(Nov. 14, 2012) -- "What do they say about Texas women? They are feisty, fun and get things done!" said Brene Brown, one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 Texas Conference for Women. You could say the same thing about UTSA students.
The UTSA Student Leadership Center sponsored 30 UTSA students at the Texas Conference for Women Oct. 24 at the Austin Convention Center. More than 5,000 participants heard nationally recognized speakers share their wisdom and expertise on a range of personal and professional topics.
Hosted by Texas first lady Anita Perry, the 13th annual conference included inspiring keynote speakers such as Charlotte Beers, Cathie Black, Brene Brown and Gretchen Rubin. There were breakout sessions with panelists, a health and wellness pavilion, vendor exhibit hall and a career pavilion with a mentor match program and resume critique.
The Student Leadership Center selected a diverse group of students to represent the university. The students said there was much information to absorb at the one-day conference and that they enjoyed the keynote speakers and their motivating messages.
"I would definitely recommend the conference to other students. I was very inspired and want other women to feel the same way I feel today," said Tara Borth, a freshman studying communication.
"This conference provided me with a totally different view on leadership and how women interact in the workplace," said sophomore finance major Zack Dunn. "There were viewpoints expressed on this trip that I had previously never been exposed to. I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere and energy of the conference."
"There was an overall positive atmosphere that was inspiring and motivating," said Salma Mendez, a freshman international business student.
"It is a great way to gain motivation and courage. Women talked about their obstacles and how they succeeded in getting past them," said Linda Mukumbuta, a senior studying public health. "Students face many similar obstacles."
According to senior political science major Nancy Diaz, "All UTSA students should be interested in conferences like this. UTSA women in particular can greatly benefit from the career advice and motivation."
>> To learn more about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or their office in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
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
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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