Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week

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Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week

The Hispanic Servingness Working Group at UTEP, in collaboration with the Provost’s Office and the Division of Student Affairs,  invites you to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week. Please join us for the following events:

Tuesday, September 14

Creating a Culture of Hispanic Servingness – a talk by Dr. Anne-Marie Nuñez, Professor, Educational Studies, Higher Education and Student Affairs Program, The Ohio State University. 

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. MST

Location: Blumberg Auditorium (this event is also accessible via Zoom)

Event Notes: Lunch will be served. RSVP required.  

Event Summary:

In this talk, Dr. Nuñez addresses how to create organizational cultures in HSIs that advance inclusive excellence in student success. After describing the institutional diversity of HSIs, she outlines Hispanic “servingness” as a multidimensional conceptual and practical framework to guide the development of inclusive organizational cultures. To illustrate how “servingness” is enacted in one of the least inclusive disciplines, computer science, she presents research about how departments in the UTEP-led Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) promote student success through collective efforts. Research on these effective practices offers lessons for stakeholders in HSIs and non-HSIs alike on how to improve experiences and advance postsecondary attainment for Latinx and other minoritized communities.  

Click here to RSVP for the IN-PERSON event: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7339059

Click here to RSVP for the VIRTUAL event on Zoom: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7339118

Wednesday, September 15

Launching UTEP’s Hispanic Servingness Research Council – a panel discussion with members of this newly established research council led by Dr. Christina Convertino.  

Time: Noon – 1pm

Location: Blumberg Auditorium

Event Notes: Lunch will be served. RSVP required.

Event Summary: 

In this interactive session, members of UTEP’s Hispanic Servingness Research Council discuss the purpose of the Research Council, how it was formed, and plans for the immediate future. Panel members will give a lightning presentation about our research as it relates to servingness at program, institutional, and community levels. We will conclude with an in-person and online Q&A.  

Click here to RSVP for this event: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7339239

Thursday, September 16

El Grito Ceremony

Time: 11:30am – 1pm

Location: Centennial Plaza

Event Notes: Mariachi Frontera will perform immediately following the ceremony. Guests can place individual or group orders for lunch in advance by clicking here: ADVANCE ORDER FORMTHE DEADLINE TO PLACE YOUR ADVANCE ORDER FOR LUNCH IS MONDAY, September 13 AT NOON.

Click here to RSVP for this event: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7308816

Monday, September 20

What it Means to be a Leading Hispanic Serving Institution – panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Lucía Durá, featuring Drs. Virginia Fraire, Ann Quiroz Gates, Louie Rodriguez, and two students. Sponsored by the Student Engagement & Leadership Center. 

This facilitated panel will introduce what UTEP is doing to promote itself as a leading Hispanic Serving Institution. Panelists will describe significant local, regional, and national partnerships and what it means to put inclusive excellence at the center of our research, teaching, service, and administration. The group will announce upcoming workshops for faculty, staff, and students on “servingness.”  

Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Tomás Rivera Conference Center

Event Notes – Lunch will be served. RSVP required.  

Click here to RSVP for this event: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7308860

Tuesday, October 5

A Conversation on Identity: Latinx and Hispanic,” Hispanic Heritage Month panel with Dr. Denis Bixler Márquez, Dr. Frank Pérez, and Dr. Irma Montelongo. Sponsored by the Student Engagement & Leadership Center. 

Panelists will discuss various forms of identity and why individuals may choose to claim a certain identify over another. Whether based on culture, experiences, or ancestry, we will discuss what it means to identify as Chicano/a/x/e, Latino/a/x/e, Hispanic, Mexican American, Afro Latino/a/x/e and others.  

Time: Noon – 1pm

Location: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center

Event Notes: Lunch will be served. RSVP required.

Click here to RSVP for this event: https://minetracker.utep.edu/event/7339541

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