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UTSA College of Public Policy, League of Women Voters host candidate forum

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(Feb. 14, 2014) -- The UTSA College of Public Policy and the League of Women Voters of San Antonio will host a Bexar County Judge Candidate Forum at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Free parking will be available in lot D3 under Interstate 35.

The forum will include the four candidates in the primary election for county judge. The candidates will discuss their positions and take questions from the audience.

The candidates are:

  • Tommy Adkisson (D)
  • Gerard Ponce (R)
  • Carlton Soules (R)
  • Nelson Wolff (D)

"While the league remains nonpartisan, we strongly encourage informed and active participation in government, and this event is an important part of engaging with the community to bring them access to their potential representatives," said Phyllis Ingram, League of Women Voters president.

"This is an opportunity for citizens to receive information and have their questions answered, as well as for students to take a lead role in community outreach, both of which are vital to our mission," said Francine Romero, associate dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy.

Student organizations including the UTSA Student Government Association, the Public Administration Student Organization (PASO) and the national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, are co-sponsors of the forum and will have members on hand to participate in the event.

>> The forum prefaces early voting, which runs Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28. The joint primary election is March 4.

For more information, call 210-458-3213.



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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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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