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(March 29, 2011)--The UTSA Student Leadership Institute will select approximately 60 students to participate in the LeaderShape Institute, a rare opportunity for students to discover and focus on their passion. As the first at UTSA, the institute will run May 8-13; the deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 29.

>> Apply at the LeaderShape Institute website.

The institute is for students who are not satisfied accepting the world as they know it and tired of living a would-a, should-a, could-a existence. As a leader you will no longer have a to-do list, but rather a to-be list. The action is the result of the desire and passion of the person.

Over six days in the LeaderShape Institute, students will explore what is important to them and learn how they can make a difference at UTSA, in San Antonio, in Texas or the world. All the students needs is to be aware of something they care about and the willingness to be guided as they narrow their focus and create an action plan.

Participants will be divided into groups of 10 -- or Family Clusters. Guiding, supporting and challenging these clusters will be the Cluster Facilitators. Each facilitator will apply and be selected to participate in the institute. Cluster Facilitators will be UTSA faculty, staff and advisers.

At the end of the six days, students will have a tangible blueprint for their personal action plan. LeaderShape fills their leadership toolbox and then draws out how to use those tools. The week will challenge the student and "rebuild" them into individuals with "a healthy disregard for the impossible."

For more information, contact the UTSA Student Leadership Center at 210-458-7967, in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus, or "like" them on Facebook.


Statements from some LeaderShape Institute participants:

"My vision is for a world where all children are born with the right to education and the opportunity to be empowered by knowledge."

"My vision is a world where no man, woman or child ever suffers because of HIV/AIDS."

"My vision is to focus on a way to eliminate deaths caused by a lack of knowledge about early detection of cancer."



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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