(Oct. 31, 2012) -- The UTSA community is invited to the 2012 Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. Hosted by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank.
This experiential "banquet" will inform participants about global hunger issues and how to make a difference. More than 38 million Americans lack food, and last year, more than 27 million people used a food bank for emergency food assistance. Hunger is a problem locally and globally. There will be several guest speakers and door prizes given throughout the event. /p>
For those who cannot attend the banquet, canned food can be donated at the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 on the UTSA Main Campus.
According to the OXFAM International website, Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement to build a future free of injustice and poverty. They work directly with communities and seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Oxfam believes that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty. The organization is a community of ordinary people with an extraordinary vision.
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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