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UTSA hosts National Night Out to raise awareness of crime prevention programs

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(Oct. 4, 2010)--The UTSA Police Department will host the annual National Night Out beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus. The UTSA community is invited to the community awareness program to enjoy speakers, free snacks, giveaways and prize drawings.

An opening ceremony will include remarks by UTSA Head Football Coach Larry Coker and UTSA Police Chief Steve Barrera with performances by the UTSA cheerleaders and dance team.

The goal of National Night Out is to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention programs. Local and campus community representatives will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and have fun in promoting a safer community in which to live, learn and work. By getting involved, everyone can make a difference.

The event strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending the message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Event co-sponsors include UTSA Athletics, Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Services, Student Activities, Bookstore and Student Judicial Affairs, along with Frost Bank and the National Weather Service.

For more information, call 210-458-6974.



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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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