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UTSA student Justina Williams named October Roadrunner of the Month

Justina Williams

UTSA student Justina Williams

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(Nov. 4, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Justina Williams as Roadrunner of the Month for October 2011. She was nominated for the honor by Charlin Jones, UTSA assistant director of special events.

Originally from New Orleans, La., Williams graduated from North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas. A UTSA junior studying electrical engineering, she hopes to develop technology that will improve life for people with disabilities. Looking forward to working as an engineer, she eventually would like to open a nonprofit agency to give back to the communities that played a role in her life.

As a former peer leader and residential assistant, and current president of the Honors Alliance, Williams is an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. According to Williams, these positions have challenged her to be the best version of herself as she strived to "pay forward" after the help and support she received from others in her time at UTSA.

"Justina works to be a strong, fair leader to her fellow officers and members of Honors Alliance," said Jones. "She has proven herself as a mentor to her fellow students and leads by example through her involvement and commitment to UTSA."

"Leadership is the ability to see that you are part of something greater than yourself and conveying that vision to others," said Williams. "Leadership is pushing others to reach and strive to their full potential."

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the UTSA Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.

Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominations should be for actions that have a positive impact on the UTSA community.

Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.



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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