(April 11, 2013) -- UTSA will observe National Volunteer Week with April 23-24 events to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. The events will showcase the impact of volunteers at UTSA and in the community.
On April 23, the UTSA Gallery of Student Service will feature a display about service events at the University Center first floor on the Main Campus. On April 24, the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host Volunteer Appreciation Day at the University Center Paseo on the Main Campus; UTSA community members can thank volunteers, while they enjoy free ice cream
UTSA Gallery of Student Service
Students and student organizations are invited to showcase their service events from this year to the UTSA community. Students and student organizations are asked to create a visual representation of their service and the agencies they have worked with. They can focus on one or multiple projects for the display. Displays can feature items such as posters, slideshows, collages or tri-fold display boards. The displays will be at the University Center first floor (near the bookstore) from Tuesday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 24. To register yourself or a student organization, complete a form at RowdyLink on the Volunteer Services page.
UTSA Volunteer Appreciation Day
The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host a Volunteer Appreciation Day event from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the University Center Paseo on the Main Campus. The get-together is to thank UTSA students, faculty and staff for their volunteer service. Free ice cream will be provided.
UTSA students, student organizations, faculty and staff make a huge impact on the San Antonio community by giving thousands of hours to community agencies, neighborhood associations, schools, churches and more. Both events are a chance to celebrate volunteer service and think about new ways to give back.
-------------------------------Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of civic leadership. Observed nationally this year April 21-27, the week draws the support and endorsement of the president, Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.
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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