(Oct. 23, 2013) -- The C-SPAN Bus, an interactive, multimedia learning center, will make a stop on its nationwide tour at The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
Tours of the bus, which will be parked in the Frio Street Building Circle, and use of its multimedia learning resources are free and open to the public.
The C-SPAN Bus brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide and teaches the public to get involved in the political process, regardless of party affiliation. The bus features politically focused educational programming and state-of-the-art resources presented via HDTVs, HD production equipment, touch-screen computers, laptops and mobile devices.
The bus visits educate visitors about C-SPAN's extensive public affairs coverage, its programming distribution and its Web offerings including more than 200,000 hours of archived public affairs video and its comprehensive biography series on the lives of the first ladies. Interactive quizzes test visitors' knowledge of the political process, exploring each branch of government.
For more information, visit the C-SPAN website.
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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