(Sept. 4, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio is accustomed to setting and breaking records. The campus will be alive with spirit to support 2013 Roadrunners Football the week of each home game. Game week flags and banners will be distributed on Tuesdays and the week will end with Rowdy Rally each Friday afternoon.
Rowdy Rally will begin at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Rowdy the Roadrunner will charge through the University Center Paseo, followed by the UTSA Marching Band. This week's game is 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Alamodome. Remember to "whiteout" and wear your bright whites for this game against Oklahoma State.
The campus will be showered in blue and orange, from UTSA shirts, signs, flags and delicious Orange Crush ice cream floats for the Rowdy Rally. The campus will roar with pride as the football team parades through the Paseo and the University Center, and then loads the buses to go downtown.
"The Rowdy Rally is a way for our students to show support for Roadrunners football," said Zack Dunn, president of the Student Government Association. "It builds excitement for UTSA as a community as we all prepare to face our opponents at the Alamodome the following day."
At the rally, UTSA Athletics will have a booth set up with tailgating information and ticket sales. Spoon and Raven from the Wild 105.7 Spoon Morning Show will broadcast live from the rally.
>> During the Sept. 6 Rowdy Rally, the University community will get its first in-person glimpse of the thousand-pound Rowdy the Roadrunner statue that will be coming to the UTSA Main Campus. The public is invited to view the statue in person, take photos with it and make a donation to Bring Rowdy Home.
>> Find everything you need to know about UTSA football at the UTSA Football Game Day website, including information on tickets, transportation, entertainment and more.
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
Aspiring doctor hopes to change medical attitudes toward obesity-related ailments
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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