(Feb. 22, 2013) -- As part of Black History Month, UTSA hosted the 2013 Black History Knowledge Bowl on Feb. 26 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the UTSA Main Campus. Student teams competed in tests of their knowledge of African-American history. The event fosters UTSA's core values of inclusiveness, collaboration, respect, innovation and excellence.
The first-place winners were Team Troika, who received $1,200. Team members were:
The second-place winners were Team UTSA, who won $600. Team members were:
The third-place winners were Pro Rec, who received $300. Team members were:
Black History Month is an annual celebration in the United States and other countries to recognize the contributions of African-Americans and their role in history. The celebration, originally a week long, was developed by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to one month.
The UTSA 2013 Knowledge Bowl is presented by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Recruitment, Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and Humanities, African-American Studies Program, Consortium for Social Transformation, University Center, UTSA Advising, UTSA Athletics, UTSA Bookstore, UTSA Colleges, UTSA Professor Amir Karimi (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Ztejas restaurant.
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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