(Dec. 6, 2012) -- Twenty-eight UTSA voice students and faculty recently competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional conference in Denton. The UTSA student honors included one finalist and 17 semifinalists. Two faculty members were selected for the conference artist series.
More than 600 hundred singers from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico competed in the student auditions category. Twenty-one undergraduates and 7 graduate students competed in the preliminary audition rounds. Kristin Richards, under the direction of UTSA Associate Professor Diana Allan, reached the finals. Seventeen students made it to the semi-finals.
For the conference artist series, Diana Allan presented "Empowering Performers: What Can I Do?" UTSA lecturer Catherine Nix teamed with student pianist Anna Hakobyan for her presentation, "Visiting Emily: Song Settings of the Poems of Emily Dickinson."
UTSA semi-finalists were:
Alexa Nichols, sophomore student of Professor Linda Poetschke
Ariana Reyna, graduate student of Poetschke
Jaclyn Rivera, junior student of Poetschke
Jesus DeHoyos, graduate student of Poetschke
Melissa Monaghan, senior student of Poetschke
Regina Branford, senior student of Poetschke
Elise Miller, sophomore student of Associate Professor Diana Allan
Jyron Jospeh, freshmen, student of Allan
Myrna Peralez, sophomore student of Allan
Rachel Pena, sophomore student of Allan
Rob Saldana, junior student of Allan
Samantha Serrano, freshmen student of Allan
Sierra Wynder, sophomore student of Associate Professor Gary Mabry
Hailey Smith, sophomore student of Mabry
LaQuette Barksdale, junior student of Mabry
Madonna Gil, graduate student of Assistant Professor Susan Olson
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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