(June 1, 2011)--Running Aug. 19-27, Roadrunner Days is the official kick-off for the new school year with a wide selection of free, fun and spirited events to welcome new and returning students with a look at campus life.
All events are created to help students become engaged in the university community and to contribute to student success.
>> Students, faculty and staff can learn all about UTSA Roadrunner Days at the official website.
Highlights of this year's activities include a comedy show featuring Ross Mathews (from "Chelsea Lately" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"). Widely known as "Ross the Intern," Mathews has interviewed Olympic athletes, Super Bowl champions and numerous Hollywood stars.
Doug Fine, author of "Farewell, My Suburu," will provide the keynote address at the UTSA Fall Convocation, which will launch the week. Fine's book discusses sustainability and is the freshman common reading this year.
The week also includes the ICE Block Party, where students from various backgrounds and shared cultures can meet, hosted by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement (ICE) Center.
The week's events give new students opportunities to preview UTSA campus life, learn about resources to ease the transition to college, experience the excitement of the growing campuses and meet other new students.
Returning students will enjoy many of the activities as well and are welcome to participate in these free events. Faculty and staff also are invited to attend most of the events.
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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