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Community agencies learn about service-learning opportunities at UTSA

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Community agency members learn about service-learning.

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(Aug. 30, 2012) -- Community partners representing 35 San Antonio community agencies gathered Aug. 14 at Café College to learn about the new service-learning programs coordinated through the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center. Participating agencies included Communities in Schools, ArtPace, San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.

The event introduced community agency partners to UTSA service-learning staff members, who shared the short- and long-term plans for service-learning. Additionally, they discussed how community agencies can share their projects and needs with the UTSA community.

"The enthusiasm of our community agency partners is inspiring and encouraging," said Jennifer Rames, UTSA associate director of service-learning. "Community partners are educators and valued members of the service-learning team. They have needs that present opportunities for our students to gain real-world experience and for our faculty to discover new venues for teaching and opportunities for research."

>> Community agencies that would like to offer service-learning opportunities for UTSA students can fill out a request form on the UTSA Service-Learning website or or email servicelearning@utsa.edu.

>> UTSA faculty members can learn more about the programs and services offered by the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center by arranging a meeting -- email servicelearning@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4770.

 

 

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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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