7th Annual MLK Jr. Luncheon, 1/11/12

7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
 Student Activity Center Ballroom (2.410 and 2.412)
 Keynote address by Machree Garrett Gibson, President of Texas Exes  
The RSVP link is:

BFSA Holiday Gathering, 12/9/11

Last Friday the BFSA Holiday Gathering offered members a wonderful evening of fellowship and treats. The event held at the Hyatt Regency-Downtown included a sit down feast, music, raffling of door prizes and visiting with old and new friends. Pictures of guests dressed in their best can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/utbfsa/.

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Annual BFSA Holiday Gathering, Dec. 9

Each year we celebrate the festive holiday season with UT Staff, Faculty, Administrators, Community Leaders, Friends & Guests. We also honor the contributions of faculty and staff to BFSA and the university community.

We are happy to announce the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s Annual Holiday Gathering, on Friday, December 9, 2011.  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Austin-Downtown at 208 Barton Springs Road.

This is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our membership, award our Dr. James L. Hill Education Scholarship, and be thankful for another year of success as an organization.

IMPORTANT! There is limited space at this event which will provide a dinner, entertainment and evening beverages. Your spot at this event is NOT confirmed until you RSVP and receive an email confirmation from LT Robinson, President of BFSA.

Preference for a space will be given to members who have currently paid their dues to the organization (for the 2011-2012 academic year), invited guests, and dignitaries.

You will receive a confirmation email and we ask that you be patient as we manage the list of attendees.

UT-Austin URG Fall 2011 Potluck photos


There was plenty of cultural food to enjoy at this fun event held on November 8 at the Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall on campus and attended by members of each of the four University Resource Groups (URGs). The event was very well attended and gave URG members and guests an opportunity to visit with staff from across the campus.

Hedda Layne at The Belmont for LEAP

Come out on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 7pm to the Belmont (305 West 6th) and hear great music and enjoy amazing food. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 at the door with raffle tickets on sale for some great prizes. If you are unable to attend, you can donate now at http://www.leapaustin.org/support_us.htm and click on the “make a donation” button. 100% of the proceeds will go back to the organization towards the fulfillment of LEAP’s mission and purpose:

LEAP exists to provide youth in Central Texas — focusing on under-served and minority youth – with experiences in the arts that will enhance their ability to envision and create their own success.

“Longhorn Engineering: The Power to Shape Your World” – Free event for high school seniors

The Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program at The University of Texas at Austin will host “Longhorn Engineering: The Power to Shape Your World” on Friday, August 6, 2010. Longhorn Engineering is a free, 1-day campus visit open to high school seniors interested in learning how engineering is shaping our world and bringing ideas to life. African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome social or economic hardship, are encouraged to participate. Longhorn Engineering is open to all students interested in engineering, math, and science.

For more information and to register for Longhorn Engineering, please visit: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/precollege/longhorn. The deadline for registration is Monday August 2nd.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Sara Sanchez, EOE Recruitment Coordinator, at: sara_sanchez@mail.utexas.edu.

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.