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2009-2010 UPCOMING EVENTS
Book Club Meeting: September Selection
September 10, 2009, Thursday
Texas Union
Board of Directors Room, Rm 4.118
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book:
Dirty Girls on Top by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Review:
"...about trying to figure it all out - sex, love, careers, friendship, motherhood. And, in the end, if your fingers are crossed and the planets are in alignment, having it come out just the way it should."
Contact:
Annela Lopez
Holiday Fiesta Committee Meeting:
September 24, 2009, Thursday
Main Building (MAI), Room 206
Noon - 1:00p.m.
 
Contact:
Leea Mechling
HFSA Fit Event: 4-Mile Walk
September 26, 2009, Saturday
Meet under Mopac Bridge.
8:00a.m.
Event:
4-Mile Walk along the shores of Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake).
Contact:
Enrique Romo
General Meeting: Día de la Raza
October 13, 2009, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Día de la Raza
Description:
Lilia Rosas will speak on the historical trajectory of Día de la Raza; its origins, significance, and different manifestations especially in the US.
Rene Valdez will connect the significance of Día de la Raza to the cultural, political, and artistic work of the Resistencia Bookstore and Red Salmon Arts.
Both speakers will read a poem honoring Día de la Raza and those who came before us.
Featuring:
Lilia RosasA queer Chicana feminist and educator, Lilia Rosas is originally from Albany, California in the San Francisco Bay Area, but has lived in Austin, Texas for over a decade. Since 2004, she has served as a volunteer and is now the administrator for the Austin non-profit organization, Red Salmon Arts, that is dedicated to Chicana/o, Latina/o, and indigenous cultural arts programming. Lilia is also a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, a recipient of the Coalition for Western Women’s History Irene Ledesma Prize, and doctoral candidate in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, "(De)sexing Prostitution: Race, Politics, and the Reform of Sex Work in Progressive Texas, 1889-1920" examines not only the participation of African American and Mexican American women in sex work but also the surrounding social movements that converged in Texas in the Progressive Era. Her research interests include comparative ethnic and queer studies, with an emphasis on narratives of sexuality.
Rene ValdezHailing from El Paso, Texas, Rene Valdez is a working-class Chicano cultural worker, community organizer, and media activist, who migrated to Austin in the late 1990's. He began as a volunteer for both Red Salmon Arts (RSA), a literary/cultural arts non-profit organization, and community-based Resistencia Bookstore. Since 2000, he has worked closely as a student, political comrade, and caring son of Xicanindio elder poet/human rights activist raúlrsalinas. Rene is the Executive Director of Red Salmon Arts and one of the many caretakers of Resistencia Bookstore. For the past three years, he has co-facilitated the intensive writing workshops of the RSA project, Save Our Youth (SOY), at Johnston High School and Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center.
Resistencia Bookstore Resistencia Bookstore, is a neighborhood center for aspiring writers, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983. Specializing in Native, Chicano-Mexicano, Latino, African-American, gay and lesbian, feminist and children's bilingual literaure, the bookstore also provides a meeting space for community organizations and hosts a variety of cultural, political, and literary events.
In recent years, the bookstore sponsored/endorsed readings and political forums that included nationally and internationally known writers, human rights activists, and indigenous artists such as Puerto Rican nationalists poet Rafael Cancel Miranda, Chicana/o Indian syndicated journalists/writers from San Antonio Patricia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez, Miguel Algarin, CNN urban affairs correspondent/author Maria Hinojosa, and Mexico correspondent and Zapatista chronicler John Ross.
Located in the heart of the south-side, Resistencia Bookstore has also provided space for grassroots organizational activity by various groups like the Austin Cuba Committee, the Leonard Peltier Support Group, and El Comite en Solidaridad con Chiapas y Mexico; as well as hosting Pastors and Veterans for Peace delegations to Cuba and Nicaragua.

Resistencia Bookstore
1801-A South First St.
Austin, Tex. 78704
512-416-8885

Red Salmon ArtsRed Salmon Arts (RSA) is a Native American/Chicana/o based cultural arts organization with a history of working within indigenous communities of Austin since 1983. RSA provides a safe haven for youth literacy, the arts, and cultural exchange. RSA has a history of successfully nurturing the creative efforts of Austin’s emerging writers and artists. In addition, RSA has an established record of fostering rich cultural exchange by bringing renowned writers, poets, musicians, artists, and quality cultural events to underserved south and east Austin communities.
Professional Development Workshop
October 21, 2009, Wednesday
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ)
10th Floor Conference Room
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Further your professional development through competencies and "CareerSmart"
Description:
A presentation by Tom Rapp, Staff Development Program Coordinator, Human Resource Services, to help you use competencies and Career Smart to further your professional development.
HFSA Fit Event: Wild Basin Hike
October 25, 2009, Sunday
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
805 N. Capitol of Texas Hwy.
Meet in the small parking lot at the head of the trail.
9:00a.m.
Event:
Hike the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve! Beginners, spouses, children, and significant others are all welcome!
Contact:
Grace Pratt
Conversational Spanish Meetup
October 29, 2009, Thursday
Texas Union
Chicano Culture Room, 4.206
Noon - 1:00p.m.
New Constitution Town Hall Meeting
October 29, 2009, Thursday
Mezes Hall (MEZ)
Room B0.306
4:00 - 5:30p.m.
Contact:
Grace Pratt
General Meeting: Día de los Muertos
November 10, 2009, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book Club Meetup: November Selection
November 12, 2009, Thursday
Texas Union
Chicano Culture Room, Room 4.206
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book:
Amigoland by Oscar Casares
Synopsis:
"In a small town on the Mexican border live two brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. Stubborn and independent, they now must face the facts: they are old, and they have let a family argument stand between them for too long. Don Celestino's good-natured housekeeper encourages him to make amends — while he still can. They secretly liberate Don Fidencio from his nursing home and travel into Mexico to solve the mystery at the heart of their dispute: the family legend of their grandfather's kidnapping. As the unlikely trio travels, the brothers learn it's never too late for a new beginning."
Featuring:
Oscar Casares, Author

Contact:
Annela Lopez
Professional Development Workshop
November 17, 2009, Tuesday
North Office Building A (NOA)
Rooms 5.318 A and B
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Speaking in Front of People
Description:
Making effective presentations is a skill that can advance careers and improve business relationships. Whether you want to share your ideas or sell your product, the ability to convey your message in a clear and understandable way will persuade your audience to believe in your ideas and take action. In order to persuade your audience, you need to be a confident public speaker. Unfortunately, many people suffer from fear of speaking in front of others. This presentation will teach you how to turn your fear into energy.
Featuring:
Pat Schnee, Lead Trainer and Curriculum Coordinator, Pat Schnee is the Lead Trainer and Curriculum Coordinator for The University of Texas at Austin's Professional Development Center. She has more than 20 years of broad-based experience encompassing management training, business and program development, operations and staff management, in private, governmental and non-profit organizations in both domestic and international markets. Some of the curriculum she has created and taught is in the areas of Communication, Diversity, Multigenerational, Teambuilding, Positive Workplace, Conflict Management, Presentation Skills and Train the Trainer. She has performed on-site company assessments to identify and define individual training needs, resulting in full implementation of company training programs and workshops that both reinforce corporate missions and enhance day-to-day operations. Pat is a skilled communicator and keynote speaker.
Prior to joining PDC, her experience as a professional coach, training film producer, business owner, and business consultant has given her a broad understanding of human behavior and how interaction can effect or influence a positive working environment. She holds a Bachelor of Science/Social Services degree from Mary Hardin Baylor University, continued graduate work in Business and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin, and Hispanic Language and Culture from Nichols State University, Puebla, Mexico.
Professional Development Center, Continuing and Innovative Education

Contact:
RSVP to Carmen Guerra
General Meeting: Holiday Fiesta - Luz de Esperanza
December 4, 2009, Friday
Recreational Sports Center (RSC)
Room 2.104
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Live and Silent Auction Donations:
The HFSA Scholarship Committee is soliciting donations of items to be auctioned. All proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association - Jamail/Long Challenge Grant Scholarship endowment fund.
Holiday Assistance Program
Application Deadline:
December 1, 2009, Tuesday

Distribution Date:
December 15, 2009, Tuesday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Glenn Maloney Room
Ground Level, Room G1.310
2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Food Drive:
The HFSA Holiday Assistance Program Committee is soliciting canned goods or money (for grocery gift cards) for our annual Holiday Dinner Program. Collection boxes are available campus-wide.
♦ If you have a collection box in your area, please post the Food Drive sign on your box.
Professional/Leadership Development Workshop
January 13, 2010, Wednesday
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ)
10th Floor Conference Room
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Keep Your Talent Alive
Description:
The workshop will discuss Succession Planning. Assessing your organizational talent pool is a crucial step in determining what your business will need in knowledge and technological skills for the future. A talent pool program helps in hiring new employees, growing talent, and retaining talent. Most importantly, understanding what the organization wants and expects vs. what the employee wants and expects, will direct you by aligning employees’ needs with organizational goals. The 21st century demands change and a well developed and implemented succession plan helps keep your organization from doing business the way you "have always done it" and puts you in the forefront of a competitive global marketplace.
Featuring:
Pat Schnee, Lead Trainer and Curriculum Coordinator, Pat Schnee is the Lead Trainer and Curriculum Coordinator for The University of Texas at Austin's Professional Development Center. She has more than 20 years of broad-based experience encompassing management training, business and program development, operations and staff management, in private, governmental and non-profit organizations in both domestic and international markets. Some of the curriculum she has created and taught is in the areas of Communication, Diversity, Multigenerational, Teambuilding, Positive Workplace, Conflict Management, Presentation Skills and Train the Trainer. She has performed on-site company assessments to identify and define individual training needs, resulting in full implementation of company training programs and workshops that both reinforce corporate missions and enhance day-to-day operations. Pat is a skilled communicator and keynote speaker.
Prior to joining PDC, her experience as a professional coach, training film producer, business owner, and business consultant has given her a broad understanding of human behavior and how interaction can effect or influence a positive working environment. She holds a Bachelor of Science/Social Services degree from Mary Hardin Baylor University, continued graduate work in Business and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin, and Hispanic Language and Culture from Nichols State University, Puebla, Mexico.
Professional Development Center, Continuing and Innovative Education

Contact:
RSVP to Carmen Guerra
Book Club Meetup: December Selection (Rescheduled)
January 14, 2010, Thursday
Texas Union
Asian Culture Room, Room 4.224
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book:
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Synopsis:
"...the coming of age story of Esperanza Cordero, a preadolescent Mexican American girl (Chicana) living in the contemporary United States. A marked departure from the traditional novel form, The House on Mango Street is a slim book consisting of forty-four vignettes, or literary sketches, narrated by Esperanza and ranging in length from two paragraphs to four pages. In deceptively simple language, the novel recounts the complex experience of being young, poor, female, and Chicana in America. The novel opens with a description of the Cordero family's house on Mango Street, the most recent in a long line of houses they have occupied. Esperanza is dissatisfied with the house, which is small and cramped, and doesn't want to stay there. But Mango Street is her home now, and she sets out to try to understand it." -eNotes.com
Contact:
Annela Lopez
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
February 4, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
General Meeting: Hispanic Health Month
February 9, 2010, Tuesday
Gregory Gymnasium (GRE)
Games Room, Rm. 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Hispanic Health Month
Sponsor:
Dr. Juan Gonzalez, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
February 11, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
Leadership Development Workshop
February 16, 2010, Tuesday
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ)
10th Floor Conference Room
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
National Hispanic Institute:
New Era of Leadership
Featuring:
Gloria de Leon, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Institute Gloria de Leon is a national expert in youth leadership development, devoting the majority of her life studying the nature of success in the Latino student population. As Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Institute, she has over 28 years of experience in organizational development and non-profit management.

Joining her husband in 1982, Gloria became the chief architect of the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She created a distinct educational model, integrating socio-psychological and cultural scripting into student learning. In 2002, the LDZ became the only national Latino youth leadership program, researched and documented as having "long term and positive impact", as part of a DePaul University study. Since 1982, the LDZ has hosted over 100 sessions in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, the Midwest, California, New York, Puerto Rico and its international program in Monterrey Mexico and Panama. As NHI’s most successful program, participants gain admission to college at a rate of 98%, with 90% graduating with a degree; 70% of LDZers continue their education in graduate and professional schools.

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Gloria is a graduate of McAllen High School. She pursued her education at the University of Texas, Pan American, graduating with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. In 1976, she made Austin her permanent home beginning her career with Texas state government, the Office of the Governor, and statewide political campaigns. Instead of following traditional career paths she and her husband chose to establish an organization that would increase the supply side of community leaders for the Latino community.

Among her many recognitions, Gloria de Leon is a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Texas, Pan American, the recipient of the Human Relations Award by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, named Woman of Distinction by the Lone Star Council of the Girl Scouts, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. Her contributions been featured in numerous exhibits and oral history projects including Outstanding Women of Mexican Descent at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and Tejano Voices — Oral History of Texas Latino Leaders, University of Texas at Arlington. She was featured in a book entitled Chicanas In Charge, Texas Women in the Public Arena. She continues to be active in the community, serving as advisor for the Kappa Delta Chi Latina service sorority at The University of Texas at Austin, President of the Austin area UTPA Alumni Association, Rio Grande Valley Network of Austin. Most recently, Gloria and her husband Ernesto Nieto received The University of Texas at Austin — Community Partnership Award.

Ernesto Nieto, Co-Founder and President, National Hispanic Institute Ernesto Nieto has an established history of work with young people nationwide with roots dating back to his early days in the late 1960s and 70s as a community organizer and emerging young professional.
  • Taught special education classes at the elementary school level for both the Houston Independent School District and the Deer Park ISD between 1964-1966.
  • Community Organizer with a Houston area anti-poverty non profit, 1966-1968.
  • Active participant in La Raza Unida Movement in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Cotulla, Texas, 1967-71.
  • Assistant basketball coach, St. Edwards University.
  • Served in upper and executive management roles with state and federal government between 1968 and 1979.
  • Founded the National Hispanic Institute in 1979.
  • Established the Young Leaders Conference in 1981.
  • Was a chief collaborator with his wife Gloria de Leon in developing the first Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session of NHI, 1982, the New Directions Leadership Series for at-risk students and migrant students, followed by the Family Leadership Series.
  • Collaborated with NHI staff in establishing the Collegiate Leadership Network for undergraduate Latino college students and the Collegiate World Series for 11th grade students, Mexico Language Program and Discover Spain Program, and expansion of NHI’s LDZ, to Puerto Rico, Monterrey, and Panama.
  • Other of his initiatives include Celebracion, Family Leadership Academy, Project for Social and Organizational Success (SOS, Parent Leadership Institute and Centre for Latino Leadership Studies.
His publications include Third Reality, Crafting a 21st Century Latino Agenda, Latino Leadership Crisis, a paper published by the Harvard Hispanic Journal, and his more recent monograph entitled, Cultural Competence, Identity Formation, and Leadership which is pending copyright authorization from Washington D.C. He is also working on his latest book in collaboration with his wife that will be entitled Third Reality Revealed and is planned for publication in early 2010.

The work of Ernesto and the Institute’s has been mentioned in numerous publications that include the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Antonio Express, Ft. Worth Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Brownsville Herald, Austin Statesman, and numerous other newspapers.

Ernesto Nieto’s membership in organization have included the Advisory Board of World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), Trustee of DePaul University, and the Austin Area Research Organization, and Board of Visitors at Southwestern University. He serves as a board trustee of Southwestern University and trustee of the National Hispanic Institute.

Besides undergraduate degree and work on his masters, Ernesto holds an Honorary Ph.D. from Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of his high school in Houston and Southwestern University. Included in his many awards are the Citation of Merit Award, Southwestern University, Eagle Award for Leadership, El Paso City Council, and the Human Relations Award by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the 2008, Willie Velasquez Award for Human and Civil Rights by the Texas State Teachers Association.. In September, 2009, Ernesto Nieto and Gloria de Leon were award recipients of the Community Partnership Award by The University of Texas.


Contact:
RSVP to Carmen Guerra
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
February 18, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
Leadership Practicum
February 25, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room 4.212
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Preparation:
We recommend that you purchase a copy of the book before the meeting. Material for the first meeting is also available and should be read in preparation for discussion. Contact Ruth Ortiz for copies. Part One, "Paradigms and Principles & The Seven Habits—An Overview" will be discussed. Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, February 22nd.
Book Club Meetup: February Selection
February 25, 2010, Thursday
Texas Union
Board of Directors Room, Rm. 4.118
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book:
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Synopsis:
"Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul."
-Barnes&Nobles
Contact:
Annela Lopez
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
February 25, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
March 4, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
March 11, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 1: Be Proactive" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, March 8th.
March 11, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
Professional Development Workshop
March 16, 2010, Tuesday
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ)
10th Floor Conference Room
Noon - 1:00p.m.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
March 18, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
March 24, 2010, Wednesday
Gregory Gymnasium (GRE)
Games Room, Rm. 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Overview of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Featuring:
Erika Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Lima was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she earned a Licenciate Degree in Psychology with Honors (Summa cum Laude), from the Andres Bello Catholic University. She was awarded a scholarship to study in the United States, earning a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance from The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University, where upon graduation she established the Health Education Unit at Texas A&M's Student Health Center. After moving to Austin in 1991, she worked as grant writer for the City of Austin's Health and Human Services Department. In 2002, Erika joined the staff of the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin as Project Coordinator of the Texas Consortium in Behavioral Neuroscience, a NIH-sponsored training program for doctoral and postdoctoral students. In 2004, she joined the faculty of the same department and taught the course "Responsible Conduct in Research" to graduate students attending The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lima is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Research Administrator, a Certified Facilitator of Steven Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, an English to Spanish translator, an Aqua Aerobics instructor, and a master swimmer. She is married and is the mother of two young men, one is attending college and the other is in high school. Project Coordinator, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Contact:
Lunch provided with RSVP.
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, March 22nd.
March 25, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, March 22nd.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
March 25, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
March 30, 2010, Tuesday
Recreational Sports Center (RSC)
Rooms 2.104 and 2.112
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Theme:
Remembering our Leaders, Cultivating our Future.
Description:
Luncheon held in honor of César E. Chávez's birthday. Open to students, faculty and staff.
Contact:
Dennis Gonzalez, 471-8546.
Sponsors:
Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)
Hispanic Faculty Staff Association (HFSA)
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
April 1, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
April 8, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 3: Put First Things First" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, April 5th.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
April 8, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
April 13, 2010, Tuesday
Main Building (MAI)
Room 212
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Día De Los Niños
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
April 15, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
April 22, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 4: Think Win/Win" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, April 19th.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
April 22, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
April 29, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
May 5, 2010, Wednesday
Main Building (MAI)
Room 212
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Cinco de Mayo/Officer Elections
Sponsor:
Kevin P. Hegarty, Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
May 6, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, May 3rd.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
May 6, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
May 11, 2010, Tuesday
Texas Union Building (UNB)
The University of Texas At Austin
8:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Topic:
Sustaining Leadership Through Troubled Times
Book Club Meetup: February Selection
May 13, 2010, Thursday
Texas Union
Board of Directors Room, Rm. 4.118
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book:
Cibolero by Kermit Lopez
Synopsis:
"Kermit Lopez's Cibolero is the story of Antonio Baca, a retired cibolero (buffalo hunter) born and raised in 19th-century New Mexico via several generations of what were, at the time, Mexican citizens. But once the American Civil War is over, American expansion takes a turbulent turn, and what had once been New Spain and indigenous lands before that are violently incorporated into the United States of America. Antonio's family is ambushed by Texas Rangers while he's away. They try to kill his son and kidnap his daughter Elena. Determined to return her to his family, he sets out on a "hunt," tracking her vicious captors through the dramatic landscapes of the southwest territories, before it's too late."
-Charlie Vázquez: Latino Musings on Literature...And more..
Contact:
Annela Lopez
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
May 13, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
May 20, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 6: Synergize" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, May 17th.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
May 20, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
May 27, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
June 3, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
June 8, 2010, Tuesday
Main Building (MAI)
Room 212
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic:
Officer Induction & Faculty/Staff Awards Presentation
Sponsor:
Office of the President
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
June 10, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
June 17, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
HFSA Social Hour: Every Thursday!
June 24, 2010, Thursday
A.T.&T. Conference Center
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Event:
HFSA Social Hour
Description:
One free/complimentary drink and half price appetizers.
Leadership Practicum
Date TBA
Location TBA
Time TBA
Topic:
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey

Discussion:
"Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw" will be discussed.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz.