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UTSA president invites faculty, staff to SECC Kickoff and Agency Fair Oct. 3

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(Sept. 30, 2011) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo invites UTSA faculty and staff to celebrate the kickoff of the universitys 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign. Last year, UTSA employees donated $254,000 through SECC to support their favorite Texas charities. This year, UTSA aspires to donate $260,000.

>> The 2011 SECC Kickoff and Agency Fair will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. Stop by information tables and learn about many of the agencies that benefit from SECC donations.

At the kickoff, Romo will recognize UTSA departments that achieved 100 percent participation in 2010. He also will introduce the month of SECC events. Bibliophiles, for example, can donate gently used books to the SECC Book Sale, where they will be available for purchase in mid-October. Collection boxes marked "SECC" are available across the UTSA Tri-campuses. Artists and others are invited to donate items to the SECC Silent Auction. See the SECC website for more information.

Held annually in October and conducted in cooperation with United Way, the SECC provides an opportunity for state employees to contribute to Texas charities through their workplace and enjoy the flexibility of selecting a one-time gift or payroll deduction.

This year's giving campaign runs Oct. 3-31. Online donations are encouraged but not required, and employees who make donations will be entered into special prize drawings scheduled throughout the month.

Last year, Texas state employees raised $912,000 for charities.

 

 

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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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