Community Forum: February 18th


Soul Food Potluck: February 24th

Wednesday, February 24th

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310).

As we discussed in the last meeting, sign up today for the BFSA Soul Food Potluck, next Wednesday, February 24th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310).  We ask/invite everyone to bring a dish to share (8-10 servings) as we break bread, continue to build community and learn a little bit about this history of ‘soul food.’


Viewing & Discussion “Race, The Power of an Illusion”: Februrary 19th

Friday, February 19th
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Services Building G1.310
Glenn Maloney Room

Join us for our film and discussion on the documentary Race, The Power of an Illusion, in observance of Black History Month!

Light refreshments will be served.

2010-2011 FAFSA Completion & Information Session; February 18th


The time has once again arrived to begin applying for financial aid for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application needed at The University of Texas at Austin to apply for grants, work-study, and student loans.  The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) will be hosting sessions in order to assist current students to complete the online FAFSA.  We anticipate these sessions will encourage students to apply early and increase their understanding of the financial aid process.  Each session will take place in a computer lab setting, where students will be assisted by financial aid counselors on a walk-in basis.  The FAFSA requires income information for both student and parent(s), and thus 2009 tax returns are recommended when completing the application.  If the 2009 taxes are not available, students can submit the FAFSA using estimates, and thus bring the 2009 W-2’s, or 2008 tax returns.
UT-Austin’s priority deadline is March 31, 2010.
·   NOTE:  If the student is a Top 10% scholarship recipient,  they will need to submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2010

If you have questions, please contact the outreach section of OSFS at 475-6231.

For additional information see spotlight:

Land and Politics in Contemporary Africa: February 12

Friday, February 12, 2010
3:00-4:00 p.m.
The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
Dr. Catherine Boone, professor of government, presents “Land and Politics in Contemporary Africa.”

African and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Institute for Critical Urban Policy Announcement

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


MAI 212

The President’s office would like to invite you to a news conference at which President Powers will announce the creation of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Institute for Critical Urban Policy.  Speakers will include President Powers, State Rep. Sylvester Turner of Houston, African and African Diaspora Studies Department Chair Professor Edmund Gordon, and Professor Omi Jones, Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. The announcement will highlight this important step in the university’s history and focus on our commitment to offering world class educational and research opportunities and pursuing understudied areas of scholarship.

Glenn Ligon Featured in “Desire” Exhibition

Saturday, February 6, 2010
Edgar A. Smith Building (EAS), Blanton Auditorium
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Glenn Ligon and Marilyn Minter, two artists in the “Desire” exhibition who explore desire and identity from very different vantage points, join curator Annette Carlozzi in a conversation on desire and its representation. Talk to be followed by a docent-led tour.