(May 18, 2010)--Volunteers from the UTSA Office of Student Activities recently visited the children's hospital at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital to deliver 1,000 origami cranes.
As part of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the volunteers taught children and their parents how to make origami cranes. They also taught them the history of the origami crane and read passages of "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." The book tells the story of a young girl who becomes ill and is told that if she folds 1,000 paper cranes she will be granted a wish for good health.
The student activities offices seeks to foster a community where students complete their education and develop into leaders through involvement in purposeful, innovative experiences facilitated by student development experts. UTSA students receive co-curricular opportunities that foster and recognize leadership, learning and development while promoting a purposeful connection to the UTSA community.
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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