(Aug. 3, 2011)--The museum store at the Institute of Texan Cultures is having an end-of-summer sale for UTSA employees through Sunday, Aug. 7. Faculty and staff members can enjoy a 30-percent discount on all items in the store excluding snacks and bottled water.
The museum store at the ITC carries a wide selection of products including UTSA attire, Texas-themed clothing, neckties and jewelry. There are various decorative items including Western-themed statuettes and kitchenwares, and a small selection of holiday items with a limited supply of the Institute of Texan Cultures commemorative ornament.
The ITC museum store is an excellent source for books on Texas history and culture including specific ethnicities and outstanding individuals. Other available books include folktales and anthologies with stories from around the world, and books on Texas fare such as barbecue and Texas-based food companies.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd. The museum is easily accessible off Durango Boulevard with plenty of nearby parking.
Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.
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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