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Univision, UTSA Athletics host 'Realities of Recruiting' phone bank May 20

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(May 19, 2010)--KWEX Univision 41 and the UTSA Athletics Department will hold a "Realities of Recruiting" phone bank from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20. Univision 41 is on channel 8 on AT&T U-verse, Grande Communication and Time Warner Cable.

The phone bank will begin with an interview with UTSA President Ricardo Romo, a Fox Tech High School and University of Texas at Austin graduate who became UTSA's first Hispanic president in 1999. Former UTSA men's basketball player David President also will discuss his experiences as a recruited student-athlete from Temple High School and now as a high school coach in Marble Falls.

Throughout the two-hour event, viewers can call 877-614-4141 and ask questions about college athletics. Four phones will be answered by Spanish-speaking representatives of the UTSA Athletics Department, football equipment manager Mike Villa, assistant soccer coach Janio Cabezas, assistant sports information director Carlos Valdez and football student assistant Oscar Garcia, while two additional lines will be manned by English speakers, assistant athletic director for compliance Josh Daume and head soccer coach Steve Ballard.

This event is part of Univision's "Es El Momento" ("The Moment Is Now") initiative focused on high school graduation, college readiness and completion and parental and community involvement. KWEX Univision 41 is part of the Univision Television Group, which operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico and is owned by Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.

 

 

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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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