Sep '04
HESTEC sponsors Exploration Day for RGV students
An auditorium full of more than 1,000 middle school students and their teachers took a “trip to Mars” and heard from an dynamic Air Force pilot on day four – Engineering and Science Exploration Day – of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Sep '04
Texas Instruments hosts HESTEC Latina Day
The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse was “pretty in pink” Sept. 29 when young Latinas and their mothers gathered for Texas Instruments Latinas in Science, Math, Engineering Technology Day, one of many events during Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

Ford drives students to success at HESTEC
Ford Motor Company truly was “the best in Texas” Sept. 28 by showing their support for Rio Grande Valley youth in sponsoring, along with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Hispanic Student Leadership Day as part of The University of Texas-Pan American’s third annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

Sep '04
Lance Bass shows support for HESTEC 2004
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American didn’t need a telescope to catch a glimpse of a star when Lance Bass arrived on campus Sept. 28, as part of Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

Sep '04
UTPA launches third annual HESTEC
Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas-Pan American blasted off for its third year in helping Hispanic youth realize the possibilities of studying and working in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

National corporate leaders speak at HESTEC Pre-College Student Forum
Almost 1,000 Rio Grande Valley middle and high school students had the opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s top executives at the Pre College Forum held in the Fine Arts Auditorium Sept. 27 during the first day of HESTEC 2004.

Sep '04
Students sign up to volunteer
The UTPA Dean of Students Office held a Volunteer Recruitment Fair for the UTPA Community Sept. 23.

UTPA students buy a slice for good cause
UTPA organizations sell pizza to assist two Florida colleges recovering from recent hurricanes.

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education visits UTPA Sept. 22
The Texas Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Raymund A. Paredes, of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) was welcomed to campus Sept. 22 by UTPA President Dr. Blandina Cárdenas and Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Sep '04
Orientation sessions help UTPA newcomers
Nilsa Guajardo, orientation coordinator at The University of Texas-Pan American, can now breathe a sigh of relief. With the first day of classes August 26, her mission of organizing and conducting 24 orientation sessions – 16 for entering freshmen and eight for new incoming transfer students – during the summer for the fall 2004 semester was successfully completed.

Sep '04
UTPA employee honored for military service
More than 100 people gathered Sept. 9 to honor Jesus Galvan, an employee at The University of Texas-Pan American for his current military service in Iraq.

UTPA introduces shuttle buses
UTPA introduces students to their new shuttle buses.

Sep '04
UTPA collaborates in addiction recovery conference and rally Sept.17-18
The University of Texas-Pan American Addiction Studies Project in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA)-Edinburg, RGV Council Inc., the Hidalgo County Health Department and the UTPA Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program will host a conference and rally Sept. 17-18 in observance of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 15th Annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

UTPA hosts award-winning historian Sept. 16
Dr. Guadalupe San Miguel Jr., award-winning historian and author on Mexican-American and educational history, will present a public lecture on his book “Contested Policy: The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education in the United States, 1960-2001,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 in the Student Union Theater.

Sep '04
Parking relief on the way for UTPA students
Due to the increase in enrollment at The University of Texas-Pan American this semester, administrators and staff are working feverishly to develop more student parking spaces, as well as long-term parking solutions.

UTPA athletics program receives NCAA certification
The culmination of six years of planning came to fruition Sept. 2 when The University of Texas-Pan American administrators announced the certification of its athletics program by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Sep '04
UTPA launches 2004 HESTEC Sept. 26-Oct. 2
In order to spark an interest in math and science among Hispanic youth, The University of Texas-Pan American, in conjunction with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15), GEAR UP Partners and the Region One Education Service Center are firing up for the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC), Sept. 26-Oct. 2.