Thursday, November 26, 2015


More than 5,000 new students attend UTSA Fall Convocation at Main Campus

Ricardo Romo

UTSA President Ricardo Romo and students at Fall Convocation (Photos by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 26, 2014) -- Approximately 5,000 new UTSA undergraduate students gathered at the Fall Convocation ceremonies on Aug. 25 to kick off their first year at UTSA. The ceremony, an official part of the annual UTSA Roadrunner Days, was conducted at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Convocation Center on the Main Campus to accommodate the large number of incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Running Aug. 22-29, Roadrunner Days events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources.

At Fall Convocation, UTSA officials welcomed the students, introduced them to university traditions and encouraged them to graduate in four years. The students also practiced the Roadrunner Creed, UTSA Fight Song and Alma Mater.

This year's speakers included UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick, College of Business Associate Dean Lisa Montoya and UTSA Student Government President Zack Dunn. A free luncheon for the entire UTSA community was provided on the Convocation Center east lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UTSA PlayFair was presented at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center. The team-building event immersed students in UTSA's vibrant student life. In the sessions, students learned about registered UTSA student organizations, played a variety games and met fellow students.


For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.

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Share your Roadrunner Days experiences using hashtag #UTSARRDAYS.



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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