(Feb. 25, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio invites UTSA and area college and high school students, educators, parents and community members to the annual Health Professions Day information fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Developed by the UTSA University Health Professions Office and University Career Center, Health Professions Day offers an opportunity to explore various health professions programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and other programs through panel discussions and conversation with program representatives from across the state and nation.
The event features an information fair where representatives from health professions programs from Texas and across the country will have information tables where they can talk with students and community members about admissions requirements, selection factors and application procedures.
This year's event includes six seminars about health professions programs. Presentations at 10:30 a.m. include "Becoming a Competitive Dental School Applicant" in the H-E-B University Center Harris Room (2.212) and "Exploring Nursing Pathways" in the Travis Room (2.202).
At 11:30 a.m., attend "Becoming a Competitive Medical School Applicant" or "The Roles of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physician Assistants" in the Harris Room (2.212) and Travis Room (2.202), respectively. The event closes with a 12:30 p.m. seminar, "Life as a Health Care Professional" in the Harris Room (2.212) and "Preparing for a Career in Pharmacy" in the Travis Room (2.202).
For a small fee, visitor parking will be available in short-term spaces in the Ximenes Avenue Garage and the Bauerle Road Garage.
For more information including a list of schools participating in Health Professions Day, visit the UTSA Health Professions website.
For more information, contact Angie Zulaica at 210-458-5185.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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