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Jul '03
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UTPA U.S./Mexico Border Health Office presents projects to Valley agencies
UTPA U.S./Mexico Border Health Office presents projects to Valley agencies


UTPA hosts El Río Smithsonian exhibition
The University of Texas-Pan American will be the first of six sites in the U.S. and Mexico to host El Río – a Smithsonian binational traveling exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin – from August 4 to December 13. The exhibition is being housed on the third floor of the Science Building on the UTPA campus.


Jul '03
30
UTPA honored for reducing student loan default rate
The efforts to reduce the student loan default rate from 20.9 percent in 1992 to a projected low for the cohort year 2002 of 1.7 percent – well below the Texas and national averages – garnered UTPA kudos from Texas Guaranteed (TG), which honored the University Monday, July 28 at the International Trade and Technology Building as a national model for other universities.


Jul '03
25
Internships can jump-start student opportunities into careers
Entering the office of cooperative education at The University of Texas Pan-American, a bright poster greets you that states “Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.” According to Susie Chapa, coordinator of the Cooperative Education Program in the Office of Career Placement Services, student internships can help provide this preparation for the student.


Jul '03
22
UTPA students help prepare for "El Río" exhibit
UTPA students help prepare for "El Río" exhibit


Jul '03
21
Students encouraged to avoid higher late registration fees this fall
Effective fall semester 2003, The University of Texas-Pan American will increase its late registration fees to improve the problems caused by the high number of late registration and late payment of fees.


Jul '03
18
UTPA to host 2003 LASSO Meeting
The University of Texas-Pan American is set to host the 32nd annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) titled “Crossing Linguistic Borders,” Oct. 17-19.


EPA awards mercury reduction grant to UTPA
More than 1,200 mercury-containing devices on the campus of The University of Texas-Pan American will be replaced thanks to a recent grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Jul '03
17
UTPA community takes time to help save lives
UTPA students, staff and faculty take time out of their schedules to donate blood.


Faculty, staff honored for participating in learning communities project
Faculty and staff from The University of Texas-Pan American were honored for their participation in the Learning Communities Project during a recent reception held at UTPA.


Texas Council for the Humanities elects UTPA dean to board
Dr. Rodolfo Rocha, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas-Pan American and a 25 year faculty member, has been elected to a two year term on the Board of the Texas Council for the Humanities (TCH).


Jul '03
14
Environmental education at the top of the class for area teachers
Seventeen Rio Grande Valley K-12 teachers are going back to school, July 10-25, at The University of Texas-Pan American for the 2003 Teaching Environmental Sciences (TES) course sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).


Jul '03
10
UTPA student receives scholarship from Texas State Bank
Texas State Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Texas Regional Banchares, Inc., awarded Alex Salazar, a junior finance student, a two-year scholarship.


Jul '03
8
UTPA offers second summer session extended office hours
The University of Texas-Pan American second summer session begins Thursday, July 10. The University will offer extended office hours in key offices for the convenience of students.


Jul '03
7
UTPA to sponsor seminar for starting nonprofit corporations
Need help starting a nonprofit organization or need to get a tax-exemption? The Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC), a component of The University of Texas-Pan American Office of External Affairs, can help answer these questions at the “Starting a Nonprofit Organization” Seminar Thursday, July 10.


Jul '03
3
Doctoral students participate in summer national conferences
Six doctoral students from The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration will spend their summer presenting their research to international and national researchers, doctoral students and professors at several prestigious national conferences.


Mechanical engineering department to receive grant for laser lab
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Mechanical Engineering will receive a $163,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a state-of-the art Laser Diagnostics Laboratory for combustion research and education.


Jul '03
2
UTPA Border Health Office creates toolkit to educate community
The University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office (BHO) has developed a toolkit to educate school nurses, school administrators, parents and the community about Acanthosis Nigricans.


Griffith named new interim executive director of OIRE
Effective Sept. 1, The University of Texas - Pan American Office of Institutional Effectiveness will have a new name and a new executive director.


UTPA athlete runs to All-American status in two sports
Westly Keating wasn’t good at soccer or baseball like his trophy-winning friends but when he ran a mile in 5 minutes, 12 seconds as a sixth-grader in a junior high physical fitness test, the course of his life changed. The University of Texas-Pan American sophomore is now an All-American in two sports at the University – track and cross country – and has qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials in track and field.


Jul '03
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World War II veteran starts business with help from UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is helping area veterans succeed in business.