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UTSA Community Connect magazine is available now online

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(April 18, 2014) -- The second issue of Community Connect, a magazine providing a snapshot of UTSA's multifaceted involvement with the community, is now available online.

The inter-departmental stories cover topics as diverse as the communities they touch. Here are links to some of the stories:

"At UTSA, community engagement is part of our DNA," said Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for community services. "Community Connect showcases some of the many remarkable efforts undertaken by our devoted faculty, staff and students, who constantly strive to improve the quality of life for individuals and the community at large."

 

 

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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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