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UTSA hosts Black History Knowledge Bowl April 7 in Main Building

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(March 29, 2010)--The UTSA Black Faculty and Staff Association will host the second annual Black History Knowledge Bowl at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 in the Main Building Auditorium (0.104) on the Main Campus. Eight student teams of three will test their historical knowledge of African American history, while completing for cash prizes.

Open to all UTSA students, up to eight teams of three students can participate. Registration is through March 31; when registering, include a team name.

>> Register at the UTSA Black History Bowl Web site.

The grand prize is $900 and the second-place team will win $300. All participants will receive a consolation prize for their participation. To participate, each team must pay a commitment fee of $15 (or $5 per team member).

Students can pick up study questions beginning April 1 in the Business Building Computer Lab (2.01.20) on the Main Campus.

For more information, contact Almond Dillard at 210-458-7644.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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