(Sept. 29, 2017) -- Four doctoral students from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development are recipients of the Peter T. Flawn Research Fellowship from the UTSA Graduate School. The funds from the fellowship will be used toward the students’ doctoral studies and research.
“Dr. Flawn’s ‘war on mediocrity’ promoted higher standards for both the faculty and the students,” said Elizabeth Rivas, award recipient and doctoral student in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies. “I am honored to have received this fellowship because this is a cause that is very important to me as an educator. I, too, believe in promoting higher standards.”
Rivas, an instructional coach at Harlandale Independent School District, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language. Her research area includes decolonial epistemologies of Latina social studies teachers working in public institutions.
Misty Ferguson, a fellowship recipient, is also pursuing her doctoral degree in Culture, Literacy, and Language. Her research explores the power of playful teaching for students of all ages.
“My dissertation looks at how implementing elements of play into the high school language classroom may improve learning and the secondary school experience, especially for English learners,” said Ferguson. “This fellowship increases the scope of possibilities for me in terms of presenting my research.”
Marina Vladimir, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, also received the Peter T. Flawn Research Fellowship. Her research interests include trauma work, childhood sexual abuse, multicultural considerations in counseling, and immigration.
“As an international student, I pay out-of-state tuition with additional fees. This fellowship has helped me to cover these expenses, which has been a significant financial support,” said Vladimir. “I am honored to receive this fellowship and appreciate the College of Education and Human Development for its commitment to offer financial support to UTSA students.”
Shawna Corley, a graduate student in the Department of Counseling pursuing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, also received the Flawn Fellowship.
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Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus