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30th annual UTSA Alumni Association Diploma Dash is Saturday, March 1

UTSA Diploma Dash
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(Feb. 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Diploma Dash and City 5K Championship Race will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, when thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets of the Alamo City on Saturday, March 1. The Alumni Association is excited to announce that the emcee for the event will be Monica Taylor '98 of KABB-TV news.

"It's hard to believe this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash," says Orlando Rummans '95, event chair of Diploma Dash 2014. "It's a great race for a great cause. Come run with us!"

>> Register for the 5K now at the UTSA Diploma Dash website.

The race is open to all individuals, friends, families and teams with 14 age categories. Categories include Masters, Team Challenges, UTSA students, UTSA departments and ROTC students. Diploma Dash sponsorships are available.

Proceeds from the 5K Diploma Dash benefit the UTSA Alumni Association and the scholarships the organization makes available to deserving UTSA students.

"We're proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash and look forward to another successful event," said Anne Englert, UTSA director of alumni programs. "I'd also like to give a shout-out to last year's event emcee, Joe Reinagel from KENS-TV, who did a wonderful job for us. Also, his daughter is a UTSA student and cheerleader. Go, 'Runners!"

The UTSA Alumni Association serves nearly 100,000 alumni -- with some 60,000 living and working in the San Antonio area.

For more information, contact Anne Englert, director of alumni relations, at 210-458-4133.

 

 

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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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