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UTSA Alumni Association, University Co-Op join to raise scholarship funds

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(April 16, 2013) -- The University Co-Op Longhorn Fiesta Medal is always a hot-selling item. In fact, in the last two years, proceeds from the medals have helped raise more than $50,000 to benefit San Antonio charities.

This year, the University Co-Op is keeping it in the UT family by naming the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarships as one of the recipients of the proceeds. The University Co-Op, a partner with the Alumni Association, has a dedicated area in their Quarry shopping center location for UTSA wear and gear. UTSA Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount.

"The University Co-Op and the UTSA Alumni Association are family," said Brian Jewel, Co-Op vice president of marketing. "We enjoy working with the association, and we do our best to help them any way we can."

This year, the UTSA Alumni Association will award $200,000 in scholarships. The association has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships since 1982.

"With partners like the University Co-Op, our Alumni Association has been able to grow by leaps and bounds and keep the flow of scholarships going to deserving students," said Jim Mickey, associate vice president for UTSA alumni programs.

The Longhorn Fiesta Medal can be purchased for $8 at the University Co-Op in the Quarry shopping center.




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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