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UTSA Staff Council seeks input with survey about smoking on campus


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(Nov. 3, 2011) -- The UTSA Staff Council has posted a short online survey about smoking on campus. Survey responses are needed from UTSA students, faculty and staff. Completing the survey ensures that your opinion is heard. The survey will be open through Thursday, Nov. 10.

>> Take the brief online survey now.

The UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures smoking policy (HOP 9.36) is: "Smoking will not be permitted in any University-owned or leased buildings or vehicles, indoor facility or indoor site at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) except in areas permitted. Smoking is permitted outside any building as long as it is 20 feet or more from the entryway, doorway or common path of travel with one exception. At the Recreation and Wellness Center, the permissible smoking distance is 100 feet from any outside entrance or doorway. Violations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established disciplinary policies of the University."

The UTSA Staff Council is an advisory body through which UTSA staff members convey information and make recommendations to President Ricardo Romo regarding staff-related interests and concerns.

The council is charged by the UTSA president and the University of Texas System Board of Regents with the goal of continually improving university operations and the well-being of UTSA staff.



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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