BFSA General Meeting: May 4, 2010

Tuesday, May 4th

Main 212

11:45AM to 1:00PM



Ever Wanted To Be On TV?

My name is Tina Kerr and I am the Extras Casting Director for two television series (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and FOX’s “The Good Guys”) which are currently filming in the Austin and Dallas areas.
On both projects we would like to have a better representation of the African American community, but do not have a lot of people in our talent pool who fit that demographic. We are looking for African American Men, Women and Children – ALL Ages, NO experience necessary!
In addition to the general extra types (neighbors, football fans, high school students, restaurant customers, etc) that we will be using, we are also in need of others with the following special skills – football players, basketball players, barbers, police officers, business men and women with professional attire, precision drivers, paramedic/EMT’s, firefighters and many other skills.

Extras do get paid and rates vary by location/project. In Austin for “Friday Night Lights” the rate is $7.25 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $58.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours.  In Dallas  for “The Good Guys” the rate is $8.00 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $64.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours. Meals are generally always provided and it can be a fun, new experience to work in television & meet new people. Work days can average anywhere from 4-14 hours per day and filming is usually done during the week with weekends off.
I need all the help I can get in getting the word out to the African American communities in both areas and hope you are able to help with this. Please help us out by letting all of your contacts know about this opportunity and/or reposting this notice on your networking sites.
Anyone who is interested in working with us should visit our website at and complete a Talent Application. They will need to upload 1-2 photos of themselves and input some personal information. It is FREE to be in out talent database, so notifications to input credit card information or pay for ‘active’ upgrades can be disregarded. It is OPTIONAL to pay for the upgrades and we do not require any form of payment to work with us on our shows.
If you have further questions, please feel free to either call us at 512-707-7934 or email us at:
We will also be booking other extras from different ethnic groups for both of these projects, so EVERYONE is welcome to sign up to work with us as an extra!!
ON LOCATION CASTING  office: (512) 707—7934

Book Discussion: “DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE” BY ZZ Packer, April 30th

Friday, April 30
12:00 – 1:00pm
Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (4.206)

Drinks and Dessert will be provided!
You are encouraged to bring your lunch.
Join us for a lively discussion about  this national bestselling book. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection of short stories dealing with African-American experiences in the 21st century. Dr. Packer in a visiting faculty member in the English Department at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.  For more information about her visit: or on Facebook:

15th Annual For Us From Us: April 24th

Let’s UNITE as we celebrate the 15th Annual year of FUFU 2010 on April 24th from 11-2 at the MLK Statue!!!

*The Precursors
*Keynote Speaker: Marlon Whitley
*Black Ex Students of Texas (BEST), and
*Special acts from current UT students

Please come out and meet “The Precursors:” a group of Black students that integrated The University of Texas in the 1950s.  PRICELESS!!!


There will also be a dominoes, spades, ROLL CALL (so make sure your organization shows up), Omega Psi Phi on the grill, a moon walk, and MUCH MORE!!!

This event is ABSOLUTELY FREE to all!!!!


Graduate Student Seeking Participants for Yoga and Cardiological Health Studies


Degree Program: Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology

Previous Degrees:
College of Charleston, B.S. in Physical Education, concentration: Exercise Science, 2006
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, M.S. in Exercise Physiology, 2006-2008

Research Interest: : Racial differences in physiology, performance, and disease prevalence; causes of and interventions for hypertension in African Americans

Stacy Hunter

(512) 471-8594


18-60 years old

Must NOT have exercised regularly within the past 6 months

Requires 2 two-hour testing sessions on campus

Participants will get free body fat testing, information on blood vessel health, and blood pressure screening.


18-60 years old

MUST  have practiced Hatha Yoga at least 3 times per week for the past 3 years

Requires 1 two-hour testing sessions on campus

Participants will get free body fat testing, information on blood vessel health, blood pressure screening, and cholesterol level measurement.

BFSA Spring Wellness Series: YOGA, April 10

BWS Yoga

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Gregory Gym
Equipment Suggested: Yoga mat, towel.

RSVP to:

The Black Faculty Staff Association Spring Wellness Series is designed to introduce to you new (and old!) activities available at UT and in Austin. If you’ve never tried YOGA, this is your chance to try it in a class that is scheduled exclusively for BFSA members.  **Drawing for special prizes will be held for those that attend.**

BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Outdoor Group Fitness, April 1

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Butler Park at Town Lake
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

FEE:  Free!  Website has complimentary session coupon. Print and bring with you to class:

RSVP here and indicate that you are with BFSA in the “message” section:

Everyone claims to be a “boot camp” or to be the “original”!  Truth is boot camps originated from the toughest branch of the arm forces, the US Marine Corps, Semper Fi!

Out Right Fitness started out providing personal training to elite athletes only.  Then  in 2008 we started boot camps and never looked back!  We decided to offer boot  camps to the public in addition to personal training because we realized with the  economic state of the community and many can’t afford the costs associated with  exclusive one-on-one personal training.

We have a non-militant training style and promote a fun and fitness effective  environment!!!!  We get results, but you have to meet us halfway by making a  commitment in your heart!  We’ll meet you half way and even go the extra step to  ensure you have the proper tools and resources necessary to reach and maintain  your fitness goals.