(Aug. 24, 2011)--Get an early start on the weekend on Thursday, Aug. 25 with "Pachanga in the Plaza" at the Downtown Campus, Fajita Fest at the Main Campus and comedy with Ross Mathews, known as "Ross the Intern" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and also on E!'s "Chelsea Lately."
Then, on Friday it's the UCinema Friday Night Movie featuring "Kung Fu Panda 2." On Saturday, don't miss Roadrunners Late Night with Putt Putt Glow Golf in the UC Ballroom.
It's all part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, a week of fun and informative events to acquaint new students with campus life and to welcome the entire UTSA community back for the new academic year.
The events on Thursday, Aug. 25 are:
>> On Friday, Aug. 26, the University Center Program Council will host the UCinema Friday Night Movie at 9 p.m. in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), UTSA Main Campus, with a free showing of "Kung Fu Panda 2." Enjoy the movie, along with free popcorn and other giveaways.
>> On Saturday, Aug. 27, cap off Roadrunner Days with Roadrunners Late Night. This week, it's Putt Putt Glow Golf from 9 to 11 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The series offers on-campus programs and activities every Saturday night except holiday weekends. Whether in the University Center, Campus Recreation Center or elsewhere on campus, the program provides options for student fun and involvement. Events are free and feature everything from comedians to bands to interactive seminars to competitions.
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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