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University Theatre production of Bocón runs Dec. 1-4
Bocón, the current University Theatre production at The University of Texas-Pan American, will run Dec. 1-3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre, located in the Communication Arts Building. Bocón is a well known children's play based in part on Mexican folk legends, but goes beyond that to tell the story of a boy who has to leave his village to find his voice and become free.


McDonald’s donates $30,000 to UTPA to support Valley Go Centers
The University of Texas-Pan American officials joined South Texas representatives of the McDonald’s Corporation Nov. 17 to announce the donation of $30,000 by McDonald’s to the University to help establish a grassroots network of community-managed college recruiting centers, called Go Centers, in high schools across the Rio Grande Valley.


Nov '05
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UTPA students participate in Turkey Bowling
Students, staff and faculty of The University of Texas-Pan American gathered at the Student Union east patio to take part in the annual Turkey Bowling festivities Thursday, Nov. 17.


Nov '05
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Alumni honored at second annual President’s Ball
The University of Texas-Pan American honors three distinguished alumni during its Second Annual President's Alumni Ball Nov. 19.


Nov '05
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UTPA dedicates $1.5 million Child Development Center
The University of Texas-Pan American held a dedication ceremony Nov. 15 for the $1.5 million Child Development Center (CDC).


UTPA honors Teachers of the Year from 24 Valley school districts
Fifty teachers recognized as Teachers of the Year from 24 Rio Grande Valley school districts were honored Nov. 15 at a Teacher of the Year Awards banquet sponsored by The University of Texas-Pan American College of Education and the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services.


Nov '05
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Tuition and fees forums solicit feedback from UTPA community
Student Government Association President Edward Adrian Sandoval speaks to students, faculty and staff members at The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 16 during a forum to discuss future tuition and fee rates at the University.


Nov '05
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UTPA community celebrates International Week
Students, staff, faculty and community members gathered at The University of Texas-Pan American Library Auditorium to celebrate International Cultural Night Monday, Nov. 14.


UTPA faculty members garner Provost Awards for International Studies
Eight faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American were honored during the Provost Awards for International Studies Nov. 16 as part of the International Week festivities on campus.


Peace Corps Director speaks at UTPA's Global Opportunities Day
United States Peace Corps director Gaddi H. Vasquez visited The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 14 as part of Global Opportunities Day at the University. Vasquez, a native of Carrizo Springs and the first Hispanic director of the Peace Corps, talked to Rio Grande Valley high school students about the requirements to serve and the opportunities available in the organization.


Nov '05
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Veterans honored at Nov. 11 ceremony on campus
A Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony, sponsored by the Student Union at The University of Texas-Pan American was held Friday, Nov. 11 at the University flagpole for students, faculty and staff.


Nov '05
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Lone Star National Bank initiates endowed scholarship for UTPA business students
A second endowed scholarship established this fall at The University of Texas-Pan American from Lone Star National Bank was announced Oct. 27 by the development staff in the Division of External Affairs. The $50,000 contribution from the bank will establish the Guadalupe Cantu Endowed Scholarship to benefit students in the UTPA College of Business Administration. Both the Guadalupe Cantu Endowed Scholarship and the Hilda Cantu Garza Endowed Scholarship, initiated earlier this fall at UTPA, were matched to create two $100,000 endowments.


UTPA Physician Assistant Studies Program to hold open house
Prospective students to The University of Texas-Pan American, local health care professionals and the general public are invited to learn more about the UTPA Physician Assistant Studies Program Nov. 19 at an open house.


Nov '05
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UTPA staff member places first in international photo contest
International recognition in the world of photography was bestowed recently on an employee at The University of Texas-Pan American when Ernesto Santos, grants budget specialist in the Office of Research/Sponsored Projects, placed first in the “Creative Digital” category of Nature’s Best Photography magazine’s annual contest.


UTPA students compete in the 2005 Bronc Olympics
Several student organizations at The University of Texas-Pan American gathered to compete in the 2005 Bronc Olympics Wednesday, Nov. 9.


Nov '05
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UTPA to host fifth annual International Week Nov. 14-18
The University of Texas-Pan American will bring the world to the Rio Grande Valley as the campus celebrates its fifth annual International Week Nov. 14-18 with various speakers, workshops and sessions highlighting a week of culture from all continents.


Chemistry professor honored with UT System award
Dr. Narayan Bhat, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas-Pan American, was recently honored with The University of Texas System 2005 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award Sept. 21.


Nov '05
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Sigma Delta Pi chapter inducts new members
The Sigma Delta Pi chapter at The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Modern Languages and Literature inducted new members in a ceremony held at the UTPA Student Union Nov. 3.


Nov '05
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UTPA student athletes receive scholarships
Two female student athletes at The University of Texas-Pan American were recently awarded an Anheuser Busch – Ann LaMantia Endowed Scholarship, which provides tuition scholarships for female athletes who have at least a 2.5 grade point average.


Student earns nursing scholarship
Agnes C. Okoro, recent graduate of The University of Texas-Pan American was recently awarded a Mary Helen LaMantia Nursing Scholarship, which provides one tuition scholarship a year to a student who is majoring in nursing and who has at least a 3.0 grade point average.


Nov '05
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UTPA raises money for Red Cross hurricane Katrina relief fund
A recent result of the myriad of efforts at The University of Texas-Pan American in response to the hurricane Katrina disaster was the presentation of check for $5522.35 raised by University students, faculty and staff to the South Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Relief Fund.


Wireless service makes official debut at UTPA
Students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas-Pan American became part of one of the most connected campuses in South Texas Friday, Oct. 14 with the official completion of Phase One of the University’s campus wide wireless network service.


Nov '05
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UTPA reaffirms Dental Early Admission Program with UTHSC at San Antonio
The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reaffirmed the 3+4 Dual Degree and Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) with the signing of a new agreement between the two universities Nov. 1 at the UTPA Visitors Center.


UTPA participates in National Make a Difference Day
Students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas-Pan American spent National Make a Difference Day Oct. 22 creating a positive change in the lives of children living in Rio Bravo, México through a project co-sponsored by the UTPA Student Leadership Academy and the Mexican Border Children's Fund.