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(Jan. 30, 2012) -- The UTSA Spring Volunteer Opportunities Fair is a great time for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with community service and volunteerism on and off campus. The event is 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the University Center adjacent to the bookstore on the UTSA Main Campus.

Representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp CAMP, Fisher House, Girls Inc., Guide Dogs of Texas, KLRN TV, Habitat for Humanity, Triple-H Equitherapy, VITA and UTSA VOICES will be at the event, along with reps from more than 30 other agencies and organizations to answer questions about volunteer opportunities.

There will be door prizes throughout the event. Whether you are looking for a one-time event, an ongoing opportunity or projects for large groups, there will be something for you at the Volunteer Opportunities Fair.

For more information about volunteer programs, contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at or 210-458-4770, or go to University Center Room 2.01.04 on the Main Campus.

To stay up to date with the latest volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community, follow @UTSAvolunteers on Twitter.



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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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