(June 24, 2011)--Acting, storytelling, mask making and improvisation are only a few of the activities at UTSA's first summer theater camp. The P-20 Performers Theater Camp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 11-22 at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207.
Instructors Claudia Flores and Vic Trevino will share their knowledge of Hollywood movie production, local and national stage productions, and acting experience that have landed awards for both of them.
The theater camp is part of the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives summer series, and is for students ages 13-16. Cost is $300 and includes lunch, camp t-shirt and materials for an end-of-camp production that will be written, produced, acted and directed by camp participants. For more information, call Rose Ann San Martin at 210-458-2767. (Download the P-20 Performers Theater Camp registration form.)
And, there is still time for students entering ninth, 10th and 11th grades in fall 2011 to enroll in the Rackspace Fast Track High School STEM Summer Institute from July 25 to Aug. 3. The Fast Track camp is a collaboration of the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, UTSA College of Engineering and Rackspace Hosting.
Participants will experience college life, learn how to prepare for college and gain hands-on knowledge in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through field trips, activities involving robotics and much more. The registration deadline is July 1. For more information, download the Fast Track Camp flier.
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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