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UTSA Fall Convocation ceremony is 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at Convocation Center

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Doug Fine, author of "Farewell My Subaru"

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(Aug. 19, 2011)--Continuing a tradition initiated in 2002, as part of the UTSA Roadrunner Days welcome events, the 2011 UTSA Fall Convocation ceremony is 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22 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.

>> Unable to attend? View a live videostream during the Fall Convocation ceremony.

The convocation is an opportunity for the university community to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. At the Fall Convocation, new students learn about UTSA academic traditions, hear from an inspiring speaker, celebrate UTSA accomplishments, look to the future and develop pride in UTSA and the UTSA family. This year's convocation will showcase the new Roadrunner Creed.

The keynote speaker for the 2011 Fall Convocation is Doug Fine. Fine's book, "Farewell My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living," will be read by all freshmen for the Common Reading Experience. Having moved to an obscure valley in southern New Mexico to see if he could truly live a sustainable lifestyle, Fine examines in the book whether a digital-age human can live without petroleum but without giving up any of his digital-age comforts.

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Processional participants continental breakfast
University Center Ballroom (1.104)
8-9 a.m.

Academic -rocessional (in academic regalia)
University Center ballroom foyer
9 a.m.

 

 

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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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