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UTSA Catholic Student Association hosts Ash Wednesday mass March 5

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(March 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Catholic Student Association, a registered student organization, will host an Ash Wednesday mass at noon, Wednesday, March 5 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The entire UTSA community is invited to the ceremony.

For the second year, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio will be the celebrant of the mass.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar, directly following Shrove Tuesday. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is called a "movable feast," which falls on a different date each year as early as Feb. 4 and as late as March 10.

It derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a celebration and reminder of human mortality and as a sign of mourning and repentance. The ashes typically are gathered from the burning of palm branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday. The practice has become popular in much of Christianity.

For more information, call 210-699-9495, email csa.membership@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/utsa.csa

 

 

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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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