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Rowdy Experience information fair helps students acclimate to UTSA life

Rowdy Experience

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(Oct. 14, 2013) -- UTSA Academic Advising will host the Rowdy Experience information fair for students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the University Center first floor adjacent to the UTSA Bookstore on the Main Campus.

A luncheon and information panel will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Center Denman Room (2.02.28) in the University Center. The event is open to UTSA students in need of additional resources for the start of the new academic year.

Rowdy Experience offers resources and fun for students, incorporating a Monopoly game theme in the information fair, luncheon and panel presentation. Students can meet with representatives from departments across campus including a one-hour presentation by the Health Professions Office in a meeting room near the activities. There will be games, prizes and catered food from Bill Miller restaurants.

"Rowdy Experience is an all-inclusive event designed to help students from all classifications succeed at UTSA," said Jessica Williams, co-chair of the event. "We encourage all students to come out and have a great time. This is sure to be an informative experience we hope they will 'monopolize.'"

Formerly called Sophomore Day and Sophomore Transition Fair, the new version of the event is for all students in need of additional support as they acclimate to university life and choose their major.

 

 

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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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