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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


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



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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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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