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(Feb. 18, 2014) -- UTSA Campus Recreation will celebrate the anniversary of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) with events on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21 in recognition of the many positive benefits of recreational sports, fitness activities and wellness programs.

Guests can learn about the programs and services available at Campus Recreation through a variety of activities. Events will be at the UTSA Main Campus and the UTSA Downtown Campus.

UTSA students, faculty, staff and alumni with valid membership are invited to take part in the celebration. Members of the UTSA Alumni Association who are not current members are eligible to purchase a membership. Feb. 21 also is a Free Friday day for faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Tony Daniels at 210-458-6262.


The activity schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 20, Downtown Campus:

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Table Tennis Challenge
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -- 30-Second Burpee Challenge (mandatory warm-up)

Thursday, Feb. 20, Main Campus:

  • 6 a.m.-midnight -- Cardio Across Texas

Friday, Feb. 21, Main Campus:

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Tables near north and south entrances with Campus Rec information and fruit bowls
  • 9-9:50 a.m. -- Kinesiology Class Agility Competition
  • 10-10:50 a.m. --Kinesiology Class Volleyball Challenge (Rowdy Court) and Basketball Knock-Out activity (Rec Court)
  • Noon-midnight -- Synergy 360 (Rowdy Studio)
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. -- Yoga (Orange Studio)
  • 1-3 p.m. -- Fruit Smoothies (outside Rec Studio)
  • 3-5 p.m. -- Intramural Court Activities (Rec Court)
  • 3-5 p.m. -- Outdoor Resource Center Open House
  • 4-6 p.m. -- Rowdy Challenger Competition (core area)
  • 5:15-6:05 p.m. – Cycle 50 (Rowdy Studio)


About UTSA Campus Recreation

UTSA Campus Recreation enhances the quality of life and educational experiences of our diverse university community by developing student leaders to facilitate a variety of recreational and wellness opportunities. These opportunities are made readily available through our various program areas including fitness, intramurals, club sports, outdoor pursuits, operations and marketing.



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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