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UTSA students attend Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference

Black Student Leadership Conference

UTSA group at Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference

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(Feb. 8, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center sent 37 students to the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) hosted Jan. 19-22 at Texas A&M University in College Station. In the UTSA group were five SBSLC 2011 alumni invited to return for the Advanced Leadership Institute.

Participants were selected from across the colleges for a diverse representation of UTSA. With more than 600 participants and the theme "In Pursuit of Refinement," the 25th annual conference included inspiring speakers, workshops, an entertainment night, a social and a closing banquet.

The students were challenged to bring their experiences back to UTSA to better serve the community. The students kept journals during the conference to reflect on the experience; the journals will be passed on to students attending the event next year.

"During one of our sessions, we talked about the problems of our university and the ways to solve these problems," said LaKendria Ellis, an Advanced Leadership Institute participant from UTSA. "It was encouraging to know that we all were facing the same issues and the various approaches we were taking to solve them. I instantly felt less defeated and was ready to fight the good fight."

"I will bring back advice and knowledge from the keynote speakers, as well as a larger appreciation of a culture I originally knew little about historically," said UTSA student Ezinne Oparanozie. "This is by far the best leadership conference I have ever attended."

For more information about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or go to University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.

 

 

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Events
Aug. 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

25Veinticinco exhibit opening reception

This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus

Aug. 28, 12 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus


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