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UTSA students benefit from new Student Leadership Center programs


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.


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.



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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