5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Jan. 15

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1. Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference Celebrates 30 Years At Texas A&M

The Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) will celebrate a major milestone as one of the country’s largest student-run collegiate leadership events this weekend when students from around the country gather for its 30th annual meeting at Texas A&M University.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill (C) arrives with U.S. Ambassador to China Clark Randt (R) and Victor Cha (L) the U.S. National Security Council's director for Asian Affairs to the opening of negotiations from six countries on the denuclearization working group talks in Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guesthouse March 17, 2007 in Beijing, China. North Korea's top envoy said separately Saturday that the North will not stop its nuclear activity unless $25 million of its funds held in a Macau bank are fully released. (Photo by Greg Baker-Pool/Getty Images)

2. Bush School To Host Former White House Asian Affairs Director Victor Cha

Former White House Director of Asian Affairs Victor Cha will discuss the future of U.S.-Asian alliances at the first event of the new year at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University Jan. 17.

Alex Sheen

3. Alex Sheen To Headline Texas A&M System Technology Summit

Alex Sheen, four-time TEDx Talk speaker and Founder of because i said i would, will give the opening keynote speech at the 2018 Texas A&M University System Technology Summit held in Galveston, Texas this February.

Students walking MSC

4. MSC Spring Open House Set For Jan. 21

Students have the opportunity to learn about campus organizations.

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5. Division Of IT Names Michael Sardaryzadeh Associate VP For Cybersecurity

Dr. Michael A. Sardaryzadeh has been named Associate Vice President for Cybersecurity, Policy and Compliance and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Texas A&M University. Following a national search, he was selected from nearly a hundred applicants and will assume his new duties on Feb. 5.


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