Oct '98
UTPA Rehabilitative Services Program acquires $500,000 grant for school scholarships
The Rehabilitative Services Program at The University of Texas-Pan American has received a $500,000 grant from the US Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide scholarships to selected graduate students in rehabilitation counseling.

Oct '98
Arriola to become Vice President for External Affairs at UTPA
Roland S. Arriola, executive director of the Office of Center Operations and Community Services (CoSERVE) at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been named the university’s first vice president for external affairs, effective June 1, 1999.

Oct '98
Coordinating Board gives final approval for Education doctorate at UT Pan American
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, meeting Oct. 22 and 23 in Austin, gave final approval to a freestanding doctor of education degree in educational leadership at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Oct '98
UT Pan American Alumni Association to host Faculty Forum on media Nov. 4
"Media Power: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is the topic of the next Faculty Forum, sponsored by The University of Texas-Pan American's Alumni Association, at noon Nov. 4 at the Tower Club (200 S. 10th, Suite 1700, McAllen).

Oct '98
UT Pan American hosting two-day community forum on senior health issues Nov. 11-12
The University of Texas-Pan American Center on Aging and Health, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Council on Aging and Amigos del Valle, will host a two-day community forum titled “A Voice for Hispanic Seniors in the Health Care Debate” Nov. 11-12.

Oct '98
Computer science students at UT Pan American serve summer internships around country
Sergio Reyes, a computer science major at The University of Texas-Pan American, spent his summer internship working on a computer program that was so top secret, he couldn’t see it run.

Oct '98
UT Pan American holding ExCET review sessions for teachers, future teachers
The University of Texas-Pan American is holding a series of review sessions beginning Oct. 15 for teachers and future teachers who are planning to take the ExCET or teacher certification exam.

UTPA students and faculty to speak out against alcohol abuse at "NOT HERE" Oct. 19
EDINBURG — A forum to discuss the prevention of alcohol abuse will be held Oct. 19 at The University of Texas-Pan American as part of the “NOT HERE” Project and National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

Oct '98
Historic Shary-Shivers home donated to UT Pan American Foundation
Two of the Rio Grande Valley’s most prominent landmarks, the John H. Shary Home and the nearby Shary Memorial Chapel, have been donated to The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation.

UTPA awarded $500,000 grant for future housing development in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG — The University of Texas-Pan American was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation to stimulate the development of low-income housing in the Rio Grande Valley.

Oct '98
UT Pan American upgrading software in mainframe to prepare for year 2000
In an effort to be ready for the year 2000, The University of Texas-Pan American is upgrading its computerized Student Information System Oct. 8 to Nov. 1.

Oct '98
'Six Character' Oct. 14-18 to be first play of season at UTPA’s University Theatre
The 1998-99 Mainstage season at The University of Texas-Pan American’s University Theatre will open with Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author Oct. 14-17 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in the theatre, which is located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Oct '98
UTPA offers new MBA for physicians
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration is now offering a customized master of business administration degree for physicians.