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UTSA student group The Movement and Nike partner for tennis shoe drive

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(Oct. 6, 2011) -- The Movement, a UTSA student organization, has partnered with Nike to promote sustainability and recycling of old tennis shoes. Movement member Michael Adames created the plan and worked diligently to secure the partnership with Nike.

The Movement and Nike hope to collect 500 used, unwanted athletic shoes to support a Nike recycling program. The shoes will be taken apart and re-used to create new surfaces for sport courts around the nation. Adames also work with the UTSA Recreation Center to set up shoe collection bins at the facility.

Campus Rec and The Movement also will collect shoes at the fourth annual Rowdy Rec 5K Run on Oct. 23. UTSA community members are encouraged to register for the race and bring their old athletic shoes to recycle. The Movement will collect the shoes until late November.

For more information and to get involved in this and other initiatives, visit The Movement website or email TheMVMNT@hotmail.com.

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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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