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J. Randy Vogel of BKD accounting firm named UTSA Alumni Association president

J. Randy Vogel

J. Randy Vogel

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(Oct. 6, 2011) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio and the BKD LLP San Antonio office announce the appointment of J. Randy Vogel as president of the UTSA Alumni Association. A 1979 UTSA graduate and former treasurer of the UTSA Alumni Association, Vogel is an audit partner of BKD San Antonio, the 10th largest CPA and advisory firm in the United States.

"I am thrilled with the appointment of Randy Vogel as president of the Alumni Association," said Jim Mickey '78, UTSA associate vice president for alumni programs and marketing. "He brings with him an inherent sense of leadership as well as an unwavering affinity for UTSA. I could not be more satisfied with this appointment and look forward to a bright future for the Alumni Association with Randy as president."

"This is a huge honor for Randy," said Denise A. Green, managing partner of the BKD LLP San Antonio office. "He has a proven track record for leadership and is a steadfast and loyal supporter of UTSA."

"This is a great time to be a Roadrunner," said Vogel. "UTSA is on path to becoming a Tier One university, football has started with a flying success and we have enrolled more than 30,000 students for our fall semester. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Alumni Association and its continued growth.

"During 2011, the UTSA Alumni Association grew its endowment to over $1 million, and we would like to continue that trend. This enabled us to award a record number of scholarships in 2011-2012. With our current board members and the university's support, I believe that our goal for continued endowment growth is achievable."


About BKD

BKD LLC is the top-tier U.S. CPA and advisory firm that delivers its experience and service with a deep understanding of business and client needs and improving business performance. BKD's approximately 2,000 personnel including approximately 250 partners are based in 30 offices serving clients in all 50 states. Praxity AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD's ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. Praxity provides the gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building 1.124 (Southwest Room), Durango Building

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building Room 2.03.15-18, Main 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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