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UTSA president appoints 25 staffers to State Employee Charitable Campaign


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(June 27, 2011)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo has appointed 23 members to the UTSA 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) President's Advisory Committee. Committee members will coordinate various activities to support the campaign throughout October.

The campaign helps a variety of charitable nonprofit organizations. Employees can choose to donate to local, regional or national groups.

Last year, more than $253,943 was raised by UTSA employees with a 90-percent participation rate, earning UTSA the top place among all University of Texas System institutions.

"We've begun planning earlier this year and have many new initiatives we are excited to share," said Irene Maldonado, HUB program manager and SECC tri-chair. "We are honored that Dr. Romo has chosen us to lead the campaign."

>> The SECC marketing committee is seeking testimonial stories from UTSA community members who have benefited or who have family members and friends who have benefited from SECC agencies. The testimonials will be posted on UTSA Today and the SECC website. Submit story ideas at news@utsa.edu.


2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign President's Advisory Committee

Nikki Lee (co-chair), Events Management and Conference Services
Maria Holloway (co-chair), OIT Application Development Services
Irene Maldonado (co-chair), Purchasing and Distribution Services
Georgina Anguiano Elliott, Human Resources Management and Development
Amanda Beck, College of Sciences
Anna Borrego, Small Business Development Center
Tim Brownlee, University Communications
Marisol Chapa, Facilities-Downtown Campus
Christi Fish, University Communications
Dan Gelo, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Kelly Kam-Watson, Office of the Vice President for Research
Kristina Leh, University Marketing
Rebecca Luther, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gina Mendez, Office of the Vice Provost, Downtown Campus
Esther Miller-Brown, Equal Opportunity Services
Barbara Millis, Teaching and Learning Center
Irene Mireles, Institute for Economic Development and Small Business Development Regional Office
Sandy Norman, Department of Mathematics
CeCe Ortegon, Facilities, Main Campus
Elizabeth Ortiz, Payroll
Aaron Parks, Institute of Texas Cultures
Anne Peters, Libraries
Joe Rubio, Facilities, Downtown Campus
Kelly Jo Stephens, College of Sciences
Tammy Fernandez, SECC coordinator, Office of the President



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main 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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