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Tony Daniels elected to national intramural recreational sports board

Tony Daniels

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(March 14, 2014) -- Tony Daniels, associate director of operations for UTSA Campus Recreation, has been elected to serve on the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) board of directors as at-large director effective April 23. A long-time member of NIRSA, Daniels has more than 20 years of professional experience in collegiate recreation, intercollegiate athletics and higher education.

Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA has worked to support leaders in collegiate recreation by fostering lifelong habits of well-being, such as leadership, teamwork, dedication and respect among their peers. NIRSA is internationally recognized as a leading organization in the advocacy of recreation, health, wellness and student development in higher education. It is comprised of nearly 4,000 dedicated recreation professionals, students and business leaders from across the United States and serves an estimated 7.7 million students.

"Collegiate recreation is a vital and critical contributor to the world's work force through its promotion and facilitation of a healthy lifestyle," said Daniels. "I hope to be a significant contributor to NIRSA's mission of fostering an atmosphere of wellness in collegiate students across the country."

Daniels manages and oversees facility operations for UTSA Campus Recreation, Aquatics Center and Recreational Field Complex. He has mentored several students who have since entered the field of collegiate recreation and is a founding member and current adviser of the UTSA Professional Recreation Student Organization.

Daniels has held similar positions at several public and private institutions such as Texas State University, the University of Kansas, Colorado State University and the University of Denver.

Daniels is a recipient of the NIRSA Horace Moody Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development, the NIRSA Juliette Moore Distinguished Leadership Award and a two-time recipient of the NIRSA National Service Award.

He has been a member of several professional associations including the American College Personnel Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Association of College Unions International, National Wheelchair Basketball Association and Association for Fraternity and Leadership Values.

>> Learn more about UTSA Campus Recreation.



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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