Nov '02
Auditions for “Good News” scheduled in December
Auditions will be held for the 1920’s hit musical, “Good News” presented by the University Theatre, Feb. 26-March 2, as part of the 75th anniversary celebration at The University of Texas Pan American.

Nov '02
Winners of Solar Car competition are rewarded with laptop computers
Christmas came early for a number of ninth graders from Progresso, Harlingen and Los Fresnos – who took top honors at a solar car competition held during Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week this year at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Nov '02
UTPA students bring home first place in weight lifting competition
Cody Colchado and company have done it again. The University of Texas at Pan American student, his coach and a workout companion have all taken top honors at two different heavy weight lifting competitions in Reno, Nevada, November 16 and Czechoslovakia in mid September.

UTPA Concert Band to perform Nov. 26
The University of Texas-Pan American Concert Band will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Fine Arts Auditorium, 8 p.m. – which will feature works important to the wind band repertoire and also exhibit the power, sensitivity and tonal colors of the modern wind band.

Students sign up at Volunteer Services Fair
The Office of Student Development sponsored a Volunteer Services Fair Thursday, Nov. 21 for UTPA students.

Nov '02
Alumni honored for their contribution to UTPA during annual dinner
An Edinburg family, a local senator and a retired professor were honored for their contributions and partnerships with The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, Nov. 19 during the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet.

Nov '02
Global Week 2002 – “Asia and Europe in the 21st Century”
It’s almost impossible to fire an employee in Britain – don’t ever be late to work in Germany – and Japanese are less likely to commit crimes than their American counterparts because of their collectivistic culture.

Endowed donors, scholarship recipients honored during annual luncheon
Endowed scholarship donors and student recipients were honored during the annual Endowed Scholarship Holiday Luncheon at The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Nov '02
Global Week 2002 – Asia and Europe in the 21st Century
The University of Texas-Pan American Center for International Studies is getting ready to kick off Global Week 2002 with this year’s conference to focus on ‘Asia and Europe in the 21st Century”, Nov. 18-22.

Global Week is a cultural celebration held annually at UTPA under the direction of Dr. Gilbert Cardenas, assistant vice president for International Studies.

Texas Spanish heritage celebrated at first of its kind conference
The Spanish who first set foot in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1500s have impacted this country’s menu, vocabulary, wardrobe and even its laws. But historians who took part in a Spanish Texas Conference held at The University of Texas-Pan American, Nov. 14, say the problem is most people don’t know about it.

Nov '02
South Texas Higher Education Foundation donates $10,000 to UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American Student Financial Services Office was recently presented with a $10,000 contribution from the South Texas Higher Education Foundation (STHEF) to benefit student scholarships.

Nov '02
Rio Grande Valley campaign to promote statewide education plan plants seeds, promises to nurture students
An unprecedented statewide campaign designed to help meet the state’s mandate to enroll 500,000 Texans in higher education by the year 2015 has been spreading through various regions of the state since the “College for Texans” campaign was unveiled in Austin Tuesday.

Nov '02
College for Texans campaign to encourage Valley students
A College for Texans campaign will kick off Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Med High Biblioteca Las Americas, located at Mile 2 west at Expressway 83 in Mercedes, as part of Closing the Gaps by 2015, which was mandated by Senate Bill 573 of the 2001 Texas Legislature.

UTPA Alumni Association announces recipients for 2002 Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet
The University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association will honor alumni and friends of the University at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the University Ballroom.

Nov '02
Students line up to await the grand opening of Café a la Cart in the UTPA library lobby
The University of Texas-Pan American announces its newest arrival on campus. Café a la Cart opened its kiosks and began serving students in the UTPA library lobby at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The aroma of coffee and the line of students waiting to buy food and drink filled the lobby.

Nov '02
UTPA honors memory of former mathematics professor
Dr. Joseph Wiener left behind a world-class legacy of research in mathematics at The University of Texas-Pan American, and to honor his passion for teaching and research, the University dedicated a lecture hall in his name in the Mathematics and General Classroom (MAGC) Building Friday, Nov. 8. Weiner –who passed away in August

Nov '02
STRIVE Conference gives students and their parents lots to think about
In a proactive move to strive for success, high school students and their parents attended a day-long conference at The University of Texas-Pan American Thursday, Nov. 7, to learn about higher education options.

UTPA basketball teams ready for season
The University of Texas-Pan American Bronc and Lady Bronc basketball teams celebrated the beginning of the 2002-2003 season with a Spirit Rally at the Student Union Thursday.

UTPA to honor memory of former mathematics professor
UTPA to honor memory of former mathematics professor

Nov '02
UTPA College of Education receives $1.5 million grant for teacher certification program
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Education was awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education Wednesday, Nov. 6. The funds are for the Supporting Teachers Across Rural Schools (STARS) program, a five-year program that will assist local education agencies in addressing the teacher shortage in rural school districts.

Valley family establishes UTPA scholarship in honor of educator
One of the Rio Grande Valley’s founding families presented an endowed scholarship to South Texas’ premier higher education institution during a news conference Wednesday in the International Trade and Technology Building at The University of Texas-Pan American.

UTPA Purchasing department hosts 2nd annual HUB Vendor Fair
UTPA Purchasing department hosts 2nd annual HUB Vendor Fair

Nov '02
UTPA dedicates new Visitors Center and unveils bronze Bronc
In spite of the dreary weather, hundreds of Rio Grande Valley residents celebrated The University of Texas-Pan American’s 75th anniversary, Saturday, Nov. 2. The celebration included the dedication of the newest facility on campus, the 7,200 square-foot Visitors Center –which will be the new “front door” for visitors to the campus.

Nov '02
Clark Gallery announces new art exhibition, Oct. 31-Nov. 16
The University of Texas-Pan American Clark Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new art exhibition entitled “Meso-Morphine: Sueños de la Muerte,” Oct. 31-Nov. 16, at the gallery in the Fine Arts Building.