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UTSA continues summer camps with range of activities for children and teens

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(June 23, 2014) -- UTSA continues this week as the San Antonio summer camp destination. Camps opening this week are the Middle School Band Camp, Performing Arts High School Workshop and a range of sports camps. More than 8,500 young students will participate in 23 camps throughout June and July.

The topics of camps and academies running throughout the summer include science, engineering, archaeology, architecture, sports, law, 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.

Each camp 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.

Summer camp highlights for this week:

  • Middle School Band Camp offers a one-week, fun-filled experience for young musicians. Students must have one year of playing experience and be an incoming seventh, eighth or ninth grader. Campers will receive musical instruction from some of the finest professional musicians in South Texas. The sessions will feature concert band, jazz band, master classes, sectionals and electives, plus recreation and a carnival.
  • The Performing Arts High School Workshop runs June 23-29. It is an intensive workshop for students interested in performing onstage and working behind the scenes. Instructors are professional directors and choreographers, or set, costume and lighting designers and technicians. Students choose the performance track or technical theater track, then receive instruction in related areas including acting, voice, dance, theater history, music theory, set building, scene painting, lighting, costuming, stage properties and more. Outstanding students may be chosen to work in UTSA Lyric Theatre productions in the fall.
  • UTSA Athletics will host baseball, basketball, soccer and softball camps to help kids develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.


For details on availability, registration and more, 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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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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