(July 3, 2014) -- UTSA students and staff recently attended the two-day 2014 University of Texas at Austin Male Student Leadership Summit, hosted by the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
UTSA students Francis Garner, a senior business management major, and Alvin Curette, a graduate student in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Gaston Cantu of the San Antonio Pre-Freshman Engineering Program and staff members from the Tomás Rivera Center including Tracy Lawson, Scott Williams, Javier Cervantes and Bonita de Leon represented San Antonio and UTSA at the summit.
The summit brought together emerging student leaders from across the state. It featured workshops for students and professionals focused on building leadership and networking skills among young men of color, including best practices, leadership strategies and professional career development.
The two keynote speakers were Marco Davis, a representative from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Luis Ponjuan, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
The strategies and ideas presented at the summit will be used to plan the UTSA Men Achieving Leadership and Excellence (MALE) Summit in 2015. The first MALE Summit was held in January, as part of a LeaderShape Vision initiative by Marston Jefferson, a UTSA student who wanted to create an opportunity for male students focused on academic success and leadership
For more information about the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion, visit http://www.utsa.edu/inclusion, call 210-458-4770 or visit University Center 2.01.04. For more information about the UTSA MALE Summit, contact Francis Garner at email@example.com.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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