Thursday, September 03, 2015

UTSA Rowdy Racers to participate in San Antonio Heart Walk Oct. 26

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(Sept. 26, 2013) -- The UTSA Rowdy Racers, sponsored by the UTSA Rowdy New U wellness program, will participate in the San Antonio Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26. To register for the walk, visit the San Antonio Heart Walk website.

Heart disease and stroke are the nation's No. 1 and No. 4 causes of death. Last year alone, more than 3,500 San Antonio area residents died from heart disease and another 679 from stroke. The Heart Walk is an incredible cause that affects too many of us and is a great way to give back to our community.

Sponsored by the American Heart Association, it is easy to register for the San Antonio Heart Walk. There is no registration fee, but if you pledge at least $25, you'll receive a Rowdy Racers team shirt. Spouses, siblings, parents or friends also can join the team to help with the fundraising effort.

Here's how to register:

  • Go to the San Antonio Heart Walk website and click the "Join A Community Team" box.
  • Scroll down to "Rowdy Racers" and select "Join Team."
  • Agree to the terms.
  • Fill out the simple registration form. Then, click "Submit," and your personal Heart Walk Web page will be created.
  • Personalize your page with a photo of your choice.
  • Download the Heart Walk app to recruit team members and ask for donations.

For more information, contact Kristee Phelps, Rowdy New U Wellness Program, at 210-458-6102.

 

 

Did You Know?

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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