(April 23, 2010)--The UTSA Alumni Association will host AuthorSpeak! with Robert Quackenbush, popular author and illustrator of more than 170 books for young readers. The talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 13 in the home of Joyce and Richard Harris. Reservations are $10.
Quackenbush is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. In April 1998, he received a Gradiva Award for his book "Batbaby," voted best children's book of the year by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He resides in New York City with his wife and son Piet, who has been the inspiration for many of his stories.
Quackenbush's story characters are known all over the world. He is usually introduced to audiences of both children and adults as the father of Henry the Duck, Detective Mole, Miss Mallard, Pete Pack Rat, Sheriff Sally Gopher and many more.
AuthorSpeak! is a popular and casual evening gathering where a local or well-known author speaks to UTSA alumni and friends at the home of an alumnus. The author chats and signs his or her books, and refreshments are served.
To make a reservation for AuthorSpeak!, visit the UTSA Alumni Programs website.
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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