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Oct '02
31
UTPA gets into the spirit of Halloween
Ghosts and Goblins invaded The University of Texas-Pan American campus, Oct. 31, all part of the Halloween fun and activities UTPA offered for students, staff and faculty.


Oct '02
29
UTPA employees learn more about safety at training program
The University of Texas-Pan American is a safer place for students and faculty thanks to the studious efforts of several employees from the UTPA Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Physical Plant.


Oct '02
24
UTPA honored with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Award
The University of Texas-Pan American was recently honored with the second annual Texas Higher Education Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for their exemplary program – the University Scholars.


H.E.B. executive joins UTPA Foundation Board
An H-E-B executive was named to The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16.


Wal-Mart donates $10,000 for student scholarships
Wal-Mart presents the UTPA Foundation with $10,000 for student scholarships.


Oct '02
23
UTPA and STCC sign articulation agreement for teacher preparation
The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas Community College (STCC) signed an agreement in September which facilitates the transfer of teaching students from the community college to the University.


Oct '02
21
Educators reunite to celebrate UTPA 75th anniversary
Alumni from Department of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas-Pan American College of Education enjoyed a night filled with memories, smiles and inspirational speeches October 10 during the 75th anniversary alumni reunion at the UTPA Ballroom.


Oct '02
18
HESTEC features Congressional Forum on Science Literacy
A Congressional Forum on Science Literacy that challenged institutions of higher learning to become more active in supporting science education was held Thursday, Oct. 17 during Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week (HESTEC) at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Michael Dell visits UTPA during HESTEC Week
Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer Corporation, addressed a crowd of educators, students and parents Thursday, Oct. 18 during a forum, which concluded activities for Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week (HESTEC) at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Oct '02
17
Sci-Tech Expo attracts Valley parents and children
Rio Grande Valley children and parents had fun while learning about the fields of science, technology and engineering at the Sci-Tech Expo Community Night Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Edinburg Roadrunners Stadium.


Leadership Day attracts 15,000 Valley students
Hearing about the exciting experiences of traveling in space, landing on the moon and what it takes to become successful in science and technology, thousands of students from GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) were encouraged to fulfill their dreams during Leadership Day at the Edinburg Roadrunner Baseball stadium.


Oct '02
16
Edinburg students tour U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boat
Students from the Edinburg School District were given a first-hand look at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boat during Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Oct '02
15
Valley students rev up engines at HESTEC Solar Car Competition
Even though the sun was hidden by a cloudy day at The University of Texas-Pan American, 40 school districts from across the Rio Grande Valley converged onto The University of Texas-Pan American campus to compete in the Solar Car Competition during Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC).


GEAR UP students learn about science and technology during Exploration Day
Students from GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) gathered at The University of Texas-Pan American Fine Arts Auditorium to hear an array of professionals speak about the importance of science and technology during the second day of Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week (HESTEC),Oct 14-17.


Oct '02
14
HESTEC opens with 1,000 participants on Math and Educator Day
More than 1,000 participants packed The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse to launch the beginning of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC), Oct. 14-17, with Math and Science Educator Day.


Partners in Education at UTPA
Citing the African proverb, “It takes a whole village,” Roland S. Arriola,vice president for External Affairs of The University of Texas-Pan American praised companies supporting Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week Oct. 14-17 by calling them companies with a vision.


Oct '02
11
UTPA named finalist for the THECB Star Award
The University of Texas-Pan American was recently named one of 15 finalists for the second annual Texas Higher Education Star Award – which recognizes Texas higher education institutes working toward closing the educational gaps that challenge the state.


UTPA enrollment climbs to more than 14,000 for fall semester
The University of Texas-Pan American had a record enrollment this semester, jumping 5.13 percent from last year, while the University continues to attract higher caliber students.


UTPA gears up for HESTEC, Oct. 14-19
In an effort to strike a blow against the math and science phobia that plagues many of our Hispanic children, The University of Texas-Pan American, along with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC), GEAR UP, and the Department of Energy are gearing up for the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC), Oct. 14-19.


UTPA departments celebrate Spirit Week Oct. 7-11
The University of Texas-Pan American celebrated Spirit Week Oct. 7-11 with departments participating in the annual Office Decorating Contest.


Oct '02
10
Students show their school spirit at pep rally
Students show their school spirit at pep rally


PA students honor UTPA provost
PA students honor UTPA provost


Oct '02
8
UTPA awarded ExxonMobil grant
UTPA computer science and CIS departments receive ExxonMobil $2,000 departmental grant.


UTPA to host 2nd annual HUB Vendor Fair
UTPA to host 2nd annual HUB Vendor Fair


Oct '02
2
Department honors Hispanic heritage with Poetry Festival
The Department of Modern Languages and Litertures celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with Poetry Festival.


UTPA Alumni Association donates $75,000 for University Scholars
The University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association donated $75,000 in honor of the Unviersity’s 75th anniversary at a news conference Wednesday.