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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Robert Bennett helps others surpass goals

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UTSA student Robert Bennett

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(April 11, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Robert Bennett as Roadrunner of the Month for March. Bennett was nominated by Cassandra Delgado, program coordinator in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs.

According to Bennett, "Leadership is the act of empowering those around you to achieve their life goals. It is the ability to inspire people and give them motivation to surpass their own limits to reach milestones they once thought they couldn't reach."

A UTSA sophomore studying marketing in the College of Business, Bennett hails from Baytown, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. With his degree in hand, he hopes to become successful in business. He would like to grow as a leader and help others find the leader in themselves.

As a team leader in the Office of Orientation and Family Programs, Bennett has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This semester, he assisted with leading 12 orientation leaders in training, while maintaining a rigorous school schedule and a part-time job off campus.

According to Cassandra Delgado, "Everyone I asked regarding Robert's performance as their team leader only had positive things to say. They all stated they felt like their team was a 'family,' and being on Robert's team was one of their favorite things about joining Orientation and Family Programs."

Additionally, Bennettt has taken a leadership role within his orientation team by challenging and encouraging his fellow orientation leaders. He sees his role as team leader as a way to take his orientation team to the next level.

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.

Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominee's actions must have positively impacted the UTSA community

>> Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.




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

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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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