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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.

Tuesday, September 14th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Blumberg Auditorium (1st Floor of the UTEP Library) or via Zoom
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In this talk, Dr. Nunez 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.

Launching UTEP's Hispanic Servingness Research Council: A panel discussion with members of the newly established UTEP Research Council led by Dr. Christina Convertino.

Wednesday, September 15th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Blumberg Auditorium (1st floor of the UTEP Library)
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.

El Grito Ceremony, Sponsored by the UTEP Student Engagement & Leadership Center

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.
Location: UTEP Centennial Plaza

What it Means to be a Leading Hispanic Serving Institution: A panel discussion facilitated by Lucía Durá, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies and Associate Dean of the UTEP Graduate School.

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Tomás Rivera Conference Center (East wing of the UTEP Union)
This discussion will be faciliated by members of the Hispanic-serving Working Group including Ann Quiroz Gates, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives; and Louie Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Divisional Operations and Strategic Initiatives; along with two UTEP students. The 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". This discussion is hosted by the UTEP Student Engagement & Leadership Center.

Conversation on Identity: Latinx and Hispanic sponsored by the Student Engagement & Leadership Center.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
Join Denis Bixler Márquez, Frank Pérez, and Irma Montelongo for a panel conversation around identity and how individuals might choose to identify. Panelists 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.