(Sept. 3, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio announces the imminent arrival of its thousand-pound Rowdy the Roadrunner statue. The six-foot-tall, 11-foot-long iron Rowdy was selected by UTSA students and officials to represent the spirit of UTSA for generations into the future.
The public is invited to view the statue in person, take photos with it and make a donation to bring Rowdy home. Members of the UTSA community also will get a sneak peak of the Rowdy statue at the Rowdy Rally at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6.
Today's announcement marks the beginning of the "Bring Rowdy Home" campaign. UTSA is accepting donations to help Rowdy find a permanent home on the Main Campus. The campaign already has received several generous donations from members of the UTSA community.
Rowdy Rally is a celebration of Roadrunners football, a pep rally and send-off for the team as they head to their final practice before each Saturday home game. After Rowdy Rally, the iron statue will visit the Alamodome for UTSA's inaugural Conference USA home game against Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Rowdy will be on display at Sunset Station during the game. The public is invited to view the statue in person, take photos with it and make a donation to bring rowdy home.
>> Make a donation at the UTSA Bring Rowdy Home website.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.
The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property -- for Texas, the nation and the world.
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.
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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.
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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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.