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UTSA Black Student Leadership Council presents original play Feb. 11

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Cast members of "Our Reins Reclaimed"

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(Feb. 6, 2012) -- The UTSA Black Student Leadership Council (BSLC) will present UTSA's first play as part of Black History Month. Free and open to the public, the play "Our Reins Reclaimed" will be performed at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.

The play is written and directed by Victoria Garrett, a UTSA senior history and education major. The goals of the performance are to entertain, educate and reinforce the values of self-respect, honor and the importance of a vision in the African American community. The play name suggests the need to restore control of self and destiny.

"I just want to make a difference and answer the call," said Garrett. "When the play is over, I want everyone to put to action the themes of the play. Faith without works is dead; we have full faith that we can conquer the issues identified in the play, so now is the time for work."

 

 

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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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