(Sept. 26, 2012) -- Get ready to wear your orange and blue -- Birds up! It's Homecoming Game Week! Mark your calendars for Oct. 14-20, and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2012. The theme this year is "Believe in UTSA. Be UTSA."
>> For the full slate of events, visit the UTSA Homecoming 20102 Web site.
The UTSA Homecoming website will have continuing updates with important information about the special activities. Major events begin Tuesday, Oct. 16 with "Roadrunners Live," a talent show, lip-synch competition and step show all in one event. Wednesday, Oct. 17 will feature a comedy event at the University Center lawn on the Main Campus. The Homecoming Golf Cart Decorating Party will follow at 8 p.m., Thursday Oct. 18 at the University Center lawn.
On Friday, Oct. 19, make plans to attend the Golf Cart Parade and Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. The night event combines a spirit rally, concert, fireworks show and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade -- all in one at the UTSA track adjacent to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus. There will be music by Suite 709 from Austin, to start the evening and after the fireworks.
The Saturday, Oct. 20 events will begin with Game Day festivities at 8 a.m. at the Alamodome and Historic Sunset Station, which is renamed Roadrunner Station during UTSA home football games. There will be family friendly activities, tailgating and giveaways before kick-off. The homecoming game will be against San Jose State.
Stop by either of the Roadrunner Express stores on the Main Campus or Downtown Campus to buy a commemorative UTSA Homecoming 2012 t-shirt -- and get ready to support the Roadrunners!
For more information, call 210-458-4160.
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
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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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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