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Nomination deadline extended to March 9: Howe award for service to undergrads

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(Feb. 24, 2012) -- The nomination deadline for the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award is extended to 5 p.m., Friday, March 9. The extended deadline is an opportunity for UTSA community members who missed the original deadline to honor worthy colleagues. The Howe award is part of the University Excellence Awards ceremony; only the Howe award has an extended nomination deadline.

>> Download the nomination form for the Howe award, which includes nomination guidelines and instructions.

This year, the University Excellence Awards ceremony begins a new UTSA tradition of combining the staff University Excellence Awards and the Faculty Honors Convocation. The University Excellence Awards Ceremony is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus.

The ceremony will feature the Howe award and the new President's Distinguished Diversity Award, along with the faculty President’s Distinguished Achievement Awards and the staff University Excellence Awards. Additionally, UTSA employees who have reached milestones in their service with the university and UT System and retirees from the 2010 calendar year will be honored.

NOTE: Supervisors should provide printed copies of this article to employees who do not have access to a UTSA personal computer.

For more information, contact David Rodriguez, UTSA Office of the President, at 210-458-4984.



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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