seven project will make an impact in San Antonio through the completion of seven new service projects. Join us!
Saturday, March 12 -- SA Youth
Cooper Headquarters Beautification Project -- artists needed
Beautification and redecoration of the center
Sunday, March 13 -- Barshop Jewish Community Center
NOVA program set construction for "Annie" production -- builders needed
Monday, March 14 - Code Enforcement Services
Tuesday, March 15 -- United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Presa Community Center
Support in preparing for anti-smoking event, "Kick Butts"
Wednesday, March 16 - Day of Dogs (and Cats)
Physical and non-physical work with various animal rescue groups
Thursday, March 17 - San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Go Green for St. Patrick's Day: Park clean-up
Friday, March 18 - SA2020
Support for SA2020 Final Report Release March 19
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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