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Feb '03
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NAITCP holds quarterly meeting at Edinburg/UTPA for the first time
In a historic visit to Edinburg, members of the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership (NAITCP) held a quarterly meeting Thursday, Feb. 27 at The University of Texas-Pan American to discuss important issues that will help promote economic and social development along the borders of Canada, the United States and Mexico.


Feb '03
26
Bronc-O-Days Homecoming Court named
UTPA students name the 2003 Bronc-O-Days Homecoming Court.


Feb '03
25
Former U.S. Congressman “Kika” de la Garza speaks to UTPA students
Former U.S. Congressman “Kika” de la Garza spoke to a crowd of students at The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, Feb. 25 during an informal forum titled “A Conversation with Kika.


McAllen Medical Center Foundation makes scholarship contribution
McAllen Medical Center Foundation made a $25,000 donation to The University of Texas-Pan American and Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) Program Tuesday, Feb. 25 as part of an ongoing educational partnership with far reaching implications.


Feb '03
24
Mexican-American Author Gary Soto visits UTPA
Mexican-American Author Gary Soto amused a full house with his humorous and entertaining tales during a lecture presentation at The University of Texas-Pan American Thursday, Feb. 20.


Chi Chi Rodiguez will tee off for UTPA
Chi Chi Rodriguez – one of greatest showmen in sports history – will be the star attraction at the third annual Pan Am Classic scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at Los Lagos Golf Course in Edinburg.


Feb '03
21
IBM’s Nick Donofrio visits with high school students at UTPA
As part of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-21), world renowned technology expert and Senior Vice President for IBM Nick Donofrio visited The University of Texas-Pan American, and spoke to more than 500 high school seniors from across the Rio Grande Valley about the need for more engineers during a presentation Friday, Feb. 21.


Feb '03
20
Molly Ivins speaks to students at the Student Leadership Conference
The University of Texas-Pan American will host its second Student Leadership Conference Saturday, February 22 at the UTPA Student Union and the Communication Arts and Sciences Building at 8 a.m.


Rio Grande Valley students tune in to UTPA mentor’s program
GEAR UP students from five Rio Grande Valley high schools turned on their television sets February 18 and got a lesson in life possibilities from one of the top engineers at Lockheed Martin – all thanks to a Mentoring Sponsorship between the defense contracting company and The University of Texas-Pan American.


Feb '03
19
Los Alamos National Laboratory representative speaks at UTPA
Los Alamos National Laboratory representative speaks at UTPA


Feb '03
18
Former Congressman Kika de la Garza will speak to UTPA students
The University of Texas-Pan American Political Science Association will host “A conversation with Kika de la Garza” Tuesday, February 25 from 12-1 p.m. at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building Room 101.


Endowment to benefit engineering students at UTPA
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American will have the opportunity to fulfill their educational dreams without financial burdens thanks to a new scholarship fund – The George and Keturah Lenig Endowment Memorial Scholarship.


Eastman new dean for College of Science and Engineering
Dr. Michael Eastman, regents’ professor of chemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU), has been named the new dean for the College of Science and Engineering at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Feb '03
17
11th Annual UTPA Financial Aid Fair set for March 6
Get ready to go back in time at The University of Texas-Pan American’s 11th Annual Financial Aid Fair Thursday, March 6 as the event celebrates the University’s 75th anniversary and educates the public on applying for financial aid. Two sessions will be available at 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the UTPA Student Union Lobby.


Department of Rehabilitative Services provides opportunities for UTPA students and community
Since 1991, The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Rehabilitative Services has received more than $6 million in external funds due to the work of three individuals who continue to strive to bring more money and better opportunities for Hispanic students in the field of rehabilitative services.


UTPA theatre serves college and community
The current production of “Good News” is a classic example of how The University of Texas Pan American's University Theatre functions as a community entity, and an educational tool.


Feb '03
14
UTPA Bronc O Days activities set for Saturday
The University of Texas-Pan American will wrap up Bronc O Days/Homecoming activities Saturday, Feb. 15 with a variety of events, including a basketball game, Block Party and the lighting of the UTPA letters.


International Accounting Expert on UTPA Campus
Dr. Reginald Sylvanus Olusegun Wallace – one of the world’s foremost authorities on international accounting – was a featured lecturer at The University of Texas-Pan American, Feb. 10-13, sharing his expertise with faculty and doctoral students from the College of Business Administration.


Feb '03
13
Lockheed Martin supports UTPA student scholarships
Lockheed Martin recently donated $16,500 to The University of Texas-Pan American for student scholarships.


Feb '03
10
First graduates reminisce about their college years
Brother and sister J. Fred Horner and Eunice Grizzard – among The University of Texas-Pan American’s oldest living alumni – said they have nothing but high praise for the “hometown education” they received more than seven decades ago.


UTPA Bookstore to host President’s Day Book Sale
The University of Texas-Pan American Bookstore will hold a President’s Day Book Sale Monday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Feb '03
7
McAllen Sports donates $25,000 to GEAR UP programs
Owner and President of McAllen Sports, Jorge Salcines has made it his mission to help make a difference in the lives of Rio Grande Valley youths. Salcines has supported Valley youths through the McAllen Sports Three-Point Basketball Shootout and Book Festival every year – which benefits The University of Texas-Pan American GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and Region One GEAR UP Scholarship Match Fund.


Feb '03
4
UTPA students mourn loss of the Columbia seven
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American along with rest of the country, mourned the loss of the seven Space Shuttle Columbia crew members, who perished Feb.1 when the shuttle disintegrated 39 miles over Texas.


Feb '03
3
UTPA increases enrollment by 10 percent
For the first time ever, The University of Texas-Pan American has exceeded an enrollment of more than 14,000 students in a spring semester. Unofficial numbers indicate a 10.2 percent increase in enrollment for the 2003 spring semester compared to last year.