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UTSA Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 5-9

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(April 6, 2010)--The UTSA Graduate Student Association (GSA) will host the first Graduate Student Appreciation Week beginning April 5 with the second annual Graduate Project Competition and ending Friday, April 9 with a reception and awards ceremony.

Thirty-five graduate students from various disciplines will participate in this year's competition. Graduate student projects will be on display all week in the Retama Auditorium galleria on the University Center second floor on the Main Campus.

There will be a poster viewing session open to the UTSA community with the presenters available to answer questions from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Oral presentations are scheduled April 7-8. Video and music entries will be spotlighted during a graduate student-faculty mixer April 7.

The GSA will host three information sessions: Applying to Graduate School, Managing Group Presentations and Making Yourself Marketable with a Graduate Degree.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is sponsored by the UTSA Graduate School, Teaching and Learning Center, Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success, Career Center, Alumni Association and other supporting organizations from the greater San Antonio community.

For more information, e-mail GSA President Carla Pezzia or contact GSA adviser John Shaffer at 210-458-4111.



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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

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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