Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Student move-in kicks off fall semester and UTSA Roadrunner Days

Move-in Day
Move-in Day

Top photo: UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) greets students and their families during move-in at on-campus residence facilities.
Bottom photo: At the Chaparral Village residence facility, Romo logs on to chat with new Facebook friends, assisted by UTSA staff member Omar Hernandez.
(Photos by Patrick R. Dunn)

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(Aug. 23, 2011)--Over the weekend, more than 4,000 students and their families unloaded a semester's worth of necessities as they moved the students into resident housing and got situated before the first day of school. UTSA President Ricardo Romo was on hand to welcome students and their families to campus.

Some students who moved into campus housing were returning after previous semesters under their belts, however, more of them were first-time college students. To help with the move, hundreds of faculty and staff members and students were on site to volunteer.

Move-in is the first official event for Roadrunner Days, a series of events and activities that give students an opportunity to preview campus life and experience the excitement of UTSA's growing campuses.

UTSA Roadrunner Days continues through the first week of class, ending with Roadrunners Late Night. For more information, visit the Roadrunner Days website.



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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Did You Know?

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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