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UTSA gets ready for residence hall move-in weekend Aug. 22-24

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UTSA students move in to campus residence halls

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(Aug. 19, 2014) -- Throughout the summer, UTSA staff members have worked to develop a top-tier residential living experience at each of the university's three residence facilities: Chaparral Village, Laurel Village and San Saba Hall. This week, UTSA will put the finishing touches on the facilities before approximately 4,300 students arrive Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24.

"We have been busy making sure that everything is ready for the arrival of our residents," said Daniel Gockley, director of the UTSA Office of Housing and Residence Life. "We hope that the residents really enjoy what we've done over the summer."

This year, Laurel Village will feature a special-interest community for approximately 20 students majoring in music. The themed community, designed to foster academic success, will be similar to those already in San Saba Hall including the Engineering Community, the Leadership and Service Community, and the Honors College Communities (Top Scholars and Terry Scholars.)

Gockley said UTSA hopes to offer more special-interest housing options to students in the future.

New and returning residents will find that flooring in most Chaparral Village Rooms has been replaced with new vinyl plank flooring, reminiscent of hardwood. Additionally, twin-sized beds in several locations in Chaparral Village and Laurel Village have been replaced with new full-sized beds.

"The success of our students is our primary concern," said Gockley. "Our great students need a great place to live, and we've worked tirelessly to give them a top-tier living experience here at UTSA."

UTSA Residence Hall Move-In is 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24.


For more information, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days Move-in Weekend or the UTSA Housing websites.

The official kick-off of the new academic year, UTSA Roadrunner Days, runs Aug. 22-29 with themed events at the Main and Downtown campuses. The events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources. Read more.

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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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