(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.
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.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), 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
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with a leaning towards dark comedy. Dr. William McCrary directs. $15 tickets $10 students military seniors 55+ with IDs $8 groups of ten or more in any price level. There will be a second show Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are members of the Helotes Area Community Band and are proud to present a special Tapestry of Concert Band Classics. The event is free and open to the community.
John Marshall High School Auditorium, 8000 Lobo Lane, San Antonio
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