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UTSA's Marcheta Evans receives state Multicultural Leadership Award

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From left are Dennis Kennedy (CEO and founder of National Diversity Council), Marqueta Evans and Angeles Valenciano (president/EVP of National Diversity Council)

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(April 17, 2013) -- Marcheta P. Evans, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the UTSA Downtown Campus, has received the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Texas branch of the National Diversity Council. She received the award at the Texas Diversity Council's ninth annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference.

The National Diversity Council presents the award as part of its goal to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership and to recognize individuals who personify those principles.

As a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, Evans is active in numerous professional associations and has served as president of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the Alabama Counseling Association, and the Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Additionally, she recently was  inducted as a fellow of the American Counseling Association.

She is current president of the UTSA Black Faculty and Staff Association. Additionally, Evans works extensively with the UTSA Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement and, in conjunction with the Student Leadership Center, developed the curriculum for The Progression: An Exploration of Civil Rights, a bus tour across four states allowing UTSA students to become immersed in the history of the civil rights movement.

Evans has presented more than 100 keynote speeches, workshops and training sessions on issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, leadership and creativity.

UTSA promotes diversity across its campuses with inclusiveness as one of its core values. In the May 2012 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, UTSA was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 12 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics. Additionally, UTSA is among 27 higher education institutions across the nation honored in 2012 for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access Inc.

 

 

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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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