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Back row: Barry McKinney (UTSA director of student activities) with students Ash Mammen, Victor Hinojosa and Xavier Johnson and John Montoya (UTSA assistant director of student leadership)
Front row: Students Kort Jackson and Kareena Kirlew

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(July 19, 2011)--UTSA Student Government Association officers learned about sustainability efforts at campuses around the country this month when they attended the National Association of Campus Activities Student Government Institute at the University of Denver. They met with student government officers from schools including Washington State, Virginia Tech and University of San Francisco.

"It was inspiring to see so many active student leaders from across the country, all in one location, working towards a common goal of improving campus life and sustainability," said Xavier Johnson, SGA president at UTSA.

The student government institute provides the opportunity to learn about best practices, receive training in specific areas, and network with other student leaders and student affairs professionals. In addition to sustainability, the officers attended sessions on ethics, strategic planning and creative problem solving.

After the conference, the UTSA students explored the environment and did team building by hiking and rock climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

 

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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.

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