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UTSA community invited to National Night Out event Oct. 4 at UC paseo

National Night Out

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(Sept. 30, 2011) -- The UTSA Police Department will host the annual National Night Out at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus. The UTSA community is invited to this community awareness program about neighborhood crime and drug prevention. There will be information tables, free snacks, giveaways and multiple drawings for prizes.

Hosted by Cleto Rodriguez from WOAI TV, the opening ceremony appearances scheduled include UTSA Head Football Coach Larry Coker and UTSA Chief of Police Steve Barrera, along with the UTSA cheerleaders and dance team.

Local and campus community representatives will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and have some fun in promoting a safer community in which to live, learn and work. The goal of National Night Out is to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending the message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime and drug use.

Organizations participating in the event will include UTSA Athletics, Housing, Student Health Services, Student Activities, National Weather Service, University Center Bookstore, Student Judicial Affairs, Frost Bank at UTSA and many others.

The UTSA Police Department encourages the entire UTSA community to get involved and make a difference. For more information, call 210-458-6974.

 

 

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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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