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UTSA ROTC cadet Patrick Anderson ranked nationally in top 10

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(Nov. 19, 2012) -- UTSA Army ROTCs Patrick S. Anderson has been ranked one of the top 10 senior cadets in the United States, according to the U.S. Army Cadet Command Order of Merit List.

The ranking includes all seniors across the country and names the top 20 percent as Distinguished Military Graduates. It measures senior cadets according to their academic strengths, athletic prowess in the Army Physical Fitness Test, and overall performance in ROTC and the Leader Development and Assessment course.

"It's his character, determination and hard work -- knowing what's expected of him -- which makes him such a strong leader and student," said Executive Officer Maj. Benjamin McMahon.

According to McMahon, UTSA's ROTC program is recognized as one of the top three in Texas, and Anderson's accomplishment is a testament to that.

A UTSA business major, Anderson has been on active duty for seven years. He is stationed at Fort Sam Houston and enrolled at UTSA as a result of its geographic proximity and the strength of its ROTC program.

"UTSA has an excellent ROTC program," said Anderson, "And, its being so close to Fort Sam and other military bases makes it very competitive. There are many cadets with military experience and training."

The cadet hopes to work in the medical field in administrative management. "In 10 years, I see him as a battalion commander or lieutenant colonel," said McMahon. "Really, there is no limit to what he can do."



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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