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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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America Ferrera takes the stage Mar. 5 as UTPA’s next Distinguished Speaker
Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes Golden Globe and Emmy winner America Ferrera. The star of "Ugly Betty" and the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," will speak at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Fieldhouse, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Ferrera is the youngest of six children and the daughter of first-generation immigrants from Honduras. The star and human rights activist became an Ambassador for Save the Children in 2008. She also visited her native Honduras on behalf of the organization ONE in support of impoverished women.

Fee: free
Contact: L. Mabel Cortina, (956) 665-7989
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Distinguished-Speakers-Series-The-University-of-Texas-Pan-American/242160562474903
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Alternate Phone: (956) 665-7989
Place: Other
Location: Fieldhouse
Special: For special accommodations, please call (956)665-7989.

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The Business of Being an Artist from a Collector’s Point of View
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Faculty presenters/participants: Kevin Graham

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
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Place: VABL
Location: Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Closner St.
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Alberto Kernz at 956-665-3480

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Scenes from EVITA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The cast of UTPA's EVITA will perform fully-staged musical numbers (Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Faculty director: Richard Edmonson

Fee: Free
Contact: Elva Galvan, (956) 665-3581
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Place: ARHU
Location: Albert L. Jeffers Theatre
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Elva Galvan at (956)665-3581.

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The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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 dates all the way back to the Battle of Palo Alto in 1846. Come learn about the dramatic story of the many Civil War events that took place along the lower Rio Grande or the complex history of ethnic tension, international intrigue, and the clash of colorful characters that mark the Civil War era in this region. Speaker: Dr. Christopher Miller, Professor, History and Philosophy Department, UTPA

Fee: Free
Contact: Roseann Bacha-Garza, (956) 665-3561
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Place: SBSC
Location: SBSC 110
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Roseann Bacha-Garza at 956-665-3561.

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Inside Out: Academic Writing Perspectives
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
First Year Composition (FYC) 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 of the FYC teaching-learning process. Faculty presenters/participants: Marcela Hebbard, Yemin Sanchez, and FYC students.

Fee: Free
Contact: Marcela Hebbard, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 350
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400.

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The “BIG READ” MFA Alumni Panel
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. Faculty presenter: Emmy Perez To Feature: Erika Garza-Johnson, Rodney Gomez, Isaac Chavarria and Katie Hoerth

Fee: Free
Contact: Emmy Perez, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 181
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Women and Religion
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Faculty presenters/participants: Mariana Alessandri

Fee: Free
Contact: Mariana Alessandri, (956) 665-3561
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Place: SCNE
Location: SCNE 3.212
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Elizabeth Salinas at 956-665-3561.

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Amalio Madueño – Petroglyphs and Border Poetics Consortium
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
Faculty presenters/participants: Marci McMahon, Moderator

Fee: Free
Contact: Marci McMahon, (956) 665-3400
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Place: HSHE
Location: HSHE 2.115
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400.

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The Beatest State in the Union
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM
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. Faculty presenters/participants: Robert Johnson and contributing authors.

Fee: Free
Contact: Robert Johnson, (956) 665-3400
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Place: HSHE
Location: HSHE 2.110
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400.

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Harry Potter and Doorway to Creativity
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Students display art they have created as part of their literature course. Faculty presenters/participants: Amy Becker-Chambless and students.

Fee: Free
Contact: Amy Becker Chambless, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 303
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400.

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The “BIG READ”
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. The “Big Read” Panel will feature Sonia Nazario (Enrique’s Journey), Marci McMahon, Steven Schneider Faculty presenter/moderator: Steven Schneider

Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-3400
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Place: STUN
Location: Student Union Auditorium
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Writing Children’s Books: The Collaborative Process
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, Mother-Daughter collaborators and co-authors Faculty moderator: Amy Cummins

Fee: Free
Contact: Amy Cummins, (956) 665-3400
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Place: LIBR
Location: Schilling Room at UTPA Library
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Exploring the past, present, and future of orality and literacy at UTPA
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Language and culture students survey the impact of orality and literacy on UTPA students Faculty presenters/participants: Regine Pellicer and students.

Fee: Free
Contact: Regine Pellicer, (956) 665-3400
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Place: LIBR
Location: Library Lobby 1st Floor
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400

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SCENE WRITING WORKSHOP
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
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 will be read from upcoming UTPA production, Hunter's Moon and a mainstream studio screenplay TBD. Attendees will participate in writing exercises that will create opening scenes for their own projects. Faculty presenter: David Carren

Fee: Free
Contact: David Carren, (956) 665-3583
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 161
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Edna Reyes at (956)665-3583.

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Harry Potter and Doorway to Creativity
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Students display art they have created as part of their literature course. Faculty presenters/participants: Amy Becker-Chambless and students.

Fee: Free
Contact: Amy Becker Chambless, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 303
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at 956-665-3400.

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Student Film Projects
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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 been reimagined. Faculty presenters: Trey Mikolasky, Lawrence Gise and David Carren

Fee: Free
Contact: Trey Mikolasky, (956) 665-3583
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 107
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Edna Reyes at (956)665-3583.

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Tim's Vermeer
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
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Place: VABL
Location: Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Closner St.
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Alberto Kernz at (956)665-3480.

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EVITA By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The musical Evita is the colorful story of Eva Peron, second wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Born an “illegitimate” child, Eva Peron rose to become the most powerful woman in mid-century Latin America by defending and supporting Argentina’s poor and working class.

Fee: $12
Contact: Elva Galvan, (956) 665-3581
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Place: ARHU
Location: Albert L. Jeffers Theatre
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the University Theatre Productions at (956)665-3581.

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Feb/17/15

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Mar/27/15

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. – 5 p.m. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held February 17 from 4-6 p.m. The theme of the exhibit is immigration, migration, and transportation. Journey Stories has been made possible at UTPA by the Texas State Historical Association. The exhibit is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Location: Shary Room
Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Haynie Gause, (956) 665-2303
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGkdarLzjY

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Mar/02/15

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Apr/10/15

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.

Location: Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery
Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Website: www.utpa.edu/art

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Mar/02/15

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Mar/06/15

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 personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean. For more details please contact Virginia Gause at vgause@utpa.edu. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: UTPA Library Shary Room
Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Gause, (956) 665-2303

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Mar/02/15

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Mar/06/15

“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 has received a Big Read grant, written and coordinated by Dr. Steven Schneider. Book selection: Into the Beautiful North. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 South Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, TX 78539
Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775

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Mar/03/15

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Mar/05/15

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 and developing an idea from 2-D to 3-D. Tuesday through Thursday workshops - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Closner St.
Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480

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