(Nov. 22, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center accepted 26 students to attend the 2010 Texas Conference for Women in Houston, Texas. At the George R. Brown Convention Center, the conference hosted more than 7,500 participants. Speakers discussed topics focusing on leadership, professional development and personal growth.
Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 11th annual Texas Conference for Women included inspiring keynote speakers such as TV judge Glenda Hatchett, Leigh Anne Tuohy from "The Blind Side," Dr. Jennifer Arnold from TLC's "The Little Couple" and Olympian Marion Jones.
There were breakout sessions with panel discussions, a career fair with a mentor match program and resume critiques as well as a vendor exhibit. The students commented on the many great opportunities included in the one-day conference and how well organized it was considering the large scale.
"Every presentation was rewarding in some way, leaving me feeling insightful and inspired," said Nicole Reiley, a senior art major.
Samira Lopez, a senior in Mexican-American studies, said, "It was great to see women from all over Texas in one place, and the one thing that spoke to me was the fact that this conference gave women of all ages a chance to improve their professional skills as well as their life skills."
"It was nice to see so many women who were motivated with the one common goal to learn to better themselves as women," said sophomore pre-nursing major Trishauna Hopkins.
Leslieanne Garcia, a senior history major, said "I enjoyed the breakout sessions because they brought different perspectives from each panelist."
DeMarcus Lewis, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said Jennifer Arnold's presentation "was very motivating and inspirational when she shared how she overcame obstacles and achieved her goals."
For more information, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or visit the center in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.
The Spring Research Conference offers graduate and undergraduate students pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts the opportunity to present their original work in a forum of interested and critically engaged minds that is at the same time welcoming and inclusive.
Various locations, Main Campus
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
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