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Welcome back! Nearly 29,000 UTSA students begin classes Jan. 13


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(Jan. 13, 2014) -- Welcome back to UTSA! Spring classes begin today at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and nearly 29,000 students will be back on campus after the winter break.

Additionally, more than 1,400 faculty members and 2,700 staff have returned to help guide UTSA students through their academic careers in the classroom and with numerous support services. UTSA provides access to excellence for a diverse group of students. Many are high achievers who are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

Students can take advantage of Campus Recreation facilities at the Main and Downtown campuses to maintain their fitness and health. Additionally, Student Health Services has clinics at both campuses to provide wellness programs and care. Students also can count on the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success for support in their academic endeavors.

There also are plenty of activities and entertainment opportunities for UTSA students. Events in January include:

  • The University Center will offer free movies on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the semester.
  • UTSA Athletics will host men's basketball games Jan. 11 and 30 and women's basketball games Jan. 15 and 25. Students are admitted free to all athletics activities by showing their UTSACard.
  • The Department of Music will present "Student Recital: Marco Reyes, Trombone" on Jan. 16, "Faculty Recital: Stephanie Westney Presents a Dvorak Festival" on Jan. 23, a Faculty Chamber Recital on Jan. 30 and "Guest Recital: Hal Reynolds, Trombone," also Jan. 30.
  • On Jan. 20, UTSA students will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Day March, hosted by the City of San Antonio.
  • The College of Business will host a Business Involvement Fair Jan. 21-22 with information on registered business organizations. The Student Organization Information Fair is Jan. 22 at the Downtown Campus.
  • The Department of Art and Art History will present "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" in January and February, with reflections of the African-American experience through art, films and discussion.

Check UTSA Today every day for information on special events throughout the semester.



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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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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