(Jan. 29, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives is about to embark on a series of road trips to support college-bound South Texans. Its Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will help prospective college students and their families prepare college admission applications and financial aid forms.
The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015.
The UTSA Mobile Go Center tour schedule includes:
Jan. 31, Calallen High School, Calallen
Feb. 19, Sharyland High School, Sharyland
Feb. 21, C.C. Winn High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 22, Eagle Pass High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 26, United High School, Laredo
Feb. 27, J.B. Alexander High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, United South High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, L.B. Johnson High School, Laredo
"Research shows that students who complete a FAFSA are more likely to go on to college," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA assistant vice president for P-20 initiatives. "The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs."
Manuel Maldonado from the Office of P-20 Initiatives and representatives from the admissions and financial aid offices will staff the UTSA Mobile Go Center.
"The selected sites are high schools across South Texas that can benefit from our additional assistance in removing barriers to higher education based on previous data," said Belinda Saldana, director of community outreach in the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We look forward to visiting more South Texas communities and informing students about UTSA through our UTSA Mobile Go Center outreach efforts."
>> To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Saldana, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2904. To schedule the Mobile Go Center in the San Antonio area, visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.
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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