(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.
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory
This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium. The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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