(Sept. 12, 2011) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo will deliver a "State of the University" address at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. Free and open to the public, the annual address details the university's progress toward fulfilling its mission and strategic goals.
Romo will be introduced by Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade.
"I am honored to have Hope Andrade visit UTSA for this event and as a representative of the governor's office," said Romo. "The University of Texas at San Antonio has had another tremendous year, and I look forward to reflect on what we have achieved, the challenges we are meeting and where the university is headed."
Andrade is Texas' 107th secretary of state and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn in July 23, 2008. A successful entrepreneur and San Antonio business community leader for more than three decades, she serves as the Texas chief elections officer, chief international protocol officer and border commerce coordinator.
At the event, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will follow the address. Parking will be available in the south garage accessible from UTSA Boulevard.
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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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