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UTSA hosts June 12 Veterans National Defense Service Award event

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(June 11, 2012) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety regional command office will host the Veterans National Defense Service Award ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 12 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Twenty-six Department of Public Safety employees from San Antonio and the surrounding area will receive the service award. To demonstrate appreciation from the citizens of Texas, the award is given to personnel who served in the U.S. military during a time of armed conflict. The award includes a certificate and breast bar or lapel pin similar to the military ribbon for the National Defense Service medal.

The emcee of the event will be Gary Albus, San Antonio regional commander of the Department of Public Safety. State Senator Leticia Van de Putte will provide remarks and congratulate the honorees. The awards will be presented by Steven McCraw, Department of Public Safety director.

For more information, contact Dawn Cumberland, Texas Department of Public Safety, Region VI, at 210-531-2214.

 

 

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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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