(March 8, 2010)--The Sophomore invasion is coming to a campus near you this week. As a relatively new UTSA tradition introduced in 2007, Sophomore Days aims to make sophomores feel more connected to campus through two days of fun, food and information.
The UTSA Undergraduate Advising Centers and Office of Undergraduate Studies will prove that it is not just the Beatles who can turn a Hard Day's Night into a Magical Mystery Tour, hosting Sophomore Days March 9 at the Main Campus and March 10 at the Downtown Campus.
This year, the fun will be taken to a whole new level when sophomores are given the chance to try their hand at being John, Paul, George or Ringo on "Rock Band: The Beatles." The Beatles experience will kick off in the University Center galleria at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 9 on the Main Campus. In addition to "Rock Band," there will be information fair sponsored by the advising centers and other UTSA offices.
If all of this information leaves sophomores feeling that all they need is lunch -- finger food, snacks and pizza will be provided in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students also can mingle with other students, faculty and alumni.
The sophomore invasion will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 at the Durango Building Student Activities Center on the Downtown Campus. Architecture and public policy majors and other sophomores will be able to see if they have what it takes to be a Beatle, and take advantage of the information on offer.
The Sophomore Days planning committee encourages all sophomores to stop by, learn more about resources and opportunities at UTSA, try their hand at "Rock Band" -- and share in the message that "Sophomores rock!"
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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