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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program by UTPA Continuing Education
From: Academic Affairs | Office of Continuing Education According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 million health care jobs by 2020 is expected - a 29 percent increase, beating every other sector of occupations. To meet this growing...
Events
Awesome, fun, and hilarious!
From: Student Organizations | Student Involvement UTPA welcomes Michael Issac, an actor and stand-up comedian from the south side of Chicago. Michael's charismatic stage presence will bring hilarious and over-the-top comedy. From learning the pledge of...
FESTIBA - Preserving the Past: Oral History Project
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office First Year Composition instructor and students will reflect on recorded experiences of individuals in the Rio Grande Valley in the context of life narratives. In addition to life in the...
FESTIBA - Reunión palabras
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Faculty authors will read their original works written in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPAFaculty participants: Lino García. Ramiro Rea, Peter Browne, and Edna OchoaLocation: AHRU...
FESTIBA - The “BIG READ”
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Writing and Publishing from El Valle Moderator: Amy Cummins Presenters: David Rice, David Bowles, Chris Carmona, and Brenda Nettles-Riojas Location: ARHU 244 Time: 11:45 a.m. Contact: MaryRuth Chen Contact Phone:...
FESTIBA - Volcanic Ash, Petrified Wood and Glowing Projectile Points
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office This is the first component of a three-part lecture series to showcase UTPA’s CHAPS Program ongoing research.  This lecture will look at a major Miocene volcanic eruption and what it...
FESTIBA - Gallery Magazine Reading
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Come and get a preview of Gallery 2015 with selected authors and artists reading and presenting their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Student contributing authors Location: Quad by the Student Union Time:...
FESTIBA - Creative Writing Panel
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Undergraduate CW students will present their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Mary Ann Escamilla and students Location: EDUC 1.406 Time: 2:35 p.m. Contact: Mary Ann Excamilla Contact Phone: 665-3400For special accommodations, please contact...
FESTIBA - Playwright Partnerships in Theatre for Young Audiences
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office An interactive workshop. Co-authors Brian Warren and Marlene Galvan will share their experience collaboratively drafting, revising, and editing plays written for young audiences as well share pointers for developing successful...
FESTIBA - Academic Conference
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office "Juan Nepomuceno Cortina en Brownsville, identidad e historia en Texas: la gran ladronería en el Lejano Norte, de Carmen Boullosa.” Faculty presenter: Dr. Guadalupe Cortina, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA...
FESTIBA - Espirales al viento: Spanish Narrtives
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Graduate Students will read their works in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Dr. Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPAParticipants: Mónica Skspinski, Silvia Vera, Víctor Tijerina, Exal Chong, Jesús Ramos, Blanca Jaimes-Luna,...
FESTIBA - El intérprete médico y su contribución a la salud en el Valle
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Students from the Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners program present reflective essays in Spanish about their experience at various health care institutions in the RGV. Faculty presenter: Dr. Dolores Mendiola, Modern...
FESTIBA - Floricanto en El Valle
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office A reading/performance of new and classic Chican@ poetry, concluding with an open mic hosted by the Mexican American Studies Club. Faculty presenters/participants: Emmy Pérez, Amalia Ortiz, David Rice, Chican@ Poetry...
FESTIBA - 10 Minute Play Festival
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Graduate student playwrights will present their original ten-minute plays. Faculty presenters/participants: Phil Zwerling and MFA playwriting class Location: ARHU 107 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Contact: Phil Zwerling Contact Phone:...
FESTIBA - The “BIG READ”
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office The “Big Read” Panel will feature Sonia Nazario (Enrique’s Journey), Marci McMahon, Steven Schneider Faculty presenter/moderator: Steven Schneider Location: Student Union Auditorium Time: Noon Contact: Steven Schneider Contact Phone: 665-3400For...
FESTIBA - Writing Children’s Books: The Collaborative Process
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, Mother-Daughter collaborators and co-authorsFaculty moderator:  Amy Cummins Location: Schilling Room at UTPA Library Time:  1:30 p.m. Contact: Amy Cummins Contact Phone: 665-3400For special accommodations, please contact...
FESTIBA - The Business of Being an Artist from a Collector’s Point of View
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Faculty presenters/participants: Kevin Graham Location: Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Closner St. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contact: Alberto Kernz Contact Phone: 665-3480For special accommodations, please contact Alberto Kernz...
FESTIBA - President’s Circle Distinguished Speakers & the Spanish Texas Project
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office "The Balli Dynasty of Colonial Spanish Texas” Faculty presenters/participants: Lino Garcia, Ricardo Balli Location:  ARHU 255 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact: Maria Reyna Contact Phone: 665-3441For special accommodations,...
FESTIBA - The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office This is the second component of a three-part lecture series to showcase UTPA’s CHAPS Program ongoing research.  The story of the Rio Grande Valley’s involvement in the American Civil War...
FESTIBA - Inside Out: Academic Writing Perspectives
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office First Year Composition instructors and students will share their experiences regarding the challenges and rewards of academic writing with high school students or audiences interested in learning about the realities...
FESTIBA - The Beatest State in the Union
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Contributing authors will read from the anthology The Beatest State in the Union: Texas and the Beat Generation of Writers which will be published this March by Lamar University Press....
FESTIBA - Harry Potter and Doorway to Creativity
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Students display art they have created as part of their literature course. Faculty presenters/participants: Amy Becker-Chambless and students Location: ARHU 303 Time: 1:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. and 5:45 p.m....
FESTIBA - Exploring the past, present, and future of orality and literacy at UTPA
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Language and culture students survey the impact of orality and literacy on UTPA students.Faculty presenters/participants: Regine Pellicer and students Location: Library Lobby 1st Floor Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Contact:...
FESTIBA - SCENE WRITING WORKSHOP
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office This workshop will present and explore the basics of dialogue, character, and location that form the tissues of the scene, the basic dramatic unit of the play and screenplay. Key scenes...
FESTIBA - Student Film Projects
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office The Department of Communication Theatre Film and Television classes will present a series of student projects. Films will be original works as well as scenes from popular movies that have...
FESTIBA - Tim's Vermeer
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office A talk about making the movie and theories of technology in the history of painting by UTPA graduate student and well known artist/animator. Faculty presenters/participants: Graham Toms Location:   Visual Arts...
FESTIBA - Scenes from EVITA
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office The cast of UTPA''s EVITA will perform fully-staged musical numbers (Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; in copyright agreement with R & H Theatricals). Faculty director:...
FESTIBA - Chicks With Words
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office The three “chicks” will discuss how living in the borderlands of South Texas informs and shapes their works of prose and poetry. They will also give a creative performance of...
FESTIBA - The Eubanks Family – A Porcion of Edinburg
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office This is the third component of a three-part lecture series to showcase UTPA’s CHAPS Program ongoing research.  For the fourth year, the CHAPS Program class Discovering the Rio Grande Valley...
FESTIBA - Poetry Reading: Spanish Crypto-Jews of South Texas
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office M. Miriam Herrera, Lecturer in English and Poetry Editor of HaLapid: the Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) reads from her work and discusses...
FESTIBA - Activism, Art and Poetry
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Activists, authors, musicians, artists, and groups of community will participate to support parents of missing students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. There will be readings of poetry, an art exhibit and music performances....
FESTIBA - Vidas Cruzadas Panel
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Participants will discuss the impact Service Learning classes, coupled with community support, have on increasing literacy through Creative Writing. Women who attend Vidas Cruzadas at El Milagro Clinic in McAllen,...
FESTIBA - Mariachi Competition and Concert
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office More than 600 students from all over the state will face off during the Middle School and High School Mariachi Competition. The FESTIBA 2015 Mariachi Concert will feature the first...
Evita
From: Academic Affairs | College of Arts and Humanities Deans Office Fully-staged musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical Evita is the colorful story of Eva Peron, second wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron. ...
Lunchtime Learning Series at the Library
From: Academic Affairs | Library ...

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Events
Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution will be on display at in the Library Shary Room from February 17 - March 27, 2015 on Monday-Friday, 8 a.m....
“Big Read” Art Exhibit: Into the Beautiful North
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. This is the third time UTPA...
Journey Stories
Journey Stories, is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Journey Stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our...
PATRICIA FABRE
Paintings by visiting artist from Puebla, Mexico; exhibit sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in McAllen, TX. Exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Visiting artists workshops from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Fernando Silva, president of the Association of Contemporary Artists in Morelos A.C., and sculptor Jesus Franco will participate in FESTIBA with a workshop emphasizing the creative thinking process when designing...
Discovering the New World in Renaissance Italy: Mexican Martyrs in Rome circa 1622
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM The dissemination of Jesuit martyrdom portraits from the missions in northern Mexico to Rome in the 1620s, and the key role that colonial Mexican images played in forming the artistic...
The Handsome Pepper
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM A body of work PowerPoint presentation. Faculty presenters/participants: Carlos Gomez
“Big Read” Film Series: The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM The plot of Into the Beautiful North follows a classic pattern often found in quest novels. Luis Urrea emphasizes the story’s connection to other classic quest stories by paying homage...
The Material and the Spiritual in African American Literature
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ENGL 6318 MA students will present their group blogs on the material-spirit dialectic in African-American literature. Faculty presenters/participants: Shawn Thompson and ENGL 6318 students.
APERIO: Music of the Americas
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM Houston’s cutting-edge music ensemble performs in a ground-breaking chamber music recital. Dedicated to the music of North and South American composers, this concert will feature fierce funk, jumping jazz, soulful...
EVITA By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM Fully-staged musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical Evita is the colorful story of Eva Peron, second wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron....
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