African Students Association presents Fest Africa

Friday, November 6, 2009 Fest Africa
Main Mall

Fest Africa is the African Students Association’s biggest cultural display of the fall semester. Fest Africa showcases the continent’s tremendous beauty, uniqueness and diversity. Fest Africa allows for Africa’s true form to be revealed through poetry, fashion, dancing, drama, food, art, music and much more.

The African Students Association or ASA, was officially founded on June 11th, 1992. Since that day, ASA has been committed to promoting African culture on the UT campus and surrounding community through dance, music, poetry and more. At meetings, we actively focus on having group discussions about issues facing Africans and Africa. We also hold many spectacular events throughout the year that are meant to educate our community about the various wonders of Africa. Many times we will partner with other UT organizations to jointly show the uniqueness of our cultures while unifying with others. ASA always welcomes anyone who has an interest in learning more about Africa, and seeks to be an integral social, academic, and cultural part of one’s college experience.


2010 Outstanding Staff Awards Applications Available


The President and the awards committee are now accepting nominations for the 2010 University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards. The award amounts are as follows:

  • Outstanding Staff Awards
    30 awards of $1,500 each
  • Outstanding Supervisor Awards
    2 awards of $1,500 each

Many staff members and supervisors make invaluable contributions to the university’s continued success. The Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards recognize these important efforts.

For questions about the staff award nomination process, eligibility or nomination criteria, or The President’s Staff Awards, please contact the Human Resource Service Center or call 512-471-HRSC (4772).

Who is Eligible for Nomination?

Staff members must have been employed with UT Austin for at least 20 hours per week from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2009. Retirees and temporary employees are not eligible. Employees may not have received the same award in the last five years.

Outstanding Staff Award Nominees must…

  • Have a significant impact on the university through
    • outstanding dedication;
    • competence;
    • conscientious performance;
    • excellent customer service; and,
    • ingenuity.
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university’s core purpose and values;
  • Have significantly improved customer service or increased customer satisfaction for specific university customers;
  • Have significantly improved a work process or system or have significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or unit;
  • Have demonstrated an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and university constituents; or,
  • Have performed at a level above and beyond normal job requirements.

Outstanding Supervisor Award Nominees must…

  • Be currently functioning in a supervisory capacity;
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership ability;
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university’s core purpose and values;
  • Maintain open lines of communication within the department and throughout the university;
  • Create a positive and motivating work environment;
  • Encourage professional development;
  • Demonstrate fairness and equity in resolving issues; and,
  • Remain open to feedback concerning his or her performance.

Nomination Guidelines

Any staff member, faculty member, or student can nominate an eligible staff member for an award.

To nominate a staff member for an award, submit the online nomination form [UT EID required] by December 11, 2009. To be accepted, all nominations must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm on that date.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Awards and the Outstanding Supervisor Awards will be notified in mid-April and formally recognized at The President’s Staff Awards on May 6, 2010.


FREE AMY’S ICE CREAM!austin-city-guide-ga-13
Wednesday, November 4
3:00- 7:00pm

All Amy’s locations will be serving up free ice cream. “We wrote a hot check in 1984 to open our doors and look at us today! We have thirteen stores in Austin, Houston and San Antonio and with more coming soon! We wanted to say thank you and give our
customers something back…so free ice cream it is,” said Amy Simmons, Founder of Amy’s Ice Creams.

General Meeting: Tuesday, November 3

BFSA Logo&Pic


Gregory Gym Games Room

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch will be catered by The Spicy Pickle, so make sure you RSVP with your meal selection!


1.  Dr. Hill Scholarship

2.  Holiday Gathering: December 12, 2009, 6:00-11:00pm, AT&T Conference Center

3.  URG Community Potluck:  November 17, 2009:  11:45am- 1:00pm, TBA

4.  Committee Updates/Reports

5.  Interactive Activity/Discussion