Dec '05
University offers women's studies minor
A new minor in women’s studies in the Department of History and Philosophy will open up new educational avenues for students at The University of Texas-Pan American beginning spring 2006.

Dec '05
UTPA student organization supports Toys for Tots program
For the second year in a row, members of the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at The University of Texas-Pan American have collected items for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program during the holiday season.

Dec '05
Fall commencement graduates largest class at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American held its fall commencement ceremonies for 1,700 prospective graduates Dec. 17.

Dec '05
Capitol Hill launch held for MSIRP'06 Conference at UTPA in February
A coalition of supporters of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) joined forces in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. recently to announce to congressional members and their staff the nationwide Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnerships (MSIRP’06) Conference to be held at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas on Feb. 2-4, 2006.

Dec '05
HESTEC volunteers honored during appreciation ceremony
Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from The University of Texas-Pan American who participated in Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week – Sept. 26-Oct. 1 –were invited to the HESTEC Appreciation Luncheon at the Student Union Theater Dec. 6.

Dec '05
UTPA receives new Steinway concert grand piano
After nearly a year of fundraising a new Steinway & Sons concert grand piano arrived at The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 30.

Dec '05
AIDS activist visits UTPA for 2005 AIDS Awareness Day
Rae Lewis Thorton, an AIDS activist who has been featured on the cover of Essence magazine and has been in numerous feature stories for Ebony and Emerge magazines, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and the Washington Post, speaks to students, staff and faculty at The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union Theater Dec.1 at the 2005 AIDS Awareness Day.