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UTSA graduate Anthony Rock promoted to Air Force three-star general

Anthony Rock

Anthony Rock '82

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(June 20, 2014) -- Maj. Gen. Anthony Rock, a University of Texas at San Antonio alumnus and Alamo City native, received his third star at a June 19 promotion ceremony at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Rock, who grew up in Hollywood Park, graduated from Churchill High School in 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from UTSA in 1982. Additionally, he received a Master of Science in Aviation Science degree in 1995 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The general’s wife, Kim, is from Uvalde, Texas.

Rock was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1982 at Medina Annex, San Antonio. During his career, the command fighter pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours served in 19 duty assignments around the world. He accumulated nearly two years of deployments during operations Desert Storm and New Dawn and flew 150 combat hours in the F-15C.

After serving as the vice director for strategic plans and policy, joint staff, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., his next opportunity will take him to the other side of the world where he will serve as chief of the Office of the Defense Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. In the vice director position, he provided strategic direction, policy guidance and planning focus to develop and execute the national military strategy.


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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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