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Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management visits UTSA

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Katherine Archuleta, director of U.S Office of Personnel Management, (second from right) at panel discussion at UTSA Downtown Campus

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(March 10, 2014) -- Katherine Archuleta, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), made a stop at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus last week to address nearly 30 students, faculty and staff as part of her cross-country university tour.

The conversation centered on the need for science, technology, energy and mathematics (STEM) students in the federal workforce. Participants were encouraged to ask questions about the various federal career opportunities available to them.

Archuleta addressed recent shifts in the hiring practices within the U.S. federal government and the importance of hiring STEM graduates as recruitment efforts become more targeted and specialized.

She spoke about the avenues graduates can use to apply for federal jobs and provided examples of the types of careers STEM students could expect to have within the federal government including local examples with the military.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is responsible for attracting and retaining an innovative, diverse and talented workforce. It serves more than two million workers across the country. Archuleta was appointed to lead OPM by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013, and is the first Latina to hold this position.

Before joining OPM, Archuleta served as the national political director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis.

For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website. For a listing of available jobs within the federal government, visit the USA Jobs website.



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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