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Hispanic Women's Network of Texas honors UTSA's Lisa Firmin

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(June 21, 2013) -- The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), San Antonio Chapter, will host the ninth annual Scholarship Breakfast featuring keynote speaker, Col. Lisa Firmin, UTSA associate provost for diversity and recruitment, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29 at the Marriott Northwest hotel, 3233 Northwest Loop 410.

Firmin retired as the most senior-ranking Latina officer in the U.S. Air Force. She will discuss her wealth of experience as a female leader and as a longtime advocate of women as leaders. She held key leadership and command positions throughout the United States and overseas and has extensive recruiting, retention and diversity management expertise at the highest levels of the Air Force and Department of Defense.

As associate provost for diversity and recruitment at UTSA, she works at the strategic level to address faculty diversity and placement goals and leads efforts to attract a high-quality, diverse student population.

The Scholarship Breakfast is the premier event for HWNT San Antonio that celebrates Latinas committed to earning a higher education. This year, the group will award $17,500 in scholarships to 10 students who are recent high school graduates or women already enrolled in college. Included in the award is the Barbie Hernandez Wise Latina scholarship, which was established in honor of the late community leader. In order to qualify, candidates must have attended a minimum of three Latinas in Progress program sessions, which offer both personal and professional development.

At the event, there will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund. Purchase Scholarship Breakfast tickets from Rosa Martinez, treasurer, at 210-736-8381 or for $45 for members and $50 for non-members. For sponsorship opportunities, email Patricia Galan-Cisneros, HWNT chair.

The event is sponsored by H-E-B, Methodist Texsan Hospital, Valero and Texas A&M University, San Antonio. For more information, visit the HWNT website or contact Galan-Cisneros.



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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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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