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UTSA students: Apply or nominate for Student Volunteer of the Year Award

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(Feb. 28, 2014) -- UTSA students are encouraged to nominate a friend or themselves for the 2014 Student Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors an outstanding student for their time, effort and commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in the community. Additionally, faculty and staff members can nominate students.

Oluwaseun (Rita) Adeyinka, the recipient of the 2013 award and Sandra Cisneros scholarship, was nominated by a UTSA staff member who saw growth in the recipient through her service work. Since receiving the award at the 2013 University Life Awards, Adeyinka used the $500 Sandra Cisneros scholarship towards graduate school tuition at UTSA. She is pursuing a master's degree in biomedical engineering and is anxious to see who will be the next Roadrunner to pick up the torch of service and the legacy they will leave for UTSA and the San Antonio community.

>> Applicants must embody the true spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism. Applications must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. March 7 via RowdyLink. Access the application when you log on to RowdyLink.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Current UTSA student in good standing (financial, discipline, academic) with the university
  • 2.75 overall cumulative GPA
  • Volunteer work on application must be unpaid
  • Students who are or have been associated with national service programs are eligible to apply.
  • Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted.

The winner will receive a $500 Sandra Cisneros Scholarship award. The winner must complete a FAFSA and show eligibility to receive the scholarship. Students do not have to show financial eligibility to be named Student Volunteer of the Year. Application forms must be filled out completely to be considered. A selection committee will evaluate applicants and select finalists and the winner.

The winner will be announced at the University Life Awards on April 3.


For more information about the award or volunteer programs, contact Cristina Dominguez at 210-458-4770 or stop by the Volunteer Services office on the Paseo in H-E-B University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus or email



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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