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UTSA hosts pre-game family event Nov. 9 at Downtown Campus

Kids and Sibs

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(Nov. 7, 2013) -- UTSA will host the annual "Kids and Sibs" pre-game event from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 in Bill Miller Plaza at the Downtown Campus.

The free and public event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board as part of UTSA Family Weekend, Nov. 8-9.

"This special event is a unique bonding experience for students and families while building connections to the university and forming lasting memories through interactive programs," said Keith Pilger, coordinator of student activities at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The event will feature a Dr. Seuss and the Lorax theme emphasizing sustainability. There will be a magician, the Doodle Train, inflatables, a balloon artist, crafts and a photo booth.

Free breakfast will be provided, and the first 100 visitors to check in will receive free bus tokens to ride VIA shuttles to and from the Alamodome for the football game.

>> For a complete list of events, visit the UTSA Family Weekend website.

>> For more information about "Kids and Sibs," contact Keith Pilger at 210-458-2836.



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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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