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Donations needed for State Employee Charitable Campaign in October

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(Sept. 16, 2011)--October marks the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) at UTSA, but you can help now, before the campaign begins, by donating items to the Book Sale or Silent Auction or by sharing your story of giving with us.

Book Sale

Gather your gently used books and look for the drop boxes with the UTSA SECC 2011 logo in all major buildings on Main Campus from Sept. 19 through Oct. 12.

The sale will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day from Oct. 17 through 21 at the Sombrilla Plaza on Main Campus. For more information, contact Kawanna Bright at 210-458-4618.

Online Silent Auction

Get creative and contribute your artwork, unique collectible, gift basket or other item to the Online Silent Auction now through the end of the Silent Auction on Oct. 28.

Bidding will begin Oct. 10 and run through midnight Oct. 28 online at For more information, contact Kelly Jo Stephens at 210-458-4457.


If you've had a life-changing experience because of SECC or a charity it supports, we want to know. Your story may inspire others to reach out to make a difference. To submit your story, contact Tim Brownlee at 210-458-5112.

About SECC

SECC is an annual giving campaign conducted in cooperation with United Way, which provides an opportunity for state employees to contribute to Texas charities through their workplace and enjoy the flexibility of selecting a one-time gift or payroll deduction.



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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