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Faculty, staff: Watch UTSA Fall Convocation webcast at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 27

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(Aug. 23, 2012) -- Continuing a tradition initiated in 2002, UTSA will host the 2012 Fall Convocation ceremony for incoming freshmen at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the Freshman Common Reading, "The Devil's Highway," will deliver the keynote address.

Because of seating limitations in the Convocation Center, faculty and staff are encouraged to watch the ceremony online via live webcast. Also, all faculty, staff and students are invited to the Meet and Greet with Urrea from 1 to 2:30 p.m. that afternoon in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02).

"We know the UTSA community is excited to welcome the Class of 2016," said John Kaulfus, associate dean of students. "We encourage everyone to watch the Fall Convocation online and attend other Roadrunner Days events in person, particularly the President's Picnics and BBQ on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

"Also, please wear the Welcome Class of 2016 buttons that are being distributed throughout campus this week, so we can show our newest Roadrunners that we are here to support their success."



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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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