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Sunday, March 1, 2015

 

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2015

Week of March 1 - 7 , 2015

This Week's Events

1

Sunday

VIVA EL BAJO! SOUTH TEXAS DOUBLE BASS FESTIVAL
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
This year as our annual festival hosts the 2015 Texas Double Bass Symposium we give a warm South Texas welcome to Joel Quarrington, our featured guest, and all the Double Bass artists joining us from all corners of the great state of Texas. Bass players of all levels are invited to the campus of UTPA in Edinburg to meet and learn from Texas' greatest bass players. Please join us for a weekend filled with great performances, master classes, lectures and workshops, while enjoying the special camaraderie that can only exist with bass players. For more information contact: George Amorim at (956) 665-2869 or gamorim@utpa.edu. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. – Workshops, master classes and recitals 5–6 p.m. - Pre-FESTIBA Community Engagement Event Barry Green presents The Inner Game of Music

Fee: Free
Contact: Norma Salinas, (956) 665-3471
Website: www.utpa.edu/music
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Place: ACSB
Location: UTPA Academic Performing Arts Center (APAC)
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the Department of Music and Dance at (956)665-3471.

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Broncs Baseball vs. Lamar University
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Come support the Broncs as they face Big Red!

Fee: Free admission for UTPA students, faculty and staff. For more information visit UTPABroncs.com/tickets.
Contact: Sara Hernandez, (956) 665-2221
Website: UTPABroncs.com
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Place: STAD
Location: Edinburg Baseball Stadium
Special: Call (956) 665-2221

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2

Monday

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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Website: www.utpa.edu/art
Email:
Place: ARHU
Location: Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the Art Department at 956-665-3480.

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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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Gause, (956) 665-2303
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Place: LIBR
Location: UTPA Library Shary Room
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Virginia Gause at (956)665-2303.

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“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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775
Email:
Alternate Phone: (956) 665-3400
Place: Other
Location: Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 South Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, TX 78539
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Byzantine Iconography
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A demonstration of Egg tempera and gold leaf. The artist demonstration will include techniques and materials used throughout the Byzantine Empire including Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Russia. Faculty presenters/participants: Serena Pandos, Artist.

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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The Challenges of Uniting Communities: Lessons from History
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
A round table discussion that addresses issues such as the Cuba-U.S. relations, race relations in the aftermath of the Civil War, the practice of law in the early Mexican borderlands, and white resistance to the civil rights movement in the American Midwest. Faculty presenters/participants: Friederike Bruehoefener, Brent Campney, Linda English, Bonnie Lucero, and Jamie Starling.

Fee: Free
Contact: Friederike Bruehoefener, (956) 665-3561
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Place: EDUC
Location: Borderlands, EDUC 3.204
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Elizabeth Salinas at (956)665-3561.

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An Artist’s Talk
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
On the importance of art for the individual and society, what it will take to be a commercial success as an artist including some of the business aspects, challenges and realities, the power of life as an artist from a very personal standpoint and some of the challenges, What it takes to succeed, (Mind set). The rewards of artistic expression. Copies of his book "Celebration of Spirit" will be given to student attendees. Faculty presenters/participants: Kirk Clark, Artist.

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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UTPA Symphony Orchestra
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Conductor Dr. Peter Dabrowski with the UTPA Symphony Orchestra present an exciting concert featuring the works of Rossini, Bach, and Schubert with Dr. Haysun Kang, guest pianist from Loyola University, Chicago.

Fee: Free
Contact: Peter Dabrowski, (956) 665-2175
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Place: LIBR
Location: Library Auditorium 1201
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Jessica L. Trevino at (956)665-2175.

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3

Tuesday

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.

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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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 and religious culture in Renaissance Rome in the seventeenth century. Faculty presenters/participants: Kathryn McAllen

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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The Handsome Pepper
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
A body of work PowerPoint presentation. Faculty presenters/participants: Carlos Gomez

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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“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 to the classic film The Magnificent Seven, which key characters watch during a pivotal moment in the novel. The Magnificent Seven was influenced by Seven Samurai, and the author adapts his plot to create a story that possesses twists and surprising reversals.

Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775
Email:
Alternate Phone: (956) 665-3400
Place: HSHW
Location: HSHW 1.404
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Shawn Thompson, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 178
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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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. Born an “illegitimate” child, Eva Peron rose to become the most powerful woman in mid-century Latin America by defending an supporting Argentina’s poor and working class. Faculty director: Richard Edmonson.

Fee: $12
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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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 sambas, and blistering virtuosity. Faculty presenters/participants: Faculty presenters/participants: Dr. Brendan Kinsella (UTPA), Dr. Michael Zuraw (President and Artistic Director, Aperio), Prof. Daniel Saenz (SHSU), Ms. Chloé Trevor (Concert Violinist).

Fee: Free
Contact: Brendan Kinsella, (956) 665-3471
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Place: LIBR
Location: Library Auditorium 1201
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Marivel Mata at (956)665-3471.

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4

Wednesday

Celebrating Linguistic Diversity
08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Exhibit by 1301 students and multimedia performance by UTPA community members invite the audience to celebrate the linguistic diversity on our campus. Faculty presenters/participants: Natalie Tupta and FYC students (under direction of Deb Cole).

Fee: Free
Contact: Natalie Tupta, (956) 665-3400
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Place: SSVC
Location: Visitor’s Center Lobby
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400

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Preserving the Past: Oral History Project
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM
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 Rio Grande Valley experiences, students will share other universal themes and on-going struggles that continue to figure significantly in contemporary life that were addressed in interviews. Faculty presenters/participants: MaryRuth Chen and FYC students.

Fee: Free
Contact: MaryRuth Chen, (956) 656-5400
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 184
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Reunión palabras
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Faculty authors will read their original works written in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Faculty participants: Lino García. Ramiro Rea, Peter Browne, and Edna Ochoa.

Fee: Free
Contact: Edna Ochoa, (956) 665-3441
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 350
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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The “BIG READ”
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Writing and Publishing from El Valle Moderator: Amy Cummins Presenters: David Rice, David Bowles, Chris Carmona, and Brenda Nettles-Riojas.

Fee: Free
Contact: MaryRuth Chen, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 244
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Volcanic Ash, Petrified Wood, and Glowing Projectile Points: New Insights into the Geologic History of the Rio Grande Valley
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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 has meant to the area with regard to the silicification of the forest. The volcanic ash deposited in the region was rich in uranium which make some of the projectile points made from the chert which was formed out of the as glow under UV light. Speaker: Dr. Juan Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Physics and Geology Department, UTPA

Fee: Free
Contact: Roseann Bacha-garza, (956) 665-3561
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Place: SBSC
Location: SBSC 111
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Roseann Bacha-garza at (956)665-3561.

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Gallery Magazine Reading
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Come and get a preview of Gallery 2015 with selected authors and artists reading and presenting their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Student contributing authors.

Fee: Free
Contact: Britt Haraway, (956) 665-3400
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Place: STUN
Location: Quad by the Student Union
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Architectural Photography as a Career
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Faculty presenters/participants: Juan Karlos Diaz of kolorprostudio.

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Email:
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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Creative Writing Panel
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Undergraduate CW students will present their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Mary Ann Escamilla and students.

Fee: Free
Contact: Diana Ramirez, (956) 665-3400
Email:
Place: EDUC
Location: EDUC 1.406
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Playwright Partnerships in Theatre for Young Audiences
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
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 writing partnerships. Faculty presenters/participants: Dr. Brian Warren, Ms. Marlene Galvan.

Fee: Free
Contact: Brian Warren, (956) 665-3583
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 248
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Edna Reyes at (956)665-3583.

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Academic Conference
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
"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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Guadalupe Cortina, (956) 665-3441
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 350
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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Career in Jewelry
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Faculty presenters/participants: Carlos Melguizo owner of Carats in McAllen.

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Email:
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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“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 to the classic film The Magnificent Seven, which key characters watch during a pivotal moment in the novel. The Magnificent Seven was influenced by Seven Samurai, and the author adapts his plot to create a story that possesses twists and surprising reversals.

Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775
Email:
Alternate Phone: (956) 665-3400
Place: HSHW
Location: HSHW 1.404
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Espirales al viento: Spanish Narrtives
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Graduate Students will read their works in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Dr. Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Participants: Mónica Skspinski, Silvia Vera, Víctor Tijerina, Exal Chong, Jesús Ramos, Blanca Jaimes-Luna, and Sergio García.

Fee: Free
Contact: Edna Ochoa, (956) 665-3441
Email:
Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 350
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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El intérprete médico y su contribución a la salud en el Valle
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
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 Languages and Literature, UTPA.

Fee: Free
Contact: Dolores Mendiola, (956) 665-3441
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 351
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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Floricanto en El Valle
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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 & Poetics students, MASC and local poets.

Fee: Free
Contact: Emmy Perez, (956) 665-3400
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Place: SSVC
Location: Visitor’s Center Lobby
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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10 Minute Play Festival
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Graduate student playwrights will present their original ten-minute plays. Faculty presenters/participants: Phil Zwerling and MFA playwriting class.

Fee: Free
Contact: Phil Zwerling, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: ARHU 107
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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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
Email:
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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Thursday

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
Email:
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
Email:
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
Email:
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
Email:
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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Friday

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 Eubanks Family – A Porcion of Edinburg
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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 recorded the history of a family and it’s land in Edinburg through archaeological, biological, and geological survey, and in oral and documentary history. This presentation details the findings of this project in anticipation of the publication of the final report later this spring. Moderator: Dr. Russell Skowronek, Principal Investigator of the CHAPS program and Professor Speakers: Janette Garcia, Special Collections Librarian and UTPA Graduate Student of History, Roland Silva, CHAPS Graduate Research Associate, UTPA, Jose Barrera, UTPA Student of Anthropology and Biology, and Santiago Lopez, UTPA Graduate Student History.

Fee: Free
Contact: Roseann Bacha-garza, (956) 665-3561
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Place: SBSC
Location: SBSC 111
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Roseann Bacha-garza at (956)665-3561.

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Poetry Reading: Spanish Crypto-Jews of South Texas
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
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 the hybrid identities of those families that escaped the Spanish Inquisition and settled in the Rio Grande Valley. Faculty presenters/participants: Miriam Herrera

Fee: Free
Contact: Miriam Herrera, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 304
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Chicks With Words
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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 their original creative writing. Participants: Mary Ann Escamilla, Katherine Hoerth and Linda Romero

Fee: Free
Contact: Mary Ann Escamilla, (956) 665-3400
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Place: MAGC
Location: MAGC 1.402
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Activism, Art and Poetry
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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. Faculty presenter: Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Participants: Silvia Vera, Danielle Lopez, Sergio García, Rossy Lima, Mónica Rodríguez, Kathy García, Eduardo Martínez, Roberto de la Torre, Todos unidos por Ayotzinapa, Cosmopolit Art, Latin Contemporary Artists, and more.

Fee: Free
Contact: Maria Reyna, (956) 665-3441
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Place: LIBR
Location: Media Theater (LIBR 1.311)
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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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
Email:
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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Saturday

MARIACHI FESTIBA 2015 COMPETITION
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
MARIACHI FESTIBA 2015 COMPETITION

Fee: Free
Contact: Francisco Loera, (956) 665-2175
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Place: Other
Location: UTPA Academic Performing Arts Center (APAC)
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office at (956)665-2175.

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Mariachi Competition
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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 place vocal competition winners, the group winners in the Middle School and the Grand Champion of the High School divisions, featuring UTPA Mariachi Aztlán, and Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles.

Fee: $5
Contact: Jessica L. Trevino, (956) 665-2175
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Place: Other
Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Jessica L. Trevino at (956)665-2175.

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Vidas Cruzadas Panel
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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, TX will perform their creative work. Faculty presenters/participants: Emmy Pérez/Linda Romero, Isaac Chavarria

Fee: Free
Contact: Emmy Perez, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 184
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Mariachi Concert
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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 place vocal competition winners, the group winners in the Middle School and the Grand Champion of the High School divisions, featuring UTPA Mariachi Aztlán, and Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles.

Fee: $10 ($5 w/Student ID)
Contact: Jessica L. Trevino, (956) 665-2175
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Place: Other
Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Jessica L. Trevino at (956)665-2175.

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MARIACHI FESTIBA 2015 CONCERT
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
MARIACHI FESTIBA 2015 CONCERT

Fee: Free
Contact: Norma Salinas, (956) 665-3471
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Place: Other
Location: UTPA Academic Performing Arts Center (APAC)
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the Department of Music and Dance at (956)665-3471.

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Men's Basketball vs. UMKC*
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Support the Broncs as they take on the University of Missouri–Kansas City Kangaroos.

Fee: Free admission for UTPA students, faculty and staff. For tickets, visit UTPABroncs.com/tickets
Contact: Sara Hernandez, (956) 665-2221
Website: UTPABroncs.com
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Place: HPE1
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse
Special: Call (956) 665-2221

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EVITA By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
08:30 PM - 09:30 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
Email:
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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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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Website: www.utpa.edu/art
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Place: ARHU
Location: Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the Art Department at 956-665-3480.

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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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Gause, (956) 665-2303
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Place: LIBR
Location: UTPA Library Shary Room
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Virginia Gause at (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.

Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775
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Alternate Phone: (956) 665-3400
Place: Other
Location: Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 South Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, TX 78539
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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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.

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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