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2010-2011 UPCOMING EVENTS
September 7, 2010, Tuesday
Membership Form (PDF)
Giveaway! Renew Your Membership by September 7th for a chance to win a FREE membership for 2011-2012 or a limited edition HFSA polo shirt!
September 14, 2010, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Independencia de México

Bring a friend and come meet the founder of HFSA at UT Austin!

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, Dr. Margarita M. Arellano is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Texas State University - San Marcos. In addition to overseeing the Office of the Dean of Students, she also oversees the Department of Campus Recreation, the LBJ Student Center and the Department of Housing and Residential Life. These are four areas with a strong programmatic/student development component that are important in the co-curricular experience of students.

Before coming to Texas State, Dr. Arellano began working in the Office of the Dean of Students at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1989. While at UT, her leadership roles evolved, and she gained 21 years of progressively responsible Student Affairs administrative and academic experience. This experience provided her with a substantial, practical foundation and knowledge of the issues faced by students and institutions of higher education. Some of her past experiences include managing and overseeing the following: Services for Students with Disabilities; Retention Services/Student Support Services Grant; New Student Services (orientation); Office of the Ombudsperson; Greek Life and Intercultural Education; Volunteer and Service Learning Center; Gender and Sexuality Center; Student Program Safety Education (risk management for student organizations); Legislative Student Organizations (Student Government and Senate of College Councils); and Student Activities and Leadership Development.

While at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Arellano's professional work earned various awards and honors, including: the Eyes of Texas Award given for excellence in service to students and to the University and presented by a student organization whose members remain anonymous; the UT Parents Association Staff Merit Award given for her exceptional service to students; and the Educator of the Year Award given by INROADS for her strong commitment to the mission of education. A significant honor is Dr. Arellano's founding of the UT Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association (HFSA) in 1991. Since then, HFSA continues to advance personal and professional growth and a better understanding and appreciation of various Latino cultures.

Through her professional career, Dr. Arellano has earned the respect of students, faculty and staff, because of her ethical leadership, spirit of collaboration, her commitment to excellence, and her care and dedication to students and the educational mission of institutions of higher education.

More information is available online at: http://www.dos.txstate.edu/
Photo courtesy of Texas State University, Office of the Dean of Students (2010)
UT Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association
31 August 2010
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Texas State University
September 16, 2010, Thursday
Main Building (MAI)
Room 14D (Near Cashiers)
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Gonzales & Daughter Trucking Co. A Road Novel with Literary License by Maria Amparo Escandon

Synopsis: "Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad GonzÁlez finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison's meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life — that is until Joaquín González unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and González & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaquín and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything — adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl's mother — until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another."
Contact:
Annela M. Lopez
October 1, 2010, Friday
Texas Union (UNB)
African American Culture Room, 4.110
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Stop by and learn about the different committee opportunities available with HFSA! Our committees contribute to the welfare of our members and of the University community at large. Join us at your convenience, anytime between 9:00 and 10:30, and enjoy some breakfast goodies and coffee!
October 12, 2010, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Día de la Raza

Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Cynthia S. Salinas, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Associate Vice President, Professor, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement
October 14, 2010, Thursday
Main Building (MAI)
Hamilton Conference Room, 14D
Noon - 1:00p.m.
We invite you to attend our 2010 Holiday Assistance Committee meetings! Meetings will be held on Thursdays at the same time and place. Please mark your calendars!

Scheduled Meetings:
October 14
October 21
November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2
December 9
October 20, 2010, Wednesday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Cissy McDaniel Parker Deans Conference Room, Room 238
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Empowered Productivity:
Win the War Against Information Overload

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Maura Thomas, RegainYourTime.com

Contact:
RSVP to Sergio Delgado by Noon, Tuesday, October 19th.
October 22, 2010, Friday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Room 423
Noon - 1:00p.m.
We invite you to attend our first 2011 Leadership Symposium Committee meeting!
Contact:
Luis V. Guevara
November 2, 2010, Tuesday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Topic: "Discovering Your Strengths"
You were designed with special talents and passions. Your work becomes more meaningful and satisfying as you work in ways that take into account how you are wired. Join us as we explore the unique combination of your top five strengths based on the "Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment" and discover how to do more of what you love and less of what drains you.
Web Site:
StrengthsFinder 2.0

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Wednesday, October 20th to reserve a spot and get a copy of the book.
November 10, 2010, Wednesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Giving Thanks, Giving Back

Meeting Materials (PDF)
Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent,
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin
November 17, 2010, Wednesday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Cissy McDaniel Parker Deans Conference Room, Room 238
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Join the Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA), the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA), the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association (HFSA) and the Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association (PEFSA) for our annual URG potluck!

Main courses will be provided by each association, but we invite members to bring a side dish or dessert.
November 18, 2010, Thursday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Room G1.104
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Topic: "Discovering Your Strengths"
You were designed with special talents and passions. Your work becomes more meaningful and satisfying as you work in ways that take into account how you are wired. Join us as we explore the unique combination of your top five strengths based on the "Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment" and discover how to do more of what you love and less of what drains you.
Web Site:
StrengthsFinder 2.0

Contact: Ruth Ortiz
Lunch will be provided.
Holiday Assistance Program --- Application no longer available!
Application Deadline:
November 29, 2010
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.

Holiday Assistance Program Flyer (PDF)
Application deadline has passed.

Contacts:
Twiggy Aguilera
Rebeca N. Treviño
December 3, 2010, Friday
Rec Sports
Rooms 2.104 and 2.112
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Theme: Holiday Fiesta and Auctions

Free for paid HFSA members. $15 for Guests (includes meal & HFSA membership for 2010-2011.) BBQ and entertainment provided.

All proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association - Jamail/Long Challenge Grant Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Book Club Meetup: November Selection --- Date has changed!
December 9, 2010, Thursday
Main Building (MAI)
Suite 102, Contracts Office
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende

Synopsis: "Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him."
Contact:
Annela M. Lopez
December 13, 2010, Monday
Texas Union Building (UNB)
Chicano Culture Room, Room 4.206
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Staying Fit While You Sit

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Daniel Gonzalez Dr. Daniel Gonzalez combines the skills of physical medicine, orthopedics and natural health with the latest technologies and revolutionary concepts. His goal is to help his patients achieve a higher quality of life by helping them to move better, eat healthier and be happy.

Dr. Gonzalez has been involved with the Healthcare Industry since 1999. Uniquely, his education, employment and management experiences have included nearly all environments including: small and large community hospitals, educational and private research institutions, corporate offices, administration, mutli-disciplinary physician group management, and technology consulting.

Dr. Gonzalez believes that the quality of our lives is based not only by what we know, but how we use that information. Already, his passion for creating affordable and effective means to reducing healthcare costs while improving the overall health of the population is spreading. He actively consults for and works with many local and state organizations aimed at decreasing healthcare costs by managing structural disorders and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Gonzalez is an authority in the spine correction.

Prior to moving to Austin, Dr. Gonzalez worked as a wellness coordinator and consultant for several large scale organizations in the Dallas area including GM Motors, American-Airlines, Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin.

Currently, Dr. Gonzalez is the owner and head doctor of Family Health Chiropractic & Rehabilitation located in West Lake Hills. This family centered wellness office takes pride in teaching Dr. Gonzalez's Move Well, Eat Well, Think Well philosophy. And he and his staff are committed to seeing a healthier more powerful future, through healthier more powerful people.


Contact:
Gloria Mendoza
Bring your lunch. Tea and water will be provided.
Distribution Date:
December 17, 2010, Tuesday
Student Services Building (SSB)
Glenn Maloney Room, G1.310
2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Professional Development Workshop --- Workshop cancelled!
January 20, 2011, Thursday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Cissy McDaniel Parker Deans Conference Room, Room 238
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Self-Compassion

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kristin Neff,
Self-Compassion.org


Contact:
RSVP to Sergio Delgado by Noon, Monday, January 17.
February 9, 2011, Wednesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair

The 1st HFSA Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair is designed to help you enhance your quality and longevity of life. A panel of knowledgeable health and fitness experts will be available to show you smart ways to live well and increase awareness of natural and simple solutions. Change your life now. Move the joints you want to keep. Move well. Eat well. Think well.

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Exhibitors:
Pro Care
Kagen Water
Dr. Amy Neuzil
Superior Nutrition
Family Health Chiropractic
Juice Plus
Alternatives for Wellness
UT RecSports
February 10, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 1: "What Are Emotions For?" and Chapter 2: "Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, February 7.
February 17, 2011, Thursday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Cissy McDaniel Parker Deans Conference Room, Room 238
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Self-Compassion

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kristin Neff,
Self-Compassion.org


Contact:
RSVP to Sergio Delgado by Noon, Monday, February 14.
February 24, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 3: "When Smart is Dumb" and Chapter 4: "Know Thyself'

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, February 21.
March General Meeting --- Location has changed!
March 8, 2011, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: HFSA Committee Appreciation

Meeting Materials (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Juan C. González,
Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Leadership Practicum --- CANCELLED!
March 10, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 5: "Passion’s Slaves" and Chapter 6: "The Master Aptitude"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, March 7.
March 24, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 7: "The Roots of Empathy" and Chapter 8: "Social Arts"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, March 21.
April 7, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 9: "Intimate Enemies" and Chapter 10: "Managing with Heart"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, April 4.
April 7, 2011, Thursday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: The Power of Protein: Is your breakfast killing your energy?

Learn about the importance of consuming a healthy breakfast vs. skipping breakfast all together. Our bodies wake up "DRAINED" every morning and our cells plead for a refill or a reload so-to-speak. A good breakfast should restore the energy depleted in the last 24 hours and a balanced protein-based breakfast will deliver and supply the body with vital nutrients and energy without escalating blood sugar and insulin levels.

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speakers:
Delilah Salinas, Dee George,
CCZing.com


Contact:
Gloria Mendoza
Bring your lunch. Tea and water will be provided. CCZing will serve tasty smoothies.
April 12, 2011, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: El Día De Los Niños

Meeting Materials (PDF)
Guest Speaker:
Oralia Garza de Cortés Librarian, bibliographer, researcher, Independent scholar, writer, community activist and literacy advocate for books for children that reflect a multicultural society, Oralia Garza de Cortés is a leading voice for children's literature and library services for Latino children and families. A native of Brownsville, Texas, she is Past President of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, an ALA affiliate.

In 1996 Garza de Cort´s co-founded the Pura Belpré Award, a children's literature award established within the American Library Association that honors Latino authors and illustrators of books that exemplify the best in Latino writing and illustration for children.

The first Latina elected by the membership in 1995 to serve on the Board of Directors of ALSC, the Children's Division of the Association of Library Services for Children, she was also the first Latina children's librarian elected to serve on the prestigious Caldecott Committee in 2000. Ms. Garza de Cort´s has also served on numerous other children's book award committees including the Américas Children's Literature Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Social Justice (2006-present).

Additionally, she has played a leading role in advocating for library and community programs in celebration of April 30th, El día de los Niños/El día de los libros, a now annual national literacy event that celebrates children, books, languages and throughout the United States. She is the 2010 Arnulfo Trejo REFORMA Librarian of the Year.
April 20, 2011, Wednesday
George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)
Cissy McDaniel Parker Deans Conference Room, Room 238
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Leading From Where You Are: How Our Culture Affects and Enhances Our Leadership Abilities
Guest Speaker:
Marion Sanchez,
Estilo Communications, Inc.


Contact:
RSVP to Sergio Delgado by Noon, Tuesday, April 19.
April 21, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 11: "Mind and Medicine" and Chapter 12: "The Family Crucible"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, April 18.
May 3, 2011, Tuesday
Main Building (MAI)
Room 212
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Officer Elections
May 10, 2011, Tuesday
Texas Union
8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Theme: Empowering Our Community Through Collaboration

The goal of the Leadership Symposium is for participants to gain the innovative ideas and tools that will help them become more effective and efficient leaders. Information sharing, skill development, and networking opportunities are important features of the Leadership Symposium and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society.
May 12, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 13: "Trauma and Emotional Relearning" and Chapter 14: "Temperament is Not Destiny"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, May 9.
May 18, 2011, Wednesday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Meeting Room, Room 1.118
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Topic: Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes Facts and Key Findings:
♦ Lifetime risk estimates for developing diabetes is higher for both Hispanic men and women than for other ethnic groups. Hispanic women born in 2000 have a 52.5 percent risk of developing diabetes in their lifetime while Hispanic men have a 45.4 percent risk.
♦ Hispanic Americans are at particularly high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. (the Hispanic population in the USA is younger than the non-Hispanic population)
♦ Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States and is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.
-Centers for Disease Control

Flyer for the Event (PDF)
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Daniel Dierdorff,
Austin Hillside Family Chiropractic, A Certified Maximized Living Health Center,
MaximizedLivingDrDierdorff.com/

Contact:
Gloria Mendoza
Bring your lunch. Herbal tea and alkaline water will be provided.
 
May 26, 2011, Thursday
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Conference Room, Room 1.102A
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Topic: Chapter 15: "The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy" and Chapter 16: "Schooling the Emotions"

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ"
Author Daniel Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests but as a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships.
Web Site:
Daniel Goleman,
Emotional Intelligence


Preparation:
Two chapters will be covered every meeting. Please read and be prepared to discuss.

Contact:
RSVP to Ruth Ortiz by Monday, May 23.
June 7, 2011, Tuesday
Gregory Gym (GRE)
Games Room, 3.120
Noon - 1:00p.m.
Theme: Officer Induction and Faculty/Staff Awards Presentation