Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UTSA students benefit from new Student Leadership Center programs

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From left are UTSA students Ana Navarro, Leslie Garcia, Bryan Barahona and Maritza Villegas

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(Nov. 5, 2010)--The new UTSA Student Leadership Center recently sent four UTSA students -- Ana Navarro, Leslie Garcia, Bryan Barahona and Maritza Villegas -- to the 2010 Adelante Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair. The conference hosts students from across the country and provides networking opportunities to build student confidence for today's competitive job market. Students return to their campuses after developing leadership and communication skills ready to make an impact in their community.

Ana Navarro, a sophomore studying international business, hopes to contribute to the economic development of third-world countries after completing her degree at UTSA. At the conference, she found the workshops very helpful and enjoyed the networking activities. "It felt like I had known everyone forever, and even though it had only been a couple of days, we were almost like a family," said Navarro.

Leslie Garcia, a senior studying history, plans to work in the education field and attend graduate school. At the conference, she was excited to meet others with similar interests and goals and to establish numerous professional contacts.

Bryan Barahona, a sophomore in architecture, is a leader in the UTSA Orientation and Family program. He was inspired by the speakers and learned a great deal about how to prepare for the workforce.

Maritza Villegas, a senior pursuing a degree in Mexican-American studies, plans to work for a nonprofit organization or attend graduate school. She benefited from the resume review and said the conference put her mind on track for her goals after graduation. "The team building exercises got you to work together and talk about what leadership means to you," she noted.

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The Student Leadership Center is accepting applications to attend the Texas Conference for Women. The event is Nov. 10 in Houston. The conference provides opportunities for professional development, networking and personal growth. It is another excellent opportunity for UTSA students to gain skills that to benefit their campus and community.

For more information about the conference and Student Leadership Center programs, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or their office in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

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Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
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Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
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Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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