Nov '04
UTPA’s Division of External Affairs wins Chancellor’s award
The University of Texas-Pan American received the Chancellor’s Best Practices and Innovations Award in the area of external communications at the UT System Seminar Nov. 9 in Austin. The award, presented to the Division of External Affairs by UT System Chancellor Mark G. Yudof, was for UTPA’s annual community outreach event – Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week.

UTPA Education buildings open doors to University community
To officially recognize the completion of the recently renovated College of Education buildings, The University of Texas-Pan American administrators, faculty and students celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19 in the Education Complex courtyard.

Latino speakers address UTPA students, community
More than 500 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Union at The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 18 to hear several distinguished presenters from the “Inspire from Within Tour”—a speaker series created by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

Nov '04
UTPA Folkloric Dance Company begins 35th Anniversary Concert Season Dec. 3-4
The University of Texas-Pan American Folkloric Dance Company will begin its annual concert series of ALEGRIA 2004-2005, a 35th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. The concert series will continue on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 12-13 at 2 p.m.; Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19-20 at 2 p.m.

Nov '04
UTPA Presidential Investiture set for Dec. 3
Dr. Blandina Cárdenas will be officially installed as the seventh president of The University of Texas-Pan American in a formal ceremony – investiture – Dec. 3 in which she will be endowed with the powers and responsibilities of the office.

Nov '04
College of Education hosts ribbon cuttings, tours and reception Nov. 16-19
The College of Education at The University of Texas-Pan American started a weeklong venue of activities Tuesday, Nov. 16 with a noon assembly in the fountain area for undergraduate students featuring a ribbon cutting of the new Student Lounge/Meeting Room located in Building B, Room 2.510L of the newly renovated Education buildings.

Nov '04
UTPA hosts International Week, Nov. 15-19
The University of Texs-Pan American Office of International Programs will host International Week Nov. 15-19 with various speakers, workshops and sessions highlighting the annual event that features the theme “International Peace and Security.”

Nov '04
State Farm Companies Foundation donates $50,000 to UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American announced a new partnership between UTPA and State Farm Companies Foundation at a press conference Oct. 26. State Farm presented a $50,000 grant to the University and pledged a three-year partnership and sponsorship for Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

Nov '04
UTPA president named to list of 100 Most Influential Hispanics
President of The University of Texas-Pan American Dr. Blandina Cárdenas was recently named to the 2004 Hispanic Business magazine list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics.”

UTPA College of Education to establish endowment
The College of Education at The University of Texas-Pan American is establishing the Robert (Bob) Reeve Endowed Scholarship for Science Education. The scholarship will provide money for teachers to attend UTPA to earn a master’s in secondary education.

Nov '04
UTPA nursing department to host Research Day 2004
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Nursing along with the Pi Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and McAllen Medical Center will host Research Day 2004: “Children and Overweight: Imperatives for Today and the Future” Saturday, Nov. 13 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco.

UTPA site of Tejas Foco Regional Conference Nov. 12-13
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and The University of Texas-Pan American History Department will jointly host the Tejas Foco Regional Conference at UTPA Nov. 12-13 in various locations of the Student Union.

Nov '04
UTPA Majors Fair gives students choices
Vanessa Rodriguez (right), a freshman at The University of Texas-Pan American, seeks advice about choosing a major from Vickie Rangel (left), an academic career adviser, at the UTPA Majors Fair Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the University Ballroom.

Nov '04
Congressional candidates address UTPA students
U.S. Congressional District 25 candidates Lloyd Doggett (D) and Rebecca Armendariz Klein (R) spoke to students during a political forum Oct. 21 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Award-winning author visits UTPA
Charley Trujillo speaks to students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas-Pan American about his book “Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam” Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.