(Aug. 20, 2010)--The 2010 UTSA Fall Convocation ceremony is set for 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. As part of the theme "Sustainable Living," Doug Fine, author of the Freshman Common Reading, "Farewell, My Subaru," will deliver the keynote address and meet students, faculty and staff.
Fine will show pictures of the Funky Butte Ranch and talk about his life since finishing his latest book. "Farewell, My Subaru" has been translated into Chinese, Korean and other languages and garnered Fine his first appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show." The book debuted on the Boston Globe bestseller list in September 2009. Fine now travels around the world speaking about his sustainability realizations and is a regular contributor of adventure and investigative features to National Public Radio.
UTSA Fall Convocation 2010 is the ninth annual ceremony launching the new academic year. An academic convocation can be a significant occasion for student participation, marking a first step in the higher education adventure. The graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the undergraduate experience is a milestone in a journey of lifelong learning.
College orientations and lunch will follow the Convocation ceremony at various locations on the Main Campus. Students from the College of Architecture and the College of Public Policy will be bused to the Downtown Campus for their college orientations and lunch.
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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