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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Nathan McDuell is example of leadership

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UTSA student Nathan McDuell

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(Oct. 9, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Nathan McDuell as Roadrunner of the Month for September 2012. McDuell was nominated by Cristina Dominguez, program coordinator of volunteer services.

A senior majoring in communication, McDuell is from Houston, where he graduated from Pearland High School. With his degree in hand, he hopes to work in public relations and perhaps become an actor.

As vice president of programs for the Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education, and Service (VOICES), McDuell has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This semester, he has organized 15 community-service projects and VOICES has already completed 500 service hours.

According to Dominquez, "Nathan is empathetic, hardworking and dependable. His dedication to his organizations, the institution and the community are evident through the work he has done over his time here at UTSA."

Additionally, McDuell has taken a leadership role as a resident assistant at Chapparal Village and also a Raices peer facilitator for the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center. A role model and educator for both freshmen and returning UTSA students, he is a true example of leadership through service to others.

"Leadership means setting a positive example and encouraging others to become involved on their campus," said McDuell. "Leadership also is striving hard at everything you do."

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions. Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominations should be for actions that positively impact the UTSA community

>> Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.



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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