(May 25, 2011)--The UTSA Mexican American Studies S tudent Organization (MASSO) will host the Youth Conference for Higher Education from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The conference will include workshops, panel discussions and activities centering around the roles that community, consciousness and culture play in the lives of students in higher education. Workshop topics will include health and consciousness, community and activism, and creative expression.
Attendees will be provided with the tools and knowledge to maneuver themselves with greater confidence through the higher education system following graduation from high school. Students from various experiences will have the opportunity to voice their needs and desires in relation to their higher education and academic aspirations.
MASSO has sponsored university, community and political events benefiting UTSA students and the San Antonio community. With the group's mission of encouraging cultural pride, cultural awareness and community activism, the conference's goal is to help students bridge the gap between high school and higher education. Created by students for students, the conference will offer strategies and tools that will help make the transition with greater confidence from high school to college.
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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