(April 2, 2012) -- Fiesta excitement has begun! Beginning this year, official UTSA Fiesta medals are available for $3 while the supply lasts. Buy them now at the Roadrunner Express shop in the University Center on the Main Campus.
This year's UTSA Fiesta medal features an orange-and-blue ribbon and a trumpet player from UTSA's own Spirit of San Antonio marching band on a field of confetti with the "We Are UTSA" tagline below. Running April 19-29, the annual Fiesta centers on the city's century-old parades and celebrations honoring the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.
According to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, medal collecting and trading is one of the most popular Fiesta traditions, going back at least 50 years. No one is sure how the tradition began, but each year, more than 100 nonprofit organizations sell the medals as fundraisers. Local military organizations, private companies, individuals and other institutions create the medals as mementoes.
Roadrunner Express is on the UC Paseo between the fountain courtyard and Rios Golden Cut Salons. The store is a Ticketmaster outlet and also sells discounted Santikos movie tickets, a variety of gift items, balloons, UTSA spirit merchandise and snacks, all at reasonable prices.
Pay for merchandise by interdepartmental transfer (IDT), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, UTSACard or personal check. Store hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, email RRExpress@utsa.edu or call 210-458-6159.
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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