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In Brief: Texas State Net Impact selected for Up to Us competition

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 9, 2015

Texas State University's Net Impact team from the McCoy College of Business Administration has been named one of 44 universities selected to compete in the Up to Us initiative, educating peers about the $17 trillion national debt.

The event runs until Feb. 20, which includes events on campus and in the classrooms.

For the third successive year, student teams have joined Up to Us (www.itsuptous.org), a nationwide campus competition that gives young leaders a voice on fiscal issues. The competition, sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (www.cgiu.org) and Net Impact (netimpact.org), will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country to increase awareness and engagement among their peers on an issue critical to their future: the nation’s long-term fiscal health and economic strength.

Each team of up to five members will develop a campaign to educate and engage their campus community on America’s growing long-term fiscal challenges and how they impact their future opportunities. Campus campaigns will run through Feb. 20. At the end of the four-week campaign, each team will be assessed by a panel of distinguished judges on their effectiveness in raising awareness and inspiring action on campus and beyond. The winning team will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize, in addition to being recognized by President Clinton at the upcoming CGI U 2015 meeting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, which will take place from March 6-8.