Campus Fusion: October 19-22

smallfusionCampus Fusion is the culmination of the “Week of Dialogue,” a collaborative vision built by the Multicultural Information Center and Student Government. Now in its seventh year, Campus Fusion is presented by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and The University Co-op. Through different programs during the week students, faculty, staff and community members recognize the importance of talking about issues of diversity while celebrating the variety of cultures and ethnicities present on the Forty Acres.

Monday, October 19th
Kick Off Rally @ Gregory Plaza
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 20th
Disabling Misconceptions: Ability and Disability
@ Gregory Gym Concourse 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Campus Fusion Town Hall Meeting
@ San Jacinto Conference Center Multipurpose Room
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Wednesday, October 21st
Celebration of National Young Women’s Day of Action
Speaker: Erika Gonzalez, People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER)”
Texas Union Santa Rita Room 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 22nd
Culmination Talent Showcase
@ Main Mall 7:00 pm


Congratulations to Dr. Michael Clement

Winner of Ernst & Young LLP New Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School

Ernst & Young LLP created the Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize the extraordinary efforts of faculty members who are helping to create more diverse learning environments that will ultimately help their students succeed
in today’s global workforce.

Five faculty members from top business schools were selected for their extraordinary efforts to advance inclusiveness on their campuses.  Award recipients were selected from more than 260 nominations based on their contribution to inclusiveness on their campus through innovative teaching, research, or program development.  The winners were also selected based on their mentorship and support of diverse students and faculty as well as their involvement with under-represented minority students on an individual basis or through diversity-related organizations.

Each winner has been awarded $7500 to use towards efforts to impact and improve inclusiveness and diversity at their school.  The award recipients were announced by EY Chairman and CEO, Jim Turley, and Director of
Inclusiveness Recruiting, Ken Bouyer, at an Ernst & Young LLP faculty reception during the American Accounting Association’s annual meeting in New York City.

Michael Clement received his BBA (magna cum laude) from Baruch College in 1980, his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1988, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1997. His research interests include security analysis, financial accounting, financial markets and statement analysis. Professor Clement is the recipient of numerous awards, including the CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors for 2003-2004.

Get Well, Give Well

Thursday, October 15, 2009


8:00am- 9:00pm
Speedway, Guadalupe, Dean Keeton, 25th Street, Alumni CenterAlpha Phi Omega invites you and your friends to participate in its semiannual blood drive. Alpha Phi Omega is hosting the week-long blood drive along with MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas. Free t-shirts and refreshments will be given to donors.

11:00am – 4:00pm
Gregory PlazaThe College of Pharmacy is hosting a health fair. Stop by to get your blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checked. Talk to pharmacy students and pharmacists about ways to improve your health.

Jester Center, West Texas Cultures Room (formerly the Second Floor Piano Lounge)
Admission: $5 students, $10 faculty and staff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University Health Services provides seasonal flu shots to students, faculty and staff. Shots are given on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary. Recipients can only pay for the vaccine by cash or check, and at the time the shot is received. A current UT ID must be presented to receive the vaccine. For a UHS seasonal flu shot campaign schedule and information on the vaccine, as well as updates on the future availability of the H1N1 vaccine and who should get it, go to

Ghana Maymester Information Session

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Mezes Hall Basement (MEZ BO), Room B0.302

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Parlin Hall (PAR), Room 303
Students who are interested in studying abroad this Maymester in Ghana should attend the information session to hear about the program’s highlights, application process, dates, costs and scholarship opportunities.

Leadership Award Nominations Due October 15th


There is only one week left to nominate a deserving student leader for the Texas Exes Presidents Leadership Awards!

We ask administrators, faculty, coaches and staff to nominate exceptional students for these awards, because your support is critical in identifying these deserving student leaders that exist within the university community. Please submit a nomination on behalf of a student or students who exemplify the award criteria described in the link below.

Texas Exes President’s Leadership Awards

Nominations are due by October 15, 2009 at 5:00pm, and all nominations should be completed online by navigating the above link. This link will direct you to the award criteria and clickable online nomination form (please click on the link or copy and paste into your favorite web browser).

I am available to answer any questions about the awards and the nomination process. Please feel free to contact me at 512-471-8077 or Thank you very much for your time and support. It is a great time to be at The University of Texas at Austin!

Yours for Texas,

Beth Rice
Student Relations Coordinator
Texas Exes

Texas Exes, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora presents Zanele Muholi

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Zanele Muholi presents “so they have ‘eyes to see'” as part of the Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora: Locating the ‘Universal’ in the ‘Specific?’

General Meeting TODAY at 11:45am!

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Gregory Gym Games Room

11:45am – 1:00pm

*Lunch Provided*

Review committee assignments

Begin planning for annual events

Beat last week’s attendance of 42

Take a Well-Deserved Break from Work!