(Aug. 3, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will assist with the 18th annual Project Stuff the Bus. The citywide school supplies drive sponsored by Communities In Schools-San Antonio (CIS-SA) and benefiting San Antonio's youth will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5 with drop-off sites at selected area H-E-B. stores.
While local volunteers and community leaders are "stuffing" yellow school buses with school supplies, UTSA also will help the community get ready for college. The Office of P-20 Initiatives will take the UTSA Mobile Go Center to the H-E-B store at 9900 Wurzbach Rd. at Interstate 10 West.
The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and H-E-B continue to partner to support college-bound South Texans by providing access to the UTSA mobile computer lab and one-stop source of college knowledge. The Mobile Go Center will be staffed by UTSA representatives to help students and their families research colleges, prepare applications for admission and answer questions about financial aid forms.
CIS-SA reports that every year, too many San Antonio school children start the school year without the tools they need to succeed -- simple school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons and more.
"We are pleased to partner with Communities In Schools, H.E.B. and our community to help students get ready for school and help students get ready for college," said Belinda Saldana, UTSA director of community outreach in the Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We invite the UTSA and San Antonio communities to contribute to this school supplies drive."
To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Darrell Balderrama at 210-458-2769.
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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