(April 17, 2012) -- Marian Martinello, retired professor from the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was the guest speaker at an April 17 luncheon at the Menard Public Library to kick off the City of Menard "Menard Reads Together" program, which provides free books to the community.
Menard County is regularly listed between the first and fourth poorest county in Texas with 80 percent of its population at the poverty level. Among the most popular of the library's community programs, "Menard Reads Together" provides books free of charge to the entire community from young readers to senior citizens. This year's program runs April 17-May 3.
Three of Martinello's award-winning books, "The Search for Emma's Story," "The Search for Pedro's Story" and "The Search for the Chili Queen," were chosen as the core books for the community reading program.
Martinello began her career at UTSA in 1975, where she helped to design and then direct the interdisciplinary studies degree and certification program for elementary and middle school teacher preparation. Her work won federal funding, enhanced collaboration among classroom teachers and museum educators, and influenced curriculum development in San Antonio area public schools. Her publications focus on learning through research, interdisciplinary curriculum and teaching.
Martinello is a founding member of the UTSA Retired Faculty Association (RFA) and currently serves as its president. Established in 2011, the purpose of the RFA is to provide retired faculty with the opportunity for continued interaction with the UTSA community and to serve as the voice of the retired faculty to the administration.
"The time and expertise Marian is giving to the 'Menard Reads Together' program perfectly exemplifies the impact our retired faculty continue to have on not only the UTSA community, but the community at large," said Betty Merchant, dean of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
As part of RecycleMania,UTSA will provide sensitive document shredding services for the UTSA community. Bring documents to the parking lot between Student Union & Ximenes Avenue Garage. Document pick up also available for the Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses.
H-E-B Student Union parking lot, Main Campus
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