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UTSA community to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. March Jan. 20

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(Jan. 17, 2014) -- The City of San Antonio will host the Martin Luther King Jr. March at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20. The event will begin at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in the 3500 block of MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa.

>> Read details about the march route.

UTSA's participation is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center. A number of UTSA groups will attend including students who participated in the recent The Progression Civil Rights Trip, along with members of GLBTQ, Black Student Union, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Epsilon Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

This marks the 28th anniversary of the march in honor of civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. More than 100,000 adults and children are expected to participate in the nearly three-mile march.

San Antonio's march is one of the largest in the United States. The MLK Commission organizes the march and leads a community effort with events across the city paying tribute to King.

Those who would like to attend the march can ride a VIA bus free from Freeman Coliseum (route 24) and St. Philip's College (route 25). For more information on taking the bus to the march, call 210-362-2020 or visit the VIA website for Special Event Service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March at viainfo.net.



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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