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(March 16, 2011)--As part of Recyclemania, which runs through April 2, the UTSA Office of Health, Safety and Risk Management and recycling partner GreenStar will host an opportunity for UTSA community members to get rid of personal documents and other paper that you would like to shred. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, March 24-25 in front in front of the Convocation Center on the Main Campus.

>> Be a Recyclemaniac: For convenience, you can drive up to the collection station to unload your paper and documents. GreenStar will provide a secure container for discarding of paper. GreenStar also will provide an instructional vehicle to demonstrate how the company helps to maintain the equilibrium of the environment.

Following the event, the container will be picked up by GreenStar, a company certified for destruction of documents in San Antonio, then taken to the recycling center where the paper will be shredded. UTSA faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.

Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Recyclemania is a friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide to promote waste reduction activities in their campus communities.

Recycling is part of UTSA’s goal to minimize trash and achieve a greener and more sustainable environment. UTSA typically recycles more than 173,220 pounds each quarter in paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastic and glass. This achievement is due mainly to the commitment of UTSA community members to recycle and the joint efforts of many departments to make recycling easier and more convenient on campus.

In Recyclemania, UTSA is competing among 362 schools nationwide for the Gorilla Prize. As of this week, UTSA is ranked 131 of 362. For Recyclemania, we have collected 62,090 pounds of recycled material. Read more about Recyclemania on UTSA Today.

The Gorilla Prize is a new recognition for schools that collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population. Schools that participate in either the Per Capita or the Waste Minimization competitions are automatically eligible to win the Gorilla Prize. The prize will honor schools with outstanding recycling programs that have the infrastructure in place to handle a large volume of recyclables. The winner will be the school that has the highest total pounds of recycled materials.



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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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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