Thursday, August 27, 2015

Meet a Roadrunner: UTSA alum Chris Anderson

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(July 9, 2013) -- Meet Chris Anderson. Over the next year, Chris will be learning the ins and outs of city government as a City of San Antonio Management Fellow.

Chris is the first UTSA alum to achieve a placement in this nationally recognized, fiercely competitive program.

"I'm really proud to have been chosen to participate," said Anderson. He is one of three fellows chosen this year from a pool of 167 applicants. "I'm thrilled to be able to demonstrate the quality of education I received at UTSA."

Chris will spend his first four months in the Management and Budget Office before moving on to another department. While working with the City, he will see first-hand the challenges that city governments face every day while also learning about innovative solutions to solve them.

Chris is a graduate of the UTSA Master of Public Administration program and has dedicated his life to helping the public. Prior to his acceptance into the program, Chris worked as a case manager for the San Antonio Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency. He said the work he did there encouraged him to apply for the fellowship program.

"I'm interested in the positive impact I can make on others through public service," said Chris. "This fellowship is the perfect way to not only prepare myself for the next stage of my career but also sharpen my skills as an adaptable and dependable leader in my community."

Do you know someone at UTSA is completing an interesting internship? Email us at social@utsa.edu so we might consider your submission for our next installment of Meet a Roadrunner.

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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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Aug. 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

25Veinticinco exhibit opening reception

This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus

Aug. 28, 12 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

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Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus


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