Wednesday, October 07, 2015


UTSA is San Antonio's summer camp destination for children and teens

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Young students in a mock dig at UTSA archaeology summer camp

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(June 9, 2014) -- As San Antonio's summer camp destination, UTSA will offer 23 camps in June and July on a range of topics including science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language for children and teens. The camps help students expand their horizons through hands-on activities and open their minds to opportunities in higher education.

Some camps are free daylong programs, others last a week or two, and some go through the summer. But each offers participants the chance to have fun, make friends and learn something new. For many attendees, it will be the first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education. More than 8,500 students will participate in camps throughout the summer.

Camps and academies opening or continuing this week include the Prefreshman Engineering Program, Destination Discovery, Legacy Archaeology, Interactive Technology Experience Center, Flute, Performing Arts, Writing and Sports Camps in football, basketball, baseball, men's tennis, soccer and volleyball.

Summer camp highlights for this week

  • The Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) involves achieving middle and high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and provides an academic curriculum to increase their potential for careers in these areas.
  • The Summer Law School Prep Academy is a top-tier, pre-law program designed to increase the number of students who gain admission to and excel in quality law schools.
  • Science and engineering camps have sessions in rocks and volcanoes, human biology, bridge building, aviation, gadget building and deconstruction, LEGO machine building, green science, robotics, forensics and environment.
  • The Summer Academy in Architecture and Interior Design is about design disciplines and the careers of architects and interior designers.
  • With presentations and hands-on activities, the Archaeology of Africa camp will cover the cultural histories of Ancient Egypt, Roman occupations in Africa, the Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe, the Ghana Empire and more.
  • UTSA Athletics will present the Skills and Drills Camp to expose high school students to drill work, practice and evaluation in sports.


For details on costs, registration and other information, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main 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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