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Nov. 22 deadline: UTSA students can apply to be UT System student regent

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(Oct. 11, 2013) -- UTSA students can apply to be a UT System student regent or a student member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). For both of these prestigious leadership opportunities, the application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.

>> Applications are available on RowdyLink on the Student Government page under "Documents." Submit completed applications to Student Activities in H-E-B University Center Room 1.210 on the UTSA Main Campus.

In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a non-voting student regent for each university or university system. The following session, the 80th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a non-voting student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

To aid the governor in his selections, the chancellor of each university system must recommend students based on applications submitted by each president on behalf of the institution's student government organization. The student appointments serve a one-year term from June 1 to May 31 of the following year.

The UT System student regent and THECB student representative have the same rights as regularly appointed board members, except the right to vote or be counted toward a quorum for official board business. The positions serve without compensation, but will be reimbursed for expenses incurred during official board business.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be "in good standing" as certified by the registrar's office
  • Commit to fulfill all board-related responsibilities during the term of service
  • Maintain a statewide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university
  • Once appointed, the student regent or student representative must remain enrolled at the institution during the full term
  • 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale must be maintained to continue eligibility



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main 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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