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UTSA Police Department launches Facebook, Twitter sites to augment emergency system


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(April 8, 2011)--UTSA has diligently built a rigorous, multi-layered emergency notification system including Reverse 911, Giant Voice, closed-circuit TV and the Campus Alerts website. They are facets of an intensive effort to ensure UTSA has multiple ways to inform students, faculty, staff and visitors of emergency situations. As another part of the comprehensive notification system, the UTSA Police Department recently launched Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Because the university is not relying on any one means to inform the UTSA community of a crisis, Facebook and Twitter are in keeping with the ongoing goal of finding new and innovative ways to alert the public. An informed community is a stronger community in a time of emergency.

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are powerful tools to reach out to students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and the general community, and to gain feedback. The UTSA Police Department will use the sties to increase safety awareness and connectivity to the community, to share news and to disseminate vital information in case of an emergency.

UTSA community members are encouraged to "like" the Facebook page. By liking the UTSAPD page, updates will appear on a fan's own page -- a fast and convenient way to receive important updates.

As the number of fans grows, so does the power of the medium. Go to the UTSAPD page by going to your personal Facebook account and entering "UTSA Police Department" in the search field at the top of the page. Then, like the UTSAPD page. The site will evolve as part of safety awareness and preparedness at UTSA.

Additionally, fans are encouraged to follow UTSAPD on Twitter at "UTSA_Police." You can sign up to receive Twitter messages via text or email.



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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