(Jan. 30, 2012) -- Members of the student organization Be A Responsible Roadrunner (BARR) closed the fall semester with an off-campus luncheon. The students talked about the group’s memorable moments for the semester and honored two members for their achievements.
R.J. Rangel was awarded Outstanding Consultant for his contributions to the organization for the fall semester. He is a junior history major from Edinburg, Texas.
The Outstanding Consultant models the qualities of an excellent peer educator including being a role model, an outstanding facilitator of student learning and an effective link connecting BARR with other departments, organizations and community groups.
The Outstanding Consultant has made significant contributions to the organization, shows a high level of leadership in the organization. The consultant has demonstrated a record of improvement, progressed throughout membership and is a self-starter with a confident attitude. The consultant often serves above and beyond the call of duty. She or he strives for positive interactions with peers, finds ways to take the organization to the next level and takes the extra step to learn more about the organization, community, and relevant topic material and skills for the benefit of the team.
Sarah Gallup was awarded the Rising Star for her contributions to the organization for the fall semester. She is a sophomore psychology major from The Woodlands, Texas.
The Rising Star is a new member of the organization who has demonstrated dedication and excitement about BARR. The student has made significant contributions to the organization, shows a novice or higher level of leadership in the organization and the beginning stages of an excellent peer educator. The member has demonstrated a record of improvement, progressed throughout membership and is a self-starter with a confident attitude.
The Rising Star may serve above and beyond the call of duty. She or he strives for positive interactions with peers, finds ways to take the organization to the next level and takes the extra step to learn more about the organization, community and relevant topic material and skills for the benefit of the team.
Be A Responsible Roadrunner is a student organization supported by the UTSA Office of Student Activities. The organization is made up of student leaders dedicated to purposeful, diverse and educational programming. BARR supports the rights of all students to make their own choices regarding behaviors that affect their health and encourages students to educate themselves about those issues. BARR encourages students to consider a wide range of healthier behaviors that reduce or eliminate the risk of negative outcomes.
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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