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UTSA Student Leadership Center hosts storytelling luncheon on women in leadership


Participants in Storytelling Series Luncheon

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(Oct. 31, 2011) -- With the theme "Women in Leadership," the Storytelling Series Luncheon this semester featured women business leaders and UTSA administrators. Hosted each semester by the UTSA Student Leadership Center, the luncheon brings together students, faculty and staff in a casual atmosphere in which they can share leadership ideas, experiences and challenges. The luncheon included students who attended the LeaderShape institute in May and who suggested the theme for this event.

Besides presentations by the business leaders, discussion topics included double standards for men and women in leadership, women's leadership skills, why women are not represented enough in leadership and how women can support each other in leadership.

Participants included a mix of students and administrators from all levels of leadership. Guests from the San Antonio business community included:

  • Jelynne Burley, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, CPS Energy
  • Nora Silva, senior director, American Heart Association
  • Aaronetta Pierce, president, Premier Artwork Inc.
  • Julie Burgett, vice president of research and development and CEO, Kinetic Concepts Inc.
  • Kathleen Acock, president, Alpha Building Corp.
  • Janice Meyr, president, B&R Supply and Equipment Co.

At the luncheon, UTSA administrators sharing leadership stories including:

  • Gage Paine, vice president for student affairs
  • Marjie French, vice president for university advancement
  • Zwisel Gandia, complex coordinator of housing and residence life
  • Susan Colorado, director of learning communities
  • Melissa Thomas, assistant director of learning assistance and assessment
  • Laura Munroe, director of campus recreation
  • Pesha Mabrie, complex coordinator of housing and residence life

Among 30 UTSA students attending, seven facilitated table discussions on leadership styles including Dez Stansberry, Krystal Nicholson, Tenille Jones, Trishauna Hopkins, Meg Tompkins, LaKendria Ellis and Quachae Thomas.

The Storytelling Series Luncheon is presented once each semester. "Men in leadership" is the theme for next semester's luncheon. For more information on this and other programs, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or go to University Center Suite 1.001 on the Main Campus.



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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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

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Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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