(March 16, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center recently hosted the Storytelling Series Luncheon, which is presented each semester to bring together students, faculty and staff in a casual atmosphere to connect and share leadership ideas, experiences and challenges.
This semester's gathering was a special version of the luncheon, which was for men only, as suggested by students who attended the LeaderShape Institute in May 2011. A Women in Leadership luncheon was given last fall. The event included discussion topics such as men in leadership, challenges, stereotypes and role models. Students remarked that it was a rare opportunity for men to discuss these topics and that too often it is presumed that men are born leaders.
There was a mix of UTSA students and administrators with members of the business community including Ed Cantu, director of consumer insights and planning, Lopez Negrete Communications; Curtis Anastasio, CEO, president and director, NuStar Energy; Norman L. Jacobson, physician, community advocate and entrepreneur; Mark Scarnato, retail manager, T-Mobile; Ernest Bromley, chairman and CEO, Bromley Communications; Diego Bernal, city councilman, District 1; Vince Davis, reporter, San Antonio Express-News; Hector Morales, policy director, District 1; and Art Flores, vice president, ArtCom Communications.
More than 44 UTSA students and nine UTSA administrators discussed leadership stories including UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Kevin Price, Associate Dean of Students John Kaulfus, Associate Vice President for Development Eric Gentry, College of Engineering Dean Mauli Agrawal, University Center Business Manager Herb Ganey, College of Business Center for Student Professional Development Director of Student Success Julio Ramos and Director of Outdoor Pursuits Eliot Howard.
Students facilitating discussion at each of nine tables were Matthew Guevara, DeMarcus Lewis, Sean Harris, BJ Winston, Jerome Scott, Bryan Barahona, Harrison Pierce, Charles Miles and Daniel Rossiter.
For more information about this event and other programs, visit the Student Leadership Center at University Center Room 1.002 on the UTSA Main Campus or visit the Student Leadership Center website.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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