POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:19pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:20pm
EL PASO - UTEP students will get a lesson in leadership starting Wednesday.
UTEP L.I.V.E., an ambitious three-week series of campus activities, lectures, seminars and workshops at the university, aims to engage students through leadership training, career development and community service.
“This is the first time we’ve put on something like this,” said Corey Bailey, director of the Student Development Center, which organized the series. “Our hope is that students will take advantage of the programmatic opportunities because there are a lot of different experiences they can gather.”
L.I.V.E. stands for leadership, innovation, vision and engagement, and it will provide students with more than 35 events with topics ranging from etiquette dinner, resume-writing and leadership skills training.
The main conference day will be held on Feb. 24 and will feature several break-out workshops and keynote speaker Patrick Valdez, a motivational speaker who uses his childhood and life experiences to challenge students to give serious thought to many of the issues and realities facing today’s young adults.
The program will conclude with the massive community service event, Project MOVE. More than 1,200 student, faculty and staff volunteers are expected to get involved at various sites across El Paso.
Students interested in registering for events are encouraged to visit the UTEP L.I.V.E. website at live.utep.edu .