(Aug. 14, 2014) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center will host the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new office from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 at University Center Room 1.00.40 -- the new facility on the ground floor faces the paseo. The open house is free and open to the public.
Guests can learn about the many opportunities offered by the UTSA Student Leadership Center including annual participation in the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience and the Texas Conference for Women.
The center facilitates and provides intentional and purposeful leadership encounters for students through education, engagement and experience. The new location will better provide leadership programming and national conference experiences for students. SLC offers a variety of resources for developing student leaders across the university.
"My work with the UTSA Student Leadership Center allows me the opportunity to help other students develop," said Embler Igwe, student assistant at the center and political science major with a minor in legal studies. "I have the opportunity to work in a supportive, creative environment. The best part about working at the center is that I have a hand in the creation of tomorrow's leaders."
In addition to the grand reopening, the center will reunite graduates from its annual LeaderShape institutes, a six-day program that teaches students how to lead with integrity and positively impact the world. Approximately 240 UTSA students have completed the institute since its inception.
The UTSA Student Leadership Grand Reopening is part of UTSA Roadrunner Days, the official kick-off of the new academic year running Aug. 22-29 at the Main and Downtown campuses. The events celebrate the start of the new school year and give students an opportunity to preview campus life and connect with UTSA resources and traditions.
For more information, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.
For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days 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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