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UTSA Fiesta medals are available now at Roadrunner Express

UTSA Fiesta medal

Views of two configurations of the 2014 UTSA Fiesta medal with new movable Rowdy head pin

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(April 10, 2014) -- The 2014 UTSA Fiesta medal is available now for $4 at Roadrunner Express at the Main Campus. Purchase your medals now while the supply lasts.

This year's UTSA Fiesta medal features an orange ribbon with the UTSA wordmark and "Fiesta 2014" beneath. The Rowdy head logo, also a removable pin, is displayed over a San Antonio skyline. When removed or moved to the ribbon above, a smaller Rowdy head is displayed and the San Antonio landmarks are visible.

According to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, pin and medal collecting and trading is one of the most popular Fiesta traditions. The medals tradition goes back at least 50 years, but no one is exactly sure how the tradition began.

Each year, more than 100 nonprofit organizations order and sell the items as fundraisers. Local military organizations, private companies, individuals and other institutions also create the medals as mementos.

Fiesta medals can be sent to UTSA Downtown Campus departments via campus mail or picked up at the Main Campus. For out-of-town buyers, medals can be mailed with an applicable shipping charge.

Roadrunner Express is on the University Center Paseo between the fountain courtyard and Rios Golden Cut Salons. Payment can be by interdepartmental transfer (IDT), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, UTSACard or personal check with identification. Store hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For more information, email or call 210-458-6159.



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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