Thursday, November 26, 2015


Meet a Roadrunner: Nathanael Holliday, UTSA alumnus, University College


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(May 15, 2013) -- Meet Nathanael Holliday. He's one of UTSA's newest alums.

While an undergrad, the Air Force veteran was an avid student of American history.

But, outside the classroom, Holliday was better known for his skills in audio engineering and electronic music production. His unique musical repertoire includes blends such as "The Feast," "Space Mass," "Urban Birds," a cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here…" and "Serendipity." The electronic mixes, which can be heard at the Sound Cloud and Reverbnation websites, are characterized by sounds of nature.

Through the UTSA Multidisciplinary Studies program, Holliday customized a degree plan to his unique strengths. The program allows undergrads to combine courses from three subject areas, provided one is offered through the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Students take six courses in the first focus area and five courses in the subsequent disciplines. He pursued a customized degree program with concentrations in history, music and French.

Holliday now intends to pursue a law degree and a Ph.D. in history, endeavors which are no surprise to Kristi Meyer, whom he worked with in the UTSA Graduation Initiatives office.

"As an employee, Nathanael demonstrated a keen attention to detail, and he really took the time to think through tasks in order to cover all potential challenges and obstacles," said Meyer. "He applied this same kind of critical thinking and careful planning to his school work, which is why he was such a successful student. He is exactly the kind of student, and worker, who is making UTSA such a great place. "

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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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